Charlie Van Dyke
Violence
Posted October 23, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.

- Martin Luther King Jr.... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Sufi thought...
Posted October 7, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
"For Sufis, death is stepping across a threshold and being given another chance to reawaken. If we accept the premise that life and death are both gifts from the Divine, then the prospect of death becomes more a source of wonder than a cause for fear. The Sufi phrase "die before you die" can be interpreted to mean that death reveals what is truly i... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Today
Posted February 19, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
"There are only 2 days in the year that nothing can be done . One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live."

-Dalai Lama... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Feeling...
Posted February 19, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel."

— Maya Angelou... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
"Religion is one of the safest places to hide from God'

-- Fr. Richard Rohr... read more
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