HeartQuotes from July, 2003
"Applied to other people, forgiveness is a process through which we seek to free ourselves from the bondage to another person that is maintained for as long as we stand in judgment of them."
-- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Fire In The Soul
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is
invisible to the eye."
"Transforming your reactions to stress is the first and most essential
ingredient of effective leadership - as essential a skill as hiring,
firing, strategy development, and fiscal responsibility. Transform your
stress, and you transform your world."
"There are few human emotions as warm, comforting, and enveloping as
self-pity. And nothing is more corrosive and destructive. There is only one
answer; turn away from it and move on."
"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.
For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power
to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with
great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind."
"Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like
playing the piano or golf. However, you have ample opportunities to
practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session."
"It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is,
not according to what he has."
"The future will generate even more ambiguity and chaos than we face today.
Learning how to raise our individual and collective resilience is not just
a good idea - it is imperative."
"It's an illusion that the mind, through technological inventions, will
correct the current environment of stress, because this environment is
powered by self-centeredness, ambition, competition, and addiction to
stimulation. As I've said many times, the mind can't possibly address these
issues without consulting the intelligence of the heart. It's essential for
us to learn the ways of love and then shape them into an intelligent format
for basic living. Through intentionally practicing more love and care,
people can bring in more of their own spirit, resulting in a deeper bonding
with one another and with God or their personal Source."
"It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy
society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial.
World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of
violence but the manifestation of human compassion."
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking."
"One learns people through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect."
"Slowness to change usually means fear of the new."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched...but
are felt in the heart."
"There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect."
"Be on the lookout for strain in each other, and with compassion and
understanding, lend a helping hand and a mature heart. Helping each other
manage emotional strain can yield creative alternatives and build a new
foundation for heart-based communication and hope."
"The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look
things in the face and know them for what they are."
"Appreciation is a powerful tool to shift perspective. Finding something
to appreciate during a difficult situation quickly moves the perspective to
the big picture from the little picture."