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Wisdom is everywhere, in everything.
Here are some gems from some who knew it best.


"In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.  -Dalai Lama

"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl

"Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built." -Rumi

"Once we realize that every experience of a frightened part of our personality is a temptation, we will recognize how essential the dynamic of temptation is to our spiritual growth. It is a magnet that draws negative energy from our consciousness and puts it on a screen of awareness that we can see clearly." - Gary Zukav

"The body as the sole or primary source of pleasure is gradually replaced by achievement, interpersonal relatedness, and mature sexuality, as the person achieves harmony by joining with and relating to others.” – Erik Erikson

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.” – Gabor Mate

“Relaxation implies that we are not hiding from ourselves and are not at war with who we are.” -Nathaniel Branden

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.” ―  Henri Nouwen

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela

“The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” – Julia Cameron

"A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life." -Eleanor Roosevelt

“One who blames others has long way to go on his journey. One who blames himself is halfway there, and One who blames no one has arrived.”
– Chinese proverb

“There is no road too long for [one] who advances deliberately and without undue haste.” - Jean de la Bruyere

"Character is who we are, what we value, what we do, habitually, rain or shine, whether someone is watching or not, whether we are in the mood or not, whether it leads to immediate payoffs or not."
- Dr. Richard Formica

“Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Acknowledging the power we possess in creating our own misery is greatly reassuring." - Melody Beattie

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." - Corrie ten Boom

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