If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation. — Lao Tzu
I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.
But I find that thy will knows no end in me. And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.
Live for love, work for peace, dance for joy, give for hope, think for fun, climb for strength, walk for a cure, share for freedom, look for meaning, save for tomorrow, spend for others, care for all, laugh for heaven, cry for a reason, help for community, stand for justice, journey for truth, fly for vision, feel for wisdom, hide for shelter, build for the homeless,
dig for answers, pray for ever, plan for a purpose, speak for solidarity,
read for knowledge, teach for fulfillment, learn for curiosity, imagine for God,
compromise for humility, be for who you truly are.
Refuse to fall down If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down. If you cannot refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven, and like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled. You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising. But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven, only you. It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear. The one who says nothing good came of this, is not yet listening.