10 November 2009

Quotes: 10/12 through 11/09

October 12, 2009
"There is a light in this world: a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people, who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways."
– Richard Attenborough

October 19, 2009
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
~ Lao Tzu

October 26, 2009
“[O]ur future may be found in the past’s fugitive moments of compassion rather than in its solid centuries of warfare.”
– Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States

November 2, 2009
“To live more simply is to live more purposefully and with a minimum of needless distraction. The particular expression of simplicity is a personal matter. We each know where our lives are unnecessarily complicated. We are painfully aware of the clutter and pretense that weigh upon us and make our passage through the world more cumbersome and awkward. To live more simply is to unburden ourselves – to live more lightly, cleanly, aerodynamically. It is to establish a more direct, unpretentious, and unencumbered relationship with all aspects of our lives: the things that we consume, the work that we do, our relationships with others, our connections with nature and the cosmos, and more. Simplicity of living means meeting life face-to-face. It means confronting life clearly, without unnecessary distractions. It means being direct and honest in relationships of all kinds. It means taking life as it is – straight and unadulterated.”
– Duane Elgin

November 9, 2009
“Underlying beliefs are the building blocks of your concept of heaven and your concept of hell. They show exactly how you think you would improve reality if you had your way, and how bad reality could look if your fears came true. To watch it all collapse, to discover that those painful beliefs that we’ve carried around for years are not true for us, that we’ve never needed them at all, is an incredibly freeing experience.”
– Byron Katie

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