"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires." Nelson Mandela

Timeless and timely words . . . .

“There's not one person on the planet, even my greatest teachers, with whom I agree on every subject. I conclude that perfect accord is impossible, and that's a good thing.” Rob Brezsny

A good reason to cultivate good conflict management skills . . .

"The human being is that space in which the comprehensive compassion that pervades the universe from the very beginning now begins to surface -- within consciousness. (As compared with the natural displays of compassion by other creatures that is not necessarily 'within consciousness.') That's the only difference. We didn't create compassion, but it's flowing through us -- or it could. The phase change that we're in seems, to me, to depend upon that comprehensive compassion unfurling in the human species." Brian Swimme

An immensely important challenge for these times —

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Mohandas Gandhi

What a great way to look at happiness!

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller

This woman knew something about optimism . . .