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Post by WissyWig on Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:17 pm

Her dream began with winter darkness. Out of this darkness came a great hand, fisted. It was a man’s hand, powerful and hollowed…The fist opened and in the long plain of the palm lay three small pieces of coal. Slowly the hand closed, causing within the fist a tremendous pressure. The pressure began to generate a white heat and still it increased. There was a sense of weighing, crushing time. She seemed to feel the suffering of the coal with her own body, almost beyond the point of being borne. At last she cried out to the hand, ‘Stop it! Will you never end it! Even a stone cannot bear to this limit …even a stone..."

“After what seemed too long a time for anything molecular to endure, the torments in the fist relaxed. The fist turned slowly and very slowly opened. Diamonds, three of them. Three clear and brilliant diamonds, shot with light, lay in the good palm.

A deep voice called to her, ‘Deborah!’ and then, gently, ‘Deborah, this will be you."


-from I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
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Post by SimplyNan on Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:39 pm

Here are a couple of quotes that I ran across this morning. The first is from my MSN quote of the day site:

"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them."

Rainer Maria Rilke


And the second is from Elaine Aron's monthly posting. It is applicable to the times:

Instead of paying attention to the Dow, how about the Tao?

"Fame or one’s own self, which matters to one most?
One’s own self or things bought, which should count most…
He who has hoarded most will suffer the heaviest losses.
Be content with what you have and are,
and no one can despoil you.
Who stops in time nothing can harm.
He is forever safe and secure."

From Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching
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Post by Nucky on Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:25 pm

Have yourself a merry merry Christmas
Have yourself a good time
But remember the kids who got nothin'
While you're drinkin' down your wine

- The Kinks

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Post by Nucky on Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:37 am

You say nothing's right but natural things, ah you fool
Poison oak is a natural plant, why don't you put some in your food . . .

Preservatives might be preserving you
I think that's something you might have missed

- Jefferson Airplane

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Post by mischifus on Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:58 pm

"He is as good as his word, and his word is no good" Seamus McManus
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Post by Rivershine on Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:07 pm

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

~Henry Van Dyke
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Post by Rivershine on Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:32 pm

"Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear?" (Lao-Tzu)
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Post by Rivershine on Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:40 pm

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoints of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another. - MK Gandhi
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Post by Bluedream on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:53 pm

INFP that's me wrote:I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoints of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another. - MK Gandhi

"And all of God's children said; Amen!" [My dear Grandma]
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Post by Rivershine on Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:59 pm

Compassion and non-violence help us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition. - Martin Luther King Jr
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Post by SimplyNan on Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:13 pm

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.

~ Herman Melville

This just popped into my email and I thought it was really good, says a whole lot actually.
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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:57 pm

Got this one in an email today:

If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.

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Post by Nucky on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:35 am

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Post by Rivershine on Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:22 pm

And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.

And he answered, saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that
which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs
rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths
would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge
with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, "I have found the truth"
but rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul."
Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.

on self-knowledge - kahlil gibran
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Post by Rivershine on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:50 pm

Any belief that generates fear or feelings of unworthiness is a lie.
- Don Miguel Ruiz -
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Post by Bluedream on Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:51 pm

INFP that's me wrote:Any belief that generates fear or feelings of unworthiness is a lie.
- Don Miguel Ruiz -

How very true!
In the church that I attended as a youth, 'guilt' was looked on as 'being under conviction from God'.
Now...why would an omnipotent being need to do that? Huh?
Fear and unworthiness are sadly human traits that we need to learn how to rise above, in this life.
Thanks....sorry...please go on with quotes ya'll! No comments needed on my little 'aside'!
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Post by SimplyNan on Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:57 pm

Just stumbled across this and, well, it just fits so well that I had to share.

The term landscape, as it has entered the English language, is misleading...[It] assumes the viewer is somehow outside or separate from the territory he or she surveys. Viewers are as much a part of the landscape as the boulders they stand on. There is no high mesa edge or mountain peak where one can stand and not immediately be part of all that surrounds.
~ Leslie Marmon Silko
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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:11 pm

SimplyNan wrote:Just stumbled across this and, well, it just fits so well that I had to share.

The term landscape, as it has entered the English language, is misleading...[It] assumes the viewer is somehow outside or separate from the territory he or she surveys. Viewers are as much a part of the landscape as the boulders they stand on. There is no high mesa edge or mountain peak where one can stand and not immediately be part of all that surrounds.
~ Leslie Marmon Silko

So true. mrgreen

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Post by Nucky on Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:19 pm

Everybody is somebody else's weirdo - Unknown

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Post by Rivershine on Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:59 pm

nuckinfutz wrote:Everybody is somebody else's weirdo - Unknown

I like having weird folks to be weird with. crazy

Here's another quote:

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?" --Mary Manin Morrissey
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Post by Rivershine on Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:06 pm

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. ~Ram Dass
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Post by Alethia on Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:31 pm

INFP that's me wrote:If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. ~Ram Dass
Cool Wink

"Dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never be hurt,sing like no one is listening,and live like it's heaven on earth."- William Purkey Extra Happy big grin dancing
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Post by Rivershine on Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:53 pm

Alethia wrote:
INFP that's me wrote:If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. ~Ram Dass
Cool Wink

"Dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never be hurt,sing like no one is listening,and live like it's heaven on earth."- William Purkey Extra Happy big grin dancing

I'm finally just starting to "get" this lesson. sunny
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Post by Nucky on Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:43 pm

The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill

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Post by Rivershine on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:49 pm

Nucky wrote:The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill

lol!

The person should look for peace within and not depend on it in any other place. There are no waves in the depths of the ocean, it is still and unbroken.- Lord Buddha
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Post by Alethia on Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:17 pm

You dont have to endure criticism with anything other than a polite thankyou you and a promise to consider whats been said-anything else is a state of conflict that erases the possiblity of your feeling inspired..........Dr Wayne W. Dyer


Ps....Could someone please offer some criticism........I want to feel inspired... tongue
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Post by Alethia on Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:57 pm

The ability to see yourself as a temporary expression of intention and to see yourself in all of humanity is a characteristic of the holy relationship. It's the ability to celebrate and honor in all others, the place where we're all one. ...establish a holy relationship with your Source, the world community, your neighbors, acquaintances, family, the animal kingdom, our planet, and yourself. - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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Post by Rivershine on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:21 pm

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, how ever measured or far away. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Post by BlueEyes on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:39 pm

“Today is a new day. Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling future. Today is the day to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day for you to learn the secrets of life. You can change your life.” — Louise L. Hay
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Post by Alethia on Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:18 pm

I am complete as I am and I am all that I am....I feel like a tim tam......-me
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