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Thought of the Moment

Grief

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

 

Integrity

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.

 

Change

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

 

Our Last Breaths

Today could be our last day here. Probably not, we all think, but 150,000 of us will no longer be here tomorrow. And another 150,000 will call tomorrow their last day on earth.

We just never know, so let's not spend time on things that don't really matter. Let's make sure that we can take our last breaths knowing that we have been kind and that those we love know the depth of our love.

 

Your Heart

Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.

- Jim Carrey

 

Smiling From The Heart

I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I've also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It's sure to be a phony.

- Roald Dahl

 

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