A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on life and lessons

Life brings you exactly what you need.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Source: The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship (Toltec Wisdom Book)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Richard David Bach on future, choices, lessons, change, learning, and past

Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions

Contributed by: Moni

A Quote by Karen Andes on strength, fail with integrity, lessons, losing, weakness, opportunities, and learn

Strength is not ust victory, but the ability to fail with integrity and take tfe lessons of losing and weakness as oportunites to learn.

Karen Andes

Source: A Woman's Book of Strength

Contributed by: Kimpossible

A Quote by David Brainerd on lessons, humility, distress, despair, and hope

David Brainerd-saturday april 10 1742

oh, that al my late distresses and awful apprehensions might prove but Christ's school to make me fit for greater service, by teaching me the great lesson of Humility!

David Brainerd

Source: The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Contributed by: Jason

A Quote by Sara O'Vivian on inspirational poetry, indigo poetry, let go, life, and lessons

Here are some sample poems from the book:

The Way I Walk

Look.  I have trekked a lifetime,
The path behind is gone.
See.  Darkness behind me,
But before me wakes the Dawn.
Know the Path is endless,
And truly just begun.
And I have walked with no one,
Yet I am not alone.
The Way I walk is Home.

                                       [March 1, 1973]


Music is a friend to me --
A playful thing, a fantasy.
A night of darkness becomes light.
A day of fear is made all right.
Anything I want to see
Is brought to me through harmony
                                    of Music.

Music can be sadness,
Music can be love.
Music can be gladness
And the strength to rise above.
In this life we seek a key --
A magic thing to set us free.
In a cage with bars of glass
Happiness is all we ask.
Many stars won't shine for me,
But I'm anything I want to be
                                    with Music.

[SONG, December 31, 1981] 

Let Go!

I've asked myself a thousand times,
Why?  Why must this be?
The suffering, injustice, a world in agony.
People live from day to day
In loneliness untold,
Praying for some miracle,
Or happiness, or gold.
As I see their misery,
Their sorrow, and their woe,
A little voice speaks soft to me,
"You've seen it, now let go."

I've asked myself a thousand times,
Why must I feel such pain?
I've tried to live a life that's true,
Yet meet with much disdain.
I give to others who gladly take
'Till nothing's left for me,
And I ask my God within,
Why?  How can this be?
Have I not felt suffering,
Felt agony, and woe?
A little voice then comes to me,
"You've felt it, now let go."

I've asked myself ten thousand times,
And now the meaning's clear.
The world is not a paradox,
The answer is right here.
The lure of earthly fortune
Is empty as the air.
The Way within holds all the Light,
To It, the world cannot compare.

And though I live within this world
Of folly and of woe,
I know full well the lesson here:
Let Go!  Let Go!  LET GO!

[December 4, 1982]

Sara O'Vivian

Source: Diary of a Seeker: a Book of Poetry, Songs, and Art

Contributed by: Sara

A Quote by Marlo Morgan on imperfection, lessons, choice, suffering, and pain

"There should be no suffering for any creature except for what they accept for themselves."  That was a thought to ponder.  Spirit Woman explained that each individual soul on the highest level of our being could, and sometimes did, select to be born into an imperfect body; they often came to teach and influence the lives they touched.  Spirit Woman said that members of the tribe that had been murdered in the past had selected prior to birth to live their life to the fullest but, at some point in time, to be a part of some other soul's enlightenment test.  If they were killed, it was with their agreement on an external level and only indicated how truly they understood forever.  It meant the muderer had failed the challenge and would be tested again someplace in the future.  All diseases and disorders, they believe, have some spiritual connection and serve as stepping-stones if Mutants would only open up and listen to their bodies to learn what is taking place.

Marlo Morgan

Source: Mutant Message Down Under, Pages: 175

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A Quote by Kent Nerburn on age, patience, teachers, elders, lessons, and change

It is not easy for a man to be as great as a mountain or a forest.  But that is why the creator gave them to us as teachers.  Now that I am old I Iook once more toward them for lessons, instead of trying to understand the ways of men. They tell me to be patient.  They tell me I cannot change what is, I can only hope to change what will become.  Let the grasses grow over our scars, they say, and let flowers bloom over our wounds.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder, Pages: 21..22

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Kent Nerburn on weakness and lessons

"We are weak," Dan said. "We are weak for alcohol.  Just like white people are weak for owning things."  He turned to me.  "But those weaknesses are gifts, just like our strengths are gifts.  Weaknesses make us strong, because they make us stand up to ourselves."

Kent Nerburn

Source: Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder, Pages: 156

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Hugh on now, life, and lessons

It's not that "today is the first day of the rest of my life," but that now is all there is of my life.

Hugh Prather

Contributed by: Red

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