Thursday, August 21, 2014

Break that Chain ~ Leymah Gbowee

“The person who hurt you....who raped you or killed your family...is also here. If you are still angry at that person, if you haven't been able to forgive, you are chained to him. Everyone could feel the emotional truth of that: When someone offends you and you haven't let go, every time you see him, you grow breathless or your heart skips a beat. If the trauma was really severe, you dream of revenge. Above you, is the Mountain of Peace and Prosperity where we all want to go. But when you try to climb that hill, the person you haven't forgiven weighs you down. It's a personal choice whether or not to let go. No one can tell you how long to mourn a death or rage over a rape. But you can't move forward until you break that chain.”

~  Leymah Gbowee


More at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leymah_Gbowee

Artwork from Liberian artist Tubman Tweh http://allafrica.com/stories/201401171220.html

Sunday, August 10, 2014

On Cleavers ~ Leila Lees

 "Clearing and cleansing, it helps us reach out to the divine. It enables us to move out from staying in our own rubbish, or old patterns of behavior. The other important aspect is the ability to identify and let go of the old patterns and behaviors, letting go of as well as to reach out. Sometimes there’s a leap in our thinking and cleavers can galvanize that thinking. It always calls our attention. Wake up to where you are in your life.”

~ Leila Lees

(I pull masses of this weed from my hedge every year and feed it to the chickens, no wonder they seem so happy!  HQ)

More at http://www.lasavia.co.nz/leila/



Artwork from a gifted artest  unknown to me I'm afraid.

More about cleavers http://backyardpatch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/cleavers-herb-of-week.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ebb and Flow of Justice ~ Jane Addams

“In the unceasing ebb and flow of justice and oppression we must all dig channels as best we may, that at the propitious moment somewhat of the swelling tide may be conducted to the barren places of life......The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” 

         ~Jane Addams



Artwork from  IsmailShammout  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_Shammout

Monday, July 28, 2014

Living with Them ~ Christopher Bamford

‘When we are at home in the garden, tending and nurturing all its plants, animals and minerals, living with them through all the seasons and days, then healing comes upon us like a gift and makes us whole.’

~ Christopher Bamford.



More at  http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/people/detail/christopher_bamford_x/

Artwork from Vincent Van Gogh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Attraction of Simplicity~ Mark Birch

"The attraction of simplicity is mysterious because it draws us in a completely opposite direction from where most of the world seems to be going: away from conspicuous display, accumulation, egoism, and public visibility — toward a life more silent, humble, and transparent than anything known to the extroverted culture of consumerism."

~ Mark Birch

More at  http://simplicityinstitute.org/mark-burch

Artwork from Robert Tavener http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/robert-tavener-6161495.html

Monday, July 21, 2014

Justified War ~ John Howard Yoder

“If the tradition which claims that war may be justified does not also admit that it could be unjustified, the affirmation is not morally serious. A Christian who prepares the case for a justified war without being equally prepared for the negative case has not soberly weighted the prima facie presumption that any violence is wrong until the case for an exception has been made.”

~John Howard Yoder



More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard_Yoder

Artwork by Raymond Verdaguer  http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Verdaguer

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

All my Thoughts ~ Thomas More

"Give me, good Lord, a humble, lowly, quiet, peaceable, patient, charitable, kind, tender,and pitiful mind, in all my works and all  my words and all my thoughts."    

 ~ Thomas More

More at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_More


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