to live by all means,
do not forget to
People say that
what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think
what we're really seeking. I think that what we're
seeking is an experience
of being alive, so that our life experiences
on the purely physical plane
will have resonances within our own
innermost being and reality,
so that we actually feel the rapture of
being alive. -Joseph
in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury;
and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable;
and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act
to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious to grow up
through the common.This is to be my symphony.
-William Henry Channing
must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it.
That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies,
that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems,
and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
Life's under no
obligation to give us what we expect.
We take what we get and
are thankful it's no worse than it is.
come into the world with nothing, and the purpose
of your life
make something out of nothing. -Henry
that are most worthwhile in life are really those within the reach
almost every normal human being who cares to seek them out.
A life spent
making mistakes is not only more honorable
but more useful than a life
spent doing nothing. -George Bernard
matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in
quality as it goes along,
or that the whole object of
playing it is to reach the finale.
The point of music is
discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it.
It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our
and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them
may forget altogether to live them.
It is a
glorious privilege to live, to know, to act, to listen,
to love. To look up at the blue summer sky; to
see the sun sink slowly
beyond the line of the horizon;
to watch the worlds come twinkling into
view, first one
by one, and the myriads that no man can count, and lo!
the universe is white with them; and you and I are here.
No one has success
until he or she has the abounding life. This is made up
many-fold activity of energy,
enthusiasm and gladness. It
is to spring
to meet the day
with a thrill at being alive.
It is to go forth to meet the
in an ecstasy of
joy. It is to realize the oneness of humanity
spiritual sympathy. -Lillian
your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness
in everyday life,
something magical happens: ordinary
life becomes extraordinary,
and the very process of life
begins to nourish your soul!
With each new
circumstance that comes your way,
presents itself to nourish your soul.
The world is a looking-glass,
and gives back to everyone the reflection
of our own faces. Frown at it, and it in turn will look sourly
laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion.
Nobody has things just as
like them. The thing to do
is to make a success with what
material I have. It is
a sheer waste of time and soul-power
what I would do if things were different.
are not different. -Frank Crane
has been designed to work, and your hidden potential
contains what you seek and all that you need in your life.
It is OK to be who you are and to choose what you have.
The Quakers call it the "still, small voice within,"
that place of full awareness within that is in touch with
the entire universe and is the source of wisdom.
effect, you don't have to keep searching for confirmation
by focusing on being someone else or being somewhere else.
There is no place else to be and nothing else to get.
will be able to grasp the levers of change in your life
when you can allow yourself to be present in the moment,
accept the world as it is, and trust that everything is
as it was intended to be. -Ari Kiev
only in exceptional moods that we realize how wonderful
the commonest experiences of life. It seems to
me sometimes that
these experiences have an "inner"
side, as well as the outer side
we normally perceive.
At such moments one suddenly sees everything
new eyes; one feels on the brink of some great revelation.
It is as if
we caught a glimpse of some incredibly
that lies silently about us all the time.
It is not death that
should fear, but we
should fear never
beginning to live. -Marcus
of life is the spiritual act by which people cease
unreflectively and begin to devote themselves to
their lives with reverence in order to raise
them to their
true value. To
affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward,
exalt the will-to-live.
None but a good
person is really a
and the more
good any person does,
the more he or she really lives.
All the rest is death, or belongs with it.
I am in
love with this world. . .
I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests,
sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts,
the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds,
and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.
so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands are too small,
your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must
grow up. -Dag Hammarskjold
secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to
be always calm. . .
to let each wave of life wash us a
little farther up the shore. -Cyril Connolly
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