Category Archives: PATHS

All the joy the world contains Has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains Has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.” ― Śāntideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva.

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There is no right or wrong path. There is only the path that you choose. Whatever you choose, there will be many opportunities for you to grow and expand 
– Kuan Yin
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Don’t put the cart before the horse.

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What a road the Cold Mountain road!

Not a sign of horse or cart.

Winding gorges, tricky to trace.

Massive cliffs, who knows how high?

Where the thousand grasses drip with dew,

Where the pine trees hum in the wind.

Now the path’s lost, now it’s time

For body to ask shadow: ‘Which way home?’

Words from Cold Mountain

Han-shan

The skeletons in my closet carouse and party all night, When one opens the door to pee, gee, I get such a fright.

Smartass Rabbi

Feb 23

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No matter that my heart sinks,
sighs, with the weight of skeletons-

paths I forgot to follow
have slowly sealed

rooms go unrecognised
for fear of change

and I cry at the uncertainty of rainbows.

All the daydreams I stole,
refusing to give them back

are stored as silver dust
and each day is a small breath.

Better to have a friend on the road than gold or silver in your purse. French.

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VALERY ROAD RALEIGH. IZZY’S LAST RUN.

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

William Least Heat Moon

http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/50-most-inspiring-travel-quotes-of-all-time/

Dem give yu basket fi carry water. meaning: Someone give yu a raw deal.

http://www.lasanabandele.com/jamaican_proverbs.html

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Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket the people will live

Again referring to co-operation and the combination of resources to get ahead. This proverb can be very useful and is often said.

http://www.maori.cl/Proverbs.htm

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In for a penny, in for a pound.

English

If you called yourself a milk mushroom, get into the basket .

Russian

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There is a path to even the tallest mountain.

http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/proverbs-and-poems-from-afghanistan/

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I want my life to be a mountain stream that rushes down wild flowered slopes through pine glades into green valleys, I do not want culverts to contain my force or cement to channel my flow, nothing to break my life’s course with roots, stones and sand. 


– Lowell McMullin 

http://www.gmd4.org/quotes.html

Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? Garth Nix, Sabriel

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Desire paths

An Easterly scribbles havoc

flagfall wind-scriptin semaphore sedges
winter and dawn
filigreeswamp’s fringe beach spinifex,  halophytic grasses and marram flex, unquietly.
The regolith is etched
with roo paths and clawprints bandicoot
heron rabbit fox.
We focus our telescopes
and settle into contemplate shorebirds

When I had a look at the lights of Broadway by night, I said to my American friends : “What a glorious garden of wonders this would be, to any who was lucky enough to be unable to read. G. K. Chesterton

http://www.midmanhattan.com/articles/new-york-quotes.htm

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There’s a broken light for every heart on Broadway.

There’s a broken heart for every light on Broadway. 

Diane Dickey

Two natures beat within my breast. The one is cursed, the other is blessed. The one I love, the other I hate. The one I feed will dominate. – unknown U.S. Marine

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I think that if you have a horse, pegasus, qilin, or unicorn, you should sit on it! You should stroke its hair, whisper in its ear, be one with it! And you shouldn’t feel sorry if other people don’t have one.”

― C. JoyBell C.

The Dresser Removes the Kimono of Mourning.

http://www.australianpoetry.org/event/vic-the-dresser-removes-the-kimono-of-mourning/

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Jewish Blessing of the Mourners 
Those who are worn out and crushed by this mourning, let your hearts consider this:
this is the path that has existed from the time of creation and will exist forever.
Many have drunk from it and many will yet drink.
As was the first meal, so shall be the last.
May the master of comfort comfort you.
Blessed are those who comforts the mourners.

http://www.shiva.com/learning-center/resources/poems-of-comfort/

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ~ Nigerian

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

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foto of the urunga footbridge in nsw australia at the mouth of the kalang and bellinger rivers into the pacific ocean

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Gumbaynggirr by Travis Blair

“Gather round me children

There’s a story I’ll tell you,

A story about our heritage

A place where we go for a chew.

This place once looked so different

Mangrove trees and river gums,

An abundance of fishing

I encouraged friends to come.

We’d go fishing for Flathead

With our bottle lines and dough

Trying our skills not to tangle

Our lines but we’d have a go.

As we fished the sun shone

We shared our stories and dreams

Hoping our children would continue

Our tradition and what it means.

The white man thought it was better

Destroying my family’s sacred place

Removing all trees and making it a park

And calling it a “community space”.

How can it be a community space?

When the families have left

The place lonely and uninviting,

It hurts inside my chest.

How can my children learn about

Their culture and family?

The laws of survival, the Dreaming

And becoming more manly.

The white man they say “sorry”

yet I still feel sadness and sorrow

I have let down my ancestors

But yet we’ll still live with it tomorrow.
Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/gumbaynggirr#ixzz2noeD48LI

wild brumbies run

LEE EMMETT

http://www.voicesnet.org/displayonepoem.aspx?poemid=153321

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foto – sandy from new york who saves brumbies in brierfield australia

 

“I? I am the wind,’ said Thowra. ‘I come, I pass, and I am gone.’ The strange feathers moved up and down, the strange voice said tartly: ‘And are your sons the same?’ ‘My son is the lightning that strikes through the black night. My grandson is light that pierces the dark sky at dawning.’ ‘Ah,’ said the first emu, ‘and we know your daughter is the snow that falls softly from above and clothes the world in white. You want but the rainbow — that is and was and never will be, and is yet the promise of life — and the glittering ice which is there and is gone: then you and your family will possess all magic.” 

― Elyne Mitchell, Silver Brumby Kingdom

It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.”

― George Eliot, Middlemarch

 

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A swing grinds on its chains.
A child sits pushing.
There’s no eucalyptus,
atlas pine, or flowering ash,
no other child is calling
from the tender modulations of leaves:
just each note
of her ringing hear,
the feeling of being pushed
into the air.

Judith Beveridge

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/676/15/Judith-Beveridge

Any good thing you say to me shall not be forgotten. I shall carry it as near to my heart as my children, and it shall be as often on my tongue as the name of the Great Spirit.

Chief Ten Bears

http://www.experiencefestival.com/native_american_indian_quotes

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There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom travelled,
which leads to an unknown, secret place.
The old people came literally to love the soil,
and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of
being close to a mothering power.
Their teepees were built upon the earth
and their altars were made of earth.
The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.
That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of
propping himself up and away from its life giving forces.
For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply
and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of
life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

http://www.sapphyr.net/natam/quotes-nativeamerican.htm

 

We read to know that we are not alone.”

― William Nicholson

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I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which
we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path
than we have yet got ourselves. ~ E. M. Forster

http://winningspirit.com/speed_reading_quotations.shtml

If you think that you are where you are just because you worked hard, it is easy to become self-righteous and make classist moral judgments about others.

(Charlotte Bunch)

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“When you think yours is the only true path you forever chain yourself to judging others and narrow the vision of God. The road to righteousness and arrogance is a parallel road that can intersect each other several times throughout a person’s life. It’s often hard to recognize one road from another. What makes them different is the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity. The road to arrogance is paved with the love of self.”

― Shannon L. Alder

My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward.

Kenny Loggins

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“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”

― Mary Manin Morrissey

Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.”

― Joss Whedon

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Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
Sai Baba

If yuh nah get wing, nah ah guh a bird sport.

If you feel that you do not belong somewhere you should not go there. Also, if you are unable to do something, you should not do it.

http://www.guyana.org/proverbs.html

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“Like a parakeet, that says what he knows but doesn’t know what he says”

If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.

~Mary Webb

http://www.gadel.info/2011/04/kindness-quotes-and-kindness-proverbs.html

 

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“Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love…Kindness is good will. Kindness says, “I want you to be happy.”


Randolph Ray

http://www.indianchild.com/quotes_for_kindness.htm