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Friday, December 24, 2010

Receive, Learn, Live

Receive everything as a Divine gift to you;
Learn from everything as your gift to yourself;
Live what you learn as your gift to the world.

~ Dr. Steve McSwain

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Small Things

"The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness."

~ Eckhart Tolle


Monday, December 13, 2010

Secrets of Nature

"...behind all the discernible concatenations [in peering into the secrets of nature], there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable [a force beyond our comprehension]." ~ Einstein


Friday, December 10, 2010

Find reserves of strength...

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ~ Rachel Carson



"Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I AM that is deeper than name and form."

“Look carefully to find out if your spiritual search is a disguised form of ego."

“Break the old pattern of present-moment denial and present-moment resistance. Make it your practice to withdraw attention from past and future whenever they are not needed. Step out of the time dimension as much as possible in everyday life."

"Some may do great things; others may do things that look less significant on the surface. Ultimately what you do is secondary. But how you do it is primary."

- Eckhart Tolle


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


"Let the bells ring that still can ring, forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in." ~ Leonard Cohen


Monday, December 6, 2010

A Perspective on Guilt

"I don't think being human has any place for guilt. Contrition, yes. Guilt, no. Contrition means you tell God you are sorry and you're not going to do it again and you start off afresh. All the damage you've done to yourself, put right. Guilt means you go on and on belaboring and having emotions and beating your breast and being ego-fixated. Guilt is a trap. People love guilt because they feel if they suffer enough guilt, they'll make up for what they've done. Whereas, in fact, they're just sitting in a puddle and splashing. Contrition, you move forward. It's over. You are willing to forgo the pleasures of guilt." ~ Sister Wendy, Catholic nun best known to the world from her books and television shows on art criticism.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Creatures: Compassion and Kindness

"Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them whenever they require it. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." ~ Saint Francis of Assisi

'My Religion is simple; my Religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama

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