Love, an intention and an action

“Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action.” M. Scott Peck We often confuse many…

Become the person you decide to be

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s quote reminds us of something we may be aware of, that we actually become the person we choose to be. Of course this does not…

Once again, it is the journey not the destination.

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.” Andy Rooney At the end of our lives, when we look back at all we have accomplished or failed to accomplish, what will give…

The smallest of tasks can make all the difference

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” -  Helen Keller What makes one action any more important than another? If we are building a house, is the…

More Said Than Done

“After all is said and done, more is said than done.” - Aesop How many times have we said, even with firm conviction, that tomorrow, next week, when things slow down, when I get some time, I am really going to …..? Or how much time…

The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer ...

“The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who…

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?…