I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan
All we know about the truth is that the absolute truth is beyond our reach. – Nicholas of Cusa
The bitter lessons of the past must be continually re-learned. – Albert Einstein
A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.
Chaos is the word we coined for an order we don’t understand. – Henry Miller
The difference between a stupid man and a wise one is the stupid man’s inability to calculate the consequences of the action. The same goes for government. – Brian Penton
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. – Alexandre Dumas
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. – Siddharta Gautama Buddha
Just because you can fit into something tight doesn’t mean that you belong in it. – Helen Ellis
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Henri Bergson
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. – William Clement Stone
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. – Galileo Galilei
The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths. – Barry H. Gillespie
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. – Bernice Reagon
Don’t accept what you hear secondhand, don’t accept tradition, don’t accept a statement just because it can be read in a book, neither because it agrees with your beliefs, nor because your teacher says so. Be your own lamp. – Siddharta Gautama Boeddha
When you have read all the scriptures and all knowledge has flowed back into the wordless, they burn in the fire of understanding. Leaf by leaf the naked truth is revealed. Nothing is sacred because everything is sacred. – Marc B
Know this: Some people will not hear you regardless how much, how loud, how truthful, how loving or how profound you speak. Wish them well and let them go.
If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care. – Marvin J. Ashton
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Gustav Jung
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is Empathy, for it requiers us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. – Bill Bullard
Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others. – Harriet Lerner
Mental slavery is the worst form of slavery. It gives you the illusion of freedom, makes you trust, love and defend your oppressor while making an enemy of those who are trying to free you and open your eyes.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball
Even if the Bee could explain to the fly why pollen is better than shit, the fly would not understand.
Thank you to the special people in my life who have listened without judgement, helped without conditions, understand with empathy, and loved me no matter what.
When things change inside you, things change around you.
Common sense is not a gift, it’s a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.
The idea that this universe in all its million-fold order and precision is the result of blind chance, is as credible as the idea that if a print shop blew up all the type would fall down again in the finished and faultless form of the dictionary. – Albert Einstein
I never lose. I either win or learn. – Nelson Mandela
Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly. – Neil Gaiman
Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that. – Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
Just look at us. Everything is upside-down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality. – Michael Ellner
In this world, whenever there is light, there also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exists, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love. – Kishimoto
Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean it’s nonsens. – Lemony Snicket
Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle. – Charles F. Glassman
The more you go through in life, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsens you’ve wasted your time on.
You are important and special and loved even when your mind tells you you’re not.
In order to repair humanity’s broken connections across the political, social, professional, and cultural areas of life, we need to understand the network of absolute laws of love and bestowal in which we exist.
If we ‘swim’ and glide on the surface of life, we are like sewage floating in the whirlpool of life. But if we sink in and reach the depths, we find the meaning of existence, the plan of development for creation. The we realize that we are in fact, the most unique creatures in the universe.
People don’t want to be talked out of their feeling. People want to be heard, seen , felt, and understood. – Rachel Samson
To live in the present moment means trying to be in a reciprocal relationship with nature, understanding its influence on me and how to respond in the most optimal way. Having this relationship with nature will make our lives meaningful and complete.
We desperately need to understand that our future depends on the level of our connection. Only if we are united will we succeed. Alone , we will fail.
If egg is broken by outside force life ends. If broken by inside force life begins. Great things always begin from inside.
He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived. – Chinese spreuk
When ordinary things are suddenly no longer ordinary, you realize how special ordinary things are.
Discernment is not the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong. It is the ability to distinguish the difference between good and almost good … – Charles Spurgeon
If you need something to believe in….start with yourself.