Quote Sampler

A Sampling of Quotes Selected from the Pages of Harvest

Reflection is one of numerous contemplative wisdom practices found in all world traditions.  In reflecting, you review, question, and reassess, gaining new insights that may provide you with choices you had not considered before, in order to learn from and integrate your experience. Angeles Arrien

While our dominant culture emphasizes surface accomplishments, in our inner gardens the most important work is often the invisible, the work that no one sees, no one knows but you.  It’s the promise you keep to yourself, the discipline it takes to persevere in something you value. Diane Dreher

…the consummation of work lies not only in what we have done, but who we have become while accomplishing the task. David Whyte

Your mind is a garden,
your thoughts are the seeds,
the harvest can be either flowers or weeds.

A little too abstract, a little too wise,
It is time for us to kiss the earth again,
It is time to let the leaves rain from the skies,
Let the rich life run to the roots again.
Robinson Jeffers

Seeds are the tickets to ride.
There’s one life behind them all.
One Life, that the seeds grant us entry to.
Seeds are the vehicles, into and through life.
Tony Basilio

Cultivate the tree which you have found to bear fruit in your soil.  Henry David Thoreau

The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new places but in seeing with new eyes.  Marcel Proust

When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.  Thomas Kinkade

I choose to…live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.  Dawna Markova

To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.  Santayana

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.  George Eliot