words of Wisdom
from inspiring thought leaders around the world
John Perkins - The New CONFESSIONS of an economic hitman
We must replace divide-and-conquer mentalities with compassion and a commitment to regenerating ravaged environments. We must unite as a crew that will navigate this ‘space station’ towards a truly prosperous future.
David Suzuki - The Legacy
We are spiritual beings, and we need spirit more than ever. We need to understand that nature gave us birth and is our home and source of well being, and that we will return to it.
We needn’t be saddled with the impossible weight of managing the entire biosphere, but we must meet the challenge of living in a balance with the sacred elements. We are part of a community of beings that are related to us.
We should know that there are sacred forces impinging on us that we will never understand or control. We need sacred places where we go with veneration rather that to seek resources or opportunity.
These, then, are our most fundamental biological, social, and spiritual needs.
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda - Freedom from our fault finding nature
Let us live lives of self-rectification and politeness. Let us see good in all and weakness within ourselves. Let us gradually become free from faults and mistakes.
M. Al Gathafi - The Green book
The material needs of the people that are first and foremost are clothing, food, home and personal means of transportation. These are sacrosanct and must be privately owned. They are not to be leased from others. To obtain these essential needs in return for payment is to enable the real owner to intervene in another person’s private life and control his essential needs. As a result, man’s liberty is manipulated and man’s aspiration to happiness is aborted.
Gregory David roberts - The mountain shadow
But the new forest that grows back in a scarred heart is sometimes wilder and stronger than it was before the fire.
Toa Te Ching - Verse 9
Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.