"Miracles happen to those who believe in them."
~ Bernard Berenson
"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."
~ Albert Einstein
Miracles occur around us every day, if we open ourselves to them. It would be nice if the heavens opened and trumpets played whenever a miracle occurs, but all you really need to do is learn to recognize… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on February 4, 2009 at 7:00pm —
"Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes"
~ Kenneth Hildebrand
"The pure impulse of dynamic creation is formless; and being formless, the creation it gives rise to can assume any and every form."
Within the heart of each of us smolders an interior fire that can flair up and excite us to act with vivacity and diligence. This flame burns away the doubts, feelings of incapacity and… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on February 3, 2009 at 9:42pm —
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
"When you learn not to want things so badly, life comes to you."
~ Jessica Lange
Living with detachment is not withdrawing from life or into yourself as much as it is gaining an understanding of the bigger picture. The more we understand about the connection between all things, the more freedom we have to be liberated… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on February 2, 2009 at 8:35pm —
"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another."
~ Thomas Merton
"All human beings are interconnected, one with all other elements in creation."
~ Henry Reed
A connection between the essential quality of each being in nature creates a vibrant and significant link through… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on February 1, 2009 at 8:09pm —
"Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless."
~ Eric Hoffer
"Don't take offense where no offense is intended."
~ my mother
Sometimes it seems like no matter what is said, some individual will find offense with it. An inoffensive attitude is one that is filters not only words and actions as they are expressed, but… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 31, 2009 at 8:08pm —
"Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue."
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
In order to arrive at an ideal solution in a challenging situation, it is important for us to be receptive to the truth. A sincere attitude flows naturally when we are available to… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 30, 2009 at 7:08pm —
"Common sense is not so common."
"Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done."
~ C. E. Stowe
The ego tends to be out of phase with common sense, particularly when we lose the notion of limits in a fast-paced life. When we develop an attitude of common sense, we acknowledge the necessity to act according to the basic principles of… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 29, 2009 at 7:22pm —
"We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures."
~ The Dalai Lama
"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew."
~ Marshall McLuhan
When the development of the material-based ego happens at the expense of the development of the soul in our hearts, we face a situation that cannot be sustained for long. When we emphasize the fulfillment of our… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 28, 2009 at 7:12pm —
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion"
"When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing."
We live in a moment of great changes. Our Planet was never in such need of healing and restoration as it is now. A curative energy comes from inside, when we finally awake to… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 27, 2009 at 7:06pm —
"The accumulation of small, optimistic acts produces quality in our culture and in your life. Our culture resonates in tense times to individual acts of grace."
"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~ Vince Lombardi
There are two ways to view any situation: seeing the problems that are inherent, or seeing the possibilities that exist. An… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 26, 2009 at 7:18pm —
"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be."
"Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it."
Honor can be the battered shield that protects us or the fiery sword that we wield in the battles of Life. Honor is the set of underlying principles… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 25, 2009 at 7:06pm —
"For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity"
~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
"Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen"
~ Theophie Gautier
Living creates clutter; not only in your closets and drawers, but in your mind and emotions. When we chose to transform and assume a transparent attitude, we achieve clarity of thought and action. Make a commitment to simplify your… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 24, 2009 at 10:18pm —
"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." ~ Unknown
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."
~ Henri Matisse
When we embrace a positive attitude, we learn to give up extreme positions and to perceive a point of balance in our consciousness. From here, we can view everything from a broader perspective. Barriers are dismantled,… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 23, 2009 at 9:01pm —
"The time is always right to do what is right."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching."
Life is full of situations where the easy way to deal with a problem is the less than honorable way. Integrity is the virtue of being able to base actions on an internally consistent frame of reference: a moral compass that helps us navigate the morass of… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 22, 2009 at 7:39pm —
"Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open."
~ Thomas Dewar
"Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions."
Life is both give and take. A receptive attitude puts us in touch with the feminine qualities of our internal polarity. You receive, absorb and embrace whatever happens around you freely and with compassion. It induces… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 21, 2009 at 7:24pm —
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues"
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 20, 2009 at 8:39pm —
"Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer."
~ Hamilton Boudreaux
"Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?"
~ Lao Tzu
One of the keys to living in the present moment is to learn how to fill each moment. The key to this is to learn to let our thoughts flow like water. Water adapts and… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 19, 2009 at 9:20pm —
"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
"The path to greatness is along with others."
~ Baltasar Gracion
The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. In a synergetic attitude, our attention is directed to the quality or goal we want to realize as a group. This attitude shows us the real value of working as… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 18, 2009 at 8:17pm —
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
~ Saint Augustine"
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life can be hectic and it is easy to be thrown off balance. A patient attitude arises when we learn to pay attention to the fluidity of each moment and to disregard the impetuous of unhelpful emotions. This puts us in a different timing than a chronological one and we begin to… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 17, 2009 at 9:00pm —
"Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
"~ Ayn Rand"
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational."
~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
Excessive emotion is like the ocean spray in that it can be corrosive to our best intentions. A dose of rationality is always welcome when emotions surge like a strong tide.… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 16, 2009 at 7:41pm —