15 December 2009

Quotes Nov. 16 through Dec. 14, 2009

November 16, 2009 – one year anniversary of weekly quotes!

"Whatever we want to turn away from is precisely where the gems are – right behind the dragon. When we go toward what's frightening, we breathe it in. We connect with it, we get a bit more intimate with it. Then we make a discovery – things are less terrifying when we connect with them, when we make room for them in our heart, when we stop losing ourselves in separation. When we feel like we belong in the deepest sense, we can uncover and move our unique gifts forward, feeling empowered and at home in this mysterious universe. Fear then is not a problem, but just excitement in drag."
– Robert Masters

November 23, 2009

"Back of the sun and way deep under our feet, at the earth’s center, are not a couple of noble mysteries but a couple of joke book."
– Tennessee Williams

November 30, 2009

"What we are doing right now is what we are doing right now. Wanting a different scenario is useless. This is the movie we have rented, so why not watch it? The other movies aren’t available or haven’t been released yet."
– From Nothing Left Over by Toinette Lippe

December 7, 2009

There is no better exercise
for your heart
Than reaching down
and helping
to lift someone up.
– Bernard Meltzer

December 14, 2009

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
– The Dalai Lama