The third world is a term I don't like very much, because we're all One world. 

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist.  

                                                                                                                                  Audrey Hepburn



My life is my message.  

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself...

                                                                                                                                  Mahatma Gandhi

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.  

The time is always right to do the right thing. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. 

You don't have to see the whole staircase... just take the first step.

                                                                                                                                  Martin Luther King, Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                               

And you have been granted life in order to give, because it is in giving that we receive.

Harmony with the environment- the alleviation of our environmental crisis- and harmony with others- the easing of our social, political and economic difficulties-

all begin with a third harmony;

harmony within our selves.

When you are able to live with joy, giving your time and energy to improving the quality of life for all, your are not only fulfilling your highest destiny, you are also helping those around you grow to their full height. Nothing is more important today.

Nothing can be more important than being able to choose the way we think. 

                                                                                                          Eknath Easwaran


...the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.

In order to be an immaculate leader of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.                                                                                         

                                                                                                         Albert Einstein

Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.

                                                                                          Ramana Marharshi


May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the INFINITE possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the Love that's been given to you. 

May you be content knowing you are one with all life.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. 

It is there for each and every one of us. 

Not Yet Tickled

How did those priests ever get so serious
and preach all that gloom?
I don’t think God tickled them yet.

                                                                                                        Teresa of Avila

...karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head... Don't lose faith.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

                                                                                                                    Steve Jobs


All are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves. 

 Make me an instrument of peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in forgiving that we are set free,
and it is in dying to small self that we are born to eternal life.

                                                                                               Francis of Assisi


[Inspired by an Og Mandino quote. …”You weep for your individuality that has been trampled by mobs. You weep for all your talent that has been wasted through misuse.”]

Consider how you have accidentally let trying to succeed and fit in become “identity theft,” robbing you of your true Joy; the unique Journey Of You.

Joy is also contagious :-) Maybe Joy can be like those leave-a-penny, take-a-penny dishes at an old fashioned cash register. If you need a little, lean into receiving, and if you're feeling well-filled, have fun being generous and letting it radiate from you, because it's all an infinite flow anyway. 

When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose.

You know that you are alive. 

                                                                                                      Chief Seattle


Now I am going to reveal to you

something which is very pure,

a totally white thought.

It is always in my heart;

it blooms at each of my steps...

The dance is Love

It is only Love

It alone

And that is enough

I, then, it is amorously that I dance:

To poems, to music,

But now

I would like to

no longer dance to

anything but

the rhythm of my soul.

                                                          Isadora Duncan

Gandhi was a shy kid, afraid of the dark, and choked the first time he had to speak publicly as a lawyer, with his colleagues laughing at him. The boy who became Saint Francis of Assisi was called a spoiled slacker and was once caught cheating at cards in a pub. Steve Jobs was a college drop out. Einstein was described as mentally slow by a teacher. We could keep going with these stories. 

Whatever background or human foibles we each have, the True Essence that inspired each of these leaders to become a Greater Self is within YOU. We even have legitimate science about molecules & all that fun stuff to prove it. :-) And our so-called imperfections are actually gifts that contribute greatly to our greatness- ha!

What if you you don't quite know who you really are, what is wanting to emerge through you, and what's possible.

Are you willing to let go of an accumulation of stories and strategies and let your real power come out to play? 

Is it time for you to be in a new conversation? 

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin.