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Spiritual and inspirational quotes. The Insight of the Week was established in late June, 2004 by Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, licensed massage therapist in Portland, Oregon. The quotations come from Hamid's library of readings and meanderings through the spiritual world. May you find a glimmer of truth in these words, leading you ever closer to the beauty of your self-realization. Namasté.

Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT
Advanced massage & bodywork

Earth Body Wellness Center East
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214

ABMP ~ OBMT #301

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Even if you are on
the right track,
you will get run over
if you just sit there.

-Will Rogers


July, 2010

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. -Rumi

April, 2010

Ever since happiness has heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you -Hafiz

December, 2009

Your work is to discover your world and then, with all your heart, give yourself to it. -Buddha

November, 2009

Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always. -Rilke

October, 2009

Impossible is a myth created by those who have never tried. -A phrase that popped into my head after the Portland Marathon

August, 2009

No matter where you go, there you are. -Buckaroo Bonzai

July, 2009

Everything is possible when the door of communication is open. -Thich Nhat Hanh

June, 2009

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous. -Leonardo da Vinci

April, 2009

Learning to live is learning to let go.-Sogyal Rinpoche

March, 2009

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. -Buddha

February, 2009 - part 2

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems

You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,

but, sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.


February, 2009 (whoops... this was a repeat from 2005!)

No one in the world can alter truth. All we can do is seek it and live it. -St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe

January, 2009

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. -Gandhi

Happy New Year!!

December, 2008

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. -Chinese Proverb

November, 2008

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. -Barack Obama

October, 2008

Instead of asking “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me? -Eckhart Tolle

September, 2008

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. -Plato

August, 2008

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

July, 2008

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

June, 2008

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese proverb

May, 2008

Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find. -Wayne Dyer

April, 2008

There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way. -Buddha

March, 2008

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. -Joseph Campbell

February, 2008

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the strength within you that survives all the hurt. -Unknown

January, 2008

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities. -Deepak Chopra

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