Nothing lasts, nothing can be counted on, everything changes. That is another way of saying that we can’t control anything in our world.
Everything is continually slipping away.
─ Lewis Richmond in Work as a Spiritual Practice
Everything flows and nothing abides;
all gives way and nothing is fixed.
─ Herakleitos in To Touch the Sky by Willis Barnstone
Among the Pueblo peoples, every time there’s a festival you’re allowed to be whichever one of your different personalities you want. This allows you to celebrate those parts of you not generally acknowledged.
─ Dolores La Chappelle in Listening to the Land
If we were humble, nothing would change us ─ neither praise nor discouragement.
─ Thomas A. Forsthoefel, American poet and religious studies professor
I see religion moving toward a diminishing of dogma, authority, membership, and belief and an increase in everyday ritual, poetic theology, social engagement, guidance in contemplation and care of the soul.
─ Thomas Moore in Meditations
Watching the grass grow, sitting on the hillside, staring out a window daydreaming . . . These “little Sabbaths” replenish my body and spirit.
─ Sue Bender in Everyday Sacred
Whenever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
─ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer