Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
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."
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."
As Kathy Grimes said, "If we as a community don't step up to help each other, then who will?"
As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."
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...
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...