"We are all flowers in the Great Spirit's garden. We share a common root, and the root is Mother Earth." Hopi Prophecy

"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen." Thomas Merton

"The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it." Marianne Williamson

"There is no difference in the realization of the Truth either by a Muslim, Hindu, Zoroastrian, or a Christian. The difference is only in words and terms. Truth is not the monopoly of a particular race or religion." Meher Baba

"Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers." Swami Sivananda

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."

"For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them." Thich Nhat Hanh

"Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now." Thich Nhat Hanh

"Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out." Thich Nhat Hanh

"There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men." Black Elk

“The Great Spirit is everywhere; he hears whatever is in our minds and our hearts, and it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice.” Black Elk

"And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father." Black Elk

“Hear me, four quarters of the world – a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.” Black Elk

"God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form." Guru Nanak

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2,3

"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness." Albert Einstein

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings." Buddha

"Be the change you wish to see reflected in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

"He who gains victory over other men is strong; but he who gains victory over himself is all powerful." Lao-Tzu

"Live simply so that others may simply live." Mahatma Gandhi

"The good man is the friend of all living things." Mahatma Gandhi

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." Dalai Lama "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." Dalai Lama

"The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see." Barry Neil Kaufman

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” Thich Nhat Hanh

"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family our entire society, will benefit from our peace." Thich Nhat Hanh
  • "What we most need to do is to hear within us the sounds of the earth crying" Thich Nhat Hanh nature of all things. We will no longer have any questions about coming and going. Knowing that we have manifested from you in the past and that we will continue to manifest from you again and in the future each time fresh and new we have no more worries and no more fears." Tich Nhat Hanh 
  • "Respected Mother,  some of us ask what will happen to them once their physical form disintegrates. We know clearly that we will return to you. It is only natural. If we know how to contemplate, to look deeply, we will recognize the true no coming and no going nature of all things. We will no longer have any questions about coming and going. Knowing that we have manifested from you in the past and that we will continue to manifest from you again and in the future each time fresh and new we have no more worries and no more fears." Thay
  • "In each of us there is a little of all of us." George Lichtenberg

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit." Khalil Gibran

"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words." Francis of Assisi

"The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."
Thomas Paine

"I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor." Pope Francis

"Seek visions always of world beauty, not violence nor battlefields." Hopi

"Life is simple brothers and sisters, simply WALK IN GOOD." Thomas One Wolf

"Silence is something that comes from Your Heart , not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not Disturbed Inside. If You’re Truly silent , then no matter what Situation You find Yourself in , You Can Enjoy The Silence."

Thích Nhất Hạnh

"Being without passion, behold the source!
Being with passion, behold the flow!
The two are one - born of the same root,
Differently named when they appear.
Both may be called mystery -
Going from mystery to deeper mystery,
Enter the secret of Life!"

Lao Tzu

"An emotion is only an emotion. It’s just a small part of your whole being. You are much more than your emotion. An emotion comes, stays for a while, and goes away, just like a storm. If you’re aware of that, you won’t be afraid of your emotions."

Thich Nhat Hanh

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." Chinese Proverb

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky;
Then I awoke. Now I wonder:
Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly,
Or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?

Chuang Tzu

"Every breath is a sacrament, an affirmation of our connection with all other living things, a renewal of our link with our ancestors and a contribution to generations yet to come." David Suzuki

Walking the Red Road

"To walk the Red Road is to know sacrifice, suffering. It is to understand humility. It is the ability to stand naked before the Creator in all things for your wrong doings, for your lack of strength, for your discompassionate way, for your arrogance - because to walk the Red Road, you always know you can do better. And you know, when you do good things, it is through the Creator, and you are grateful.

To walk the Red Road is to know you stand on equal ground with all living things. It is to know that because you were born human, it gives you superiority over nothing. It is to know that every creation carries a Spirit, and the river knows more than you do, the mountains know more than you do, the stone people know more than you do, the trees know more than you do, the wind is wiser than you are, and animal people carry wisdom."

Dave Chief, Oglala Lakota

"When the soul of matter is present and we go about our work with spirit, Nature appears in our labor and she is beautiful." Thom Cavalli

"Stillness is the altar of Spirit." Paramahansa Yogananda

"Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Believe that. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the Soul of this World. Did you think you were put here for something less?" Chief Arvol Looking Horse

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free." Thich Nhat Hanh

"Silence is a source of great strength." Lao Tzu

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."  Confucius 

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."  Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours."  C. S. Lewis

"Where there is love there is life."  Mahatma Gandhi 

"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace." Buddha 

In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.

Less and less is done.
Until not-action is achieved.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.

The world is ruled by letting things take their course.
It cannot be ruled by interfering.

Verse 48 Lao Tsu

The great Tao flows everywhere both to the left and to the right.
The ten thousand things depend upon it; it holds nothing back.
It fulfills its purpose silently and makes no claim.

It nourishes the then thousand things.
And yet is not their lord.
It has no aim; it is very small.

The ten thousand things return to it.
Yet it is not their lord.
It is very great.

It does not show greatness,
And is therefore truly great.

Verse 34 Lao Tsu  

"When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." 

"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart."  Chief Tecumseh  
"It makes no difference as to the name of the God, since love is the real God of all the world."  Apache 

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates 

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." Dalai Lama  

"We need a sense of belonging to one humanity, respecting the rights and views of others." Dalai Lama 

"Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. '  Mahatma Gandhi

"A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart." Goethe

"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in darktimes. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity." Clarissa Pinkola Estes 

Be careful when speaking. You create the world around you with your words. Diné

“Love is a gift of our inner most soul to another so both can be whole.”  ~Buddha

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