Caroline Myss is one of the world’s leading voices in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. She is a five-time New York Times best selling author of Anatomy of the Spirit, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Entering the Castle. Her latest book is Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason.
"There are many levels of the heart. And the human heart will break because it empathizes. The deeper heart... that heart is the one that looks at the universe, just as it is, in a non reactive way and says, 'Ah so,' 'Yes'. And it includes your human heart which is breaking, but your identity isn't only with your human heart. Your identity is with a deeper, intuitive heart wisdom which is different. You don't deny the pain, but you don't get reactive to it. The hardest state to be in is one in which you keep your heart open to the suffering that exists around you, and simultaneously keep your discriminative wisdom.... Once you understand that true compassion is the blending of the open heart and quiet mind, it is still difficult to find the balance. Most often we start out doing these things sequentially. We open our hearts and get lost in the melodramas, then we meditate and regain our quiet center by pulling back in from so much openness. Then we once again open and get sucked back into the dance. So it goes cycle after cycle. It takes a good while to get the balance.... You have to stay right on the edge of that balance. It seems impossible, but you can do it. At first, when you achieve this balance, it is self-consciously maintained. Ultimately, however, you merely become the statement of the amalgam of the open heart and the quiet mind. Then there is no more struggle; it's just the way you are."-- Ram Dass
Well, somebody one time said you can - you know, one person can't change the world, but one person carrying a message can change the world. And that's what I think is going on now. I think a lot of young people are realizing that their voice is ready to be heard. They are really important, and they feel that importance, and they know that they have to do something. You know, when you see something wrong, you sit around, and you can say, "Well, I'm either going to do something," or "I'm going to do nothing." You have to make the decision. A lot of the kids out there are saying, "Wait a minute, we can do something." Willie Nelson
“The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.” Teilhard de Chardin ("The Evolution of Chastity," in Toward the Future, 1936, XI, 86-87)
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." Jack Kerouac
"Follow your own footsteps.
Learn from the rivers,
the trees and the rocks.
Honor the Christ,
your brothers and sisters.
Honor the Earth Mother and the Great Spirit.
Honor yourself and all of creation."
"Look with the eyes of your soul and engage the essential,"
"Human integrity is the uncompromising courage of self determining whether or not to take initiatives, support or cooperate with others in accord with 'all the truth and nothing but the truth' as it is conceived by the Divine Mind always available in each individual. Whether humanity is to continue and comprehensively prosper on Spaceship Earth depends entirely on the integrity of the human individuals and not on the political and economic systems. The cosmic question has been asked - 'Are humans a worthwhile to Universe invention?'" - Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller (February 14, 1983 - just months before he passed on)