People can live their whole lives
without love, and still live, and still function. And the same
is true of wilderness in that not having known, they don’t
know what they’ve missed or what they have lost. It actually
doesn’t mean anything until you’ve experienced it
- Peter Dombrovskis, Australia’s most celebrated wilderness
photographer, 2003 Wildness documentary, cited by Tom Walter
mai, aroha atu.
(Love towards us, love going out from us.)
- Maori Proverb
What does your heart say?
greeting (Na ca anun)
Ma sa sa' laa ch'ool (mah sah sah laa ch'ohl) (literally,
is there happiness in your heart?)
Sa in ch' oo' (sah een ch'ohl), (Yes, my heart is happy.)
- Maya Q'eqchi Expression, Belize
This eye looks with love
This eye looks with judgment
Free me, take the sight out of this eye
- Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
The most important thing is to have a kind heart.
De la vista nace el amor. (Love grows from
- Mexican proverb
Ni amor recomendzado ni chocolate recalentado. (Neither
rekindle a love affair nor reheat chocolate.)
- Mexican proverb
What do I do when my love is away?
- The Beatles
Love the world as your own self, then you can truly care for
- Lao Tsu
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Who knows, but that the universe is not one vast sea of compassion?
- Jack Kerouac
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen
or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller
Para mí sólo recorrer los caminos que tienen
corazón, cualquier camino que tenga corazón. (I
only trek the paths that have heart, whatever path that has
- Carlos Castaneda, The
Teachings of Don Juan
Music is love for the masses, love for all classes. Love respects
- Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell
Fire, Everybody Ona Move
Love just one nation and the whole world you divide.
The Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi lead many peaceful rebellions
against oppressive governments, first in South Africa and later
in British-controlled India. At first he called his strategy
'passive resistance,' but later disavowed that term because
it had negative implications. He ultimately chose the Sanskrit
word satyagraha, meaning 'love force' or 'truth force.' Truth
(satya) implies love, he said, and firmness (agraha) is a synonym
for force. Satyagraha is thus the force which is born of truth
- Rob Brezsny, Free
When you see the world as lover, every being, every phenomenon,
can become -- if you have a clever, appreciative eye -- an expression
of that ongoing, erotic impulse.
- Joanna Macy, World
as Lover, World as Self
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power
predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of
- Carl Jung