Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“The love that binds us is more important than the power we yield.” ~ Mordred in Merlin TV Series
Community and mutual support bring benefits to all, whereas power games just bring conflict and enmity. As Marianne Williamson said, "In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."
“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipients. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.” ~ Dr. Dorothy Height
As the Dalai Lama said, "Once we have a firm practice of compassion our state of mind becomes stronger which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which reduces fear. This makes for constructive members of the community. Self-centredness on the other hand leads to distance, suspicion, mistrust and loneliness, with unhappiness as the result."
“We rise by lifting others.” ~ Robert Ingersoll
As Kathy Grimes said, "If we as a community don't step up to help each other, then who will?"
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” ~ Sally Koch
As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."
“It is impossible for me to change the world by myself, but when we band together, we can make great strides.” ~ The Life Hype
If we all do our bit, the individual efforts add up to something significant, and that can't be ignored. However this works so much more efficiently when we communicate and share our ideas in an open way, and support each other enthusiastically. We can change the world!
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Embracing Love ~ Message from Harold W. Becker
For many people, the key missing ingredient to their lives is the simple experience of unconditional love. Beyond our material possessions, families, relationships, and careers, each of us quietly seeks the feeling and embodiment of love. As we move about in our daily routines, faced with ever-increasing issues of stress and challenge, fear and doubt, a soft inner voice is speaking to us. This is the voice of deeper truth and reason. But there is another way, another path. It is a path paved with the conscious use of love. Continues...