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"Every life has death and every light has shadow. Be content to stand in the light and let the shadow fall where it will."

~Mary Stewart

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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I am old enough to actually remember Eleanor (although I hate to confess that) and she was an awesome lady! And I do mean lady!!!! Liked that quote, Kaligirl!

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Wonderful - here's to doing what we can and sharing it with others...

“This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make deserts bloom and man to grow to greater dignity as a human being we can do it! ”

—Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"I'm thankful for being given the opportunity to love and to be loved by others, and to express that love through service. The little good I do in this world is, truly, the least I can do in return, but it is what I can do.

by Jeff Wilson in "Buddhism of the Heart."

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'Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.'

Helen Keller



"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Hot water and adversity - I love it!

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

- Joshua J. Marine

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."

Walt Disney



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"A woman is like a tea bag...you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt emoticon

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Rules, peace and living in the moment.... wonderful 'food for thought'

“Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.”

― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
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"All works of love are works of peace."

~Mother Teresa

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." -Katherine Hepburn

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Here's to being who we are!

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

—Aristotle (384-322) Philosopher

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Loving the quotes ladies.

"You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here."

Ram Dass

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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“Each time we find ourselves dispersed and find it difficult to gain control of ourselves by different means, the method of watching the breath should always be used.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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A wonderful quote from a favorite author emoticon
Here's to our self-esteem!

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

—Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) American Author

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Thanks for the input.

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I had just posted a lengthy text here telling you how wonderful I am, both for pride and vanity. As I saw it I laughed my head off and found this quote.

Love you guys.


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Wispy - no rambling, just wonderful thoughts...

The quote doesn't suggest a 'turning a blind eye' to me (most likely because I'm not dealing with your issues), but instead observing and letting go.

While we do not know the 'grand plan', I do believe

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. ”
—C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) Writer, Theologian, Scholar


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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“Nonresistance, non judgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.”

Eckhart Tolle

This is a quote I came across yesterday. It is giving me a lot of food for thought.
If I were to follow this then it would seem to suggest turning a blind eye to things like slavery, abusive people and all kinds of unfairness in the world. In fact all three are saying the very same thing.

I am currently in a position to do what I am thinking of as a lot of good within a large community and am currently wanting to proceed forward in the way most likely to bring about the desired outcome without putting up barriers between us and them.

I have been pondering this at depth for the last few weeks and then I came across this yesterday and am wondering if this is in fact God's response to me.

My Higher Power could of course remedy all abuse of power in an instant if He wished, but he chooses not too. Jesus returns the slave to his master, regardless of whether the master was just or unjust. This is all giving me much to think about. I have always been a champion of the underdog and this time my blood is boiling.

I would value your prayers and good thoughts/vibes that I do God's Will and not what I want to do.... this is the part that causes me concern. I am very aware it is My Will that is uppermost because I am mad as a wet hen. LOL. I hate seeing people not getting the help they need from the people who are supposed to be providing it.

I guess this is something which is very important to me. It seems I have a different idea of the way I choose to live my life in relation to my own problems than I do to the problems other people face. I want to save them all from pain although for myself I choose to grow from it. Perhaps there will always be injustice in the world. Perhaps we are meant to accept that and learn to accept that. Thinking of Nelson Mandela. A person I greatly admire.

Just noticed this inconsistency in my thinking.... I kind of see myself as a dragon slayer but looking back none of the people I whose teachings I follow are of the dragon slayer variety.
Perhaps it is an unrecognised ego quality that I am being brought face to face with.

Sorry to ramble on today but thanks for letting me. emoticon

Hugs Wispy.

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Love it Bonnie - here's to awareness!

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."

- Aristotle


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Long, delicious quote from Deepak Chopra about the three levels of awareness www.chopra.com/ccl/what-is-a-spiritu
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To deepen your understanding of the three levels of awareness, the following analogy may be useful:

State of Contracted Awareness: Imagine that you’re walking in a dark room with only the small flame of a candle to light your way. You keep stumbling and bumping into furniture and other objects that you perceive as obstacles. You feel isolated and separated from the world around you (even though you are always inextricably connected to the universe). This is the state of contracted awareness.

State of Expanded Awareness: Now imagine that you’re still in the same dark room but someone has given you a flashlight. With more illumination, you can move around freely without the fear of tripping or hurting yourself. You can also see that everything that seemed like an obstacle has a clear purpose. You can beam your light around and see that there is a couch you can stretch out on, a shelf filled with wonderful books, and a stereo for listening to music. What appeared to be threats or barriers are actually opportunities. You feel connected to the web of relationships that links everyone and everything. This is the state of expanded awareness.

State of Pure Awareness: Now once again imagine that you’re in the same room but this time all of the walls, including the floor and ceiling, are made of transparent glass and the room is flooded with sunlight. When you look outside you see that the whole world is your playground. This is the state of pure awareness. There are no problems and therefore no need for solutions. You are the creative, evolutionary impulse of the universe. You feel the wholeness and oneness of life. You are in flow and so you play.

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Ain't that the truth, MLK! And Wispy!!!

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Found this the other day. Another one that makes me smile.
Humour seems to make the message stick.

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're all in the same boat now."

Martin Luther King, Jr.



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Much food for thought my friends...

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.”

—Wilfred Peterson (1900-1995) Author


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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"If you're studying for an exam you're not thinking about the results. If you're always worried about the results, you can't study a lot. So to be engaged and detached from the outcome is excellent."

Deepak Chopra



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“In the midst of winter, I find within me the invisible summer...”

― Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God Is Within You

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"Late have I loved you, O beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you." -St. Augustine

Christian Scriptures ask us, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you..." (1 Corinthians 6:19)? And a number of religious traditions agree that all we will ever need can be found within us. Whatever we look for in the exterior world is never going to satisfy us, because we can never really own it, just borrow it. All the things that we can ever own are within.

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'He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.'

Friedrich Nietzsche


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Wonderful quotes my friends!

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”

—Leo Rosten (1908-1997) Writer, Teacher

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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That's very wise!!! We have had some good popes! Here's one I like by a Benedictine nun, Sister Joan Chittister.

"What you do not model, you cannot expect."

Sorta like Mahatma, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

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This is also a surprising quote to me - I would never have guessed who said it. :)
But aint it the truth!

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."

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I like your choices of people to meet, WISPY! Here's my quote:

"Don't count the days; make the days count."

You are not going to believe who said this...Muhammad Ali! I can't say I admire his personal life, but this IS a very good quote! And I guess he knew what he was talking about in the realm of physical training! And it certainly applies to training the mind, too!

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Three people I would like to meet are Mahatma, the Dalai Lama and Kahlil Gibran. Sure there are many more - but those three sprang to mind. :)

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Oh yes.... and Brother Lawrence, Oscar Wilde and I just thought of another but its gone.

PPS. You are much slimmer, I am not Wispy in build - nick name is more to do with my state of mind. emoticon

There it is, just come back to me. St Francis of Assissi. :)

See what I mean about Wispy!!

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The Mahatma is one of my heroes! If I could pick people from history and get God to let me talk to them, he's one I would pick!!!

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Oh ladies, loving the quotes. Aint that just the truth!! emoticon

Welcome Bene, happy to have you join us.

“It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
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"One of the first signs of progress in practice is simply noticing how chaotic our minds are."
B. Alan Watts

Boy! Is this true!!!!!!!

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Here's to education and knowledge!

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

—Marcus Aurelius (121-180) Roman Emperor, Stoic Philosopher


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"The person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."

Carl Rogers



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Well that is interesting. Scrouge is a No 1 illustration of the point I guess. That story always intrigued me. I also needed to have a good wake up call to get the message across.
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Philanthropy is not a natural trait in my character - I guess I always did feel for the underdog, though and that could be the beginning of compassion perhaps.

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emoticon and thank goodness it's trainable...

“Our findings support the possibility that compassion and altruism can be viewed as trainable skills rather than stable traits,”

- Richard J. Davidsonand Helen Weng of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”

- Dalai Lama

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Here's to being grateful to those who have so graciously and meaningfully touched our lives...
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A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

- Unknown


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Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."








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"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
Melody Beattie

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
Albert Schweitzer

..and continue to rekindle it when we need to be rekindled. Me. :)


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Loving them.

Quotes from the heart give me such a sense of ... peace I guess. I find myself exhaling deeply and kind of sinking into the essence of the words.

Thank you for everyone who takes the time to share on this thread. You bring joy to my life.

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How wonderful - from anguish arises beauty...

Two that stirred me today:

“A cup that is already full cannot have more added to it. In order to receive the further good, we must give of that which we have.”
—Margaret Becker (born 1959) Musician

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peale

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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I was just looking through quotes for something on discourse or profound and came across this. The words sounded so beautiful - like a painting with melody. Just wanted to share them.

"What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music."

Soren Kierkegaard



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Discourse definitely requires humor and irony... benjamins.com/#catalog/books/pbns.23
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“Conquer yourself rather than the world.”
― René Descartes

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"Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man."
- Benjamin Franklin

Here's to profundity! emoticon

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Kali, laughing right along with you. Ain't that the truth.

Loving Oscar Wilde by the way. Almost posted the same quote myself yesterday. lol.

"I have survivor skills. Some of that is superficial - what I present to people outwardly - but what makes us resilient is the ability to find humour and irony in situations that would otherwise overpower us."

Amy Tan

PS. I am so enjoying your openness and vulnerability. Thank you for being so trusting.



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emoticon Wispy - sorry to say I am still 'slightly' shackled over a family dispute...
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Someday I will get to:
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde
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'To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.'

Lewis B. Smedes


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“Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness”

Eckhart Tolle

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