“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To prepare for war, is to plant millions of seeds of violence, anger, frustration, and fear that will be passed on for generations to come. ” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To prepare for war, is to plant millions of seeds of violence, anger, frustration, and fear that will be passed on for generations to come. ”   ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“Within each experience of pain or negativity is the opportunity to challenge the perception that lies behind it, the fear that lies behind it, and choose to learn with wisdom. The fear will not vanish immediately, but it will disintegrate as you work with courage. When fear ceases to scare you, it cannot stay. When you choose to learn through wisdom, to evolve consciously, your fears surface one at a time in order for you to exorcise them with inner faith. This is how it happens. You exorcise your own demons.” ~ Gary Zukav

“We’re in a freefall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It’s a very interesting shift of perspective and that’s all it is… joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes.” ~ Joseph Campbell

“We're in a freefall into future. We don't know where we're going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you're going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It's a very interesting shift of perspective and that's all it is... joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes.”  ~ Joseph Campbell

“In the drastically changing world we find ourselves in right now, we are often inspired to dig deep in discovering more about our true selves. We see the social uprising and ever growing awareness sweeping its way across the planet -this is undeniable -but what we are also seeing is a movement of looking inward that is sending people on a conscious journey far beyond what our minds could have ever thought was possible. Breaking away the layers of programming and beliefs of who we think we are and why we do what we do, we begin to discover what could be called inherent truths that lie within us. It seems almost by natural progression that many are beginning to discover a deeper understanding of who we are and what life is all about. This is coming by questioning life, observing our individual experiences and becoming aware of how our thoughts and actions are painting our futures as we move forward.” ~Collective Evolution