A Quote by William James on community, individual, zaadz, human, water, and rootlets

I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big successes.  I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of human pride.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, Pages: 197

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A Quote by Sandra Day O'Connor on community, tapestry, and integration

We don't accomplish anything in the world alone...whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.

Sandra Day O'Connor

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A Quote by David Kelley on david kelley, cultural chaos, and community

"Almost everyone agrees that today's culture is in a crisis," says Kelley. "Morally corrupt leaders, nihilistic movies and music, a bankrupt educational system, random acts of horrific violence-these symptoms are all around us. Millions sense that the source of this cultural chaos lies in a poverty of values: in moral rootlessness, in a lack of philosophical moorings.

"I believe that Objectivism offers the moral and philosophical solution. The Objectivist Center is leading the way. We are laying the intellectual groundwork for cultural regeneration; finding the principled solutions to the practical problems of modern living; fostering a benevolent community rooted in respect for individual human life and liberty." ~ David Kelley

David Kelley

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A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on africa, success, community, class, politicians, sierra leone, and west africa

"In Africa," S. B. once remarked, "if you do well, people close to you will hate you."

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 97

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A Quote by Paul Wellstone on politics, ethics, community, and paul wellstone

“A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.”

Paul Wellstone


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A Quote by Howard Thurman on community, brothers, and growth

“Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers.”

Howard Thurman

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A Quote by Aeon on zaadz, ceo, chief experience officer, community, social network, box, silo, and spirituality

First of all, I just want to make a distinction about who zaadz is serving. When we first came up with the idea for zaadz, we talked about creating a community for ‘spiritual’ people. Unfortunately, the word ‘spiritual’ normally conjures up a vision of groups of monks sitting in silent meditation or perhaps... a bunch of idealistic vegans.

Our big realization is that ‘spiritual’ doesn’t have to be put into a box (or a silo). We believe that spirituality is about following your soul’s purpose, whether that’s about doing yoga,  spinning poi or creating the next big thing on the web.

Aaron Eisenberger

Source: Aeon's Blog: Towards an Integral Zaadz

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by :franc on zaadz, community, inspiration, sustainability, and social network

We want to be part of people’s lives. People who want to live a life of health and sustainability. We want our members to learn from each other. We want our members to have various opinions. We want debate. We want encouragement. We want community.

We are not here to provide a platform for meaninglessness. We want people to come here for inspiration.

Franc Paul

Source: :franc's Blog: So what up with all this positive communication?

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Marianne Williamson on fear, courage, liberation, community, and a course in miracles

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children we do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

Source: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on community, day, family, nations, projects, time, and uncertainty

If we are too busy, if we are carried away every day by our projects, our uncertainty, our craving, how can we have the time to stop and look deeply into the situation-our own situation, the situation of our beloved one, the situation of our family and of our community, and the situation of our nation and of the other nations?

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Zaady

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