“The whole earth is in jail and we’re plotting this incredible jailbreak.” ~Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy
“Wherever you have friends, that is your country; wherever you receive love, that is your home; whoever gives you love, those are your parents.” ~Tibetan Saying (quoted by the Dalai Lama in The Book of Joy by Douglas Abrams, © 2016)
From what I can see of the people like me
We get better
But we never get well
~from Allergies by Paul Simon
“I have found that in life, playing dumb and innocent can get you a long way.” ~Howard Bellamy
“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.” ~Rumi (via)
“Faith is a state of openness or trust… In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. Instead they are holding tight. But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to the truth, whatever it might turn out to be.” ~Shunryu Suzuki (via)
I’m always leery of people who claim to believe in a “literal interpretation of the bible” or “strict interpretation of the constitution.” They’re claiming to have, either through divine providence or their own superior intelligence, supreme knowledge of the One True Way.
I suspect they’re just full of themselves.