Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence, but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

Anodea Judith

Beneath the crises that are looming at every level of civilization, the global heart is awakening, beating out the rhythm of a new and glorious dance, calling us to a better way of living.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.  

Thich Nhat Hanh

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help

John E. Biersdorf

Compassion is expressed in gentleness. When I think of the persons I know who model for me the depths of the spiritual life, I am struck by their gentleness. They are gentle because they have honestly faced the struggles given to them and have learned the hard way that personal survival is not the point. Their …

Thomas Moore,   Care of the Soul

One of the strongest needs of the soul is for community, but community from the soul point of view is a little different from its social forms. Soul yearns for attachment, for variety in personality, for intimacy and peculiarity. So it is these qualities in community that the soul seeks out, and not like-mindedness and …

Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person

“If I let myself really understand another person, I might be changed by that understanding. And we all fear change. So as I say, it is not an easy thing to permit oneself to understand an individual,”


The Habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when its time to thrive. Get out of survival mode. New Habits, New Life  


Love this -came from a coaching class..on good decision-making: Ask yourself these questions. How does what you’re doing make you feel? Does it have a positive impact on others? Does it turn up the volume or increase the vibration in your life?

Julian Assange

Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose the ability to defend ourselves and those we love.