Dan's Favorite Quotes:
There are them that hold the key
to set everybody free
but they are the lonely ones.
And if the day should come
when they all can work as one
thereíll be a destiny.
"The Lonely Ones" Ė Dave Mason
Hiding the Truth, does not make it go away.
Such is the irresistible nature of Truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants,
is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine
Come mothers and fathers throughout the land,
And donít criticize what you donít understand.
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.
Your old road is rapidly agin'
Please get out of the way if you canít lend a hand
For the times, they are a-changin.
-"The Times They Are A-Changin" Ė Bob Dylan
I donít expect you, to understand.
After youíve caused, so much pain.
But then again, youíre not to blame.
Youíre just a human, A victim of the insane.
- "Isolation" Ė John Lennon
It ainít much fun if you make work out of it.
Keep your face to the light and the shadows fall behind.
- Helen Keller
Inadequate support is not a personal shortcoming.
All people die. But how many truly live?
- Mel Gibson in BraveHeart
The white flag of surrender often turns out to be sail through which the wind of God can blow to propel one through life.
Beliefs are altered by what we choose to contemplate. Our belief creates our reality. What do we choose to create today?
We choose what we create by choosing what we allow ourselves to believe.
The nurturing of our imagination is the key to creating what we want.
The kingdom of heaven is within you.
The Light is always on. We've just become so fearful, we've forgotten how to open our eyes.
Contentment always and only arises when you finally real-ize that you already have everything you need. It's inside you.
Meditate on the heart. The beating of the heart is the gateway to the blissfulness of loving contentment and who we really are.
We cannot use our minds to take us places where only the Heart can go.
Depression is the result of believing in the illusion of darkness. Darkness does not truly exist. Only Light exists.
Truth: The Final Frontier
Why would I need your approval if I already have my own?
Each moment is another opportunity for contentment.
People used to tell me to be patient. I prefer contentment to patience. With contentment, I don't have to wait for anything.
Perhaps it's not us who are "too sensitive" - perhaps it's others who are not sensitive enough.
I've found over the years in my recovery, that it's extremely important for me not to deny my cowardice by masking it as the "virtue" of acceptance.
I've heard it said that alcoholics are the only people who treat their isolation with lonliness. A compassionate heart might rather consider that perhaps alcoholics are conditioned to do this because they realize they are better off being alone than they were being abused.
Never in my life have I ever seen shame do anything to heal another's shame. It would be just as likely that fire would put out fire.
Honesty without compassion is a subtle form of character assasination - a subtle way to build ourselves up at the expense of knocking others down.