Week 4.1 – Luther King Jr. Day

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King Jr

“A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Let your practice be a celebration of your life.”

“The quieter you become the more you can hear.”

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.

“The ancestors of your thoughts become your future” – Wayne Dyer

"Life is an echo. What you send out comes back."

“When you start counting your blessings, instead of counting the things you feel are missing in your life, your whole life turns around.” – David Scott

“There is no such things as perfections. There is a crack in everything and that were the light enters.” – David Scott

“A wounded deer leaps highest.” - Emily Dickinson

“We need to learn to work together in peace. The Native Americans had a quote that said, “no tree has branches so foolish, as to fight among themselves.”

“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.”

"Never go in search of love, go in search of life and life will find you the love you seek."

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi

“Be strong by bending.”

“If you want to fly, you have to let go of everything that weights you down.”

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

“Row row row your boat” – 1891

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream

Be humble and stay low, like the ocean. It lays low and all the streams come to it.

“The deeper that the love is, the deeper the pain will be. So if you’re miserable and empty and hanging on by a thread, it’s because you’ve experienced a love that most people won’t ever experience in their lifetime. Be thankful for it, remember how it made you feel, and acknowledge that you are capable of falling deeply in love again.

The numbness will set in, to help you, to protect you. It’s your body going into self-preservation mode. But do not let this numbness overtake you. Do not let it shield you from risk and vulnerability. Because without risk and vulnerability, you cannot fall in love.”