Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” ~ Howard Thurman

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss

A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.” ~ Ingrid Bergmen

My life is my message.” ~ Gandhi

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” ~ Doug Ivester

Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” ~ Buddha

The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ~ Frederick, Buechner, Wishful Thinking

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” ~ Gilda Radner

You never know what may cause them. The sight of the Atlantic Ocean can do it, or a piece of music, or a face you’ve never seen before. A pair of somebody’s old shoes can do it. … You can never be sure. But of this you can be sure. Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and is summoning you to where, if your soul is to be saved, you should go next.” ~ Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words

Real compassion kicks butt and takes names. If you are not ready for this fire, then find a New Age, sweetness- and-light, perpetually smiling teacher. . . . But stay away from those who practice real compassion because they will fry your ass, my friend.” ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste, May 25

For authentic transformation is not a matter of belief but of the death of the believer; not a matter of translating the world but of transforming the world; not a matter of finding solace but of finding infinity on the other side of death. The self is not made content; the self is made toast.” ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste , p. 28 (“A Spirituality that Transforms”)

Your don’t fight the old reality, you create the new reality.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

You are me and I am you. Isn’t it obvious that we inter-are?” ~ Thich Nhat Han

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