Did you hear about the Zen Master who goes
up to the hot dog vendor and says,
one with everything"?
People are unreasonable,
illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with
the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the
best you have
and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein
Affirmation dedicated to the child within
I respect myself .... My needs
come first. I care about myself.
I find peace and contentment in nurturing myself. I LOVE myself
I laugh with simple abandon. I seek fun.
I play as the child I am. I
My intentions are innocent and pure and joyful.
I relish and run to gay abandon. My emotions are valuable.
needs are important: my desires, my emotions,
my wants, my hopes, my dreams ... I
nurture and support and hug
my child within me ... I laugh and run with her ...
I hold her hand. I help her BE ... she is me ... I am free,
the child is free and runs to me ... Safe ... loved ...
me her old worn out tear stained maps and
I tear them up ... gone!
her tears are soft rain
The Man Who Cried
I stood and watched the man who
His face awash, his mouth wide,
beating against the tree,
His shoulders heaving like hills set free
From the body of the earth;
AndI felt his anquish take birth in my being,
And And there I knew it would abide
And eat into my days
And guide my ways
And be the judge of my mortal sins.
My father`s tears were a key
Which opened the world to me,
Its ecstasy, and its misery.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the
rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, "Universe,"
a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest --
a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal
desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve
this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security