In Ojibwa and Cree culture, leadership didn’t mean power, it meant caring.
— Tanya Talaga
Whenever the energy of anger comes up, we often want to express it to punish the person whom we believe to be the source of our suffering. This is the habit energy in us. When we suffer, we always blame the other person for having made us suffer. We do not realize that anger is, first of all, our business. We are primarily responsible for our anger, but we believe very naively that if we can say something or do something to punish the other person, we will suffer less. This kind of belief should be uprooted because whatever you do or say in a state of anger will only cause more damage in the relationship. Instead, we should try not to do anything or say anything when we are angry.
Peace is a practice and not a hope.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, “Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames”
I’m sorry, Please forgive me, I love you, Thank you.
— Ho’oponopono Mantra
A person’s life doesn’t fall apart all at once; it’s the little compromises, little heartbreaks, little mistakes, that pave the way to decline and overwhelming despair.
A country doesn’t fall apart all at once, either. It’s not one thing, but a lot of things that take us slowly to a point where we look around and say “Oh my God, what happened to this country?”
But Albert Camus’ words apply to a country as well as to an individual: “In the midst of winter, I have found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”
It’s the 11th hour, but it isn’t midnight yet…there’s still time if we will use time well.
— Marianne Williamson
We are all one. Only egos, beliefs, and fears separate us.
— Nikola Tesla
I doubt if we realize how much of our beliefs and reactions are dictated by the culture we grow up in and how limited we are by them. What is normal in our culture is actually a threat to peace on a basic level. It’s normal to blame others for our suffering. To want revenge is “normal “ if we feel wronged. War…