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The world's spiritual geniuses seem to discover universally that the mind's muddy river, this ceaseless flow of trivia and trash, cannot be dammed, and that trying to dam it is a waste of effort that might lead to madness. Instead you must allow the muddy river to flow unheeded in the dim channels of consciousness; you raise your sights; you look along it, mildly, acknowledging its presence without interest and gazing beyond it into the realm of the real where subjects and objects act and rest purely, without utterance.

  • Annie Dillard

Ah, so that's what meditation is.

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I just think goodness is more interesting. Evil is constant. You can think of different ways to murder people, but you can do that at age five. But you have to be an adult to consciously, deliberately be good – and that’s complicated.

  • Toni Morrison

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Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.

  • Will Smith

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Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

  • Maya Angelou

I'm a work in progress. Striving towards goals that I believe will help me reach success.

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Today is Maya Angelou quote day.

Actually, it should be everyday.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

  • Maya Angelou

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I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

– Kurt Vonnegut

This is something I need to work on more.

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Robert Macfarlane shares this quote from Thomas Berry
about the importance of the natural world.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We remember it by feel. We experience it as a murmur in the night, a longing and restlessness that we can't name, a yearning that tugs at us. Something in our human blood is still searching for it, still listening, still remembering. Nicaraguan poet-priest Ernesto Cardenal wrote, "We have always wanted something beyond what we wanted." I have loved those words, how they speak to the longing place inside us that seeks to be whole and connected to the earth.

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