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Archive for February, 2016

The Greatest Speech Ever Made

It’s been called the greatest speech ever made.

In the last scene of the 1940 movie The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin delivers a most astounding, powerful, and timeless message for humanity.

 

 


Voluntary Simplicity

‘Voluntary simplicity is a manner of living that is outwardly more simple and inwardly more rich, a way of being in which our most authentic and alive self is brought into direct and conscious contact with living. The objective is not dogmatically to live with less but is a more demanding intention of living with balance in order to find a life of greater purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction.’

Duane Elgin
American author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist
His books include The Living Universe: Where Are We?  Who Are We? Where Are We Going?; Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future; Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich; and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness
With Joseph Campbell and other scholars he co-authored the book Changing Images of Man


The Important Thing Is This

‘The important thing is this. To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.’

Charles Dubois
Belgian naturalist
Author of Planches colorées des oiseaux de l’Europe/Color plates of the birds of Europe and Catalogue systématique des Lépidoptères de la Belgique/Systematic catalog of the Lepidoptera of Belgium


Love Is Life

‘Love is life and if you miss love, you miss life.’

Leo Buscaglia
American author and motivational speaker
Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California


Do Not Fear Mistakes

‘Do not fear mistakes. There are none.’

Miles Davis
American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer
Widely considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century


Dancing

‘Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education. Dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?’

Friedrich Nietzche
German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Lantin ad Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history


Change Your Thoughts And Feelings

‘You are not happy because you are well. You are well because you are happy. You are not depressed because trouble has come to you but trouble has come to you because you are depressed. You can change your thoughts and feelings, and then the outer things will come to correspond, and indeed there is no other way of working.’

Emmet Fox
New Thought spiritual leader of the early 20th century
Famous for his large Divine Science Church services held in New York City during the Great Depression