Quotes

My fav quotes... "How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all." Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"The secret of village togetherness and happiness has always been the generosity of the people, but the key to that generosity is inefficiency and decay. Because our village huts were not built to last very long, they had to be regularly renewed. To do this, villagers came together, at least once a year to work on somebody's hut. ... It is the putting back together again, the renewing, that ultimately makes something strong. That is true of our houses, our language, our relationships." - Martin Prechtel, Tzutujil shaman

"When generativity, creativity, generosity, and the capacity to embrace life dry up, the Water of Life has gone underground. At such times, the earth becomes arid, life becomes devoid of meaning, the ground of culture cracks and splits, and gaps develop among peoples and between people and nature. Only water can bring the pieces back together,awaken seeds hidden in the ground, and enliven the parched Tree of Life." Michael Meade

"There is an awakening happening around the world, born of a hunger and thirst people have to turn this mess we are in around.  I tell people, it's not about me.  It is about you making yourself a committee of one, of not surrendering our authority to people who don't always have our best interest at heart.  My friends hear me say it all the time-in the end,"love wins." Tavis Smiley

"Make your darkness conscious, or it will direct your life, and you will call it fate." Carl Jung

"I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality. " Martin Luther King Jr.

"Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth." Jean-Paul Sartre

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."  Carl Jung

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!" Jack Kerouac

"Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent." Carl Jung

"Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." Carl Jung

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."Carl Jung

  "A Dreamer is one who can only find his way by Midnight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins." Carlos Santana

"Love is the only shocking act left on the face of the earth.�  Sandra Bernhard

"I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris." frida kahlo

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle." Thich Nhat Hanh

"I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any." Mahatma Gandhi

"Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore, a warrior must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if he feels that he should not follow it, he must not stay with it under any conditions. His decision to keep on that path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. He must look at every path closely and deliberately. There is a question that a warrior has to ask, mandatorily: "Does this path have a heart?� Carlos Castaneda

"We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth." Pablo Picasso

"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken." Albert Camus

“All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.� Carlos Castaneda

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.� Dalai Lama

“A nice definition of an awakened person: a person who no longer marches to the drums of society, a person who dances to the tune of the music that springs up from within.� Anthony De Mello 20th Century Jesuit Preist

“Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labor is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.� Kahlil Gibran

“Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal.� Rumi

“When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.� Rumi

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.�   Carlos Castaneda

"If you ask me what I have come to do in this world, I who am an artist, I will reply: I am here to live my life out loud." - Emile Zola

"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." Kahlil Gibran

"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism" Jung

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris." frida kahlo

 

Being the peace I seek..om Shanti om xoxo Victoria