Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vision of a culture

RIC_2030 by rchoephoto
RIC_2030, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

The vision of a culture lies in what becomes its major institutions,
in what it remembers, as its most impacting events,
in who it sees as its heroes.

Joan Chittister

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Solution in hieroglyphic

RIC_2089 by rchoephoto
RIC_2089, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Every person’s condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries they would put.
We act it as life, before we apprehend it as truth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


RIC_1745 by rchoephoto
RIC_1745 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering,
because when it comes you’ll know you are dead.

Tennessee Williams

Monday, March 28, 2011


RIC_6393 by rchoephoto
RIC_6393 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

What we reach for may be different,
But what makes us reach is the same.

Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Waken Yourself

RIC_6447 by rchoephoto
RIC_6447 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

By your own efforts
Waken yourself, watch yourself.
And live joyfully.
You are the master.

Gautama Buddha

Saturday, March 26, 2011


RIC_1733 by rchoephoto
RIC_1733 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

You have to walk into Nature with your emotional self,
not with your intellectual self.
You need to open wide you heart so that you can become moist
and drink deeply from the emotional echoes that you receive
from the frown of a gnarled tree or the twist of a branch.

Malidoma Somé, The Healing Wisdom of Africa

Friday, March 25, 2011

Power to imagine better

RCC_8318 by rchoephoto
RCC_8318 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

We do not need magic to change the world,
we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already:
we have the power to imagine better.
J. K. Rowling

Thursday, March 24, 2011


RIC_1735a by rchoephoto
RIC_1735a a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

We cannot avoid using power,
cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world.
So let us,
cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction,
love powerfully.

Martin Buber

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


RIC_0019 by rchoephoto
RIC_0019 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

You might never fail on the scale I did,
but some failure in life is inevitable.
It is impossible to live without failing at something,
unless you live so cautiously
that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case,
you fail by default.

J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


RIC_1732 by rchoephoto
RIC_1732 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity.
That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.

His holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Monday, March 21, 2011

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

DSC_0309 by rchoephoto
DSC_0309 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

"Let us honour the memory of those who died in Sharpeville and other racist incidents by redoubling our efforts to eradicate all forms of racism and racial discrimination. Let us translate good intentions into legal standards and the will to uphold them. Above all, let us cherish the rich diversity of humankind and respect the inherent dignity and equality of every human being."

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
Message for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2010

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Moving on

RIC_6824 by rchoephoto
RIC_6824 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

I can’t do anything about the past.
I am going to get better from here,
stop trying to reinvent myself,
trust my stuff and move on.

Tim Lincecum, Pitcher, San Francisco Giants

Saturday, March 19, 2011


RIC_6408 by rchoephoto
RIC_6408 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

The stuff of our lives doesn’t change.
It is we who change in relation to it.

Molly Vass

Friday, March 18, 2011


RIC_6379 by rchoephoto
RIC_6379 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Therapy is whatever is applied to a situation or condition that brings about healing. …
Therapy means to give birth to, as well as to heal.

Christina Baldwin, One to One

Thursday, March 17, 2011


RIC_1874 by rchoephoto
RIC_1874 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Before fixing what you’re looking at,
check what you’re looking through.

Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


RIC_1725 by rchoephoto 
RIC_1725 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

The coming to consciousness is not a discovery of some new thing;
it is a long and painful return that which has always been. 

Helen Luke

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bearing Witness

RIC_1706 by rchoephoto
RIC_1706 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Once we know, what do we do? ...

... May be the only hope is that our humanity might kick into a higher gear, that the more we admit to seeing, the more we will beleive we are not that different from each other.

Kim Echlin, The Disappeared

Sunday, March 13, 2011


RIC_1740 by rchoephoto
RIC_1740 a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Grace before us,
      Grace beside us,
            Grace within us –
           All by the grace of God.

William S. Kervin, A Year of Grace: 365 Mealtime Prayers

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011


Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

Thus, the task is not so much to see
what no one yet has seen,
but to think what nobody yet has thought
about that which everybody sees.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fear less, love more

Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

Fear less, hope more,
Eat less, chew more,
Whine less, breathe more,
Talk less, say more,
Love more, and all good things will be yours.

Swedish Proverb

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Load you carry

Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

It’s not the load you carry that breaks you down,
it’s the way you carry it. 

Lena Horne

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day-to-day living

Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out. 

Anton Chekhov

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

Beginnings are always clearer than endings. 
Leslie Scrivener, My First Love (January 1, 2011, Toronto Star)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Peace & Freedom

Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. 
Malcolm X

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Your life

Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

If you could remember one thing and have that be your life, what would it be? 
Johanna Skibsrud, The Sentimentalists

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is a reality.

John Lennon