News & Inspiration

June 26, 2017

I define hope as distinct from optimism or idealism. It has nothing to do with wishing. It references reality at every turn and reveres truth. It lives open-eyed and wholeheartedly with the darkness that is woven ineluctably into the light of life and sometimes seems to overcome it.

June 25, 2017

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.

- Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Jun 25 : Barbara Kingsolver

June 24, 2017

… I have come to recognize that the question I wake up with is the path I follow for the whole day …

- Dawna Markova, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life
Jun 24 : Dawna Markova

June 23, 2017

The influence of a single transformed life is beyond calculation; it ripples out and touches the lives of countless others.

- Ellen Grace O’Brian, in Anne Hillman, Awakening the Energies of Love
Jun 23 : Ellen Grace O’Brian

June 22, 2017

There is in each of us, no matter how humble, a capacity for love. Even if our lives have not taken the course we had envisioned, even if we are less than the shape of our dreams, we are part of the human family. Somewhere, in the most inconsequential corners of our lives, is the opportunity for love.

June 20, 2017

It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.

- Doe Zantamata
Jun 20 : Doe Zantamata

June 19, 2017

When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.