If death teaches us anything, it teaches us that everything will someday end. The lesson is to wear suffering well, hold beauty lightly, and fear nothing.
-- Joan Chittister In a High Spiritual Season
Don't spend one second chewing on a mistake. It is a meatless bone.
-- Hugh Prather in Spiritual Notes to Myself
Zen Buddhist Wisdom
The event of creation did not take place so many kalpas or aeons ago, astronomically or biologically speaking. Creation is taking place every moment of our lives.
-- D. T. Suzuki in Finding What You Didn't Lose by John Fox
To talk good is not to be good: to do good, that is being good.
-- Chinese Proverb
The highest place is the peace between opposites. If you remember this the next time you meet someone who makes you uncomfortable
instead of heading for the nearest exit, you'll find ways for the two of you to get along.
-- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in The Empty Chair
Hearts need education and refinement just as the body needs exercise and moderation.
-- Kabir Helminski in The Knowing Heart
We are always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy.
-- E. L. Doctorow, American novelist