"Everything the soul endeavours or endures under the guidance of wisdom ends in happiness".   Socrates

"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do." Brené Brown

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."  Maya Angelou

"Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul."  Anne Lamott

"Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you   found them."  Marvin J. Ashton

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."  William Arthur Ward

"Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. Trust. Hope. Love. Wish. Believe. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of  always focusing on how far you have to go."  Mandy Hale

"Just trust your own voice. And keep exploring the things that are interesting to you."  Nikki Giovanni

"Wherever you go, you meet part of your story."   Eudora Welty

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with great gratitude of those who have lighted the flame  within us."  Albert Schweitzer

"People who are "spiritually independent" are less concerned with where the wisdom comes from than its capacity to make them more empathetic, just, and awake to  the unity of all life."  Spirituality and Practice

"There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”  Paulo Coelho

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we  believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."  e. cummings

"Remember one thing only: that it's you-nobody else-who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for  anybody else." e. cummings

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite,  which is yes." e. cummings

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  S. Eliot

"If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks."  S. Eliot

"Everyone gets the experience. Some get the lesson."  S. Eliot

"Those who arrive at the end of the journey are not those who began."  S. Eliot

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all."  Emily Dickinson

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then for a second time in the history of the  world humanity will have discovered fire.  Teilhard de Chardin

“What we are aware of we are in control of. What we are not aware of is in control of us."  G. Jung

“If we bring forth what is within us, what we bring forth will heal us. If we do not bring forth what is within us, what we do not bring forth will destroy us."   A quote  Jung  took from the Gnostic Gospel

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious."  Love - A video you must watch.  Click on the link to the right ⇒ /Einstein Video.mp4  Albert Einstein

“You …(name)…. are the universe in the form of a man/woman."  Judy Cannato     (Suggestion:  Say these words to each member of the group)

"I dwell in possibility."    Emily Dickinson

"I am out with lanterns, looking for myself."   Emily Dickinson

"That it will never come again is what makes life sweet."    Emily Dickinson