A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together:
at the door where the latter enters,
the former makes its exit.
"The best way to make a dream is to wake up first.
In dreams begins responsibility."
"Learn the sweet magic of a cheerful face."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes~
"I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare."
~Howard Arnold Walter~
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by
every experience in which you really stop to look
fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself,
'I lived through this horror. I can take the next
thing that comes along.'"
"Truth is such a rare thing,
it is delightful to tell it."
"Be content with you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you."
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
Love has power to give in a moment what toil can
scarcely reach in an age.
He who cannot love must learn to flatter
~Johann W. von Goethe~
Take time every day to sit quietly and listen.
"I'm so glad you are here...
It helps me to realize how
beautiful my world is."
~Ranier Maria Rilke~
The Child and the Faeries
The woods are full of faeries!
The trees are all alive;
The river overflows with them,
See how they dip and dive!
What funny little fellows!
What dainty little dears!
They dance and leap,
and prance and peep,
And utter fairy cheers!
I'd like to tame a fairy,
To keep it on a shelf,
And dress its little self.
I'd teach it pretty manners,
It always should say "please",
And then you know I'd make it sew,
And curtsey with its knees!
"Every Soul is a flower blossoming in nature"
Mastery (intellectual joined with physical)
While passion gives the initial energy to
take something on, it is mastery that allows
you to complete it (yet without passion,
completion takes much longer). Mastery is
the stoic ability to act on what you desire.
**The Faerie Dance**
By the moone we sport and play,
With the night begins our day;
As we daunce, the dew doth fall;
Trip it little urchins all,
Lightly as the little Bee,
Two by two and three by three:
And about go wee, and about go wee.
~Midsummer's Night Dream~
If you observe a really happy man you will find him building
a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing
double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs
in the Gobi desert. He will not be striving for it as a goal
itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the
course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.
~W. Beran Wolfe~
Your hours are your most precious possession.
This day is all you have.
Waste not a minute.
Five minutes, just before going to sleep,
given to a bit of directed imagination
regarding achievement possiblilities of the morrow,
will steadily and increasingly bear fruit,
particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry,
or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced
by those of accomplishment, and smiling courage.
Everybody thinks of changing humanity
and nobody thinks of changing himself.