Friday, April 30, 2010

Circles of Our Lives

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If God is in the little circles of our lives, God will be in the big circles of our lives.

The Right Rev. Mark L. MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop, The Anglican Church of Canada

Thursday, April 29, 2010


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I have always believed that I could help change the world, because I have been lucky to have adults around me who did.

Marian Wright Edelman

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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Life is circles of becoming, an autocatalytic set, inflaming itself with its own sparks, breeding upon itself more life and more wildness and more "becomingness." Life has no conditions, no moments that are not instantly becoming something more than life itself.

Kevin Kelly, Out of Control

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Grow the Soul

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The purpose of life is not to maintain personal comfort; it’s to grow the soul.

Christina Baldwin, The Seven Whispers

Monday, April 26, 2010

Time Alone

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Begin here.
It is raining. … I am here alone … to take up my “real” life again at last.
That is what is strange – that friends, even passionate love, are not my real life unless there is time alone in which to explore and to discover what is happening or has happened.

May Sarton, Journal of A Solitude

Sunday, April 25, 2010


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Adversity is like the grindstone used for polishing jade: if you don't use it, the jade won't shine. 

Master Cheng Yen, founder of Tzu Chi Foundation, Buddhist Philanthropic Organization

Saturday, April 24, 2010


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The problem is not in the sending, but in the receiving.

Christina Baldwin, Seven Whispers

Friday, April 23, 2010

Circle of Life

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The drum does not beat alone, nor does the heart, in the circle of life.

Alf Dumont

Thursday, April 22, 2010


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Love begins with paying attention to others, with an act of gracious self-forgetting. This is the condition in which we grow.

John O’Donohue, Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


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The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is to live inside that hope.

Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, April 19, 2010

Being Birthed

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The birth of the human heart is an ongoing process. It is being birthed in every experience of your life. Everything that happens to you has the potential to deepen you.

John O’Donohue, Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010


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Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?

Mary Oliver, Have you Ever Tried to End the Long Branches

Friday, April 16, 2010

Choose Life

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Choose Life, only that and always, and at whatever risk. To let life leak out, to let it wear away by the mere passage of time, to withhold giving it and spreading it is to choose nothing.

Sister Ann Kelly

Thursday, April 15, 2010

End of an Era

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We know an era has ended when its basic illusions have been exhausted.

Arthur Miller

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Upside Down

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If the world is upside down the way it is now, wouldn't we have to turn it over to get it to stand up straight?

Eduardo Galleano, Upside Down

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Deep Dream

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Everything has a deep dream of itself and its fulfillment.

Rachel Naomi Remen, My Grandfather’s Blessing

Monday, April 12, 2010

Real Answers

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When we shift the paradigm,
we find answers, real answers.

Margaret J. Wheatley, Finding Our Way: Leadership For an Uncertain Time

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pearl in every season

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There is a pearl in every season.
Find it.
Then give all you have to claim it.

Joan Sauro, C.S.J., Whole Earth Meditation

Friday, April 9, 2010

What we need

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... what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

Wendell Berry, The Wild Geese

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


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Salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart – in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.

Václav Havel

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Art of Aging

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If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.

Eubie Blake, a songwriter who lived to 96.

Monday, April 5, 2010


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Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.

Søren Kierkegaard

Sunday, April 4, 2010


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The conviction that a man who died came back to life is, of course, a paradox.  But that paradox may contain the secret of its powerful appeal  ...  it speaks the language of human emotions.  It addresses itself to that which may be our deepest fear, and expresses our longing to overcome death.

Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels 

Saturday, April 3, 2010


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Nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.

Walter Benjamin

Friday, April 2, 2010


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Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

Thursday, April 1, 2010


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Offering hospitality to the stranger may originate in a snse of compassion, or the belief that in serving humanity we serve God. 

Daniel S. Wolk