"When the power of love overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace."
- Jimi Hendrix
If I did not dislike fear, it would not be fear.
- Alan Watts
It's all really very simple. You don't have to choose between being kind to yourself
and others. It's one and the same.
- Piero Ferrucci
"Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,
even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in divers places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.
After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct
- Gautama Buddha -
The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one
and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes
it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins -
Still Life With Woodpecker
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension,
and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one
realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward,
forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
- Anais Nin -
I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified
of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen
magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.
- Bob Dylan -
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling
deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments,
propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start
searching for different ways or truer answers.
- M. Scott Peck -
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
- Nietzsche -
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
- Andy Warhol -
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in.
ca. 500 BCE
- Heraclitus -
All is flux; nothing stays still.
- Heraclitus -
For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always
shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are
the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other,
and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us
and the light goes out.
- James Baldwin -
The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius -
All things change; nothing perishes.
- Ovid -
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso -
First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Then this order
will spread to your family, then to the community, and finally to your entire
kingdom. Only then can you have peace and harmony.
"There will come a time when you believe everything is
finished. That will be the beginning."
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly."
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."
When you have come to the edge of all the light you know,
and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen:
There will either be something solid to stand on
or you will be taught how to fly.
You need not do anything.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, just wait.
You need not even wait, just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.
And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.
It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Copyright 2006 Eliza Carroll