“Life is Short. Try not to miss it.”

                                                 -Cath Kachur

“Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can offer the world.”

                                                                                                       -Ramana Maharshi

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways.”                                                                                                                               -Stephen Vincent Benet

“Attentiveness is the natural prayer of the soul.”
                                                               -Nicholas Malebranche, 17th Century Philosopher

 “Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better; it’s about befriending who we are already.”                               

                                                                                                               -Pema Chödrön

“With our thoughts we create the world.”         -Buddha


“It may be when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.”

                                                    -Wendell Berry

“Some doors open only from the inside.”
                                                                         -Sufi saying

“The range of what we think and do
is limited by what we fail to notice.
And because we fail to notice
that we fail to notice
there is nothing we can do
to change until we notice
how failing to notice
shapes our thoughts and deeds.”
                                                                            -R.D. Laing


“I never came upon any of my discoveries
through the process of rational thinking.”


“If not me, then who?
If not now, then when?”
                                             -Ancient Jewish Teaching


“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.
The friends who listen to us are the ones we move towards,
and then we want to sit in their radius.
When we are listened to, it creates us,
makes us unfold and expand.”
                                                                           -Karl Menninger


“The soul should always stand ajar.”
                                                                      -Emily Dickenson 

“Meditation is to be aware of what is going on in your body,
in your feelings, in your mind and in the world.”
                                                                               -Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace


“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
                                                               -June Jordon, also attributed to a Hopi Elder


“Just to be is a blessing.
Just to live is holy.”
          -Rabbi Abraham Heschel


“When the soul is neglected, it doesn’t just go away,
it appears symptomatically in obsessions,
addictions, violence and loss of meaning.”
                                                                    -Thomas Moore


 “Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with Truth.”
                                                                                                           -Thich Nhat Hanh


“For one human being to love another:
that is perhaps the most difficult task of all…
the work for which all other work is but a preparation.
It is a high inducement to the individual to ripen…
a great exacting claim upon us, something
that chooses us out and calls us to great things.”
                                                           -Rainer Maria Rilke


“Our own evolution as an awakening human is a moral obligation, not a luxury.”
                                                                                                                               -Andrew Cohen

 “Don’t worry about what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
                                                                                               -Robert Thurman