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The most difficult thing in any negotiation,
almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts.
-- Howard Baker

* The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.
~ Pearl S. Buck

"The economic benefits of investing in children have been extensively documented. Investing fully in children today will ensure the well-being and productivity of future generations for decades to come. By contrast, the physical, emotional and intellectual impairment that poverty inflicts on children can mean a lifetime of suffering and want – and a legacy of poverty for the next generation… " -- Carol Bellamy

The child awakens to a universe.
The mind of the child to a world of meaning.
Imagination to a world of beauty.
Emotions to a world of intimacy.
It takes a universe to make a child
both in outer form and inner spirit.
It takes a universe to educate a child.
A universe to fulfill a child.
~ Thomas Berry
* Purusing peace means rising above one's own wants, needs, and emotions.
-- Benazir Bhutto

"Children need systems that are inclusive and driven by them, systems that will enable them to respond to their feelings and needs at any time."
-- Jeroo Billimoria

* You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
-- Pearl S. Buck

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
-- Edmund Burke

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
-- Dale Carnegie

If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.
-- Rachel Carson

Family is the first social unit for developing the qualities of the heart. A true family grows and moves through life together, inseparable in the heart. Whether a biological family or an extended family of people attracted to each other based on heart resonance and mutual support, the word "family" implies warmth, a place where the core feelings of the heart are nurtured. Family values represent the core values and guidelines that parents and family members hold in high regard for the well-being of the family. Sincere family feelings are core heart feelings. They are the basis for true family values. While we have differences, we remain "family" by virtue of our heart connection. Family provides necessary security and support, and acts as a buffer against external problems. A family made up of secure people generates a magnetic power that can get things done. They are the hope for real security in a stressful world.
-- Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution

* Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it's music or feelings or love. They're things we can't really see or touch. They're not material, but they're vitally important to us.
-- Judy Collins

* As a people, we value family, education and success. Hunger is an enemy to all three. Scientific studies have demonstrated that even brief periods of hunger can permanently inhibit a child's mental, emotional and physical growth. Kids who are hungry do poorly in school and are unlikely to grow into productive adults. For families, experiencing hunger means living in a world of isolation and shame. Caring citizens must put an end to this disgrace.
-- Ted Danson

The freedom to be at peace in our own skins - that’s what forgiveness allows. We relinquish this freedom when we hold onto anger and resentment. Enormous amounts of energy are wasted when we hold back our love, hold onto hate, and harbor acrimonious feelings. The only remedy is letting go, and being willing to forgive.
-- Naomi Drew

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
-- Albert Einstein

"Forgiving is an act of mercy toward an offender.
We are no longer controlled by angry feelings toward this person."
-- Robert D. Enright

"Forgiveness works directly on the emotion of anger (and related constructs such as resentment, hostility, or hatred) by diminishing its intensity or level within the mind and heart."
-- Richard Fitzgibbons

The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech.
-- Edwin H. Friedman

* ...violence is destroying us. You know, we’re seeing violence growing every day in our streets, in our homes, in our towns, in our cities, in the world itself. Everywhere we turn, we see violence and hate and prejudice and anger and all of these negative emotions that are destroying humanity. And we have to wake up and take note of this and try to change our course, so that we can create a world of peace and harmony where future generations can live happily together.
-- Arun Gandhi

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
-- Matt Groening

* We found out that the young people who had a substantial number of lessons in the Resolving Conflict Creatively Curriculum ... not only did better in terms of people skills, that they managed their emotions, they were less violent and more caring, but they actually did better on their academic achievement tests.
~ Linda Lantieri

* Emotional intelligence in the work that we do in the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program, is about equipping young people with the kinds of skills they need to both identify and manage their emotions, to communicate those emotions effectively, and to resolve conflict nonviolently. So it's a whole set of skills and competencies that, for us, fall under the umbrella of emotional intelligence.
~ Linda Lantieri

We're finally learning that it is not an either-or situation ... Feelings and learning and emotion are all very integral to each other."
~ Linda Lantieri

“What is the quality of your intent? Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the impact is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the intent behind the words. When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that our intent always comes through. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent. My intent will be evident in the results.”
-- Thurgood Marshall
Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.
Thomas More

"You and only you are in charge of your feelings."
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

"Avoidance of uncomfortable feelings because you are afraid of them is an irrational fear that can be challenged. Feelings, even scary ones, can be felt, given a name and then released. "
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

“Daily rituals for healing are part of becoming a loving, calm person. You can set yourself free from unwanted emotions and problems if you are willing to take the time to do the work."
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

"You and only you are in charge of your feelings."
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

"Be willing to bring bad feelings to the light of day. Expose them for what they are. They are only feelings after all."
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

"Forgiveness offers the possibility of two types of peace: peace of mind --
the potential healing of old emotional wounds, and peace with others --
the possibility of new, more gratifying relationships in the future."
-- Kenneth I. Pargament & Mark S. Rye

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
-- Pablo Picasso

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
-- Pablo Picasso

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
-- Pablo Picasso

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
-- Catherine Ponder

* Your emotional state has a tremendous amount to do with sickness, health and well-being. For years, my husband and I lived on -- and because of -- hope.
-- Dana Reeve

* Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

* "It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

* When we hear the other person's feelings and needs, we recognize our common humanity.
-- Marshall Rosenberg

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
-- Bertrand Russell

When a moment is carrying your thoughts and emotions somewhere you don't want to go, stop, take a deep breath and slowly whisper "May Peace Prevail On Earth" a few times. This simple phrase will center you, and remind you that you are never alone in your wish for a better world. At any moment many others are sharing this universal wish all across the globe.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

Whenever we feel overwhelmed by the amount that needs to be done, or caught up in a moment of anger, we need to take time out for peace of mind. For some, prayer or meditation will be the way to refocus and remember our higher purpose. Simply stopping for a moment and taking a deep breath and counting to ten, is sometimes all that we need to pull us out of a situation so that we can pause, and refocus and restore the balance of purpose and direction.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

 

The ideal of "a family" is one of the most basic models of what a better world can be like. In a perfect family, the members are joined by bonds of love; they are a team, helping each other meet all of their physical and emotional needs. Of course no family is perfect, but a family that strives together to become a "family for a better world" can help each member to feel more fulfilled and better about themselves and the world. They also provide a real-life example of how the human family can work together to create a better world. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

I don't have any understanding of a human being who doesn't respect the beauty of life and that goes for all creatures that have thoughts, feelings and needs.
-- Alicia Silverstone

"There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. We need to understand our environment and our relationship to it. We need to fulfill certain inner hungers: the need for happiness, for peace of mind -- for wisdom."
-- J. Donald Walters

"The more I read and the more I talked to other parents of children with disabilities and normal children, the more I found that feelings and emotions about children are very much the same in all families. The accident of illness or disability serves only to intensify feelings and emotions, not to change them."
-- Judith Weatherly

"My work cuts through racial, class, geographic, and ethnic separations to directly connect to the heart, mind, and emotion with people.”
-- Lily Yeh

 

"By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your Light. You determine the effects that you will have upon others, and the nature of the experiences of your life." - Gary Zukav

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