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It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships
by Abbey Lincoln

It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships
and meeting all these great people,
Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too.
My first album was with Benny Carter.
- Abbey Lincoln

I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist
because my therapist is in my paint brushes.
- Abbey Lincoln

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- Abbey Lincoln

I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet.
I would look in there and see if I could find somebody
who was making all this wonderful music.
- Abbey Lincoln

 

I think that's what really a substantial work is,
it's forever.
It's the truth now and it was the truth then,
and it will be the truth tomorrow.
- Abbey Lincoln

There are men and women still on the streets,
and that's all they are saying Can you spare a quarter?
I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life,
who were social and knew where they were and had some
input into how things seemed to be.
- Abbey Lincoln

But I've been there and done that.
I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody,
and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask,
it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes,
but I was saying.
- Abbey Lincoln

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I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in -
it must have been in Chicago,
'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm,
and it was during the second World War.
I had three brothers in that war who went overseas.
- Abbey Lincoln

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Peace, Love, Health, Comfort, Joy, and the Light of Spirit -
all the rest is nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that to find comfort, relax into the arms of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

Our connection with Spirit is unbreakable, but often imperceptible.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spirit permeates me and surrounds me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spirit is my comfort and my strength.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

I Relax Into The Arms Of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to honor your being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your spirit soars throughout the vast Cathedral of Your Being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spirit has unlimited patience,
and will wait for me to evolve.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

I open my mind to Spirit, and trust my intuition
to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

I have continuous and unlimited access to the infinite
and eternal energies of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I Allow Spirit To Carry All My Burdens.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a unique expression
of the universal fabric of creation;
I am that I am that I am.
In the eternity of all creation,
I am the only ME that ever will be;
and I am so honored that the Power of the Universe
has chosen for me to be ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spirit is within me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Know the power of ritual.
Release your troubles to the cleansing fire of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I open my mind to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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