Friday, November 30, 2012

happy birthday, Mark Twain

"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."

Mark Twain

love has the power

"While both joy and sorrow are fleeting, and often intertwined, love has the power to overcome both."
D.P Fulton

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Love is the most democratic experience that exists

"Love is the most democratic experience that exists. When one empathizes with another, another human being or another creature: all the barriers go down, all the boundaries are eliminated, all the distinctions in status and class goes by the wayside because if I empathize with you or another being basically I'm saying I feel you as if you are me."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

bestow your love

"go my friend
bestow your love
even on your enemies
if you touch their hearts
what do you think will happen"


Monday, November 26, 2012

whole heart

"It is by loving the people that you love with your whole heart that you become who you really are."  

John Robbins

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

love them

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” 

Mother Theresa

Friday, November 23, 2012

cultivating joy

"What if your drive to experience pleasure isn't a barrier to your spiritual growth? Consider trying out the hypothesis that cultivating joy can make you a more ethical and compassionate person. Imagine that feeling good has something important to teach you on a regular basis."  
Rob Brezsny

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

love is...

“Love is scary. Love is risky. Love is unsafe. Love isn’t for the faint of heart. Love takes courage. Love and fear can’t coexist. Love means giving people permission to break your heart—over and over and over.”
Dr. Lissa Rankin

Monday, November 19, 2012

the happy virus

I caught the happy virus last night
When I was out singing beneath the stars.
It is remarkably contagious --
So kiss me

Saturday, November 17, 2012

love love love

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.  Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thursday, November 15, 2012

love thy neighbour

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

only bearable through love

"for small beings such as we,
the vastness is only bearable
through love."

carl sagan

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

look deeply into nature

"Look deeply into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
Albert Einstein

Monday, November 12, 2012

Love and love alone

"Love and love alone, That is all I have Known.
In the beginning ,In The Middle
And to The End Unknown.
Someone is Calling me
I Think it is My Soul, Open The Door"


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

find that light within

"They say human nature is competitive, aggressive, selfish—in fact the opposite is true. Human nature is co-operative, generous, community-minded. If you find that light within, find your own nature, you’ll be kinder to yourself and kinder to nature."
Gabor Mate

Friday, November 9, 2012

love is all there is

"Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is. There is no way into presence except through a love exchange."


Thursday, November 8, 2012

stick with love

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too big a burden to bear."
Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

There is no moment in which we are not together

"Everybody is together at one point.  We cry together, we love together. There is no moment in which we are not together."

Denkyo Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I have discovered love!

"Oh God! I have discovered love!
How marvelous! How good!
How beautiful it is!
My body is warm from the heat of this love..."


Saturday, November 3, 2012

I am fortunate to be alive

"Everyday, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."

Dalai Lama

Thursday, November 1, 2012

rules for happiness

something to do,
someone to love,
something to hope for.

Immanuel Kant