Where there is great love there are always miracles.
I love Salma....
We don’t teach meditation to the young monks. They are not ready for it until they stop slamming doors.
Thich Nhat Hanhto Thomas Merton in 1966
Each one according to [their] means should take care to be at one with everyone else, for the more one is united to [their] neighbor, the more [they are] united with God.
Dorotheus of Gaza
I never thought there was the possibility of getting that close to a dog before. There were nights when it was so cold out that I would have him crawl into my sleeping bag with me just so I could stay warm.
Marine Cpl. Joseph Singeron his bonding with a bomb-sniffing dog while in Afghanistan
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
We are always the same age inside.
I used to allow other people to mistreat me. I wanted to be loved so badly I thought the attention they paid me, even negative, was love. One day I realized abuse, disrespect, neglect, rudeness, control, etc., is never love. The day I started respecting myself was the day I stopped the self-abuse of allowing other people to abuse me.
Regina Victoria Cates
The only answer in this life, to the loneliness we are all bound to feel, is community. The living together, working together, sharing together, loving God and loving our [neighbor], and living close to [God] in community so we can show our love for [God].
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.