Another world is possible,she is on her way.On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.
"Being inspired is fine for a week, and being motivated might work for a month or so, but to make any lifestyle change last a lifetime, you need dedication"
John Bingham, running columnist
"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning to life...I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive." -Joseph Campbell
"It's not only that we can make a difference, it's that we do make the difference. The kind of change we make is up to us. Each and every one of us has the power to heal or to hurt, to be the hero or the destroyer ~ with every moment, with every breath of every day"
Julia Butterfly Hill
"I can't change the world on my own, I need at least three people to do it."
Bill Mollison, co-originator of Permaculture
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold service was joy.
Rabinranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
"There is no energy crisis. There is abundant energy which we use wastefully. We could generate more energy through conservation than these power projects will ever produce. Therefore, we do not need them - particularly since they risk the health and safety of the ecosystems, particularly since they represent the loss of public control over a public resource."
"If we can conceive it, and we can believe it, then we can achieve it"
"People of character do the right thing, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world."
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people that have come alive."
Dr Howard Thurman
"Chaos should be regarded as
extremely good news."
"One cannot deny the humanity of another without diminishing one's own."
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
"The highest happiness results from virtuous action that utilizes one's own unique strengths or natural gifts, especially when these are applied to causes greater than oneself."
2007 Shift Report, Institute of Noetic Sciences (p. 45)
"If we meet the world with eyes that do not flinch and hearts that are open, we will find ourselves capable of what is asked of us."
"All the significant breakthroughs were breaks with old ways of thinking."
"We are living through one of the most fundamental shifts in history - a change in the actual belief structure of Western society. No economic, political, or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind. By deliberately changing their images of reality, people are changing the world."
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Thich Nhat Hahn writes, "Our own lives are the instrument with which we experiment with truth."
"You join a multitude of caring people. No one knows how many groups and organizations are working on the most salient issues of our day: climate change, poverty, deforestation, peace, water, hunger, conservation, human rights, and more. This is the largest movement the world has ever seen."
A leader is anyone who wants to help, who is willing to step forward to create change in their world. The leaders we need are already here.
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."
"If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do, HOW WOULD I BE? WHAT WOULD I DO?"
R. Buckminster Fuller
"The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world - we've actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves, and each other."
"We are at the tipping point. The creative and imaginative efforts and actions of everyone of us count, and nothing less than the health of the world hangs in the balance. No intention is too small and no effort insignificant. Every step along the way counts. And, as you will see every single one of us counts"
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." Confucius
"If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people." Confucius
"There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come."
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
J. Krishnamurti, author, speaker, and philosopher (1895-1986)
"If you think you're too small to be effective, than you've never been in bed with a mosquito"
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
"Changing mass consciousness is an individual responsibility"
"If you're the only person left who has hope in your heart, and that hope is committed in action, then there's hope for the world."
Julia Butterfly Hill
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
"Live simply so that others may simply live"
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"We become that which we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not a single act but a habit."
"It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community"
Thich Nhat Hanh
"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
George Bernard Shaw
"...and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
"You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born...the future must enter into you long before it happens."
"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes...but no plans."
"It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings."
"when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change"
Max Planc, nobel physicist
"Once the truth has made its presence felt in a single soul, nothing can ever stop it from invading everything and setting fire to everything."
Teilhard de Chardin
In spite of how bad things so often seem these days, there is also a sense of passionate excitement about what's possible. We're all part of a vast developmental process that is inherently whole."
"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."
"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
"To find our calling is to find the intersection between our own deep gladness and the world's deep hunger"
"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come."