The Power of an Open Heart

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness…

The Subtle Habit of Blame

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." - Marcus Aurelius Philosophers throughout time have…

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   Today's quote invites us to explore what it means to be alive. Is it enough to simply not die? Does it mean spending each day trying to experience as much is…

What do you see?

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau When you look at a stranger, what do you see? Do you see the clothes they’re wearing, noting the style or how expensive they are? Do you see their age?…

No Need to Wait

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank Every moment we have in life is an opportunity to improve ourselves and the world we live in. No matter what has happened, whether…

Our Natural Goodness

"Within our beings, all of us, there are these uncontrived, natural roots of virtue, these instinctive seeds of innate goodness." -  17th Karmapa Sometimes lost in the hustle and bustle of our days and our sometimes challenging or difficult…

Be Grateful for our Struggles

“Be grateful even for hardship, setbacks, and bad people. Dealing with such obstacles is an essential part of training in the Art of Peace.” Morihei Ueshiba When we are in the middle of hardships or challenging situations, it can be nearly…

We can Choose Love over Hatred

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” - Martin Luther King Jr. Today's quote points out clearly the damaging and paralyzing nature of hatred and…

Every Day can be Meaningful

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day." 14th Dalai Lama Our lives have been filled…

Let Go to Become

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." Lao Tzu In general we tend to have a strong perception of who we are - our personality type, strengths, weaknesses, skills and limitations. We carry our self-perception with us day to…