“I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.” ~ Augusta Savage Augusta Savage was a sculptor, art teacher, and art program director who moved from Florida to Harlem. She wasContinue reading “Inspiration”
Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī more popularly known as Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the most popular poet in the United States.
“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control.” Jack Kornfield “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. ~Chris Pine Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is freeContinue reading “Control”
“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” – William Shakespeare “Sometimes heroism is nothing more than patience, curiosity, and a refusal to panic.” – Leif Enger “I am patient with stupidity but not with those whoContinue reading “Patience”
“You always drop by, to enlighten my mind, when my wings are feeling heavy & I’ve forgotten how to fly.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones More on Heaviness “I believe that with all things in life, there is a constant need to let go of the idea of “trying hard”, there’s a heaviness in trying hardContinue reading “Heaviness”
“Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.” ~ MalcolmContinue reading “Get Real”
“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.” ~ Maya Angelou More on Breathing: “Who will tell whether one happyContinue reading “Breathe”
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. More on Believing: “IContinue reading “Believe”