Quotable quotes.  We find our inspiration in many places – nature, books, music, people…and what those people say.  Our spring presenting team shares some of their favorites.  Perhaps you’ll find a favorite in one of these!

“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”
~Patanjali, Yoga Sutras

“Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart – a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water – I accept with joy.”
~The Bhagavad Gita

“The devil whispered in my ear, ‘You are not strong enough for the storm.’
Today I whispered in the devil’s ear, ‘I am the storm.'”
~ Cory Booker

“Your house is on fire. Wake up.”

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?”
~Satchel Paige

“There’s nothing in your head that you didn’t put there, kid”
~my grandpa

“I tell you what freedom is to me: no fear.”
~Nina Simome

Swami Nirmalananda  
“Know your own Self.”
~ Swami Muktananda

“Sometimes its really hard to do the right thing, the good thing especially if you feel like your efforts go unnoticed, unappreciated. It reminds me to not be attached to that and to give the world the best I’ve got anyway.”
~Mother Theresa

“We’re all just walking each other home.”
~Ram Dass

“Practice becomes firmly established when done over time, without interruption and with dedication.”
~Sutra 1:14:

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
~Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP”

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