Look at every path

Carlos Castaneda, Peru

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask yourself this crucial question: does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn’t, it's of no use.

We don't have to be right

Claire Elizabeth Terry, England

(Submitted by the author)

We don't have to be right, we have to be love.

To get to know each other

Arnold Toynbee, England

(Submitted by Bruce Sheppard, England)

To get to know each other on a worldwide scale is the human race’s most urgent need today.

This extraordinary thing

J. Krishnamurti, India

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you, the world is transformed.

Blue Moon

Ella Fitzgerald, USA

A supernatural love story

Alberto Villoldo, Cuba

(Submitted by June Weston, USA)

Despite being trained in science, like most other humans I am somewhat superstitious, and believe that anything out of my ordinary day-to-day experience is unusual, when not outright terrifying. For the shaman, the supernatural world does not exist. There is only the natural world, which has a visible and an invisible dimension.

The Role of a Lifetime

Michael Douglas, USA

(Submitted by the author and originally published in 'The Art of Living')

It’s hard to balance work and family. I work in an industry that has a relatively short window of opportunity, extremely long hours and can take you away from home for months at a time. The rewards can be fantastic: fame, wealth, artistic gratification, never standing in line for a table at a restaurant. But the guilt of shortchanging your family can gnaw away at you.


Nathaniel Hawthorne, USA

(Submitted by Amy Vidal, USA)

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.

In silence

Brit'ne Julyan, USA

(Submitted by the author)

In silence you create me gradually,
as a wind invariably creates a mood.

You hold my evolution to the day,
translating the purpose of the past
to an impression of no consequence,
you arrest my profound uncertainty.

Regarding the pretense of my demeanor
with absolute recognition,
you remain captivated by what cannot be perceived,
allowing that which is inseparable,
providing a place

Where, grounded in your essence I venture,
realize the inconceivable
and journey in your most even moments

Where there is love

Mahatma Gandhi, India

(Submitted by Claire Stevens, Canada)

Where there is love, there is life.

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