When the outside world is in turmoil, it's all too easy to feel like a victim, to feel powerless to effect change. At the same time, we may believe that what's out there has to be fixed before we can be happy.
Gandhi said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Those who choose to actively participate in movements for peace and justice in the outside world are most powerful when they act from an inner sense of peace.
This is equally true for those who choose to pray, meditate, send distant healing, and in other ways vibrationally influence the outer world.
Let us share our visions. Let us love one another.
I hope these quotations will be of service to you during any challenging times.
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around --Henry David Thoreau
With love and patience, nothing is impossible --Daisaku Ikeda (Japanese peace activist, president of Buddhist organization)
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is: Infinite. --William Blake
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves." --Thomas Alva Edison
Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts. --Ruth Gordon
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. --Ruth E. Renkl
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow - it empties today of strength" --Carrie Ten Bloom
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark." --Rabindranath Tagore
There are always flowers for those who want to see them --Henri Matisse
|Sometimes I go about pitying myself
And all the while
I am being carried across the sky
By beautiful clouds.
--Ojibway Indian Expression
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact
--Last Words. William James (American philosopher and psychologist,)
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. --The Bible, Matthew 17:20
|I thank God for most this
day; for the leaping greenly
spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural, which is
infinite, which is yes.
--e. e. cummings
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. --Dale Carnegie
|We are the music makers
and we are the dreamers of dreams...
|If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
--Booker T. Washington (African American Educator)
Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for everything. --Madeleine L'Engle (author)
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. --Albert Einstein
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. --Harriet Beecher Stowe
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. --Emil Brunner
"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door." --Emily Dickinson
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. --Ella Fitzgerald
|We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
--Anton Pavlovich Chekhov