Note: This is a reblog of “Quotes to Keep Current Events in Perspective,” today’s observations from our sister site Living Well While Surviving Cancer.
And you might be interested in this article: Daily Crisis Management.
Overview: I Have A Dream
In so many ways, these are tough times. And the death of George Floyd has made these times even tougher. We ALL need to be better. Consider these observations.
From Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Not this week!!!!!! Please read both paragraphs:
So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
Further Quotes to Keep Current Events in Perspective
“In times of stress, sadness, and uncertainty, sage words from great thinkers of the past can help ground us, inspire us, and put things into much-needed perspective.”
Consider the following from her article:
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” — Aristotle
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one will. We ourselves must walk the path.” — Buddha
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” — Dalai Lama
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