Archive for August 2013


August 24, 2013

The Dalai Lama says, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” But know that pity is not compassion, and neither is sentimentality.


August 23, 2013

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.–Margret Thatcher


August 22, 2013

Blaise Pascal said, “There is a God-shaped emptiness in the heart of every person, and… It can only be filled by God…” Having seen that vacuum inside myself, I can tell you that it cannot be filled by belief or covered over by non-belief.–me (Spiritual Heimlich)


August 21, 2013

The mind is a squadron of idiots.–Ornstein


August 20, 2013

When I do something to help another, I do it because it makes me feel good about myself, or because it helps me become the kind of person I want to be, or often for some less noble reason. Regardless of my motivation, no one else has any obligation to respond. Even the recipient of my help owes me nothing not even thanks.–me


August 19, 2013

Forgiveness means letting go of past hopes that didn’t happen. The alternative is the bitterness of longing for a past that never was.–me


August 18, 2013

The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.–George Carlin