“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
About Carol O'Connor
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Entries by Carol O'Connor
The area around the mic was crowded with speakers, dignitaries and their entourages. Wearing a black suit, black tie and white shirt, Dr. King edged through the melee towards the podium. All people could see was a speck. And they listened to it.
“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.”
“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough…”
“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”
There was a girl whose family was very wealthy. One day her mother took her on a trip to the country, where she aimed to show her daughter how poor people live. They arrived at the farm of a very poor family, and spent several days there. On their return, the mother asked her daughter if she liked the trip.
“The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is.”
“I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before. Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.”
“We can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.”
Sharon Salzberg (b.1952)
Teacher of Buddhist meditation