Brigid
Location: Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Traditions: Christianity
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A sister of episcopalian order Society of St. Margaret... my calling. Mission work at humane no kill cat shelter, activist online

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  1. Wonder
  2. Balance
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There's a schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side. Half the dogs in America will receive Christmas presents this year, yet few of us pause to consider the miserable life of the pig -- an animal easily as intelligent as a dog -- that becomes the Christmas ham.

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The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

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Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

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Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

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If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years, all life on earth would end; if all human beings were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years, all forms of life would flourish.

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Source type: Book
Life's Operating Manual
by Tom Shadyac
Page 119
Published by Hay House , 2013
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You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.

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Simplicity. Simplicity. Simplicity. The three keys to a spiritual life.

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MSNBC - The Cycle, Guest Spot August 27, 2013
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/52858130#53257606
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Destroying species is like tearing pages out of an unread book, written in a language humans hardly know how to read, about the place where they live.

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You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

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A lifetime may not be long enough to attune ourselves fully to the harmony of the universe. But just to become aware that we can resonate with it -- that alone can be like waking up from a dream.

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