Posts tagged words of wisdom
words to live by

“I will not dishonor
my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly
as a guardian of nature,
as a healer of misery,
as a messenger of wonder,
as an architect of peace.
I will honor all life—wherever and in whatever form
it may dwell—on Earth my home,
and in the mansions of the stars.”
~ Diane Ackerman 

"Keep your gaze on the wounded place. This is where the light enters."
~ Rumi 

"If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path."
~ Mary Webb 

“Love says, 'I am everything.'
Wisdom says 'I am nothing.'
Between the two, my life flows.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj 

"Much as I love to soul search, there are moments when you realize that perhaps today you are further complicating life by relentlessly seeking elusive answers to profound questions. Perhaps today is a day where you take what you already know to be true and apply it. Simple things we’ve had figured out for decades like the value of exercise, of dipping your feet in the nearest body of water, or having a good laugh with a few close friends. Fruits and vegetables are obvious in that way. Not too complicated, nothing really to fuss over, but simple, delicious, and just as good for you as they’ve ever been."
~ Dallas Clayton 

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."
~ Alan Watts 

“Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
~ Mary Oliver