my next tattoo.
— The Endless Knot, according to the Buddhist interpretation, means/represents infinite wisdom and compassion for all sentient beings, as well as eternity and unity. It’s a reminder that everything in the universe is related, and that future events have their root in the present. The knot, eternal design and symbol that it is, tells us that we are bound to our karmic destiny. It’s suggestive of opposing forces, such as the dualities of good and evil, or light and darkness, being destined to come together to create harmony in the universe.
— Ubuntu, an African word/philosophy, stands for kindness, humanity and compassion. It signifies how someone will use their strengths on behalf of others, primarily the oppressed and downtrodden. It represents how my humanity is inextricably bound to others.
(Thanks to irresistiblerevolution for bringing the latter into my life!)
"On World Refugee Day, let us reaffirm the importance of solidarity and burden-sharing by the international community. Refugees have been deprived of their homes, but they must not be deprived of their futures."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for World Refugee Day 2010
a large dose inspiration.
“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.” [Liev Tostol]
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if we only seek them with our eyes open.” [Javaharial Nehur]
“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” [Eleanor Roosevelt]
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.” [Emerson]
“Live in the present, launch yourself on every way, find eternity in each moment.” [Thoreau]
“To be a revolutionary, you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.” [Jane Fonda]
“All we ever have is the now. We gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it, and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” [George Harrison]
“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” [C. Maxim]