[When t]he great social peril is darkness and ignorance. What then…is required? Light! Light in floods!
Don’t get me wrong—happiness is a wonderful emotion and a state to be desired. But is that what our founders really intended to be the pursuit of our country and its people—to be happy?
Each time of life has its own kind of love.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is not just demanding change. It is also transforming how we, the 99%, see ourselves. The shame many of us felt when we couldn’t find a job, pay down our debts, or keep our home is being replaced by a political awakening. Millions now recognize that we are not to blame for a weak economy, for a subprime mortgage meltdown, or for a tax system that favors the wealthy but bankrupts the government. The 99% are coming to see that we are collateral damage in an all-out effort by the super-rich to get even richer.
One of the many inspirational quotes you’ll find here at Life Alive!
It’s a fine line between dwelling on our stuff and working things through. It’s an art form to distinguish the emoting that heals from the emoting that perpetuates unhealthy patterns.
What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.