BLACK & WHITE

“Thus, for thousands of years human history has been a magnificently futile conflict, a wonderfully staged panorama of triumphs and tragedies based on the resolute taboo against admitting that black goes with white.” – Alan Watts 

BLACK & WHITE - CJM

By CJM

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You Are Valuable

“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being – not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money – but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.” – Wayne Dyer

Born Again

“A human being must be born twice. Once from his mother & again from his own body & his own existence. The body is like an egg & the essence of man must become a bird in that egg through the warmth of love & then he must go beyond his body & fly in the eternal world of the soul.” – Sultan Valad

LOVE EVERYTHING

“Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.” ~Feodor Dostoyevsky~

Martin Luther King, Jr & Barack Obama

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away & the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love & brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK

“Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” -President Barack Obama
“When our days become dreary w/ low-hovering clouds of despair & when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way & transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. – Martin Luther King, Jr.”
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 “Today commemorates the birth date of a modern day martyr, Dr. Martin Luther King. I am forever grateful to Dr. King as I remember the way he attempted to impact people who have long killed the messenger without trying to understand the message. This most special day remembers the birth of the man who dedicated his entire life promoting a message of equality, truth & fairness. Let each of us today promote peace in our own way. One of the ways we can do that is to invite peace into our lives, starting with what should be a most peaceful sanctuary, the bedroom. Using any shade of blue or green in that space is believed to heal both the spirit & the soul. From the paint on the walls to the accessories all around, try a splash of blue. And then go green. Heal you. Heal the planet. In honor of someone who tried to do exactly that. Happy birthday, Dr. King. I share your dream.” – Ellen Whitehurst