Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“The soul is healed by being with children.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Who cannot have compassion for the vulnerability and naivety of a child? As we open our hearts to them, we see ourselves in them too, and become more open to flow healing compassion to our inner child, our ageless soul.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” ~ Antoine de Saint Expury
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
“Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.” ~ Oliver Wendell
Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ~ Nelson Mandela
As Wayne Dyer said, "Children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say."
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” ~ Franklin P. Jones
As Angela Schwindt said, "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about" ...
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
What Our Children Really Need to Know - by Debbie Milam
As I gathered the sugar, eggs and butter I noticed a young man about 16 or 17. Every inch of his body was covered in tattoos and multiple piercing. Although his appearance attracted my attention, what was most evident was the level of pain and sadness on this young man's face. It was a look of utter despair, deep loneliness, and mournful suffering. Maybe I was able to see this teenager's suffering because of the pain our family had felt this past month. Maybe all of the deep grieving we had experienced from the traumatic events in our lives had opened up my heart to a deeper level of empathy. Continues