“Do not ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”– Harold Thurman Whitman . from “Awakening Joy Practice Letter 8” by James Baraz
“We all want dinner, friends, and a house to sleep in.”
From a conversation I had with someone the other day, talking about the difference in opinions we have with people. But really, we all just want the same basic things, right?
“I believe that the proper utilization of time is this: if you can, serve other people, other sentient beings. If not, at least refrain from harming them.”
– The Dalai Lama
“We are all going to die. Knowing one another is very precious. At the moment of death, the only thing that really matters is the condition of your heart.”
“The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people, makes us live in soap bubbles which, however lovely, are insubstantial; they offer a fleeting and empty illusion which results in indifference to others; indeed, it even leads to the globalization of indifference. We have become used to the suffering of others.
— Pope Francis