Keep The Lamp Burning …

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
— Mother Teresa of Calcutta‎

You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree,give it water,and make it survive. That’s what makes the difference.
— Wangari Maathai

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
— Thomas Moore

Prayer, meditation, is not just a way of ‘doing’ something but it is a way of ‘becoming’ someone – becoming yourself: created by God.
— John Main

I believe God has instilled in us a craving, a deep desire to run with Him on a fantastic adventure, yet many of us crawl along in life without even a glimpse of our hidden passion. There has to be a reason for living. There must be a Camelot, a hidden Utopia where we can rest from our personal campaigns. Fantasy opens our eyes to a better place, a shining city we do not yet know. And these stories provide a mental bridge to that city as we pursue horizons we could never distinguish with our physical eyes.
— Bryan Davis

I no longer agree to treat myself with disrespect. Every time a self-critical thought comes to mind, I will forgive the Judge and follow this comment with words of praise, self-acceptance, and love.
— don Miguel Ruiz

Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.
— Eckhart Tolle

Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue… as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.
— Viktor Frankl from Man’s Search for Meaning

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
— Mother Teresa of Calcutta‎

This is another day, O Lord…
If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely.
If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly.
If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently.
And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly.
Kathleen Norris

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
— Ovid

Advertisements