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travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating
that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die,
it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand
each other, we may even become friends.
-- Maya Angelou
the use of worrying?
It never was worth while,
So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
-- George Asaf
way to happy--
keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from
worry, live simply, expect little, give much.
-- Carol Borges
new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or
it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to
death by a frown on the right man's brow.
-- Charles Brower
secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn
for the past, worry about the future,
or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment
wisely and earnestly.
and kindly remind yourself, ''I cannot own anything.''
It is a valuable thought to keep in mind as you struggle
to improve your financial picture, worry about investments,
and plan how to acquire more and more. It is a universal
principle which you are part of. You must release everything
when you truly awaken. Are you letting your life go
by in frustration and worry over not having enough?
If so, relax and remember that you only get what you
have for a short period of time. When you awaken you
will see the folly of being attached to anything.”
- Wayne Dyer
world is a giant community now. This excuse of
distance, time, doesn’t work...We’re all so connected.
We can’t spend every second of our lives worrying
about another family miles away but we somehow
have to factor it in where we can."
worry that children never listen to you; worry that
they are always watching you.
-- Robert Fulghum
we bear witness, when we become the situation
— homelessness, poverty, illness, violence, death
— the right action arises by itself. We don’t
have to worry about what to do. We don't have
to figure out solutions ahead of time. Peacemaking
is the functioning of bearing witness. Once we
listen with our entire body and mind, loving action
-- Bernie Glassman
food becomes scarce, refugees often turn to desperate
measures to feed themselves and their families.
We are particularly worried about the health of
the refugee population, domestic violence and
refugees resorting to illegal employment or even
to prostitution, just to put enough food on the
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, 2005-
is a very important practice. Live your daily
life in a way that you never lose yourself. When
you are carried away with your worries, fears,
cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from
yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is
always to go back to oneself.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
of us worry about the situation of the world .
. . We need to remain calm, to see clearly. Meditation
is a means to be aware, and to try to help.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
We know the poison from the radioactive dump will
go down under the ground and leak into the water.
We drink from this water. The animals drink from
this water. We're worried that the animals will
become poisoned, and we'll become poisoned in our
-- Eileen Kampakuta
Brown & The Kungka Tju
we eat vegetarian foods,
we needn't worry about what kind of disease our food
died from; this makes a joyful meal!
-- John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.
man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed
I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye,
it because most nights I went to bed and slept when
I should have sat up and worried.
-- Dorothea Kent
and technologies exist to provide clean, affordable
drinking water anywhere in the world. These solutions
will save lives, reduce financial burdens, foster
peace, and relieve millions of people from worrying
about their next drink of water.
-- Jewel Kilcher
careful what you water your dreams with. Water
them with worry and fear and you will produce
weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water
them with optimism and solutions and you will
cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for
ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for
success. Always be on the lookout for ways to
nurture your dream.”
- Lao Tzu
is like paying on a debt that may never come due. --
always had a really developed sense of justice.
As a child, I would rotate my dolls' dresses for
fear that they might come alive at midnight and
one of them would always have the best dress on.
Whatever it was that made me worry about my dolls
I suppose has paid off in my career because, really,
an actor is all about empathy and imagination.
And those are the cornerstones of activism.
-- Susan Sarandon
course, some will say the goal [of abolition] is
a utopian dream of human perfection. We needn't
worry. There will be more than enough sins left
for everyone to commit after we have taken nuclear
bombs away from ourselves.
-- Jonathan Schell
can plan for the future, but we must live in the
present and let go of anxiety and worries about
what might be.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
key to living a 'better world lifestyle' is to
set our sites on where we want to be, but focus
on where we are NOW, and take each step, moment
by moment. The past is past. The future will come
when it comes. We are here in the present. We
can learn from the past. Where we can, we can
try to mend our relationships and do what we can
to create a better world. But where there is nothing
we can do, we have to let it go. We have to let
ourselves live, free of the burdens of guilt,
and regret and anger. We can plan for the future,
but we must live in the present and let go of
anxiety and worries about what might be.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein