Thursday, May 26, 2011

Life Itself ~ Kathryn Damiano


"We have to be reminded that spirituality is not a separate compartment of life but life itself and what is ordinary is the major part of our lives.... Ordinariness can be radical: it gets to the root of knowing God in everyday life."

Kathryn Damiano, 1996




Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Against the Glass ~ Bob Dylan


I dreamed I saw St. Augustine,
Alive as you or me,
Tearing through these quarters
In the utmost misery,
With a blanket underneath his arm
And a coat of solid gold,
Searching for the very souls
Whom already have been sold.



“Arise, arise,” he cried so loud,
In a voice without restraint,
“Come out, ye gifted kings and queens
And hear my sad complaint.
No martyr is among ye now
Whom you can call your own,
So go on your way accordingly
But know you’re not alone”.



I dreamed I saw St. Augustine,
Alive with fiery breath,
And I dreamed I was amongst the ones
That put him out to death.
Oh, I awoke in anger,
So alone and terrified,
I put my fingers against the glass
And bowed my head and cried.



Bob Dylan


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Learn From the Mole - Alexander Pope

"Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield;
Learn from the beasts the physic of the field;
The arts of building from the bee receive;
Learn from the mole to plough, and the worm to weave."

Gorgeous, Talented and Fabulous? ~ Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.  



Marianne Williamson






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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Begin There ~ Aldous Huxley

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.  So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people.  That comes afterward, when you've worked on your own corner.  


Aldous Huxley






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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hands that Work— Elbert Hubbard

"I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love...I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts." 

— Elbert Hubbard 





Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Duties at Your Hand ~Robert Louis Stevenson

The best things in life are nearest:  Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you.  Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
  




Robert Louis Stevenson

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