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Nonviolence

Nonviolence

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of the spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him too. –MLK, Jr.

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Healing Quotes

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez