14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama

  Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized byContinue reading “14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama”

14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” . “There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” . “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterizedContinue reading “14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama”

Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)

 Image found here Let Me Walk in Beauty O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me. I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom.   Let me walk in beauty and let my eyes ever behold the red andContinue reading “Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)”

Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)

 Image found here Let Me Walk in Beauty O Great Spirit,whose voice I hear in the windsand whose breath gives life to all the world,hear me.I am small and weak.I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beautyand let my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.Make my hands respect the thingsContinue reading “Let Me Walk in Beauty (a Native American Prayer)”

Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968 “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep ourContinue reading “Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller”

Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller

Helen Adams KellerJune 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968 “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our facesContinue reading “Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller”

Where I’m at (partie deux)…

Yours truly on the night of my ordination. Photo credit: Sandy Chelnov   “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.Continue reading “Where I’m at (partie deux)…”

Where I’m at (partie deux)…

Yours truly on the night of my ordination. Photo credit: Sandy Chelnov “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.Continue reading “Where I’m at (partie deux)…”

Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’tContinue reading “Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou”

Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’tContinue reading “Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou”

Mului and his new bike!

Nearly a month ago I posted a fundraiser request to get fellow co-worker Mului a new bike (click here for that post, or here for the original Go Fund Me page). At the time I was impressed (but mostly moved) by the fact that what I thought would take a week or two to raiseContinue reading “Mului and his new bike!”

Mului and his new bike!

Nearly a month ago I posted a fundraiser request to get fellow co-worker Mului a new bike (click here for that post, or here for the original Go Fund Me page). At the time I was impressed (but mostly moved) by the fact that what I thought would take a week or two to raiseContinue reading “Mului and his new bike!”

Five (or ten or eleven) Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882 “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.Continue reading “Five (or ten or eleven) Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson”

Five (or ten or eleven) Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882 “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.Continue reading “Five (or ten or eleven) Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson”

Look Up! (and down and all around)

This post coincides with me coming to an end to another journal and beginning another. Why, I wonder, do I write in them…I’ve been doing it on-and-off for more than twenty-five years; I do it for myself, I suppose. Really it’s for self-preservation. But this video (below) makes me think; actually I’ve thought about thisContinue reading “Look Up! (and down and all around)”

Look Up! (and down and all around)

This post coincides with me coming to an end to another journal and beginning another. Why, I wonder, do I write in them…I’ve been doing it on-and-off for more than twenty-five years; I do it for myself, I suppose. Really it’s for self-preservation. But this video (below) makes me think; actually I’ve thought about thisContinue reading “Look Up! (and down and all around)”

A Bicycle for Mului (updated)….

Update…So we surpassed our goal in a little over an hour! Amazing, it really is. With all the negativity that is portrayed in the media each day this outpouring of generosity is really moving to me. Thank you. According to the website it will take about ten business days for the funds to reach me.Continue reading “A Bicycle for Mului (updated)….”

A Bicycle for Mului (updated)….

Update…So we surpassed our goal in a little over an hour! Amazing, it really is. With all the negativity that is portrayed in the media each day this outpouring of generosity is really moving to me. Thank you. According to the website it will take about ten business days for the funds to reach me.Continue reading “A Bicycle for Mului (updated)….”

Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…

Steven Paul Jobs “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart andContinue reading “Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…”

Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…

Steven Paul Jobs “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart andContinue reading “Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…”