Friday, January 28, 2011

Big Picture

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

- Thomas Paine

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Seeds of Happiness

Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. There always is the potential to create an environment of blame - or one that is conducive to loving-kindness.

- Pema Chodron

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion, everyday acts of compassion.

In South Africa they have a phrase called ubuntu. Ubuntu comes out of a philosophy that says, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.

- Chris Abani

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Paradox, Possibility and Hope

We live in a time of profound paradox, but also profound possibility,
and profound hope.

The paradox is that this (extreme poverty) continues
in a world of vast wealth and knowledge.

The hope is the fact that we live in
an age of vast possibility.

If we choose correctly,
this kind of extreme poverty
could be ended
in our generation.

- Jeffrey Sachs, Economist, Director of the UN Millennium Project

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Take the First Step

Take the first step in don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. 

- Martin Luther King Jr

Monday, January 10, 2011


Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.

- Frederick Buechner

Friday, January 7, 2011


Sometimes our light goes out
but is blown into a flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have
rekindled this light.

– Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Peace comes from being able to contribute
the best that we have,
and all that we are,
toward creating a world that supports everyone.

But it is also securing the space for others
to contribute the best that they have
and all that they are.

-  Hafsat Abiola

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sowing Seeds

This body of mine is my field.
I sow good thoughts and actions,
and in my body I reap the results.

- Quote from The Bhagavad Gita

Thanks Harmony