Soul Reader4 December 2011 at 9:56pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
LOL. That is probably true, Eastwood!
Soul Reader4 December 2011 at 11:50pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Zenrider5 December 2011 at 2:55amPosts: 3538 (2 today)Status: offline
Hahaha, Eastwood, I've always said, 'It's not being thrown from the horse that hurts the most. It's the landing.' And I'll tell you of those, most hurt your pride more then your body.
A quote that should make us wonder why it is we haven't gotten further then we have, when questions such as this were raised so long ago.
Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.
-Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782
Soul Reader5 December 2011 at 2:13pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Excellent quote, Zen.
Meremaid6 December 2011 at 12:33pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
Here is my quote today;
"Why judge others?. Why not judge ourselves?"
Soul Reader6 December 2011 at 4:20pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
"Say what you mean, mean what you say."
Soul Reader7 December 2011 at 4:41pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Spiritual progress is like detoxification.
Things have to come up in order to be released.
Once we have asked to be healed,
then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.
~ Marianne Williamson
Soul Reader7 December 2011 at 6:52pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
"Every person is a new door to a different world."
"If wishes were horses beggers would ride" said by an irish girlfriend many years ago.
I get quotes from the Dalai Lama tweeted to me they are usually right on.
Soul Reader7 December 2011 at 11:16pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Can't go wrong with that, Desert T.!
"It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction." Pablo Picasso
Soul Reader8 December 2011 at 12:40amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
~ M. Scott Peck
I have learned just how true this quote is many a time. I am greatful that with age comes an open minded attitude, which allows me to keep learning from the rough times in my life.
Meremaid9 December 2011 at 4:36pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
Soul Reader-I really like your quote about "every person, new door".
Very deep and spiritual.
Soul Reader9 December 2011 at 4:57pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
rise10 December 2011 at 11:41amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
'If I want you to help me open doors, I show my trust.
If someone opens doors for you without your trust, you have to go an other way.'
Soul Reader16 February 2012 at 7:33pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Great little quote that I found on FB.
~The most strongly enforced of all known taboos, is the taboo against knowing who or what you really are behind the mask of your apparently separate, independent, and isolated ego.~ Alan Watts
Nemesis_4717 February 2012 at 2:32amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
“Indubitably, Magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.”
Memé17 February 2012 at 1:27pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.” A. Einstein
Progressive jen17 February 2012 at 2:05pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
If this were Face Book I'd "like" that
Nemesis_4717 February 2012 at 2:41pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Fake people are like fools gold, it can be found everywhere yet it's worth nothing. Real people are like gold, they're very rare and worth a fortune.
Pat Parker17 February 2012 at 3:56pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
A wise old owl sat on the oak.
The more he heard, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can't we be like that wise old bird?
Although I'm not sure of who wrote the above, all I know is that I had to write that above poem 500 times (along with my fellow classmates) when I was in 7th grade.
Our class had been extremely unruly one day during a visit from a seminarian (they used to come to teach religion on Thursday afternoons). Our seminarian was a really cool guy and of course, being 12-14 yr. olds, we were quite a handful I'm sure (for even the most seasoned nun!). Well, I suppose one day, he just had it with us and wrote the poem on the board and as he left he told us that we had to write it 500 times and turn it in to him the next week.
As it turns out, after we had written it, on the next Thursday morning, our nun had the distinct pleasure of telling us that father had called to tell us we didn't need to do it!
So, I often think of the poem and the meaning behind it . . .