Live in the present…

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Live in the present.
Do the things that need to be done.
Do all the good you can each day.
The future will unfold.
PEACE PILGRIM

 In the midst of chaos there is a common cry… what can we do? Over the last few weeks an energy has stirred. An energy of shared inspiration and a vision for action. I am reminded of my college years when we were vocal about reducing nuclear arms – vocal and active. We knew the danger  and we marched to make a difference.

Today we know so much more. We can get information anytime, anywhere. Scary things are surfacing. Things that  we suspected back in the 80s but only now see their truth before us. While living through this unsettling change, seeds of distrust are being planted to separate us.

And so, what must we do to believe in one another and believe we can make a difference? Action is called for. In the public square and our neighborhoods. No answer will come to us with ease. As the work is demanding how do we gather energy and find Peace?

One idea- balance the hard work with kindness and acts of compassion.

‘Do all the good you can each day. For the future will unfold.’


Quote – Peace Pilgrim
Image – unknown

It’s been a long day

to fly…

Live & Learn

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Such longing.
How large
the muscles in our shoulders must be
to lift our wings even a single time.

~ David Romtvedt, closing lines to “Dilemmas of the Angels: Flight,” Dilemmas of the Angels: Poems


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Believe!

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“One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice said. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.


 

Quote: LEWIS CARROLL
A Network of Grateful Living

Side by side

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Doors that are similar but different standing side-by-side. Together they stand strong with their paint bright and bold. Complementing one another.

No two doors are the same as is true with humans. I am not always comfortable with someone different than myself. Yet I realize our differences joined together become our strengths.

May we rise above any the discomfort and fear of our differences. May we learn to join together bright and bold.


(photo by Declan O’Dohtrey, Twin Doors – Dublin)

Strength, Courage and Dignity

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within—strength, courage, dignity.


Quote: RUBY DEE
Photo: RICHARD WOOLLETT

To begin with possibility 



Your ability to see beauty and possibility is proportionate to the level at which you embrace gratitude.

We are at another moment of transition. As 2016 comes to a close we stand at the edge of a new year with hesitant anticipation. 

Looking back we see turbulence and confusion. 2016 was such a year. Emotions have been raw and undisciplined. Fear returned as our basic understanding of  civility has been challenged. 

As we prepare to step into a new year- we make choices. There may be hurdles that will best be faced together. We will see possibilities and beauty in places unseen to us before. 

Even in the most challenging moments may we remember to nurture gratitude. Nurture it in our selves and share with one another.  To be grateful can change a perspective and maybe even redirect a misguided journey. 

Blessings as we welcome this new year…


~ Quote: Steve Maraboli
~ Image: Moongate in Ireland (Pinterest)

The Rising Sun

When the sun rises, those who did not fear the night will be seen, still standing.


Quote and image taken from Steven Charleston