When I run after what I think I want,
My days are a furnace of distress and anxiety;
If I sit in my own place of patience,
What I need flows to me,
And without any pain.

From this I understand that
What I want also wants me,
Is looking for me
And attracting me;
When it cannot attract me
Any more to go to it,
It has to come to me.

There is a great secret
In this for anyone
Who can grasp it.

– Rumi


After all, optimism takes courage. The main ingredients in trust are daring and audacity — not blindness. ~Mohammed Fairouz


No one really knows enough to be a pessimist. ~Norman Cousins


What makes this hope radical…it’s directed toward a future goodness that transcends current ability to understand what it is. ~Jonathan Lear


Awareness is a conduit, not a solution. ~Jonathan Fields


Potential is always bigger than the problem. ~Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith


Life is a collection of moments. The idea is to have as many good ones as you can. ~from the film 5 to 7


There is almost nothing outside of you that will help in any kind of lasting way, unless you are waiting for an organ. You can’t buy, achieve or date it. This is the most horrible truth. ~Anne Lamott


We are inherently lovable, we are inherently holy and we are inherently creative. ~Brené Brown


The universe is God made physical. ~Neale Donald Walsch


On any day of the year the denominator of kindness will be vastly greater than the numerator of cruelty. ~Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.


FLOW always undermines the illusion of the separate self. ~Tara Sophia Mohr


Vengeance is a lazy form of grief. ~Ku tribe


Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous pursuit of reconciliation and justice. ~unknown


May we all move away from the hatred that binds us and supplant it with the love that liberates. ~angel Kyodo williams