"It is important to create opportunities...to build some time into our lives to consider our deepest questions about who we are, where we are, and how it all makes sense. It's a great feeling to be able to open the door to mystery and reflect on the deeper significance of life."

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Ram Dass

"Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major. Say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. Say that I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things in life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. And that's all I want to say. If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody he is travelling wrong, then my living will not be in vain."

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Martin Luther King Jr.

"....when you are seeking solutions to global problems, you need to be able to approach these problems from the standpoint of the individual as well as from the society at large. So when you're talking about being flexible, about having a wider perspective and so on, this requires the ability to address problems from various levels...Minimizing hatred is like internal disarmament....internal disarmament must go with external disarmament."

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the Dalai Lama

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. "

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Joseph Campbell