"Where I come from we say that rhythm is the soul of life, because the whole universe revolves around rhythms, and when we get out of rhythm, that's when we get into trouble. For this reason, the drum, next to the human voice, is the most important instrument. It's very special."
"It is with the sun, the moon, the earth we receive life to continue... You take one away, existence is no more. Take care of the land, the water and respect the sun and the moon. For the balance is being disrupted by greed. We hold the future in our hands" William Hawk
"If we wish to attain oneness with the Tao, let us not caught up in spiritual superficialities. Instead, let's live a quiet and simple life, free of ideas and concepts; find contentment in the practice of undiscriminating virtue, the only true power. Giving to others selflessly and anonymously, radiating light through the world and illuminating your own darkness,
your virtue becomes a sanctuary for yourself and all beings. This is what is meant by embodying the Tao." -- Brian Walker's translation of Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tsu (#47)
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the world's ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances."
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)