135 Quotes about Love from Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem (by Suzy Kassem)

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem quotes about love

Three things have a limited threshold:Time, pain, and death.While truth, love, and knowledge –Are boundless.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Never trust the translation or interpretation of something without first trusting its interpreter. One word absent from a sentence can drastically change the true intended meaning of the entire sentence. For instance, if the word love is intentionally or accidentally replaced with hate in a sentence, its effect could trigger a war or false dogma.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


TRUTHWhenever you stand up For your conscience, Be prepared to be hated By the wicked. But never, ever, Let that scare you;For whenever you Stand up for God, By him, You are loved.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


ACTS OF LOVELove is not a wordOr a thought.It is the name forAn actionThat breathes from its light.What do you DOIn Love’s name?And is it only doneOutside In the light?Or with an innerFlameIlluminatingLove’sTRUEName?I want to know.Are your actionsDone by remoteOr withSOUL?And when you sayYou love someone, Does a light go offInside at all?What haveYOUDoneIn theName ofLOVE?Because, Really, I want to know.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The dead never truly die. They simply change form.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


ONE BUT MANYOne God, many faces.One family, many races.One truth, many paths.One heart, many complexions.One light, many reflections.One world, many imperfections.ONE.We are all one, But many.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Synergy is the only true way to world peace. Any sort of division will cripple the beast of unity.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Treat your relationship as if you are growing the most beautiful sacred flower. Keep watering it, tend to the roots, and always make sure the petals are full of color and are never curling. Once you neglect your plant, it will die, as will your relationship.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


As a citizen of the world, I stand only with Truth and my conscience is my only leader. This is the only way to peace and justice on earth. To always do the right thing, be the right person, and stand with whoever is right always and forever.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Someone once said to me, ‘There are so many religions in the world. They can’t all be right.’ And my reply was, ‘Well, they can’t all be wrong either.’ All religions in the world today share more commonalities than differences, yet language blinds many from seeing these truths. Some people will tell me that what I write about is straight from their holy book, but the truth is that the main principles found in all holy books were already engraved in all our hearts. If you think common sense, the golden rule and knowing right from wrong are exclusive only to your faith, then you need to open yourself up to the rest of the world’s religions.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Love is a chemical reaction, But it cannot be fully understood or defined by science.And though a body cannot exist without a soul, It too cannot be fully understood or defined by science.Love is the most powerful form of energy, But science cannot decipher its elements.Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love, But even the most advanced physicianCannot prescribe it as medicine.INCOMPLETE SCIENCE by Suzy Kassem

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Cultural and religious traditions that forbid cross-cultural unions prevent peace on earth. Instead of rejoicing that our sons and daughters are heart-driven and love other humans outside of their familiar religious, social or cultural domains, we punish and insult them. This is wrong. Honor killings are not honorable by God. They are driven by ignorance and ego and nothing more. The Creator favors the man who loves over the man who hates. If you think God will punish you or your child for allowing them to marry outside of your tribe or faith, then you do not know God. Love is his religion and the light of love sees no walls. Anybody who unconditionally loves another human being for the goodness of their heart and nothing more is already on the right side of God.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


There is more for us to gain through love than hate.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


It is only normal that people count losses with their minds, and ignore to count blessings with the graciousness of their hearts.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


If you do not understand the Golden Rule, which is the most important law in the universe, then you are in trouble. All other rules in your holy books combined — are not as valuable as the ONE Golden Rule. Take two minutes to learn the most crucial law in life. Killing another human comes with the highest penalty, regardless of how you justify it. All life is sacred.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The language of the heart is mankind’s main common language.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of otherness and instead embrace togetherness.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


It does not matter what religion you are, so long as your conscience guides your words and actions. We are all reflections of God means we are all reflections of his image — which is LIGHT. There is only one God and that is the cosmic heart of the universe — whatever you choose to call him or her. The heart within us is what connects us to God (the heart of the universe). This super basic concept is preached in all religions. God is TRUTH and LIGHT, and only through your conscience do you connect to him. Any person who does not use their conscience is very disconnected from God. Because again, the language of light can only be decoded by the heart.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Today’s enemies can be your friends tomorrow. And today’s friends can be tomorrow’s enemies.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Love is a chemical reaction, but it cannot be fully understood or defined by science. And though a body cannot exist without a soul, it too cannot be fully understood or defined by science.Love is the most powerful form of energy, but science cannot decipher its elements. Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love, but even the most advanced physician cannot prescribe it as medicine.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Without the wetness of your love, The fragrance of your water, Or the trickling sounds ofYour voice, I shall always feelthirsty.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Some people have the coldest smiles, but have the tenderest hearts. And many have the most tender smiles, but carry the coldest hearts. You cannot judge a man by his smile, but you can judge a man by his heart. The smallest actions reveal the most about a hearts true color, so pay attention to them. Actions are the true words of the heart.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHTI was born the dayI thought:What is?What was?AndWhat if?I was transformed the dayMy ego shattered, And all the superficial, materialThings that matteredTo me before, Suddenly ceasedTo matter.I really came into beingThe day I no longer cared aboutWhat the world thought of me, Only on my thoughts forChanging the world.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


If I could remove one thing from the world and replace it with something else, I would erase politics and put art in its place. That way, art teachers would rule the world. And since art is the most supreme form of love, beautiful colors and imagery would weave bridges for peace wherever there are walls. Artists, who are naturally heart-driven, would decorate the world with their love, and in that love — poverty, hunger, lines of division, and wars would vanish from the earth forever. Children of the earth would then be free to play, imagine, create, build and grow without bloodshed, terror and fear.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


I do what I do because I love God, as I love your children, as I love humanity, as I love peace, truth, and justice for all. I may not be a fan of religion, but I am a big fan of God. I choose not to subscribe to any one religion because I recognize truths in them all — both the truths and flaws. For anybody to believe that any father would want to see his children fighting is madness. It does not make the Creator happy to see anybody massacre any of his beautiful creations. If you must know the religion I choose, I choose LOVE. If you must know the name of my god, his name is Truth, or rather ‘He Who is One, The One Who is All.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


BLACK AND WHITEI was born intoA religion of Light, But with so many otherReligions andPhilosophies, How do I know whichONEIs right?Is it notMy birthrightTo seek out the light?To find TruthAfter surveying all the proof, Am I supposedTo loveOr fight?And why do all those whoTry to guide me, Always start by dividingAnd multiplying me – From what they considerWrong or right?I thought, There were no wallsFor whoever beams truth and light.And how can one speak on Light’s behalf, lf all they doIs act black, But talk WHITE?

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


To choose not to be part of a team or religion does not make me non-religious; for my religion is Truth and I am very much in love with God. I do not need to align myself with a specific messenger if I already understand God’s message. And the way I think is not considered ‘New Age’, since common sense is not new. So long as you act and speak with love and truth in you, and are good to your fellow man — in that you treat everybody as you would want yourself to be treated, your heart will stand by God regardless of the label you have assigned to your mind.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Creativity is the most supreme form of love. When it flows from any heart flooded by truth and light, it can change all those who encounter its seductive vibrations.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


We need to eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, religion, and nationality. Every human requires food and water to survive and every human has a heart that bleeds, loves, and grieves.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


LIKE MOTHER, LIKE LOVERThere is the motherWho cooks too muchTo feed her children, And there is the motherWho cooks too little, Or not at all.There is the birdThat returns to its nestWith just a frail wormAnd feeds it to her babies, And there is the birdThat kills its frail babiesJust to eat the worm.There is the loverWho argues thatThere is neverEnough love, And there is the other loverWho argues that love isAll there everWas.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Stop counting your losses and start counting your blessings. Only then will you discover that losses are always easier to point out and count than blessings. And that your blessings will always outnumber your losses, for they are truly immeasurable.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Life has pounded me downand thrashed me around, Time and time again, But I always get right back up, Because I still love life -Just as the earth still lovesThe rain.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be predicted.All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition. Or in its position or disposition.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations cannot always be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


A relationship that is truly genuine does not keep changing its colors. Real gold never rusts. If a relationship is really solid and golden, it will be unbreakable. Not even Time can destroy its shine.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Be Yourself. An original is worth more than a copy

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


REFLECTIONS OF TRUTHWhere you find TruthIs where you find your reflectionAnd where you find your reflectionIs where you find loveAnd where you find loveIs where you find lightAnd where you find lightIs where you find faithAnd where you find faithIs where you find purposeAnd where you find purposeIs where you find happinessAnd where you find happinessIs where you find TruthAnd when you find TruthTruth will set you free.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Apathy is the door to ignorance. Empathy is the door to wisdom.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


THE WEATHER OF LOVELoveHas a way of wiltingOr blossomingAt the strangest, Most unpredictable hour.This is how love is, An uncontrollable beastIn the form of a flower.The sun does not always shine on it.Nor does the rain always pour on itNor should it always get beaten by a storm.Love does not always emit the sweetest scents, And sometimes it can sting with its thorns.Water it.Give it plenty of sunlight.Nurture it, And the flower of love willOutlive you.Neglect it or keep dissecting it, And its petals will quickly curl up and die.This is how love is, Perfection is a delusional vision.So love the person who loves youUnconditionally, And abandon the oneWho only loves youUnder favorableConditions.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Love is a chemical reaction, but it cannot be fully understood or defined by science. And though a body cannot exist without a soul, it too cannot be fully understood or defined by science. Love is the most powerful form of energy, but science cannot decipher its elements. Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love, but even the most advanced physician cannot prescribe it as medicine.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Without the wetness of your love, the fragrance of your water, or the trickling sounds of your voice ― I shall always feel thirsty.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


If you want to bring the world closer to peace, be a peacemaker by creating peace whenever you can. If you find yourself engaged in an argument that only stirs anger in the heart, quickly make peace and carry on.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


In love, treat your relationship as if you are growing the most beautiful flower. Keep watering it, tend to its roots, give it lots of sunlight, and always make sure the petals are full of color and are never curling. Once you neglect your plant, it will die, as will your relationship.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


As a citizen of the world, I will not confine myself within the gates of one nation or religion. I will not identify with only one species, sex, class or race; for I am a complete being, and that means that I embrace all of humanity, all of nature, every star and universe within the greater universe as a part of me. If we were all created in the image of God, and his love is unconditional, then why can’t we love all living things with the same eyes as God? How can anybody say that one race is more superior than another, when we were all created in God’s reflection?

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The world is no longer white, black, yellow and brown. Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


SOUL SHINEYou know that thingYou do so well, That little sparkYou hideIn the dark, That you thinkNobody knows about –ButYou?Well, Did you knowThatThere’sA gleamThat you beamWhen you talkOr doAnything, That everyoneKnows about –ButYou?

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


When the world shifts its focus on heart over mind, we will finally experience a beautiful global garden for our children.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The Scribe”Under the wingsOf the feathered Goddess, And in the middleOf the three dancing women, The scribe comes aliveTo reveal mysteries hiddenThrough divine gifts givenThe scribe is drivenOn his sacred missionTo wake upAll the universe’sMen, women andHeavenly children.Under the seven rays of Aten, And from the age of just ten, The scribe comes aliveWith the fertile inkOf his luminous pen.Below the spectacle of the moon, And in the smile of the sun, The scribe is here to show usHow we are all one.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


MOTHER IS WATERI wish I couldShower your head with flowersAnd anoint your feet with my tears, For I know I have caused youSo much heartache, frustration and despair –Throughout my youthful years.I wish I could give youThe remainder of my lifeTo add to yours, Or simply eraseThe lines on your face, And mend all that has been torn.For next to God, You are the fireThat has given lightTo the flame in each of my eyes.You are the fountainThat nourished my growth, And from your chalice –Gave me life.Without the wetness of your love, The fragrance of your water, Or the trickling sounds ofYour voice, I shall always feelthirsty.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Truth is felt in the heart. This is why your heart should always be your ultimate temple. Sitting inside on a blue towering altar, is you’re where you find your conscience. This is where all conversations with God stream.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Don’t ever think of bad things that could happen, and you’ll have a better chance of them never happening. Don’t ever think about doing something bad to someone, because depending on the intensity of your mind waves, something bad could really happen to them. Think love. Be love. Breathe only love, and love you shall be. When you stress out, things will stress out around you. Always control your thoughts and pacify any unnecessary stress. Control your vibrations and you are the master of your own harmony.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


No truth, no light.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


No truth, no equality. No equality, no justice. No justice, no peace. No peace, no love. No love, only darkness.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


CALL YOURSELFLook deep in the mirrorAnd say: ‘I LOVE YOU’And immediatelyAn electric current willRipple throughout your soulAnd burst through your eyesLike shooting starsDancing across the skiesIn ecstasy.To tell your soul you love it -Is like rememberingWHO YOU AREAfter being in a comaFor a hundred years.Your face will beam the lightOf a hundred galaxies.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


O Heavenly Children, God’s messengers are as limitless as the fish in the sea. They come in all colors, regions, languages and creeds. But their message is one and the same, don’t you see? He only wishes to unite all His children under one family tree.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


THREE BASIC TRUTHSThree things have a limited threshold: Time, pain, and death.While truth, love, and knowledge –Are boundless.Three things are needed For humanity to co-exist:Truth, peace and basic needs.Everything else -Is irrelevant.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Love is worth so much more than money. There are so many people who are filthy rich, but have nobody to genuinely love them. Unconditional love is priceless. If you have someone who really loves you for your heart, without any conditions, then you are truly one of the wealthiest people in the world.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Creativity is one of the highest transmissions of love.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


You are a valuable instrument in the orchestration of your own world, and the overall harmony of the universe.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Friends can become enemies, and enemies can become friends. Ego and pride can turn what is good into bad, and kind words can turn what is bad into something good.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


They say that wisdom comes from suffering. This is not true. Wisdom comes from having unconditional empathy for all mankind. Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to identify and feel the suffering of others around you. If you do not feel love for all mankind, nor see everyone around you as a valuable human and an extension of yourself, then you will never feel real empathy.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


When caught under the weather of love, always choose the person who loves you unconditionally, and abandon the one who only loves you under favorable conditions.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


From time to time, one must release the grime built up inside them to to free their emotions like the ocean.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


We grew up on the same street, You and me.We went to the same schools, Rode the same bus, Had the same friends, And even shared spaghettiWith each other’s families.And though our roots belong toThe same tree, Our branches have grownIn different directions.Our tree, Now resembles a thousandOther treesIn a sea of a trillionOther treesWith parallel destiniesAnd similar dreams.You cannot envy the branchThat grows biggerFrom the same seed, And you cannotBlame it on the sun’s direction.But you still compare us, As if we’re still those twoKids at the parkSlurping down slushies andEating ice cream.Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The Creator favors the man who loves over the man who hates.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


We are taught to believe that the ‘alienation’ that we experience sometimes, when we withdraw from everything or feel alone, is a craving for something sexual, material, or in the physical – and can be cured by popping a pill in most cases. When in Truth, it’s the circuitry within our souls and minds that is hinting to be connected – to real flowing energy – outside of our TVs and computer monitors. What many of us mistaken for depression is actually a need to be understood, or to see desires come to fruition. There is absolutely nothing abnormal about feeling disconnected. Your sensitivity only means you are more human than most. If you cry, you are alive. I’d be more worried if you didn’t.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Greet each man with peace, and leave each man with love. Ask yourself – One more enemy, or one more dove?

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


YOUR GREATER ANIMALThey say that if you areEver confronted byA lion or bear, To never act scared.Instead act likeYou are the greater animalAnd that they’reThe hareThat you are aboutTo tear.This has beenProvenAnd compared.This is how presidentsAre lovedAnd feared.Each one of us has an animalWithin usThat is armed withMental, Physical orSpiritual giftsThat could shoot spearsThrough the air.So next timeYou are confronted inA fight that seems unfair, Just remember the lion and the bear.MAGNIFYYour greater animalAnd all that feel your magnificenceWill quickly step awayAnd disappear.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Build bridges, not walls.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Allow your hearts to be driven by principle, not bias. Love, not hate. Unity, not division. The fire of your dreams, not the rain of your sorrows.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


YOU ARE JUSTYou are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong.You are not just rich or poor, but always wealthy in the mind and heart.You are not perfect, but flawed.You are flawed, but you are just.You may just be conscious human, but you are also a magnificentreflection of God.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


UNDIVIDEDI am for One world undivided. One world without fear and corruption. One world ruled by Truth and Justice. I am forOne peaceful world for all, Where hate has been overcome by love, And everyone is guided only By their conscience.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


They say that animals are incapable of feelings and reasoning. This is false. No living thing on earth is void of either. They also say that man is the most intelligent — and the most superior — species on earth. This is also false. It is very arrogant to assume that we are the most intelligent species when we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. It has been shown that both rats and monkeys learn from making errors, yet we have not. Our history proves this. All creatures on earth have the capacity to love and grieve the same way we do. No life on the planet is more deserving than another. Those who think so, are the true savages.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Killing in the name of religion defines someone who is ignorant and actually void of religion. God does not condone terror. To kill innocent people to make a political statement is like shooting a dove to say hunting is wrong.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


ENDURANCEI don’t know you, But I love you, Just as God loves me and you.The sun and the moonAre opposing forces, But they still greet each other, Peacefully, As one awakens in the morning, Just as the other goes to sleep.Life has pounded me downAnd thrashed me around, Time and time again, But I always get right back up, Because I still love life -Just as the earth still lovesThe rain.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


You cannot change someone using fear, degradation, humiliation, or by comparing them to others. It can only be done through love, with love, for love.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Learn to love people unconditionally. The light of love sees no walls.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Love is a flower that should never cease to grow. Nurture it, and it will outlive you. Neglect it, and it will wilt away and die.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


A memorable heart is the easiest way to immortality.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Spend your time with those who love you unconditionally, not with those who only love you under certain conditions.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


You are not white, but a rainbow of colors.You are not black, but golden.You are not just a nationality, but a citizen of the world.You are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong.You are not just rich or poor, but always wealthy in the mind and heart.You are not perfect, but flawed.You are flawed, but you are just.You may just be conscious human, but you are also a magnificentreflection of God.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Each time a person passes by you and you say ‘hello’, imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


NOT UNTIL I MET YOUNot until I felt your sunshine, Did I realize that I had been in the shade.Not until I saw all your colors, Did I realize that mine had faded.Not until I heard your dreams, Did I realize that I was still sleeping.And not until I experienced my life with you, Did I realize that I was barelyBreathing.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


To tell your soul that you love it, is like remembering who you are after being in a coma for a hundred years. Your face will beam the light of a hundred galaxies.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


A woman’s body is a sacred temple. A work of art, and a life-giving vessel. And once she becomes a mother, her body serves as a medicine cabinet for her infant. From her milk she can nourish and heal her own child from a variety of ailments. And though women come in a wide assortment as vast as the many different types of flowers and birds, she is to reflect divinity in her essence, care and wisdom. God created a woman’s heart to be a river of love, not to become a killing machine.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Did you know that wherever you find fool’s gold, real gold exists somewhere nearby? This also goes for relationships and friendships. Real gold is found in the heart. For every piece of fake gold that you discard, remember that true gold isn’t too far.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


O Heavenly Children, the stories you have concocted in God’s name have angered Him; for he would never instigate war between brothers, or encourage tribes to harbor resentment towards one another. He prefers the man who loves over the one who hates. And the man who spreads kindness, peace and knowledge, over the one who spreads lies, fear and terror — and misuses His name.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Love is supposed to lift you up, not hold you down. It is supposed to push you forward, not hold you back.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Isn’t forgiveness a holy virtue? And if so, then why do we insist on keeping historical records of resentment? Is the Creator an advocate of love or hate? And if love, then why are we still pushing so much hatred? What is there ever to be gained from vocalizing hatred? Only more hatred. Who wants that? And why?

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Peace of Man”Greet each man with words of loveAnd peace, And a dove will be placedOn an olive tree.Leave a man with feelingsOf betrayalOr envy, And a dove gets shotOff the olive tree.Greet each man with peace, And leave each man with love.Ask yourself -One more enemy, Or one more dove?Always choose love.It’s time for everybody toSpeak love.Let’s fill the trees with doves, And spread the leaves of love.So, Always addAnd never subtractAnother peace of manFrom the olive tree.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. So why is man your god, and not the Creator?

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


SOUL SHINEYou know that thingYou do so well, That little sparkYou hideIn the dark, That you thinkNobodyKnowsAboutButYou?Well, Did you knowThatThere’sA sheenThat you beam, When you talkOr doAnything, That everyoneKnowsAboutButYou?

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way. Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad, she reacts to it, as do all living creatures.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


God would prefer us all to be united than divided. The devil would prefer us all to be divided than united. God prefers the man who loves than the one who hates. The devil prefers the man who hates than the one who loves.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


LOVE IS A FLOWERTreat your relationshipAs if you are growingThe most beautiful sacred flower.Keep watering it, Tend to the roots, And always make sureThe petals are full of colorAnd are never curling.Once you neglect your plant, It will die, As will your relationship.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader’s greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


There is no light greater than truth, and it shines at the heart of all creation.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


If an evil spirit had to hide from God, it would hide in a diamond. If an angel had to hide from the Devil, it would hide in rose quartz.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


For there to be harmony and peace, everything must be balanced. And for there to be balance, there must be equality. Where there is equality, there will be justice. And where justice is honored and preserved, there will always be truth.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


When we continue to hate, we continue to lose. When we amplify mutual respect and love, we have a lot to gain. Quite simply, there is more for us to gain through love than hate.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


When the heart is beautiful, its light shines though the eyes, vocal tones and actions of its owner.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The best art is not always the most popular art, and the most popular art is never truly the best art. The best art is that which is streamed through God. And the worst art is that which is void of God. The master artist of the universe is the Creator of All Things, and his reflection is in all of us. Only the artist who is aware that he is a reflection of that greatness, and that creativity is supreme love, is a true divine artist. Even if he is not the most popular artist, he will be very popular among the stars of His universe. That is the master artist, one who uses his talents to serve as a vehicle of God. In his work, you hear God’s voice and see with His eyes.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


WILL YOU DANCE WITH MEAs we stand here, Hand in hand, Under the neon lightsOf Truth and Love.I’m asking you toDance with me.To twirl, Kick, Drop, Jump, And flyWith me.Skidding andSliding acrossThe dancefloor of life, I want you toGlide with me.Through theSaddest andHappiest songs, The fastest highsTo the longest andSlowest lows, I want you toFlow throughThem allWithMe.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


LoveHas a way of wiltingOr blossomingAt the strangest, Most unpredictable hour.This is how love is, An uncontrollable beastIn the form of a flower.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Even heaven would become hell if you were alone in it, or away from a loved one. And even if you were with your loved one, but in hell, eventually you would cry to have you and your loved one together in heaven. So to create your own heaven on earth, make sure you and your loved one are in a place you both love, because what could be heaven for one, could be hell for the other.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


You do not find love. It finds you.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The Creator favors the man who loves over the man who hates. If you teach hatred to your children, one day your child will have that hatred reflected back onto them, or onto you.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


A man of God would never burn or harm a temple of any kind – regardless of religion. A true man of God would see every temple or divine mansion built to glorify the Creator – as an extension of the temple closest to his home, regardless of its shape, size, or color. A man who truly recognizes and knows God can see God in all things.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Be yourself because an original is always worth more than a copy.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Love is the sister to Truth, but they differ in two ways. You must go to Truth to find her. She will never come looking for you. However, you are never to go looking for her sister Love. Love will find you in your own divine timing, when you are ready for her. So don’t look, she will come. She always does.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


You are not supposed to go out and find love. Love will find you when you are ready.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


If we want truth and justice to rule our global village, there must be no hypocrisy. If there is no truth, then there will be no equality. No equality, no justice. No justice, no peace. No peace, no love. No love, only darkness.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The Creator favors the man who LOVES over the man who HATES. If you teach hatred to your children, one day your child will have that hatred reflected back onto them and onto YOU.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


The language of light can only be decoded by the heart.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Originals cost more than imitations.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


IN THE HANDS OF MANHe who creates a poison, also has the cure.He who creates a virus, also has the antidote.He who creates chaos, also has the ability to create peace.He who sparks hate, also has the ability to transform it to love.He who creates misery, also has the ability to destroy it with kindness.He who creates sadness, also has the ability to to covert it to happiness.He who creates darkness, can also be awakened to produce illumination.He who spreads fear, can also be shaken to spread comfort.Any problems created by the left hand of man, Can also be solved with the right, For he who manifests anything, Also has the ability toDestroy it.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


An original is worth more than a copy.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Truth is in all our hearts. He who stands by his heart has God in him. Our conscience is what unites us with God.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Beautiful is he who recognizes what is truly beautiful, Even if the surface is ugly.Truthful is he who says what is true, Even if the truth is ugly.Ugly is he who measures beauty by its exterior, Without first weighing the interior.And ugly is the man who judges harshly what he sees looking out, Without first judging what he sees in the mirror.Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


God is closer than you think. In your heart, is his truth and light.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


In the last 10 years, we have seen a rise in selfishness: selfies, self-absorbed people, superficiality, self-degradation, apathy, and self-destruction. So I challenge all of you to take initiative to change this programming. Instead of celebrating the ego, let’s flip the script and celebrate the heart. Let’s put the ego and celebrity culture to sleep, and awaken the conscience. This is the battle we must all fight together to win back our humanity. To save our future and our children.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


When the world shifts its focus on heart over mind, we will finally experience a beautiful global village for our children.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


DON’T SAY, DODo not say thingsYou think I want to hear.Instead, Say what you sincerely mean, And really intend to do.Do not think you are helping meBy occasionallyBeing here or there, If you really have no intentionOf holding my handAll the way through.Do not say you care for me, If you do not careWhenever I’m clearlyDown and blue.And do not want what’s best For you, If you do not wish the bestFor me too.Do not calculate gifts or deedsOr your giving will never feelGenuinely true.Just say what you meanAnd mean what you say, And let’s lay these down – As our love’sGolden rules.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Be yourself. An original is always worth more than a copy.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem