Sunday, August 16, 2009

Change Through Thinking Minds

The world we have created is a product of our thinking;
it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
~ Albert Einstein

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
~ Buddha

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~ Albert Einstein

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument. ~ Will Rogers

Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. ~ Seneca

...And from the mind of a young boy, Mattie Stepanek, a poet, philosopher, and author who, in his nearly fourteen years of living, always had the unique ability to see life and death and our world with the wisdom of an old soul.

Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. ~ Mattie J.T. Stepanek



John Hayes said...

What an extraordinary & moving story. Very much enjoyed reading your fine review. I wasn't aware of this young man's life--thanks.

Jimmy Carter has always been a man I respected a lot, & this story simply adds to my respect for him.

Good quotes, too. I especially like the Will Rogers quote.

Linda Pendleton said...

Thank you, John. Mattie was really an incredible kid. I hope you have the opportunity to see more of his poetry.

I feel the same about Jimmy Carter. This is an example of the kind of man he is. He has his "Heartsong," and knows it. :-)