Some favorite quotes-NaBloPoMo day 27

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I love quotes. In fact I have been collecting them for years. I have them in my computer journal, my regular journal, the fridge, scraps of paper, my phone. Everywhere actually.

Here are a few of my current favorites-

There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken,
A shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable,
There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy,
And a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength.”
(Rashini)

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. ~ Marcel Morin

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.~David L. Weatherford

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
“One is Evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
“The other is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which Wolf wins?”
His grandfather answered:
“The one you feed.”

“Forgiveness is primarily for our own sake, so that we no longer carry the burden of resentment.  But to forgive does not mean we will allow injustice again.”
Jack Kornfield, “Buddha’s Little Instruction Book”

Do you have a favorite quote?

 

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