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Monday, December 31, 2012

What tomorrow brings...

exhale, let go, start anew ...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. 
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. 
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. 
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. 
~ William Alexander

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No Words

... for what happened in Newtown, CT this week - perhaps this shock to society will cause pause, re-examination, and action.

“Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.” 

"If we don't want our children to be violent, we adults have to be non-violent. If we want our children to be safe, we adults have to make the world a safe place for them. We cannot teach children that violence is a solution to any problem if we want them to be safe. We cannot show children that adults solve their problems through murder---in wars, law enforcement actions, the criminal justice system and gangs---and then expect children not to emulate us. Children don't do as we say, they do as we do. Adults have to start sending a very clear message through their words and actions that murder is not an acceptable solution to any type of problem if we want the violence to stop. The people who want to arm school teachers could not be saying any louder or clearer that the American way of life is to kill the other guy before he kills you. If this is not the message you want to send, take a stand now." ~ Nanci Danison

Monday, December 17, 2012

For Jeffry

With realization of one's own potential and self confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.  ~ Dalai Lama

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Splendor of Winter

Winter is coming! 

December 21

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”   
Edith Sitwell

Photos from Tumbler

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Magic

Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.  ~ Eric Sevareid

“Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....” ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Thursday, December 13, 2012

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue. -Dalai Lama

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose ~ Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." ~ Albert Einstein

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