“The view from the edge of life is so much clearer than the view that most of us have, that what seems to be important is much more simple and accessible for everybody, which is who you’ve touched on your way through life, who’s touched you. What you’re leaving behind you in the hearts and minds of other people is far more important than whatever wealth you may have accumulated.

We get distracted by stories other people have told us about ourselves, that we are not enough, that we will be happy if we have material goods, that material goods will keep us safe. None of these stories are true. What is true is that what we have is each other.”

~Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen from Listening Generously

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" Aung San Suu Kyi (via emmtotheatt)


“Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

What I’m reading today courtesy of The Faith & Politics Institute’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor