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[Compassion]... The Passion of the One

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett It's all connected. You are a manifestation of the One or the source of all there is. That is why compassion is Holy.   “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ―  Mother Teresa

[LIES]...big ones work best

“There are three types of lies  ―  lies, damn lies, and statistics.” ― Benjamin Disraeli The trembling balance of Truth and Deception intersect at a point where rising primate meets falling angel.  “A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.” ― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

[Have & Want] ''A Tale of Two Worlds'' featuring gluttony & starvation

“To say that the rich are sad and the poor are happy would be very narrow-minded and stupid. Both scarcity and overabundance tend to produce unhappiness in an individual. ” ― Dr Prem Jagyasi We create competition and conflict when we create scarcity.(yes, in the current dominant economic system we create it) “For many people the thrill of having more is intensified by the presence of those who have less. Waste is not the issue here. To many greedy individuals, power lies in withholding resources.” ― Bell Hooks, Where We Stand: Class Matters  

[Listen} me!

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway Sometimes all people want is an empathetic person to listen to them. By offering to listen and by trying to understand with your heart, that simple act may be all it takes to start the process of healing in a suffering person. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ― Leo Buscaglia

[Practice] ...doing no harm

“Even if all I did was stay away... it's still the best thing I ever did in my life.” ― Beverly Donofrio Life's Warning Label: Live your life, but harm no one. What you give out will be returned to you threefold. Who is like God? Do Good and Be Good!

[Stinking Thinking]...turns everything to crap

“The great poverty is negative thinking.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita If you think that the world is out to get you, it will. ''Negativity is like burning plastic: while destroying itself, it annoys everyone with its stench.” ― Charbel Tadros

[Destiny]...a Royal Flush

“Destiny plays its cards in a way that no one can comprehend.” ― Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow You aren't responsible for the cards you were dealt, but you have a responsibility, and a divine duty to play them as best you can. “Fate deals the cards that set the game and every player takes their place. No soul can know what each hand holds, only time reveals such mysteries. Each player lays their cards in turn, believing that they control their destiny, blind to the web that connects us all. Every deed is not a single song, but alas, a single note in life’s symphony.” ― K.L. Harris, Equillian's Key    

[Time] for change is now

“Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.” ― Philip Slater The way our dominant economy works now creates a social disease: poverty, and for people to actually gain off the misery of others and the destruction of the environment is completely unacceptable and will eventually destroy us if we don't change it.


“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” ― Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being Explanations are not solutions. “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” ― Albert Einstein

[Happiness]...enjoy your season in the Sun

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln Your actions create either happiness or sorrow. 

[Sleep] in heavenly peace...

  “The best sleeping pill is a clear conscience.” ― Dada J. P. Vaswani I am a vegan with a clear conscience, I sleep peacefully every night. “I nod in the darkness. He embraces me and before long he's fast asleep, a man with clear conscience and an open heart. I stay awake, listening to his breath and thinking of the webs we weave.” ― Lizbeth Gabriel, The Theater Of Dusk

[Compassion] one more time...with feeling!

“People die from lack of shared empathy and affinity. By establishing social connectedness, we give hope a chance and the other can become heaven. ( "Le ciel c'est l'autre" )” ― Erik Pevernagie JUST how difficult is it for one person to feel the injustice directed at another?

[Keep] it simple...for best results

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don't.” ― Joshua Becker What's the ONE thing, that one joy, that's most important to you? Determine what that is and build your life around it. 

[Kindness] ...saved the world

  We don’t even have to be the one doing or receiving an act of kindness to feel the positive effects. By simply by seeing a kind act, we get all the proven health and feel-good benefits. Studies also show that kindness is contagious. Whether you see, do, or receive an act of kindness, you’re more likely to pay it forward! Be positive.  Be mindful. Be grateful. Be true. Be kind  Be Vegan ! “I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein ~ The Hobbit)” ― J. R. R. Tolkien

[Greed]...the glut of misery...

“The world says: "You have needs -- satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder. ” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Our current (#capitalist) economy is driven by spending huge amounts(advertising) to trick people into thinking that happiness is about buying things, and at the same time insisting that the only way to have a better, stronger economy is to produce more goods for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy these things. “Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Meditate]...not medicate

“Of our thinking it is but the upper surface that we shape into articulate thought; underneath the region of argument and conscious discourse lies the region of meditation.” ― Thomas Carlyle When you want something you never had(peace of mind for instance), you have to do something you've never done.

[Positive] mindset, positive Force

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. — Yehuda Berg The worst thing a person can do in trying to change the world is to stand alone.

[The Force] of course...

“If you put good apples into a bad situation, you’ll get bad apples.” ― Philip G. Zimbardo The perception of what is good or evil can be manipulated, that is, it can be made a grey choice and almost every person can be pressured by external forces to be immoral in their actions.

[Thanks] brings more to thank...

“The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything;  the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” ― Hannah Whitall Smith Gratitude wakes us to the limitless potential of the Universe, but thanklessness closes our eyes to it.

[Choose]...the good

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets At the last, it doesn't matter how hard the choice was to make. What really matters is that you did.

[Equal] human and imperfect

“We've begun to raise daughters more like sons...  but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem Other than for procreation,  gender has no role in society.

[Facts)...nothing but

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle   Fear is the second greatest motivator. The first, thankfully is love. “If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

[Love] and all...

  “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” ― Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves The pain and the weight of life are relieved by love.

[Just Imagine] a new world, a one nation world of free people...

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” ― Mark Twain Nationalism(in any country) is like this; people will do great acts of evil for what they perceive is the common good if they can spread out the guilt of those acts among the many. “I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” ― James Baldwin

[Live] every moment...

“To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.” ― Socrates Is death the opposite of birth or just a step before, that we have forgotten? Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10) John Donne - 1571-1631 Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so; For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery. Thou'art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy'or charms can make us sleep as well And better than thy stroke; why swell&

[Imagination] for a better world...

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso Everyone is can be a skilled artist as long as they draw freely upon their imagination.

[Thoughts]...have a life of their own

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Your reality and its quality is the aggregate result of  your thoughts. If you want a better reality, clean up your thoughts -- it's just that simple.