HeartQuotes from February, 2003
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution
Our mental and emotional diets determine our overall energy levels, health, and well-being to a far greater extent than most people realize. Every thought and feeling, no matter how big or small, impacts our inner energy reserves.
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come.
It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out - It's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline
We often spend so much time coping with problems along our path that we forget why we are on that path in the first place. The result is that we only have a dim, or even inaccurate, view of what's really important to us.
Margaret Wheatley, Leadership and the New Science 
The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - need not be signs of an impending disorder that will destroy us. Instead, fluctuations are the primary source of creativity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
If you think you're too small to have an impact try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
To a young heart everything is fun.
Carlos Maria Giulini, conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (1978-1984)
My intention always has been to arrive at human contact without enforcing authority. A musician, after all, is not a military officer. What matter most is human contact. The great mystery of making music requires real friendship among those who work together. Every member of the orchestra knows I am with him and her in my heart.
Pam Alexander, CEO Alexander Ogilvy Public Relations
Ideas will only get you so far these days. Count on personal relationships to carry you farther. The new economy is not just about the exchange of information. It's about the exchange of relationships.
Phillip C. McCraw in Life Strategies
You do not HAVE to be angry just because you have the right to be angry.
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Forgiveness is not the misguided act of condoning irresponsible, hurtful behavior. Nor is it a superficial turning of the other cheek that leaves us feeling victimized and martyred. Rather it is the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past.
Chinese inscription cited by Thoreau in Walden
Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.
With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
As long as you can find someone else to blame for anything you are doing, you cannot be held accountable or responsible for your growth or the lack of it.
Sara Paddison, The Hidden Power of the Heart
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time -- just like it does for you and me.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.