Monday, May 31, 2010
"It's easy to feel contempt for those humans who aren't as...present, or self-actualized as you are - but why not allow yourself to experience compassion instead? After all, you're hardly perfect; there are certainly people who are further along whatever spectrum you value. Hopefully they're willing to treat you to patience and understanding as you find your way - you should do the same for those who are still working on finding their own paths. This week, ditch scorn and condescension in favor of kindness and empathy. You'll find not only does it inspire all around you - it elevates you as well."
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
"If you want your children to be generous, you must first allow them to be selfish. If you want them to be disciplined, you must first allow them to be spontaneous. If you want them to be hard-working, you must first allow them to be lazy. This is a subtle distinction, and hard to explain to those who criticize you. A quality cannot be fully learned without understanding its opposite. "
William Martin from an email about the "2010 Rethinking Everything Conference"
Monday, May 24, 2010
Brian Holman, former Seattle Mariner's pitcher whose family had endured a series of trials over the past five years, in the Seattle P-I 12/15/04
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
"A teacher of God is anyone who choses to be one. His qualifications consist solely in this: somehow, somewhere he has made a deliberate choice in which he did not see his interests as apart from someone else's."
A Course in Miracles, from the Manual for Teachers
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
"Anyone who wants to do this has to like children and understand they are unpredictable. You can go into a day with a certain schedule or set of goals, but children are not always going to comply. You just have to be adaptable."
Dr. Donna Quinby in The Seattle Times, she was talking about Pediatric Dentistry, but I think this is one of the best quotes on parenting I have ever read
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
"Our political leaders sometimes make us forget that all of us on this small planet are equally precious children of God."
Rick Steves, travel guru and author of Europe Through the Back Door 2010 as well as many other travel books