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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Pause to Wonder


The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Be thankful that life is a mystery.
There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Edge of All We Know

The Beat of the Universe

The Miracle of Gratitude

Life Really Is Good

Childlike Wonder

Your Path

Friday, March 27, 2015

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Power Tests Integrity


Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


Further reading: A Place for Honor

Doing What You Know Is Right

Being Honorable

Your Most Important Values

Who You Are

Taking Action About Things That Matter


Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Harmony of the Soul


Grace has been defined as the outward expression
of the inward harmony of the soul.
- William Hazlitt

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Grace isn't just a little prayer you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear


Further reading: Serenity in Times of Crisis

Be Not Unbending

Everything is a Miracle

The Darkest Night

Faith Plus Action

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Accepting the Fear of Change


Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

With courage you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history
to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


Further reading: Life's Daring Adventure

Where do you want to go?

The Power of Courage

Curious - Adventurous

The Myth of Security

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Be Simply Yourself


Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Believe in Yourself

Trust Your Own Advice

Appreciate Yourself

Have Confidence in Yourself

My Own Person

Thinking for Yourself


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