Derek V. Schmalenberger

Your mood derives from what you focus on and how you frame it.

You can choose to change.

Minding your own business means getting your priorities straight.

Dwelling on the faults of others adds to your own.

Dhammapada 253 translation

By Others

Hatred never ends through hatred. By non-hatred alone does it end.

Dhammapada 5 translation

Saying what we don’t want doesn’t make clear what we do want; but worse than that, if we frame our objectives in getting rid of something, it leads to violence very often.

→ Marshall B. Rosenberg

Only when we have a healthy relationship with self can we expect to have healthy relationships with others.

→ Paul Chek

More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

Charlie Chaplin

You could not prevent a thunderstorm, but you could use the electricity; you could not direct the wind, but you could trim your sail so as to propel your vessel as you pleased, no matter which way the wind blew.

Cora L. V. Hatch


Tastes differ.

Peace starts within.

Only a fool knows everything.