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Archive for the ‘Finding Your Center’ Category

Heaven

“I feel within me that future life.  I am like a forest that has been razed;  the new shoots are stronger and brighter.  The nearer my approach to the end, the plainer is the sound of the immortal symphonies of worlds which invite me.  For half a century I have been translating my thoughts into prose and verse: history, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode, and song; all of these I have tried.  But I feel I haven’t given utterance to the thousandth part of what lies within me.  When I go to the grave I can say, as others have said, ‘My days work is done.’  But I cannot say, ‘My life is done.’  My work will recommence the next morning.  The tomb is not a blind alley, it is a thoroughfare.  It closes upon the twilight, but opens upon the dawn.”

~Victor Hugo

Hell

“A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.”

~Aldous Huxley

Religion

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

~Albert Einstein

President’s Day

“Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere.  Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.”

~Abraham Lincoln

I invite you to enjoy your liberty on this special day of honoring our Presidencies.

Romance

“Vulnerability is the essence of romance.  It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'”

~Ashton Kutcher

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Inspiration

“Everyone has inside him a piece of good news.  The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!  How much you can love!  What you can accomplish!  And what your potential is!”

~Anne Frank

Fear

Parade magazine’s  feature article Sunday was ‘FEARS 2015’.  It  put how we react to media hype in perspective.  How our brains and our bodies deal with fear and chronic stress.  It is well done.  To read the entire article go to www.parade.com.   The following is from a box insert within the body content:

 

FEAR THIS… NOT THIS…
Flu Ebola
Domestic violence Serial killers and pedophiles
Heart disease Mercury in fish
Not getting enough dietary fiber Gluten
The re-appearance of measles,
whooping cough, and other
preventable diseases Vaccine side-effects
Texting while driving Air travel
Malware on your cell phone Bulk password theft
Gun violence among young people School shootings and mass murders
Sitting too much Heart attacks during exercise

 
Some food for thought.

Freedom

” I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.  I am free, no matter what rules surround me.  If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them;  if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.  I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

~Robert A. Heinlein

A good week to appreciate and relish our freedoms.

Follow

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

~Steve Jobs

Seasons 2015

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming.  We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are.  They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse.  But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.”

~Gary Zukav