Sunday, May 01, 2005

Chakra Quotes (Prana)

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it, A song is no song 'til you sing it, And love in your heart Wasn’t put there to stay - Love isn’t love 'Til you give it away. ~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)" (Thank you, Krystel.) It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.  ~John Bulwer Love never reasons but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done too little.  ~Hannah Moore Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.  ~Zora Neale Hurston Love is the poetry of the senses.  ~Honoré de Balzac A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.  ~Latin Proverb What "love" is I don't know if it's not the response of our deepest natures to one another.  ~William Carlos Williams Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.  ~Jesse Jackson It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.  ~Author Unknown Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  ~Mark Twain Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.  ~Seneca There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life - reciprocity.  ~Confucius How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.  ~George Washington Carver You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  ~John Wooden If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Be kind.  Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  ~Attributed to both T.H. Thompson and John Watson Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.  ~Leo Buscaglia A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.  ~Chinese Proverb Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.  ~Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.  Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.  Your life will never be the same again.  ~Og Mandino I expect to pass through life but once.  If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.  ~William PennTHROAT CHAKRANo one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.  ~Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907 To speak and to speak well are two things.  A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.  ~Ben Jonson The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.  ~Winston Churchill The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music.  Bodies never lie.  ~Agnes de Mille There is in a man an upwelling spring of life, energy, love, whatever you like to call it.  If a course is not cut for it, it turns the ground round it into a swamp.  ~Mark Rutherford (William Hale White), More Pages from a Journal, 1910 We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.  ~Epictetus Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said.  ~Author Unknown Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.  ~Author Unknown Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.  ~William Wordsworth To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make.  ~Truman Capote, McCall's, November 1967 If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.  ~Lord Byron Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.  The chasm is never completely bridged.  We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper.  ~Isaac Bashevis Singer Every word born of an inner necessity - writing must never be anything else.  ~Etty Hillesum, quoted in Ten Fun Things to Do Before You Die by Karol Jackowski A writer's mind seems to be situated partly in the solar plexus and partly in the head.  ~Ethel Wilson Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean.  Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.  ~Theodore Dreiser, 1900 Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.  ~Amy Lowell I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.  ~Georgia O'Keeffe Art is your personal diary where you may color your thoughts and emotions on a page.  ~Sara, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999 If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.  ~Mark Twain The truth needs so little rehearsal.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal DreamsBROW CHAKRAWe have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us.  But there are other senses - secret senses, sixth senses, if you will - equally vital, but unrecognized, and unlauded.  ~Oliver Sacks It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.  ~Henry David Thoreau Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do.  ~Benjamin Spock, Baby and Child Care, 1977 Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.  ~Florence Scovel Shinn Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. ~William Cowper There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.  ~Charles Dickens The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.  ~John Locke, 16 May 1699 Trust your own instinct.  Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.  ~Billy Wilder Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.  ~Michael Burke Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.  ~John Sterling Trust your hunches.  They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.  ~Joyce Brothers Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.  ~Theodore GeiselCROWN CHAKRABeyond my body my veins are invisible.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.  Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point is, to live everything.  Live the questions now.  Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.  ~K.T. Jong It is a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away.  Puzzling.  ~Robert M. Pirsig God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart?  Every grace I need has already been given me.  Oh, lead me to the Beyond within.  ~Macrina Wieherkehr There are joys which long to be ours.  God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.  ~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun Not all those who wander are lost.  ~J.R.R. Tolkien We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.  ~Michel de Montaigne Wisdom begins at the end.  ~Daniel Webster Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~St. Augustine Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

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