: to grant or give especially as appropriate, due or earned
: to bring into agreement: reconcile
: to be consistent or in harmony: agree
Accord (v.): early 12th century, “come into agreement,” also “agree, be in harmony,” from Old French acorder, from Vulgar Latin accordare “make agree,” literally “be of one heart, bring heart to heart,” from Latin ad “to” + cor “heart” (used figuratively for “soul, mind“), from Proto-Indo-European root kerd- “heart.” Compare concord, discord.
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955, theoretical physicist who discovered the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars to modern physics; recipient of The Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921)
“Nature can be so soothing to the tormented mind”
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859, German naturalist, adventurer and explorer, who was a major figure in the classical period of physical geography and biogeography, which is included in the earth sciences and ecology; best known for his book, 'Kosmos," which popularized science)
“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
Alan W. Watts (1915-1973, British philosopher, writer, speaker, interpreter and popularizer of Eastern philosophy for western audiences)
“I'm not here to grant you the extraordinary love you never had for yourself. I'm here, on my own accord, to love you. So that when you stare into my mirror eyes, you may see how extraordinary you are.”
Kaman Kojouri (writer and poet)
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, leader of the Indian Independence movement in British-ruled India and architect of nonviolent civil disobedience that inspired civil disobedience and liberty around the world)
“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.”
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890, considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, although unknown throughout his life)
“I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I'm lost in the music. Until I am the music--notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it's okay because when I'm the music, I'm not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty.”
Jennifer Donnelly (b. 1963, young adult books and author of 11 novels, including "Revolution")
“Equilibrium is the state of death, only chaos produces life. The Ancient Greeks have been driven to extinction by too much search for architectural harmony.”
Stéphane Lupasco (1900-1988, Romanian philosopher)
“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically”
Vincent Van Gogh
We are living in a challenging world. No doubt about it. And sometimes it can feel frustrating and overwhelming. But, if we step back a little bit, maybe we can view today’s events as big adventures.
Haven’t you ever wonder what you would do back if you lived back in time a time like World War II? What choices would you have made? I, personally, personally would have wanted be part of the resistance, and now here I am, discovering pathways of how I can put love into action and be a divine spiritual warrior.
I am about to say something a little controversial and mildly political. Although Hillary Clinton lost the presidential bid (and I voted for her!) I am beginning to feel that she has won in the end, and she won it for us! Our current political climate is forcing all of us to pay close attention to all that is happening in the world, and to stay abreast of the important issues. There’s a lot at stake, opportunities to work and to live in accord with one another, but in complete transparency and truth.
Simply, we are growing stronger together and we are beginning to see each other with new eyes, inclusive of everyone’s philosophy, cultural background or political affiliation.
We are waking up, believe it or not, choosing to join the divine dance. And as a result, our lives are becoming more dynamic and more fulfilling. We are in the midst of great evolution.
Stay and be in accord with all that you hold true, sojourners!
Much Love, Tonya