"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel

10/12/18

Susan David Quotes


"Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life." ~Susan David

"We own our emotions; they don't own us." ~Susan David (Why It's Good To Embrace Negative Feelings)

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10/3/18

Susan J. Bissonette - personification

"An optimist is the human personification of spring." ~Susan J. Bissonette

Sheryl Crow - wildflowers

"No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up int the middle of nowhere." ~Sheryl Crow

Edgar Guest - greatest joy

"Spring's greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out." ~Edgar Guest

9/26/18

‪Kit Sunshine Soriano‬ - currency

‪"I would love to live in a country whose currency is happiness." ~Kit Sunshine Soriano‬

Quotes from Phap Dung


"As a collective energy, fear and anger can be very destructive. We make the wrong decisions if we base it on fear, anger, and wrong perception. Those emotions cloud our mind." ~

"Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging." ~

"Don’t allow hate and anger to take over your world. Because there are other things happening." ~

"Emotions can be good. Passion can be good, and compassion is very passionate. But compassion doesn’t waste energy. It includes and it understands; it’s more clear." ~

"Engage in protest, but not from a place of anger. You need to express your opinion, and you need to go out there and say this is wrong. But don’t do it by saying hateful things." ~

"Go take refuge in nature, and find a cause where your heart doesn’t feel inactive and in despair. This is the medicine. We go out and we help." ~

"It requires a lot of practice to sit there and listen, and not judge so you can understand." ~

"Meditation is not an esoteric practice; it’s not something you do only in a meditation hall or Buddhist retreat center. It can happen right in whatever activity you’re doing — while walking, in the office. It means you are there, present with calm and peace." ~

"Our minds and hearts need food. And meditation is a kind of food. So we feed ourselves like that. You need to eat, and your peace, kindness, clarity need to eat as well. Meditation is not just praying; no, you’re cultivating this so you can offer it to others." ~

"Stopping is a requirement before deep listening." ~

"The future is built with the present moment and how we take care of it. If you are fearful, the future will be fearful. If you are uncooperative, the future will be divisive." ~

"The future is not something that will come to us; the future is built by us, by how we speak and what we do in the present moment." ~

"The thing is that left and right were never separate. Your right hand maybe has done a lot of awful things — like smashing trees, destroying the forest. But when the right hand gets hurt, your left hand comes to its assistance, grabs and holds it without hesitation. This is the way we engage in politics — we try not to see other as separate from us; they are us. We get out there and try to heal but we don’t cause more harm." ~

"We (Buddhists) look more at energy than personality. That helps us be wiser." ~

"What’s in my heart is that people find the patience and clarity to listen before they start to blame and criticize." ~

"When there is discrimination, you can use the opportunity to increase understanding. You can concentrate on what makes you happy; there are other elements in this person, not just the prejudice. You have to find also the good qualities in them. Don’t focus on wrong views because that makes you angry." ~

"When you sit with someone who’s calm, you can become calm. If you sit with someone who’s agitated and hateful, you can become agitated and hateful." ~

"With a breath, you can bring calm, clarity and rest your thinking." ~

"You cannot end discrimination by calling the other names. All the people who voted for him (Trump) are not bigots and racists and women haters. We are all judgmental, sometimes even a bit racist." ~

"You cannot help people if you are filled with hate and fear. What they need is your non-fear, your stability, solidity, and clarity." ~

BIO

Brother Phap Dung is Vietnamese American, and has lived at Plum Village for six years. He was ordained as a monk in 1998. He is a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Source: A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict by Eliza Barclay via Vox dot com

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9/20/18

Selma Palacio Alara - A man of principles

"This world scarcely raise rare HEROES who died defending the Law of the Land and the Law above it. A man of principles is the enemy of those without." ~Selma Palacio Alara

9/17/18

Ande's Tribe - on dancing

"There is nothing more beautiful than showing the world what you love the most!" ~Ande's Tribe On Belly Dancing

‪John Paolo Nartatez ‬Quotes


"The hardest battles are usually given to the capable warriors..." ~John Paolo Nartatez

‪"Vintage cars don't just travel roads; they travel time! Such beauty!" ~John Paolo Nartatez ‬

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Neil Strauss - Resting place

"I've begun to look at the world through apocalypse eyes. Our society, which seems so sturdily built out of concrete and custom, is just a temporary resting place, a hotel our civilization checked into a couple hundred years ago and must one day check out of." ~Neil Strauss

9/7/18

From Our Daily Bread - God's strength

"We must recognize our weakness to experience God’s strength." ~ Kirsten Holmberg

9/6/18

Goodful - let pain exist

"When a giant hole opens up in someone's life, it's actually much more supportive to acknowledge that hole and let pain exist." ~Goodful

‪Jollee A. Baeyens‬ - on gardens

"I love gardens; they are paradise on earth." ~‪Jollee A. Baeyens‬

9/5/18

FEATURED QUOTE: PRRD Historic Visit to Israel

"We share the same passion for peace. We share the same passion for human beings. But we also share the same passion of not allowing a family to be destroyed by those who [have] corrupt ideologies’" ~PRR Duterte to Benjamin Netanyahu, PM of Israel. First President to visit Israel, September 4, 2018

9/3/18

Quotes on BEACH


"A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean." ~Henry Grunwald

"After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world. " ~Pam Shaw

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun." ~Sandy Gingras

"Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." ~Michelle Held

"Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature's simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard." ~Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

"Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war." ~Loren Eiseley

"I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought." ~Helen Keller

"I honestly think the beach is the only place children actually entertain themselves." ~Donna McLavy

"I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me." ~Anna Quindlen

"I still love things that you don't even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars." ~Maria Sharapova

"If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it." ~Jimmy Buffett

"It is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else.. because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing." ~E.F.Benson

It's simple things, like a glowing sunset, the sound of a running stream or the fresh smell in a meadow that cause us to pause and marvel at the wonder of life, to contemplate its meaning and significance. Who can hold an autumn leaf in their hand, or sift the warm white sand on the beach, and not wander at the Creator of it all?" ~Wendy Moore (1971- )

"It was a bright sunny day at the beach and the sand is still undisturbed while being washed by the crystal clear water of the sea. My moment of bliss indeed while the students are taking a brief furlough at the beach." ~Arnold Balaoeg Fonollera

"My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air." ~Christina Applegate

"My life is like a stroll on the beach... as near to the edge as I can go." ~Henry David Thoreau

"One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." ~Anonymous

"The beach is a great place to relieve the soul-crushing stress you build up in the traffic going to the beach." ~Anon

"The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"...the beach is the playground and theatre - space of summer." ~Mark Joseph Williams from The Guardian Australia

"The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it." ~James A. Lovell

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -- waiting for a gift from the sea." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach." ~Henry Beston

"The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it." ~Michael Josephson

"[T]here's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away." ~Sarah Kay

“To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude." ~Jeanne Moreau

"To myself, I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me." ~Isaac Newton

"Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does." ~John Kenneth Galbraith

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VERSES


Beach Rules:
Soak up the sun.
Ride the waves.
Breathe the salty air.
Feel the breeze.
Build sandcastles.
Rest, relax, reflect.
Collect seashells.
Bare-feet required.      
~Anonymous

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Come to the beach,
Where the sea is blue,
And little white waves come running at you.

A wave comes splashing,
Over your toes.
You just stand still, and away it goes.

We'll build a castle down by the sea,
and look for shells if you'll come with me.      
~Anonymous

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Come walk with me,
take off your shoes,
let's walk the beach
with only the moon
to light the path
and waves to hear you
tell me you love me.

Why does the ocean rock
the moon to sleep every night?
So the sun will wake and kiss the beach
~J. Henson

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No words can express,
The depth of her contentment,
As she walks along the beach.
As the waves lap against the shores,
They create the rhythm of her life.
Balmy breeze kiss,
Her sun-bronzed skin,
And she wonders...
Could there ever be a greater destiny,
Than to be born with a love,
For the treasures of the sea?
Here, she is home.      
~Suzy Toronto

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Some beach somewhere,
there's a big umbrella casting
shade over an empty chair.
Palm trees are growing,
warm breezes blowing.
I picture myself there,
some beach somewhere.      
~Anonymous

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Source: Wise Old Sayings/Golden Thoughts

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Henry Alonzo Myers - what life means to us

"Friends, companions, lovers, are those who treat us in terms of our unlimited worth to ourselves. They are closest to us who best understand what life means to us, who feel for us as we feel for ourselves, who are bound to us in triumph and disaster, who break the spell of our loneliness." ~Henry Alonzo Myers

Quotes on PERSPECTIVE


"Peace of mind happens to a man only after he has developed deep insight, only after he starts seeing the things in the right perspective." ~Sam Veda

"Sometimes, we need to keep things in perspective. Contrary to popular belief, the universe doesn't revolve around humanity. If anything, we are a blight on the face of our own planet." ~Dave Baxley (07/06/2014, FB)

"You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective." ~Denis Waitley

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Tuan Haizer Adrias Libcat Quotes


"May all your worries diminish like darkness when the sun rises." ~Tuan Haizer Adrias Libcat

"To achieve great things in life you shouldn’t only dream or plan but also try to get it." ~Tuan Haizer Adrias Libcat

"When everything is far at you and you can't seek help; the only thing you can do is pray." ~Tuan Haizer Adrias Libcat

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9/2/18

Michel Foucault Quotes


"I don't feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning." ~Michel Foucault

"The game is worthwhile insofar as we don't know what will be the end." ~Michel Foucault

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8/23/18

Hideharu Onuma - Power in the depths

"If the spirit is strong, one will appear like a deep-flowing river, calm on the surface but with tremendous power hidden in the depths." ~Hideharu Onuma

Grace Kelly Tan Quotes


"A leader can only do what one man is capable of doing. But a nation filled with passionate and patriotic populace, imagine the wonderful things awaiting such country!" ~Grace Kelly Tan

"Why do we tolerate institutions who spit on our right of suffrage? These Institutions can only exist via people's mandate." ~Grace Kelly Tan

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Melissa Joiner - Time cures all wounds

"If you are hurting or struggling just hold on because time paired with not giving up can cure almost all wounds." ~Melissa Joiner

Jack Ma - A way out

“Calm down—there is always a way out. And keep yourself balanced. Business is a competition, and competition is fun. Business is not like a battlefield—you die or I win. Business, even if you die, I may not win.” ~Jack Ma on Tai Chi philosophy in business

Ella Fitzgerald - Rain

"Into each life some rain must falL." ~Ella Fitzgerald

8/21/18

‪Alison Amethyst Dalziel‬ - listen without judgment

"Everyone has a reason for their beliefs. Every single person on this earth has a story, and sadly, some people don't think their story matters through being bullied into silence. Everybody's story matters in this world. We just have to adapt and listen without judgement. That's how we all learn from one another, and I believe is the reason we are all put here. To learn and love one another despite our differences.‪" ~Alison Amethyst Dalziel, August 14, 2018, FB ‬

Vladimir Nabokov - Rain

"Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards." ~Vladimir Nabokov

Selahuddin Yu Hashim - learn create connections

"Helping communities achieve their desired change require constant learning, reorientation and sometimes unlearning what have been learned. And we need to learn from each other, meet others, and create connections locally and globally.." ~Selahuddin Yu Hashim on Active Citizens

Marianne Purdie - Photography

"Photography has 'taken me to places I would never have gone.'" ~Marianne Purdie

Lito Gruet - EXPERIENCE

"EXPERIENCE is a lesson you can never learn in school!" ~Lito Gruet

António Guterres - humanitarian workers

"Around the world, conflict is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, with over 65 million people now displaced. Children are recruited by armed groups and used to fight. Women are abused and humiliated. As humanitarian workers deliver aid and medical workers provide for those in need, they are all too often targeted or treated as threats." ~UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Tom Yendell - Art

"Art breaks barriers!" ~Tom Yendell

8/16/18

Pavana Reddy - discover the world

"Seek the world and you will only lose yourself. Seek yourself and you will discover the world." ~Pavana Reddy

‪Jojo Fontanilla Mann‬

"Talent and intelligence will get yo there,but your attitude will keep you there." ~‪Jojo Fontanilla Mann‬

Khumbulani T. Gumede - advice

"Listen to the advice of older people. Not because they're right, but because they have the most experience being wrong." ~ Khumbulani T. Gumede, author, Beyond Imaginary

8/8/18

Kevin Plank - Trust

"Trust is built in drops, and lost in buckets." ~Kevin Plank

Joanne Fink - Music

"Music is a form of prayer, uniting people everywhere. Transcending language, time and race - rhythm building at a pace will transform any place into a holy, sacred space." ~Joanne Fink

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become." ~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Danger of a Single Story

A THOUGHT TO PONDER - A Philosophy on LIFE

"How you climb up the mountain is just as important as how you get down the mountain. And so, it is with life, which for many of us becomes one gigantic test followed by one gigantic lesson. In the end, it all comes down to one word - GRACE. It's how you accept WINNING and LOSING, GOOD LUCK and BAD LUCK, the darkness and the LIGHT." ~Anon

Source: from the Philosophy box - Amazing Grace Perfume

8/5/18

Epimaco Densing III - love that last a life time

"Oftentimes, in our search for perfection, the most perfect person available, it's the most imperfect that we will find. And beyond logic, we could not fathom the indescribable feeling of infatuation turned love of that imperfection. And sometimes, what may be imperfect love, such would last a lifetime!" ~Epimaco Densing III, DILG ASEC, July 26, 2018

Gustav Adolfo Bacquer

"The soul that can speak with its eyes can also kiss with a gaze." ~Gustav Adolfo Bacquer

Kurt Cobain

"If my eyes could show my soul, everyone would cry when they saw me smile." ~Kurt Cobain

Greg Howard - Cycle of Life

"Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be." ~Greg Howard

Kathleen Valleser Quotes


"I am doing my best to become RICH.
(R)esponsible,
(I)nspiring,
(C)ourageous, and
(H)umble
~Kathleen Valleser

"The reason why a lot of people won't become who they want is because they attached to who they've been." ~from Kathleen Valleser

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Virat Kohli - success

"Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success." ~Virat Kohli

Giambrone and Coughlin - Young and Vibrant

"If we remain in our comfort zone and design our life around activities that always keep us there, we aren't necessarily growing. Experiencing personal growth and engaging in activities necessary for this growth can keep us young, engaged and vibrant. " ~
Giambrone and Coughlin

7/22/18

Raha Moharrak - to touch the sky

"Me, a Saudi Woman from the desert, managed to touch the sky." ~Raha Moharrak recounts her journey as the first Saudi woman to climb the seven summits of the world.(The Real Athlete Video, 13 July 2018)

From The Daily Goalcast Video - on Thai Cave Rescue

"The rescue shows what can be achieved when the world unites for a common cause, and keeps hope alive in the dark." ~The Daily Goalcast video on Thai Cave Rescue of 12 members of Wild Boar Soccer Team and their Coach, 23 June 2018 (Northern Thailand)

Janine Shepherd Quotes


"I had a dream and nothing was going to stop me." ~Janine Shepherd, (Author - How to Heal a Broken Body and a Broken Spirit)

"I wasn't meant to live. I wasn't meant to walk. I wasn't meant to fly." ~Janine Shepherd - How to Heal a Broken Body and a Broken Spirit

"Our bodies may be limited, but it's our spirit that's unstoppable." ~Janine Shepherd - How to Heal a Broken Body and a Broken Spirit

"Unlike anything you can lose in life, the defiant human spirit remains steadfast." ~Janine Shepherd - How to Heal a Broken Body and a Broken Spirit

"When you choose courage in the face of fear, you defy the things that hold you back from greatness." ~Janine Shepherd - How to Heal a Broken Body and a Broken Spirit

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7/21/18

Cindy Ching - beautiful and unique

"No money or any material things can define success. What matters most is priceless. Respect, tenacity, perseverance, selflessness, and love, are the accessories that make us all beautiful and unique in a very special way." ~Cindy Ching, FB

7/20/18

Treasure Noël Tatum - Light

“It takes darkness to be aware of the light.” ~ Treasure Noël Tatum