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You do not belong to you.
"Talking to one another is loving one another."
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.
"People are deeply nourished by the process of creating
“Truth is spherical,
"Praying is not about asking; it's about listening...
"In my walks, I would fain return to my senses.
"How to use and leverage the presence and power
of certain places for accessing
"Start where you are.
"Whenever we look at life, we look at networks."
"Modern physics has taught us that the nature of
any system cannot be discovered by dividing it into its component parts
Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come
alive, and go do it.
Few needs are as pressing and as often go unmet in our
world as the need for a place to converse.
When a man begins to have a vision larger than his own
The insanity of human destructiveness may be matched
by an older grace and intelligence
Each one of us has that capacity to move from a limited
and confining sense of identification
Globally and culturally we are undergoing an initiation.
The universe emerges out of an all-nourishing abyss
“Politics and spirituality are the two sides of
the same coin.
"If we listen to the women and children,
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without
Belonging is a circle that embraces everything; if we
reject it, we damage our nature.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need
not be lost. That is where they should be.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
It is easy to calculate the number of seeds in an apple
but difficult to calculate the number of apples in a seed.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give
other people permission to do the same.
He who confronts the paradoxical
Intelligence means being able to see the many levels
of the whole in space and time
If we want to make the imagination feel at home, generosity
shows us the way.
Truth is not to be found inside the head of an individual
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
I've come to believe that all wisdom, including wisdom
that's beyond our perception,
An awakened group will become self-balancing and wise.
Nature does not deceive or conceal, but reveals.
The past is never dead. It’s
not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born,
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind
is a faithful servant.
We are all linked by a fabric of unseen connections.
I don’t know what the fate of the human is, but
I do know that if we make it,
I am reminded that the most important thing a map shows,
A paradox is a form of cubism
Democracy is an infinitely including spirit.
...the heart of thee is the heart of all; not a valve,
not a wall,
To work our way towards a shared and living language
What we know about individuals, no matter how rich the
details, will never give us the ability to predict how they will behave
as a system. Once individuals link together they become something different…Relationships
change us, reveal us, evoke more from us. Only when we join with others
do our gifts become visible, even to ourselves.
The scattered parts become a Whole by yielding to their
Human beings and all living things are a coalescence
of energy in a field of energy connected to every other thing in the
world. This pulsating energy field is the central engine of our being
and our consciousness, the alpha and the omega of our existence. 'The
field,' as Einstein once succinctly put it, 'is the only reality.'
Insight ... refers to that depth of understanding that
comes by setting experiences, yours and mine, familiar and exotic, new
and old, side by side, learning by letting them speak to one another.
The myths that link you to your social group, the tribal
myths, affirm that you are an organ of the larger organism. Society
itself is an organ of a larger organism which is the landscape, the
world in which the tribe moves. The main theme in ritual is the linking
of the individual to a larger morphological structure than that of his
own physical body.
If we can open the windows of our being to the underlying
matrix of creation through our insights, intuitions and creative actions
we will be sustained by the organizing, implicate order of the universe.
The mode which we call sacred is one where inner focus
and outer focus are balanced and blended,
There is something greater and purer than what the mouth
utters. Silence illuminates our souls, whispers to our hearts, and brings
them together. Silence separates us from ourselves, makes us sail the
firmament of spirit, and brings us closer to heaven.
My bewilderment began to give way to a tremulous sense
of the miraculous. I was aware of a looming revelation that would rock
my life forever, exposing dimensions and a world that I could not now
imagine. But although I strained to grasp it, this understanding remained
elusive and tantalizing, just beyond the limits of my reach.
The mode which we call sacred is one where inner focus
and outer focus are balanced and blended, where there is a reciprocal
mirroring of idea and sentiment from within and imagery and sensation
from without. It is a waking trance state, ripe with knowledge. This
knowledge seems to come to us from a wise source which calls us home.
A group of people coming together in a state of prescence
generates a collective field of great intensity. It not only raises
the degree of presence of each member of the group but also helps to
free the collective human consciousness from its current state of mind
dominance. This will make the state of prescence increasingly more accessible
Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself
what makes you come alive,
...the visionary and the mystic and the artist do not
conform. They touch the next realm and return to inform. Creative energy
whispers 'edge' energy, the next collective movement and direction.
... We will honor the one who listened. We recognize and salivate before
the truth. Our own lives jump out at us from the canvas ... the curve
of a pot opens a door in our heart. ...
There is a wisdom in your physical bodily presence that
is luminous and profound.
If I do not practice one day, I notice it.
When flowing water meets with obstacles on its
path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses.
What business have I in the woods if I am thinking of something out of the woods?"
- Henry David Thoreau Let your view be as vast and expansive as the sky.
And let the mindfulness of your actions be as fine and precise
as a grain of sand.
- Tibetan Buddhist instruction to the Mahayana practitioner - Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us,
Eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate us whenever we come into our own power
Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free.
- Starhawk, Dreaming the Dove - Some of us need to discover that we will not begin to live more fully
until we have the courage to do and see and taste and experience much less than usual …
There are times, then, when in order to keep ourselves in existence at all
we simply have to sit back for a while and do nothing.
And for a man who has let himself be drawn completely out of himself by his activity,
nothing is more difficult than to sit still and rest, doing nothing at all.
The very act of resting is the hardest and most courageous act he can perform.
- Thomas Merton - The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor;
it is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others;
and it is also a sign of genius,
since a good metaphor implies intuitive perception
of the similarity in the dissimilar.
- Aristotle - He who wishes to teach us a truth should not tell it to us,
but simply suggest it with a brief gesture,
a gesture which starts an ideal trajectory in the air
along which we glide until we find ourselves
at the feet of the new truth.
- Ortega y Gasset - The day will come when, after harnessing
space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation,
we shall harness for God the energies of love.
And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world
we shall have discovered fire.
- Tielhard de Chardin - I am always doing that which I cannot do,
in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso - Once upon a time a band of knights riding through a forest saw hundreds of trees
with targets painted on them and an arrow in the very center of each target.
When the king heard of this, he sent the knights back to find the archer who hit the bullseye every time.
They found a wee, small boy.
They brought him back to the king, and the king asked how he ever managed such a remarkable feat.
The boy answered, it's easy, sir. First you shoot the arrow, then you paint the target.
- source unknown -
Myss, the medical intuitive who writes and lectures about why people
saving of our world from pending doom will come not from the actions of
a conforming majority, but from the creative maladjustment of a
- Martin Luther King Jr. - The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
-Marcel Proust - If it vibrates it can be tuned.
Everything is energy - violins, people, potato chips, thoughts, feelings, and events.
They all vibrate.
- Deena Zalkind Spear, Ears of the Angels -
Deena is violin maker and energy healer,
with a background in neurobiology, anayitical chemistry, and acoustical engineering. Words mean more than what is set down on paper.
It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.
- Maya Angelou -