Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Gratitude

In ordinary life
we hardly realize
that we receive
a great deal more than we give,
and that it is only
with gratitude
that life becomes rich.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Monday, 28 June 2010

Eyes and Ears

The eye takes a person into the world.
The ear brings the world into a human being.
– Lorenz Oken

Friday, 25 June 2010

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Direction

You have to trust your inner knowing.
If you have a clear mind…
you won’t have to search for direction.
Direction will come to you.
– Phil Jackson

Monday, 21 June 2010

Relaxation

Tension is who you think you should be.
Relaxation is who you are.
- Chinese proverb

Friday, 18 June 2010

June 18, 2010 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

I read an interesting question the other day. The question was: “Whom would you take to war?” Some people in our lives are great friends, however they are not someone we’d want beside us in the trenches if we had to go to war.

Another question, along similar lines, is: “If you knew you had only 1 more hour to live, who would you want to spend that final hour with?”

The purpose of these two questions is not to get you feeling all morbid or doom and gloomish. Rather, it is to get you to really think about the people in your life and why they are important to you. As well, the questions highlight the people you should be spending most of your time with.

By all means, answer those two questions for yourself, and then let those people know that they are on your list. If you find out that you are on their list too, those are the people who should be the #1 priority in your world.

Beth

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Song

The brook would lose its song
if God removed the rocks.
- Unknown

Monday, 14 June 2010

Easy

It is easy to be poor when we want nothing,
to be humble when we are despised by no one,
to be patient if we never suffer injury.
– John Trithemius

Friday, 11 June 2010

Passions

Passions are wired into the real world
more directly than our workday routines are.
If you love something,
you’ll bring so much of yourself to it
that it will create your future.
– Francis Ford Coppola

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Gift

If a person is in your life
it is because you have a gift for each other.
– Robert Holden

Monday, 7 June 2010

Live

When you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
– Goethe

Friday, 4 June 2010

June 4, 2010 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

The ancient Celtic people had a world view that was quite different from other cultures in the world.


For instance, the Celts were the only society without some form of a creation myth. For them, the world always was, always is, and always will be.

They illustrated this “no beginning and no end” belief in many ways, the most tangible and familiar to us is the intricate Celtic knots that have no sign of a beginning or ending point.

This Celtic belief greatly impacted the way they viewed the world around them and their relationships with others.

Where we tend to see the world and our relationships in terms of polarity or duality (opposites), the Celts used trinities (such as past/present/future, mind/body/spirit, hot/lukewarm/cold, and more).

When you move away from a dual mindset and embrace a trinitarian view, you discover that the world is no longer divided along the lines of either/or, us/them, me/you, rather it is a relationship of and/and/and. Everything exists at once, in a type of harmony that we normally cannot envision or experience.

By viewing our worlds in trinitarian terms we discover unique ways of being that would never have occurred to us otherwise.

Beth

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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Think

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
- Lorraine Hansberry