FOR OUR PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY
Possibly only the Great Depression caused more angst among Americans then what we are living through now. Because each one of us is more important than our politics, here are a few words in support of us more personally, and a few additional words about our precious democracy.
Give yourself permission for quiet time away from it all to relax and reflect.
You may not think that the world needs you, but it does. For you are unique, like no one that has ever been before or will come after. No one can speak with your voice, say your piece, shine your light. No one, repeat no one, can take your place, for it is yours
alone. "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -- Buddha
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." -- Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)
Imagine yourself as a small child, “free yet vulnerable, running around and often knocking things over along the way” Invoke a sense of wonder and affection for that child within. “Wouldn’t you feel instinctively protective toward this child? Instead of negative judgment, criticism and reprimand, would you feel tender and caring?” Thinking of this image as yourself as a child, “lets these feelings of tenderness and caring toward your child-self permeate your heart.”
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." Re-examine all you have been told and dismiss what insults your soul. Harvey Feinstein
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Never forget that there is an imprisoned splendor in each of us. "Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is our core and the supreme unifying principle of life hardwired for affection and warmth.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. CAMUS
I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Jefferson to Madison 1787
They may be the FAT CATS but we’re the alley cats and there’s more of us then them. Jim Hightower
A very great vision is needed, and the one who has it MUST FOLLOW IT as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.”― Crazy Horse
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman
Beyond resistance “the possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react” remembering that a limit on what you will do puts a limit on what you can do
It's not what you look at that matters it's WHAT YOU SEE. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do- Goethe
Do we fight to change things or do we fight to punish?” - OR why do we REALLY do what we do? (A frequent question asked by Gandhi of his followers during India’s fight for Independence and just as relevant TODAY).
When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end they ALWAYS fall. Think of it, always. Mahatma Gandhi ... See MoreSee Less
Proud of you MOMS! Although I'm not sure about federal vs state/local authority in this matter, it seems to me that protecting first amendment rights of protesters as well as local/state and federal property should be the responsibility of the Portland police. What if THEY moved in (right now) between Trumps thugs and the protesters? Either way, THANK YOU MOMS!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less