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We have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but today is overflowing with potential.

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November 21, 2017:

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life...and the world.

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November 20, 2017:

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, "Ah," you are participating in divinity.

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November 19, 2017:

It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.

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November 18, 2017:

The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance.

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November 17, 2017:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

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November 16, 2017:

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.

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November 15, 2017:

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

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November 14, 2017:

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

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November 13, 2017:

When you do things from your soul, the river itself moves through you. Freshness and a deep joy are signs of the current.

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November 12, 2017:

In a world that lives like a fist, mercy is no more than waking with your hands open.

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November 11, 2017:

Face your own complexity.

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November 10, 2017:

My work is loving the world.

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November 9, 2017:

Every day you play with the light of the universe.

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November 8, 2017:

A harmonized mind produces harmony in this world of seeming discord.

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November 7, 2017:

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

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November 6, 2017:

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what to hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.

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November 5, 2017:

I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.

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November 4, 2017:

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

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November 3, 2017:

Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.

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November 2, 2017:

All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.

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November 1, 2017:

You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!

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October 31, 2017:

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.

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October 30, 2017:

I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today.

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October 29, 2017:

The key to knowing joy is being easily pleased.

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October 28, 2017:

Keep inviolate an area of light and peace within you.

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October 27, 2017:

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.

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October 26, 2017:

Life often calls on us to show up with resilience and tenacity beyond what many of us imagined possible. The more our hearts belong to the larger world around us, the more we may feel the suffering of the Earth and human family. Holding our hearts open and steady in the midst of breaking, we become stronger; we find solace in our shared humanity, clarity in vulnerability, and hope in taking action.

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October 25, 2017:

Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.

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October 24, 2017:

We don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.

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October 23, 2017:

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

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October 22, 2017:

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.

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October 21, 2017:

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny, but what we put into it is ours.

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October 20, 2017:

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

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October 19, 2017:

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

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October 18, 2017:

Our walls of division do not rise all the way to heaven.

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October 14, 2017:

As long as the child will be trained not by love, but by fear, so long will humanity live not by justice, but by force. As long as the child will be ruled by the educator's threat and by the father's rod, so long will mankind be dominated by the policeman's club, by fear of jail, and by panic of invasion by armies and navies.

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September 18, 2017:

If there is anything I have learned about men and women, it is that there is a deeper spirit of altruism than is ever evident. Just as the rivers we see are minor compared to the underground streams, so, too, the idealism that is visible is minor compared to what people carry in their hearts unreleased or scarcely released.

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September 17, 2017:

For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door.

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September 16, 2017:

Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted – a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.

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September 15, 2017:

It is when we are confronted with...poignant reminders of mortality that we become most aware of the strangeness and wonder of our brief life on Earth.

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September 14, 2017:

May all find simplicity the joyous and practical guide.

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September 13, 2017:

It was my life - like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to let it be.

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September 12, 2017:

When it gets harder to love, let's love harder.

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September 11, 2017:

Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.

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September 10, 2017:

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

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September 9, 2017:

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

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September 8, 2017:

Peace, like most beautiful things, begins small.

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September 7, 2017:

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.

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September 6, 2017:

Hope inspires the good to reveal itself.

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September 5, 2017:

When life feels too big to handle, go outside. Everything looks smaller when you’re standing under the sky.

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September 4, 2017:

If I could summarize nonviolence in one word, it would be: patience.

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September 3, 2017:

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

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September 2, 2017:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn't make any sense.

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September 1, 2017:

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

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August 31, 2017:

Grateful living is important in the world because in our constant pursuit of more and better we can easily lose sight of the riches that lay right in front of us and within us.

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August 30, 2017:

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

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August 29, 2017:

The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.

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August 28, 2017:

An optimist isn't necessarily a blithe, sappy whistler in the dark. To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic... If we remember those times and places where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

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August 27, 2017:

Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.

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August 26, 2017:

Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past.

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August 25, 2017:

It is not the answer that enlightens but the question.

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August 24, 2017:

When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.

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August 23, 2017:

Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.

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August 22, 2017:

Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.

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August 21, 2017:

A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.

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August 20, 2017:

Weigh the true advantages of forgiveness and resentment to the heart. Then choose.

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August 19, 2017:

It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between.

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August 18, 2017:

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.

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August 17, 2017:

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

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August 16, 2017:

Everything can be taken...but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

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August 15, 2017:

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.

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August 14, 2017:

Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.

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August 13, 2017:

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

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August 12, 2017:

If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion.

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August 11, 2017:

The function of freedom is to free someone else.

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August 10, 2017:

Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth.

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August 9, 2017:

Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day.

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August 8, 2017:

Oh, the comfort -- the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person -- having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

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August 7, 2017:

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.

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August 6, 2017:

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

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August 5, 2017:

A full belly to the labourer is, in my opinion, the foundation of public morals and the only source of real public peace.

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August 4, 2017:

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.

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August 3, 2017:

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

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August 2, 2017:

Testing can show the presence of errors, but not their absence.

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August 1, 2017:

Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.

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July 31, 2017:

As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity.

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July 30, 2017:

I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence. Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one's weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast. We can't all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something.

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July 29, 2017:

A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

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July 28, 2017:

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

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July 27, 2017:

A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.

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July 26, 2017:

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

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July 25, 2017:

We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.

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July 24, 2017:

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on -- have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear -- what remains? Nature remains.

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July 23, 2017:

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.

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July 22, 2017:

The capacity to produce social chaos is the last resort of desperate people.

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July 21, 2017:

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

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July 20, 2017:

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

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July 19, 2017:

Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars.

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July 18, 2017:

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.

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