NEVER GIVE UP:
Never give up;
No matter what is going on, Never give up.
Develop the heart;
Too much energy in your country Is spent developing the mind, Instead of the heart.
Develop the heart.
Not just with your friends, But with everyone.
Work for peace;
In your heart, And in the world.
Work for peace.
And I say again, Never give up.
No matter what is going on around you, Never give up.
“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive– the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”
–Don Miguel Ruiz
“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.”
–Dr. Maya Angelou
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
–The Dalai Lama
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”
“It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty – and said ‘do the best you can with these, they will have to do’. And mostly, against all odds, they do.”
–Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
“I have been all things unholy; if God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”
–St. Francis of Assisi
“The time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.”
–The Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium
“Instead of worrying about what people think about you, concentrate on what you think about you. That’s important.”
–from the film Conversations with God
“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation.”
“Compassion is something I have a lot of, because I’ve been through a lot of pain in my life. Anybody who has suffered a lot of pain has a lot of compassion.”
The Dalai Lama seems like a very wise, kind soul. Many people who have met him often say he is quite funny, too. If he was in charge of running the world, what a much better place this would be:
“Once we have a firm practice of compassion our state of mind becomes stronger which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which reduces fear. This makes for constructive members of the community. Self-centeredness on the other hand leads to distance, suspicion, mistrust and loneliness, with unhappiness as the result.”
The Dalai Lama gets my vote for the coolest person alive. Here he addresses a crowd at Stanford University: