‘To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.’ Bell Hooks
‘I loaf and invite my soul. I lean and loaf at my ease, observing a spear of summer grass.’ Walt Whitman
‘Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past. It is the turning aside to the lit bush, to a brightness that seemed as transitory as your youth once, but is the eternity that awaits you.’ The Bright Field, R S Thomas
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981), theologian and civil rights leader
‘Never forget that every mind is shaped by the most ordinary experiences. To say that something is ordinary is to say that it is of the kind that has made the biggest contribution to the formation of your most basic ideas.’ Paul Valéry.
‘Again, the season of Spring has come and a spring-source rises under everything, a moon sliding from the shadows.’ Rumi
‘Compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.”
From : Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong