Enrique Suarez

1. "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Comment: very powerful message that applies 100% in my life when I am connected with my inner being and when I say that peace supersedes prosperity and not the other way around. When human beings know themselves first, then they know the difference between the creator and the creation, therefore they know that life is a gift and an opportunity for self-fulfillment. – Enrique Suarez

2. "You don't comb the mirror; you comb your own hair and the mirror changes." -- David Icke

Comment: another powerful quote that for me means that if you want to change what you see outside that you don’t like such an undesirable behavior that is causing harm to others you have to change the thought that originates within yourself. In other words, what we see outside is the manifestation of what is inside of us good or bad. – Enrique Suarez

3. "We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity." - Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"

Comment: For me this is the main purpose of life and not philosophy, which is, to know where we came from, enjoy the journey of life and know our final destination, like the drop of water that came from the ocean when we first came to this world to then go back to the ocean of love when we are no longer living in this planet. – Enrique Suarez

4. "I'm not anti-American, America is anti-me" - British hip-hop star LowKey

Comment: I am not anti-capitalist, Capitalism is anti-me. – Enrique Suarez

5. "When the power of Love will overcome the love of Power, the world will know Peace" - Jimi Hendrix

Comment: If we know where to look. – Enrique Suarez

6. "There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

Comment: I am not capitalist, nor communist or socialist; I am a humanist for I know what a human being is. – Enrique Suarez

7. "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." - Cornelius Tacitus (55 - 117 A.D.)

Comment: there is a Chinese proverb that says that “if you know you don’t talk” – Enrique Suarez

8. "One may well ask: How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comment: this is the sine qua non of activism. – Enrique Suarez

9. "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." – Krishnamurti

Comment: this is my message to the 1% PERCENT that controls the world by propaganda and by force. – Enrique Suarez

10. "If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - Lila Watson

Comment: This is the essence of democracy and humanity. My complementary response to this powerful quote is that people don’t need to be told what to do but instead need to be asked: what are the obstacles that prevent you from doing your best? – Enrique Suarez

11. "The more you know, the less you need." - Cody Lundin

Comment: and the less you talk. – Enrique Suarez

12. "There is no path to peace; peace is the path." - Mahatma Gandhi

Comment: absolutely true, but especially if you know where to look. – Enrique Suarez

13. "Remarkably virtually everyone in developed countries desperately tries to believe that they are immune to indoctrination. They think for themselves and readily know the difference between truth and falsity, fantasy and reality, superstition and science, fact and fiction. Technologically sophisticated cultures are conditioned to accept belief systems, behaviors, and values that would have been rejected out of hand by their stone-age predecessors. Primitives would instantly sense the obvious threats to survival and adjustment, or simple nonsense, inherent in many of the treasured beliefs of modern society." - Wilson Bryan Key, The Age of Manipulation

Comment: the natives and indigenous populations around the world are the first world and all the rest of us are underdeveloped, that is the so called second and third world. – Enrique Suarez

14. "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Comment: such as the fact that peace and dignity should supersedes prosperity and not the other way around, and the fact that we are all alive because of the power of the breath that still many people don’t understand because of its simplicity. – Enrique Suarez

15. "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it." - John Lennon

Comment: even worse than the above quote is the fact that half blinded people (us) following completely blinded people (our current and past leaders) is a perfect definition of insanity. – Enrique Suarez

16. “In the 24 hours since this time yesterday, over 200,000 acres of rain forest have been destroyed in our world. Fully 13 million tons of toxic chemicals have been released into our environment. Over 45,000 people have died from starvation, 38,000 of them children. And more than 130 plant and animal species have been driven to extinction by the actions of humans. And all this just since yesterday.” - Thom Hartmann

Comment: another definition of insanity that applies to the above quote was said by Einstein: humans keep doing the same things expecting different results. – Enrique Suarez

17. "Our great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of our nation, therefore, and all of our activities are in the hands of a few men...who necessarily, by very reason of their limitations, chill and check and destroy economic freedom."- Woodrow Wilson

Comment: the more people are aware of this fact the better the chances of changing this situation for as Socrates said: “an unexamined life is not worth living” – Enrique Suarez

18. The world we live in: "Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality." - Michael Ellner

Comment: if you don’t like what you see outside find the real causes and act immediately upon which resides in the system as well as in the individual. – Enrique Suarez

19. "Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness." - James Thurber

Comment: look also within you for awareness of what is keeping us all alive. – Enrique Suarez

20. "What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" – Gandhi

Comment: This is the basic lesson that the United Nations has not yet learned until the present because of its continuous support for “Humanitarian and Preempted Wars” and “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) by powerful governments against smaller nations that are in violation of its own UN Charters. – Enrique Suarez

21. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comment: we are all interconnected whether we want to admit it or not. This fact is also the sine qua non of system thinking/dynamics that we still have to grasp to finally understand that even simpler decisions have unintended consequences somewhere else in the system and in our lives. – Enrique Suarez

22. "A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government." - Thomas Jefferson

Comment: The problem is that the economic elites have gone to bed with governments and vice versa especially in time of crisis that these economic elites have manufactured because of their greed creating in this way the nanny state which is the antithesis of a free market economy. – Enrique Suarez

23. "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson

Comment: two powerful reasons why good people can be ambivalent to injustices is cowardly if they are affluent, and lack of means and therefore fear if they are poor. – Enrique Suarez

24. "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." - Albert Einstein

Comment: innovation and freedom that the current economic system called Capitalism has killed because of its dogmas of extrinsic rewards rather than intrinsic rewards for the work well done. – Enrique Suarez

25. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." – Plato

Comment: to be resilient/strong you have to be kind, to be rich in the true sense of the word, you have to give rather than take. – Enrique Suarez

26. "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." - Mark Twain

Comment: if you are informed you are wise, but if you know yourself you are enlightened. – Enrique Suarez

27. "With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." - (unknown)

Comment: the true meaning of religion (from the Latin word “ligare”), reconnect humans not only with the creation but with its creator within us while we are alive and this has been the basic and profound message that we have forgotten from all the spiritual masters that came to this earth. – Enrique Suarez