Jewish Wisdom

Yes, this world is really a recycling plant. That is why it is filled with so much garbage. All the trash around us and within us is here for us to recycle into usable products -- lessons and realizations, growth and accomplishments.
— David Aaron in The Secret Life of God

Anglican Wisdom

Listen for the whisper of God everywhere. Work for justice. Know that your life is in communion with all life.
— Diana Butler Bass in Grounded

Buddhist Wisdom

My wife's grandfather gave away half of his lunch each day of his life. He would either find someone to give it to or leave it for the birds and critters to eat. Giveaways do more than unburden us. They make us aware of what we can give back, all the time reminding us not to waste the precious gifts that are ours."
— Donald Altman in Living Kindness: The Buddha's Ten Guiding Principles for a Blessed Life

Protestant Wisdom

By holding ourselves back, we trade the opportunity to find out who we are for the illusion of safety.
— Hugh Prather in The Little Book of Letting Go

Catholic Wisdom

True joy, happiness, and inner peace come from the giving of ourselves to others. A happy life is a life for others.
— Henri J.M. Nouwen, spiritual writer

Spiritual Wisdom

Silence is important because it provides direction. What waits for you in silence is the insight and direction you need to determine the next step in your quest. Silence is the source of knowing what to do, or what not to do.
— Christina Baldwin in Life's Companion

Song Lyrics

All my life's a circle;
Sunrise and sundown;
Moon rolls thru the nighttime;
Till the daybreak comes around.
All my life's a circle;
But I can't tell you why;
Season's spinning round again;
The years keep rollin' by.
— "Circle" by Harry Chapin

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