29 January 2010

January 2010's Weekly Quotes

January 4, 2010
"There is no easy formula for determining right and wrong livelihood, but it is essential to keep the question alive….We have to stop pretending that we can make a living at something that is trivial or destructive and still have a sense of legitimate self-worth. A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls." – Sam Keen

January 11, 2010
"Joy is not in things; it is in us." – Richard Wagner

January 18, 2010
"…when we remove ourselves from direct and wholehearted participation in life…emptiness and boredom creep in. It is then that we begin our search for something or someone that will alleviate our gnawing dissatisfaction. Yet the search is endless to the extent that we are continually led away from ourselves and our experience in the moment. If we fully appreciate the learning and love that life offers us in each moment, then we feel less desire for material luxuries that contribute little to our well-being and that deprive those in genuine need of scarce resources. When we live with simplicity, we give ourselves and others a gift of life." – Duane Elgin

January 25, 2010
"They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price." – Khalil Gibran

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