Why do you feel so powerless? Go spend an hour with ants. Each of those black specks you see is a life. One whole life that you can save, take, or affect in some way. You have the power to make so many lives better. It is within you. Don’t lose sight of that.
I don’t know why everyoneis still trying to find out whether heaven and hell exist.Why do we need more evidence?They exist here on this very Earth.Heaven is standing atop Mount Qasiounoverlooking the Damascene sightswith the wind carrying Qabbani’sdulcet words all around you.And hell is only four hours away in Aleppo where children’s cries drown out the explosions of mortar bombsuntil they lose their voice,their families, and their limbs.Yes, hell certainly does existright now, at this moment,as I pen this poem. And all we’re doingto extinguish this hellfireis sighing, shrugging, liking, and sharing.Tell me: what exactly does that makeus? Are we any better than the gatekeepers of hell?
May we always be burdened with thinking of the suffering of others, for that is what it means to be human.
Put down your stones. Why are you breaking the window when God has left the door wide open? If you are afraid, lover, follow me. I will guide the way.
Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.
To become a better you, remember to be grateful to people who have contributed to making you who you are today.
You will hardly find wrong people at right places. Choose to be at the right places and you will find the right people who will inspire you to make it happen!
Leaders do what is uncomfortable but helpful. They run away from the comfort that doesn't produce any help for the world.
And then one day you realise that if you want to be rich, you'd have to give away almost everything you own.
Whenever a man can get hold of numbers, they are invaluable: if correct, they assist in informing his own mind, but they are still more useful in deluding the minds of others. Numbers are the masters of the weak, but the slaves of the strong.
My borrowed power insists that negative situations, too, assist me on the path to greater becoming. It's never about the circumstance(s); these are surface level 'symptomatics'. How we deal with the energy it brings, however, is telling of how we choose to respond. There's no escaping Earth-School lessons. Embrace that it's still about your development, and not the illusion of fear's representative attempting to lead you astray. Be conscious and see free.
Life’s good when it’s lived for oneself, it’s great when lived for others. The true means of happiness is to lose your mind by thinking for others!
We owe some of our successes to people who did not want to help us more than we do to those who have helped us.
Your assignment from God is not to change your husband, but to love, follow, assist, and minister to him.
Throw your hands and pull up those in the valley to the hill. However, press your feet on the ground so hard that you don’t fall into the same valley together. Some people’s helping hands became their grave digging tools!
Lift up your two hands, remember one is for helping others while the other is for helping you. Give a helping hand to whoever needs help. I believe you need help too, give help to yourself!
My shoulders, broad and sculpted thick, were designed for two useful purposes. The one, to carry heavy loads like cedar logs and beams of steel and now and then the careful transfer of an injured friend to a bed of safety. The other purpose I consider superior, and that is to be, in all circumstances and forever, your headrest and cry pillow whereupon you may leave your heaviest burdens.
Stop blaming people for not helping you to solve your problems. The question is simple are they the ones in the problem with you? People may teach you, people may advise you, people may inspire you, but it takes YOU to go the extra mile and make an indelible impact!
When the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) found out that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were going to visit the site to assist in bringing it into legal compliance, they freaked out! They insisted that the visit had to be canceled and the result was that I eventually became so sick from the toxic workplace environment that I had no option but to leave.
The biggest surprise that I had during my time in high altitude astronomy was being prevented from arranging a free Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) onsite evaluation to assist with bringing the observatory into OSHA compliance by the upper management team that I reported to.
It's impossible to be involved in all situations, but there's no excuse not to be involved in something, somewhere, somehow, with someone. Make an ounce of difference.
If God give you strength and courage, don't use it to intimidate people or overpower them, rather use your gift to help others find their own way to strength.