quotes (from PEACE Quotes offered by Living Compassion:  transforming lives, ending suffering & by a encyclopedia of inspirational thoughts at 

“Feelings come & go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”  Thich Nhat Hanh     ‘All the ups & downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say “thanks” to them all.’   Mooji       “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…get up in the morning & look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”  Abraham Joshua Heschel       Life loves to be taken by the lapel & told, “I am with you kid. Let’s go.”  Maya Angelou       Always keep in mind,  that no matter what has happened, you did the very best you could.   And so did those who may have let you down.   Great Love,  The Universe:      Once you realize that the road is the goal & that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task & becomes natural & simple, in itself an ecstasy.   – Nisargadatta Maharaj from

Emily Dickinson:  Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough: &;  & & ABBA’s Take A Chance On Me (SPCA Pet Adoption Video). After watching this, go adopt a needy animal, & you’ll have a friend for life!  Watch amazing dogs at joyful play, intense work & doing amazing feats:  You’ll be glad you did:; & benefit from the “mental floss” medical benefits of a cat’s purr; admire honey badgers’ ingenuity: & accept Life’s invitation via Sufi poet Rumi:  “Come, come, whoever you are. Wonderer, Worshiper, Lover of Leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times. Come, yet again, come, come.”  And a reminder about Life’s beauty “within us:”  And theinspiration of TED / Technology Engineering Design talks: one breath-taking example of a TED talk (copy & paste the link into your browser):; & enjoying every moment — especially our work:  “Give us, O give us, the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time — he will do it better, he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible of fatigue whilst he marches to music.”  – Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Writer.

John Muir:  When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped & dotted with continents & islands, flying through space with other starsall singing & shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.  What a wonderful world: & by Wendy Francisco:  “God & Dog:”  god_n_dog.wmv; & the elephant families that regularly walk through a hotel lobby:     And paradigm-breaking remarks from Alan Watts:  “You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes” & from  “…let’s pretend, just for today, all day long, throughout our every thought & decision, that life is easy, that everyone means well, & that time is on our side. Okay? And let’s pretend that we are loved beyond belief, that magic conspires on our behalf, & that nothing can ever hurt us without our consent. All right?
And if we like this game, we’ll play tomorrow as well, & the next day, & the next, & pretty soon, it won’t be a game at all, because life, for us, will become those things. Just as it’s become what it is today.


Rabindranath Tagore:  The same stream of life that runs through my veinsnight & day runs through the world & dances in rhythmic measures:  watch a heroic fire fighter who resuscitates unconscious kitten: & New Guinea’s extraordinary birds of paradise from Cornell Univ. ornithology researchers: & the friendship between an over-board dog & life-saving dolphin: & a perfect-for-me, kitten-focused Lawson e-greeting card from childhood friend Cynthia Price Glynn:;typewriter artist with cerebral palsy artistically aligns 10 top-row, symbol keys to produce two-dimensional works of art: & watch while three-dimensional drawings come ALIVE before your eyes:      Now & then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness to just be happy.  – Guillaume Apollinaire    And inspiration & hope for humanity — via high school choir students: & be mesmerized by the imagination, brilliance, skill, tenacity, agility & grace of a youthful contestant in the 2015 World Yo-=Yo Championship Finals:

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