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Thought of the Moment

Our greatest competition

Our greatest competition isn't other people; rather, it's not appreciating our blessings. It's not taking responsibility for our shortcomings. It's not doing the work and making the sacrifices needed to experience what we want. It's not understanding that great fulfillment lies in learning, giving, and loving.


Most Basic Emotional Need

Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. I need to be loved by someone who chooses to love me, who sees in me something worth loving.

- Gary Chapman


The Right to Say I Love You

It should be a privilege to be able to say "I love you" to someone. It shouldn't be something people say just because they feel like it. A privilege that is earned. They say you have to earn the right to be loved; no, love is unconditional, if you love someone, they don't have to earn it. But. The right to tell someone that you love them? That has to be earned. You have to earn the right to be believed.

― C. JoyBell C.



Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.

- Rumi



When we refrain from speaking ill of those who are absent, we gain the trust of those who are present.


How We Behave

Thoughtful words can mean something to us in the moment. But over many years, what we remember most is how people consistently behaved.



Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

- Rumi


Love that is free of self interest

Few things are more beautiful than love that is free of self interest.


Our Elders

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

- Thich Nhat Hanh


From The Heart

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

- Rumi