“And the people stayed home.
And read books, and listened, and rested,
and exercised, and made art, and played games,
and learned new ways of being,
and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed,
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people
living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless,
and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed,
and the people joined together again,
they grieved their losses,
and made new choices,
and dreamed new images,
and created new ways to live
and heal the earth fully,
as they had been healed.” ~ Kitty O’Meara
Love is but a song to sing.
Fear’s the way we die.
You can make the mountains ring.
Or make the angels cry.
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why. Come on people now,
Smile on your brother.
Everybody get together.
Try to love one another Right now.
Some may come and some may go.
We shall surely pass.
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last.
We are but a moment’s sunlight
Fading in the grass.
If you hear the song I sing
You will understand.
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand.
Just one key unlocks them both.
It’s there at you command.
~ Dino Valenti
“On America’s team,
let’s not choose to be against one another. Let’s choose to be for one another. My great-great-great grandfather had no choice. We have one. I pray we dedicate ourselves
to being the best team we can be, working and living together, representing the highest ideals of mankind. Leading the way for all nations to follow.”
~ LaDainian Tomlinson more
is a fundamental law of nature.
Even tiny insects
survive by cooperating with each other.
Our own survival
is so dependent on the help of others
that a need for love
lies at the very core of our existence.
This is why
we need to cultivate
a genuine sense of responsibility
and a sincere concern
for the welfare of others.”
~ Dalai Lama
“Nothing can be more vulgar or more untrue
than the ignorant assertion that the world
owes its progress of knowledge
of any particular race.
The whole world is interdependent
and a constant stream of thought
has throughout ages
enriched the common heritage of mankind.
It is the realization of this mutual interdependence
that has kept the mighty fabric bound together
and ensured the continuity
of permanence of civilization.”
~ Jagadish Chandra Bose more