Category Archives: Quote for the Day

Quotes for the Day, from a wide variety of sources, are posted on our website, as well as on our Riverwalker Facebook page.

A Meditation for January 20, 2024

“The wounded frequently want to hurt others. Meanness is not always involved but an unconscious bitterness that wants to control. The worst wounds are not always physical. Some who have suffered psychological wounds are bent on full payment whether or not it is due. The pity of it is, the wounded is the only one that cannot escape. Pain and unforgiveness are replayed day after day—as though sadness is an honorable reason never to heal. Whole lifetimes are given to demanding respect and veneration—for no other reason than life has dealt them a wound, a wound that would heal if there were a little love.” – From A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume 2, Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Deep Guidance for Now from The Mother

“…Suppose someone insults you; if in the face of these insults, you can remain immobile (not only outwardly, I mean integrally), without being shaken or touched in any way: you are there like a force against which one can do nothing and you do not reply, you do not make a gesture, you do not say a word, all the insults thrown at you leave you absolutely untouched, within and without; you can keep your heart-beats absolutely quiet, you can keep the thoughts in your head quite immobile and calm without their being in the least disturbed, that is, your head does not answer immediately by similar vibrations and your nerves don’t feel clenched with the need to return a few blows to relieve themselves; if you can be like that, you have a static power, and it is infinitely more powerful than if you had that kind of force which makes you answer insult by insult, blow by blow and agitation by agitation.” -THE MOTHER

-From Powers Within, Selections from the Works of SRI AUROBINDO and THE MOTHER

A Thought for the Day!

Our inner world and our outer world mirror each other. If our inner world is negative, our outer world will be negative. If our inner world is full of fear, our outer world will also be full of fear. If our inner world is full of stress and worry, everything in our outer world will reflect this and our lives will be stressful and worrisome too. On the other hand, if we do inner work to cleanse ourselves of our negativity, fear, stress and worry, our outer world will also be cleared of these negative and withholding energies.

If we are happy we will be received with happiness. If we are radiant and without fear, we will resonate that fearless radiance outwardly and others will benefit. Masaru Emoto, the Japanese man who studies water crystals, says: “Only when we have a receiver can we be involved in the act of giving.”

We cannot give if we have not learned how to give first to ourselves. Give the self love and gratitude today!