”If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its mighty waters.
The struggle may be a moral one or it may be a physical one, or it may both be moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” ~ Frederick Douglas
”The images of peace are ephemeral, the language of peace is subtle. The reasons for peace, the definitions of peace, the very idea of peace have to be invented, and invented again.
Children, everybody, here’s what to do during war: In a time of destruction, create something. A poem. A parade. A community. A school. A vow. A moral principle. One peaceful moment.” ~ Maxine Hong Kingston
You are the magic that you seek.You are the most important book that you need to read. And to do so, you only need to take the time to cultivate a sensitive awareness of your own unique energy to discover what is beneficial to you to live in harmony with this Life and what is not. There are many people out there with useful messages but once you get the message don’t cling to the messenger. Take what you need and move on. Your spirit is the only guru you need to follow.
“A true love will protect your tender heart, not expect for you to develop a thicker skin.” ~Q.
The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels, that’s creative living. The courage to go on that hunt in the first place, that’s what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert – Big Magic