Monday, 29 April 2013

Invitation

We can depend on the world being 
a perpetual surprise in perpetual motion.  
 And a perpetual invitation to create.   
– Stephen Nachmanovitch

Friday, 26 April 2013

Struggle

I survive because I don’t struggle... 
 – Chauang-tse

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Is

While Eeyore frets…
and Piglet hesitates…
and Rabbit calculates…
and Owl pontificates…
Pooh just is.   
– Benjamin Hoff

Monday, 22 April 2013

Impatient

Don’t be impatient with the universe. 
– Wayne Dyer

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Friday, 19 April 2013

April 19, 2013 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer


   There's a story about precocious young girl who was enthusiastically running up and down an aisle somewhere.  Her exasperated mother finally made her sit down and behave. 

   The girl sits down and says, "I may be sitting, but inside I'm still running."

   Are you outwardly acting in a certain manner while inside you wish you were doing or being something else?

   Are you doing something outwardly to conform to someone else's plans while inside you are dreaming and doing something that is meaningful only to you?

   Are you outwardly projecting a certain image in order to fit in somewhere while inside you are the total opposite of that image?  

   Is it possible for you to bring the inner you out into the open so you can live more authentically and true to your own nature?

Beth
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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Here

Each place along the way 
is somewhere you had to be
in order to be here. 
– Wayne Dyer

Monday, 15 April 2013

Forgive

Ultimately, there is nothing to forgive, 
because there’s nothing to judge 
and no one to blame.   
– Wayne Dyer

Friday, 12 April 2013

Trust

As soon as you trust yourself, 
you will know how to live. 
– Goethe

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Faith

If you have enough faith 
in your own beliefs,
 you’ll find that it’s impossible
 to be offended by the beliefs 
and conduct of others. 
 – Wayne Dyer

Monday, 8 April 2013

Respond

It really doesn’t matter 
which way the wind blows 
or what direction the current is moving.   
What matters is how the sails 
or rudder are responding.  
 – Brian Klemmer

Friday, 5 April 2013

April 5, 2013 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer 

   I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep...  - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

   If you were able to met someone with your exact personality, habits, quirks, spirit, and mannerisms, what would your first impression be?

   Would you be drawn to this person, or would you be repelled?

   Would you want to spend more time with this person, or would you wish to get away from them as quickly as possible?

   Would you be eager to introduce this person to your friends, or would you want to avoid any further contact with them?

   Would you be eager to converse with them, or would you dread what they had to say?

   While we usually spend many hours with other people through jobs, community organizations, family and friends, the one and only person we are always with 24/7 is ourselves.  

   No amount of work, parties, TV, online games, Facebook, sleep, or whatever your favourite distraction may be, will keep you from yourself.  At some point in your life, you will end up alone in a room with only you for company.

   How will you react?

   Just to clarify, this has nothing to do with whether or not you are an introvert or an extrovert and prefer to be alone or with other people.

   Be totally honest...  

   If you don’t like being around you, why would you expect others to like being around you?

   When you are able to sit alone, enjoying your own company and thoughts, then you can begin to share them with others.

   When you become comfortable being truly yourself, alone with yourself, then you start to draw others to you.

   Become a person that others want to be around!  This is far and away the greatest success secret in existence.  A man or woman who has become someone others want to be around holds the world by the tail.   – Andy Andrews

Beth
 
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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Imitate

When people are free
 to do as they please, 
they usually imitate each other. 
– Eric Hoffer

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Monday, 1 April 2013

Path

Any path is only a path,
 and there is no affront 
to oneself or to others, 
in dropping it if that is what 
your heart tells you. 
 – Carlos Castaneda