Thursday, December 30, 2010

Words of Truth

Passing Storm                                                                                           B Upton

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King Jr.


Here are a few quotes I posted on my Waking Planet FB site that I began this past summer. Hope you will join the community there to share global good news and stories that energize and inspire. Check back here soon (better yet subscribe to these posts) for the top 10 Waking Planet stories that give me hope for 2011!

"War is obsolete you know. Of course, the mind could rationalize fighting back, but the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself: the heart and the mind and the war would be inside you." Dalai Lama


"Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do."
Neale Donald Walsch


"Whenever you advise a ruler in the way of Tao, counsel him not to
use force to conquer the universe. For
this would only cause resistance. Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has passed. Lean years follow in the wake of war. Just do what needs to be done. Never take advantage of power...force is followed by loss of strength. This is the way of the Tao. That which goes against the Tao comes to an early end." Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching


‎"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." Helen Keller

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." John Muir

The Catskills                                                                                               B Upton

"Trust returns. Healing happens. Energy flows. Renaissance arrives. Attitudes change. Peace arises. You emerge. "((Kairos)) Tashi Rana


New Day                                                              B Upton

 "Nothing is impossible, even the word itself says...'I'm possible'" Audrey Hepburn


 “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix 


"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt


"In the Mind of God, there is a fully created image of you at your most creative. abundant and joyful. And there is a divine blueprint by which this image would take form in your life. It is not something you can MAKE happen, but it is something you can ALLOW to happen, by making the softening of your heart your primary goal. This is the meaning of spiritual surrender." Marianne Williamson 


Wishing you a peaceful last day of 2010! Let's stoke the power of love in  2011! May you be blessed.




Unknown said...

Great quotes and photographs! Happy New Year :)

Barbara Upton said...

Thank you and may your new year be filled with joyful love!