Friday, December 26, 2014

Rumi on Potential

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi)
Lived during the 13th century

Source: The Master Shift on facebook

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright on Authenticity

Truth is Life.

Good friend, around these hearth-stones, speak no evil word of any creature.

Frank Lloyd Wright
Engravings above his Oak Park, Illinois home-studio hearth


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Andre Hawkins on Justice

I was taught that justice was a right that every American should have. Also, justice should be the goal of every American. I think that's what makes this country. To me, justice means the innocent should be found innocent. It means that those who do wrong should get their due punishment. Ultimately, it means fair treatment. So a call for justice shouldn't offend or disrespect anybody.

A call to justice shouldn't warrant an apology.

Andre Hawkins
Cleveland Browns

In response to criticism for wearing a t-shirt at the Bengals @ Browns game, asking for justice for the killings of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was shot 2 seconds after a police officer arrived in a park for playing with an air gun and John Crawford, who was shot by police in a Walmart carrying a toy gun.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Song Lyric Wisdom: Someone to Watch Over Me

Someone to Watch Over Me

There's a saying old says that love is blind
Still we're often told, seek and ye shall find
So I'm going to seek a certain lad I've had in mind

Looking everywhere, haven't found him yet
He's the big affair I cannot forget
Only man I ever think of with regret

I'd like to add his initial to my monogram
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?

There's a somebody I'm longing to see
I hope that he turns out to be
Someone who'll watch over me

I'm a little lamb who's lost in the wood
I know I could always be good
To one who'll watch over me

Although he may not be the man some
Girls think of as handsome
To my heart he carries the key

Won't you tell him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me

Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin
Lyrics and Music
©1926 Alfred Publishing Co.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings

Source: and

Bob Newhart on Laughter

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. 

Bob Newhart

Source: Bob Newhart on facebook

Marianne Williamson on Outreach

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.

Marianne Williamson

Source: Tieroana Low Dog, MD on facebook

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Steve Maraboli on Healing

Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues. 

Steve Maraboli

Source: The Healing Feather, Simple Reminders, Steve Maraboli on facebook

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ken Keyes, Jr. on Empathy

I feel with loving compassion the problems of others without getting caught up emotionally in their predicaments that are offering them messages they need for their growth.

Ken Keyes, Jr.

Source: The Master Shift on facebook

Buckminster Fuller on Change

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

Source: The Power of Change on facebook

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cesar Millan on Natural Wisdom

Dogs celebrate life, and they’re okay with death. In fact, they are much better with death than we are. We need to look at them as our teachers in this department. Their natural wisdom can help us find comfort when we are facing our own human frailty and death.

Cesar Millan

Source: Cesar Millan/Cesar's Way

Song Lyric Wisdom: This Is Your Sword

This Is Your Sword

Now brothers and sisters listen to me
These are the few things that I leave to thee
The sword of our fathers with lessons hard taught
The shield strong and sturdy from battles well fought

Well this is your sword, this is your shield
This is the power of love revealed
Carry them with you wherever you go
And give all the love that you have in your soul

The times they are dark, darkness covers the earth
This world's filled with the beauty of God's work
Hold tight to your promise, stay righteous, stay strong
For the days of miracles will come along

Now this is your sword, this is your shield
This is the power of love revealed
Carry it with you wherever you go
And give all the love that you have in your soul

In the days of despair you can grow hard
Till you close your mind and empty your heart
If you find yourself staring in the abyss
Hold tight to your loved ones and remember this

This shield will protect your true sacred heart
The sword will defend from what comes in the dark
Should you grow weary on the battle field
Well do not despair, our love is real

This is your sword, this is your shield
This is the power of love revealed
Carry it with you wherever you go
And give all the love that you have in your soul
And give all the love that you have in your soul

Bruce Springsteen
Music and Lyrics
High Hopes, 2014
Columbia Records
Alfred Publishing, Inc.

Source: and

Doreen Virtue on Choices

Give energy to your dreams, not to your fears.

Doreen Virtue

Source: Doreen Virtue on facebook

Jeffrey Fry on Self-awareness

The difficulty does not lie in finding new ideas, but in escaping the long outdated belief in old ones.

 Jeffrey Fry

Source: The Power of Change on facebook

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Phillip Sidney on Learning

Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge.

Phillip Sidney (lived during the 1500s)


Chris Rock on Expression

Honestly, it’s not that people were offended by what I said. They get offended by how much fun I appear to be having while saying it. 

Chris Rock