Connection

A Quote by Lady Nancy Astor on education, educate, teach, teacher, selflessness, connection, and relationship

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.

Lady Nancy Astor

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/experiential-learning-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on compassion, buddha, buddhism, and connection

Please Call Me By My True Names
Don't say that I will depart tomorrow-
even today I am still arriving.
Look deeply: every second I am arriving
to be a bud on a Spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with still-fragile wings,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.
I still arrive,
in order to laugh and to cry,
to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart
is the birth and death of all that is alive.
I am a mayfly metamorphosing
on the surface of the river.
And I am the bird
that swoops down to swallow the mayfly.
I am a frog swimming happily
in the clear water of a pond.
And I am the grass-snake
that silently feeds itself on the frog.
I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
my legs as thin as bamboo sticks.
And I am the arms merchant,
selling deadly weapons to Uganda.
I am the twelve-year-old girl,
refugee on a small boat,
who throws herself into the ocean
after being raped by a sea pirate.
And I am the pirate,
my heart not yet capable of seeing and loving.
I am a member of the politburo,
with plenty of power in my hands.
And I am the man who has to pay
his "debt of blood" to my people
dying slowly in a forced-labor camp.
My joy is like Spring, so warm
it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.
My pain is like a river of tears,
so vast it fills the four oceans.
Please call me by my true names,
so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once,
so I can see that my joy and pain are one.
Please call me by my true names,
so I can wake up
and the door of my heart
can be left open,
the door of compassion.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Richard David Bach on connection, true family, and family

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life.  Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Pages: 64

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on life, living, intuition, connection, destiny, life path, soul, and universal

The boy was beginning to understand that intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we able to know everything, because it's all written there.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist

Contributed by: Allison

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on love, meditation, unity, and connection

Continue until you see yourself in the cruelest person on Earth, in the child starving, in the political prisoner. practice until you recognize yourself in everyone in the supermarket, on the street corner, in a concentration camp, on  a leaf, in a dewdrop. Meditate until you see yourself in a speck of dust in a distant galaxy. See and listen with the whole of your being. If you are fully present, the rain of Dharma will water the deepest seeds in your store consciousness, and tomorrow, while you are washing the dishes or looking at the blue sky, that seed will spring forth, and love and understanding will appear as a beautiful flower.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Teachings on Love, Pages: 66

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Ken Wilber on self, ego, connection, and one taste

When the thunder roars, do you not hear your Self? When the lightening cracks, do you not see your Self? When clouds float quietly across the sky, is this not your very own limitless Being, waving back at you?

Ken Wilber

Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader., Pages: 35

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Sanaya Roman on joy, gratitude, compassion, state, higher self, attitude, love, presence, appreciation, connection, feeling, give, receive, ability, freedom, and joyful

Joy is an attitude; it is the presence of love - for self and others. It comes from a feeling of inner peace, the ability to give and receive, and appreciation of the self and others. It is a state of gratitude and compassion, a feeling of connection to your higher self.

Sanaya Roman

Source: Living With Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation (Earth Life Series, Book I), Pages: 11

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on true names, compassion, connection, and presence

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death
of all that is alive.



Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Call Me By My True Names, Pages: 72

Contributed by: Jessica

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