My thoughts on a few favorite quotes

My thought is I can learn so much from the geniuses and mystics of the world! Albert Einstein says “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science.”

Even Albert Einstein talked about maya! “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

Albert Einstein must have shaken his head at us when he said “Do you remember how electrical currents and ‘unseen waves’ were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy.”

What a powerful statement by Albert Einstein, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

Don’t we all love this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson? “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us.”

All I can say is wooo and OMG when I read St. Francis of Assisi who says, “What we are looking for is what is looking.”

I’ve seen Mamma Mia but seriously need to see Les Miserables! How beautiful and profound of  Victor Hugo who wrote the 1862 French novel…and to quote the play based on this novel, “To love another person is to see the face of God.”

Here I thought Emily Dickinson was just a beautiful writer! How profound for her to say, “The truth dazzles gradually, or else the world would be blind.”

And we thought Helen Keller was blind? What a sweet and enlightened soul to say, “It gives me a deep comforting sense that things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.”

It was Helen Keller who had more compassion for us when she said, “I can see, and that is why I can be happy in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.”

Guess that’s why they call jealousy the green eyed monster! Socrates says it in such a thought provoking way, “Envy is the ulcer of the soul.”

I love Kabir’s advice: “Present a flower to him who pricks you with sharp thorns. Your flower will return to you, while your enemy will be pierced with a three-pronged lance.”

Maybe a sign of our evolving as true human beings is
when we exude more patience, more tolerance for those
difficult situations that are sent our way, more
compassion for those who are less fortunate than us &
especially those who give us resistance to help them
thus causing their own suffering, and to be able to
surrender to His will more quickly while into the
issues before us…

How profound is Hafiz? For him to say he has “come into this world to see this: the sword drop from men’s hands even at the height of their arc of rage because we have finally realized there is just one flesh we can wound. I have come into this world to experience this: men so true to love they would rather die before speaking an unkind word, men so true their lives are His covenant—the promise of hope.”

Seriously don’t think I could ever get enough of Hafiz!  How inspiring for him to say “that unspeakable wonders must await with the commencement of unfolding of the infinite number of petals that are the soul. What excitement will renew your body when we all begin to see that His heart resides in everything? God has a root in each act and creature that he draws his mysterious Divine life from.”

Hafiz says he understands the wounds that have not healed in us and explains, “They exist because God and love have yet to become real enough to allow you to forgive the dream. Your wounds of love can only heal when you can forgive this dream.”

The Zen way of life is attractive to all walks of life and Lao Tzu has shared so many profound words to live by! Love this quote which reminds me of the running streams and rivers that round out every rock with even the sharpest corners!  “The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.”

I have this plague on my wall from Lao Tzu! “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”