Friday, April 28, 2006


All things change, nothing is extinguished.... There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.


A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.

Mason Cooley

The great soul is the person who has taken on the task of change. If he or she is able to transcend fear, to act out of courage, the whole of its group will benefit and each one, in his or her own life, will be suddenly more courageous, though they may not see how or why.

Gary Zukav

All Changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Anatole France

It is easier to move rivers and mountains than to change a person’s basic nature.

Chinese Proverb

If thou canst walk on water
Thou art no better than a straw.
If thou canst fly in the air
Thou art no better than a fly.
Conquer thy heart
That thou mayest become somebody


Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.

Katherine Mansfield

... disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.

Kathleen Norris

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.

William Burroughs

Proverbial wisdom counsels against risk and change. But sitting ducks fare worst of all.

Mason Cooley

What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he stick in a rut.

Mark Twain

I do dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, andre-creates. That informing power of spirit is God. And since nothing else that I see merely through the senses can or will persist, He alone is.

Mahatma Gandhi

The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven’s light forever shines, Earth’s shadows fly;Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments.

Percy Bythshe Shelley

Change has considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. Obviously, then, one’s character and frame of mind determine how readily he brings about change and how he reacts to change that is imposed on him.

King Whitney Jr.

"And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. It is to charge all things you fashion with the breath of your own spirit..."

Kahlil Gibran - from "The Prophet"

Thus change the forms of being. Thus arise Races of living things, glorious in strength, And perish, as the quickening breath of GodFills them, or is withdrawn.

William Cullen Bryant

All is change in the world of the senses,But changeless is the supreme Lord of Love. Meditate on him, be absorbed in him,Wake up from this dream of separateness.

The Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Only If...

Only If...

When there's a shadow,
you reach for the sun.
When there is love,
then you look for the one.

And for the promises,
there is this land.
And for the heavens
are those who can fly.

If you really want to, you can hear me say
Only if you want to will you find a way.
If you really want to You can seize the day.
Only if you want to will you fly away.
When there's a journey, you follow a star.

When there's an ocean,
you sail from afar.
And for the broken heart,
there is the sky.
And for tomorrow are those who can fly.

If you really want to you can seize the day.
Only if you want to will you fly away


The first step towards change is acceptance.
Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change.
That's all you have to do.
Change is not something you do. It's something you allow

Will Garcia

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.

George Iles

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.

Robert Leighton (1611-1684)

All beginnings require that you unlock a new door.

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

Life is a journey,
We can take each moment and cherish it
or we can choose to waste it.
For this very moment will never pass our way again.


Hope is a Thing with Feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson