|A Cottage by the Sea||
If we walk around with hatred all day, morally we’re just as much killers as the one who pulls the trigger. We can’t live that way and not be destroyed from within.
I have noticed that often the first thing attacked is peace. (I suppose in earthly war, the sentinel is likely to be the first to be put out of action if possible, and Peace is our sentinel.)
Doubt is what leaves us open to truth, wherever it is, however difficult it may be to accept
It has been said that the inception of real personality health occurs when an individual stops trying to get the world to meet his needs and wants, and begins seeking out ways to perform some needed and meaningful service for others.
10/20/18 We have thousands of opportunities every day to be grateful: for having good weather, to have slept well last night, to be able to get up, to be healthy, to have enough to eat...There's opportunity upon opportunity to be grateful; that's what life is.
Br, David Steindl-Rast, www.gratefulness.org
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Peace requires a constant struggle to preserve justice in situation of unequal power.
One of the most helpful teachings in Buddhism is the idea that suffering simply exists — that it is intensified by human refusal to acknowledge the reality of pain.
Diana Butler Bass
I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, that once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James Baldwin, quoted in www.gratefulness.org