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March 1, 2019 § Leave a comment

“We, each of us, need so much to be affirmed. For each of has — gnawing away at the center of our being — a sense of insecurity, some more than others. And frequently, the more insecure, the more aggressive we become. The more we throw our weight about and say people should recognize us.”  —  Desmond Tutu

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”  —  Jack Kornfield

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”  —  Thich Nhat Hanh

“Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.”  —  Megan Devine

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October 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”  —  Thich Nhat Hanh

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can.”  —  Thomas Merton

“When death, the great Reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.”  —  George Eliot

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