"I am humble & meek, learn from me." -Jesus The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. "A horse. A horse. My Kingdom for a horse." -King Richard at the Battle of Bosworth This above all to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, That thou canst not then be false to any man. Will. Shakespeare, Hamlet It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain. -Dorothy talking to Toto. Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. -H.D. Thoreau It's being here now that's important. There's no past & there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it. We can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one. -Geo. Harrison " And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil that is understanding." -Job28:23,28 I believe we would be happier to have a personal revolution in our lives and go back to simpler living and more direct thinking. It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love & duty, work & rest, & living close to nature. There are not hot house blossoms that can compare in beauty & fragrance with my bouquet of wildflowers. -_Laura Ingalls Wilder The Real Things Haven't Changed The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest & truthful, to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; & have courage when things go wrong. If someone said, "Write a sentence about your life," I'd write, "I want to go outside & play." " We need the tonic of the wilderness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk; to smell the whispering sedge where only the wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground." -Henry D. Thoreau The thing about choices is that once they 're made , they turn around & make us. What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality. -Plutarch "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity." -John Muir What a strange illusion it is to believe that beauty is goodness. -Tolstoy In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not. "I'm very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don't want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error." -Tasha Tudor If LOVE is the core of all major spiritual teachings, what is the purpose of so many different religions?