HeartQuotes from May, 2002
If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come.
Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)
Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble
up, if you just dig.
Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman, Overcoming
Emotional Chaos: Eliminate anxiety, lift depression and create
security in your life
If we can learn to understand the language of the feeling world at the root of
our beliefs and actions, we can better understand how to love and embrace hope
for new solutions. The hope of the new millennium and this decade is that we
will recognize that emotions are the next frontier to be understood and managed
for personal, social and global peace and quality of life.
It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out - It's the grain of sand in your
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.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not Eureka! (I found it) but That's funny...
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.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices
for those which he has.
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.
Everyone should carefully observe
Which way his heart draws him
And then choose that way with all his strength
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core
strength within you that survives all hurt.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.
At the heart of any good business is a chief executive officer with one.
We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify
the emotional baggage and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life
based on current information instead of being held captive by our past. However,
since emotional processes can work faster than the mind, it takes a power stronger
than the mind to bend perception, override emotional circuitry, and provide us
with intuitive feeling instead. It takes the power of the heart.
Bruce Cockburn, A Dream Like Mine
When you know even for a moment
That it's your time
Then you can walk with the power
Of a thousand generations
Managing at the Speed of Change, Daryl R. Conner, (c)1995, Villard Books
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.
George Washington Carver
Most people search high and wide for the keys to success. If they only knew,
the key to their dreams lies within.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180)
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou
wilt ever dig.
To ignore the unexpected (even if it were possible) would be to live without
opportunity, spontaneity, and the rich moments of which life is made.