"Everything is interconnected….not a leaf falls or a child is left to suffer without each of us somehow being affected."
"A better understanding of ourselves will bring us closer to an understanding of others."
"One who lets slip by the opportunity to serve another misses one of the richest experiences life has to offer." Pali text
"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and along these fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back as effects." Herman Melville
"Like the pebble thrown into the pond, every act we perform spreads out in ever widening circles, embracing everything in its growing path."
"Love is the most effective connection to all things. It has the power to enlighten, heal, unite, enrich and restore. All we need do is be open to it."
"When we treat others as we would like to be treated, we are creating a basis for living together in peace. From that very solid beginning, we can agree to cooperate, adapt, compromise and share."
"The Lakota Indians believe that love is the first wisdom given to us and that all things are derived from that knowledge."
"When we love, we see through inconsequential things. We concentrate on internal beauty that is unaffected by time or age. It is not that love is blind, it is, rather, that love sees what is essential."
"Listening is love in action."
"Loving, like prayer, is a power as well as a process. It's curative. It is creative." Zona Gale