|A Cottage by the Sea||
I am persuaded that hopelessness is the enemy of justice; that if we allow ourselves to become hopeless, we become part of the problem.
Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us.
Rachel Naomi Remen
I have just three things to teach;
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in action and in thoughts,
you return to the the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all being in the world.
Tao The King
Spiritual life is the bouquet, the perfume, the flowering and fulfillment of a human life, not a supernatural virtue imposed on it.
Both virtues and vices blind the mind: the later prevent it from seeing virtues, the former from seeing vices.
When you hold resentment against anyone, you are bound to that person by a mental chain. You are tied by a cosmic tie to the thing that you hate.
In order to have a peaceful spirit, you need to live in the present, not in a future that has not yet happened or in a past about which you can do nothing. Today, like its predecessors, will last twenty-four hours. After that, it will be gone. So this is your only shot.
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
If you know that when you go out and meet people it does you harm, then it is better for you not to leave your home often.