Saturday, May 9, 2020

Saturday ~ May 9, 2020

A commercial society urges its citizens to be responsible for things, but not for people. It is the unquestioned assumption of a mercantile culture that things need and deserve attention, but that people can take care of themselves.

(Margaret Halsey, 1910 - 1997)

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday ~ May 8, 2020

Perhaps that is what love is - the momentary or prolonged refusal to think of another person in terms of power.

(Phyllis Rose, b. 1942)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday ~ May 7, 2020

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in action and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

(Lao-Tzu, c. 6th century BCE)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday May 6, 2020

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here,
Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.

(Pueblo Prayer)

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday ~ May 5, 2020

Arm yourself for action with these two thoughts: First, do only what your sovereign and lawgiving reason tells you is for the good of others; and second, do not hesitate to change course if someone is able to show you where you are mistaken or point out the better way. But be persuaded only by arguments based on justice and the common good, never by what appeals to your taste for pleasure or popularity.

(Marcus Aurelius, 121 - 180)


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