Love

Love, like rain, can nourish from above,

drenching couples with a soaking joy.

But sometimes, under the angry heat of life,

Love dries on the surface and must nourish from below,

tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.

Parenthood

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.

Children move on, they move away.

The moments that used to define them,

a mother’s approval, a father’s nod, are covered by moments of their own accomplishments.

It’s not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand.

Their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, store upon stone, beneath the waters of their lives.

Anger vs Forgiveness

Holding anger is like a poison

It eats you from inside

We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us

But hatred is a curved blade

And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.

FORGIVE!

No one is born with anger.

When we die, the soul is freed to it.

London – a poem by William Blake

I wander through each chartered street,

Near where the chartered Thames does flow,

And mark in every face I meet marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,

In every infant’s cry of fear, in every voice, in every ban,

The mind-forged manacles I hear how the chimney-sweeper’s cry

Every black’ning church appeals,

And the hapless soldier’s sigh runs in blood down palace walls.

But most through midnight streets

I hear how the youthful harlot’s curse

Blasts the new-born infant’s tear,

And blights with plagues the marriage hearse.

Courage by Robert Biswar-Diener

Courage contains two primary internal elements: the willingness to act and the ability to control fear.

When you can successfully curb your fears and boost your ability to take action, you are better able to live a full and virtuous life.

You are more likely to face challenges with grace, connect with and inspire others, and be a force for good.

Taken from: The Courage Quotient: How Science Can Make You Braver

Ancestral Cleansing – Robert Moss

We need to consider ancestral cleansing.

If we’re willing to clear our energy fields of the ancestral energies we don’t want,

then we are ready to do something really interesting and beautiful which is to claim a

connection with the wisdom of the kinds of ancestors we do want to be in contact with.

But we can’t do this until we’ve cleaned out the lower stuff that is hindering us.

Be Gentle With Yourself by Kent Nerburn

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.

We are all children of chance, and none can say while some fields will blossom, and others lay brown beneath the August sun.

Care for those around you.

Look past your differences.

Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices in life no more easily made.

And give.

Give in any way you can, of whatever you possess.

To give is to love.

To withhold is to wither.

Care less for your harvest than how it is shared, and your life will have meaning, and your heart will have peace.

We Are Born To Fight by Sri Krishna

We are born to fight, there is no choice in the matter.

Our every desire must bring us into conflict.

But we can choose how and whom we will fight.

We can turn our anger against others, or we can turn it against what is selfish and angry in ourselves.

We can use our hands to strike at others or to wipe tears away.

The People Who Love Me – Brene Brown

The people who love me, the people I really depend on, were never the critics who were pointing at me while I stumbled.

They weren’t in the bleachers at all. They were with me in the arena. Fighting for me and with me.

Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.

The people who love me and will be there regardless of the outcome are within arm’s reach.

This realization has changed everything.


Galileo Galilei

Galileo was one of the first modern scientists, because he used the experimental method to find out how the world worked.

Rather than trying to decide whether or not his ideas lined up with philosophy, Galileo made theories about the world and then tested them through doing experiments.

Measure what is measurable,’ he once said, ‘and if something cannot be measured, figure out how it can be.

Taken from: The Story of the World Vol. II