Tag Archive: quotations

Sep 21

All my heart…

From the Buddha “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” Thank you. I want so badly to know how to put together a grand plan to execute this ideal.  Too funny.  When I stop and take a deep breath I know that is not possible. …

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Apr 18

My Dad

Dad & his Mom, 1 year old

I am incredibly lucky to have parents who I love tremendously and who have been very good to me–always.  Thank you Mom and Dad. I have tried to express my gratitude to you in person and with others, but have not really taken the time to write it down at length or share publically, so …

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Jan 05

Open Hearted Advice from Albert Einstein

“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 …

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Aug 18

Different… Wisdom and Knowledge?

Born 658, lived 75 years. Image from Wikipedia

“Wisdom and Knowledge are not the same thing.  The intellect can never lead one to a complete insight.  One has to use one’s entire being to come into contact with the truth.” Huineng, Zen monastic who is one of the most important figures in all Chinese Zen tradition.

Jul 01

Only Kindness…

“Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul.  Only kindness can do that.” ~ Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire And… showing kindness to our selves first enables us to show kindness to others. Thank you to Interlude (once again) for a wonderful start to my day. Thank you all for listening, and sharing. …

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Jun 10

Valuable Things, a Reminder

“The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real estate, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.” ~ Bertrand Russell What a perfect recipe for keeping an Open Heart in challenging times. Thank you for …

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May 05

Confucius says…

Confucius-quotes

When I was a kid and the world was MUCH larger, we used to think we knew something about the Chinese culture by saying “Confucius says…”  I thought he was a fictional character back then.  Over time I have learned the truth, but not really given it much thought until a couple of days ago. …

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