Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.
The symbol of Christmas—what is it? …. It is the promise of tomorrow at the close of every day, the movement of life in defiance of death, and the assurance that love is sturdier than hate, that right is more confident than wrong, that good is more permanent than evil.
Now, picture your friends. Thank each of them for holding space for you along your life’s journey. Every single person has played a role in getting you to this moment. See their role in your life and honor it.
It seems that one of the most difficult lessons for us to learn is that knowledge is not the same as wisdom. …wisdom is precisely the freedom to be present.
It is when we stop struggling, stop trying to free ourselves, we begin to become free.
Greg Richardson StrategicMonk.com.
A door opens in the center of our being and we seem to fall through it into immense depths. which, although they are infinite, are all accessible to us; all eternity seems to have become ours in this one placid and breathless contact.
Thomas Merton (b. 1/31/1910, d.12/10/1968)