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a Heritage given


God has given us a heritage.
Something that is many generations old:
His Word.
We are instructed to live by that Word.

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Erfgoed gegeven

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Keeping your face always toward the sunshine


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine
– and shadows will fall behind you.”
― Walt Whitman


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Je gezicht steeds in de richting van de zon houden

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Selfishness opposite selflessness


Selfishness turns life into burdens,
while selflessness turns burdens into life.


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Egoïsme tegenover onzelfzuchtigheid

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To be happy is to find…

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Dutch translation/ Nederlandse vertaling: Vinden om gelukkig te zijn

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“To be happy is to find
strength in forgiveness,
hopes in battles,
security on the stage of fear,
love in disagreements.
It is to thank God every minute
for the miracle of life” .

~ ( Augusto Cury)

Text & image source: Tania Rodrigues Araujo @ The Celestial Sanctum https://www.facebook.com/groups/celestialsanctum/

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Prayer not a withdrawal from the battles of life

Prayer is not a withdrawal from the battles of life.
Prayer is where we enter battle and call on the armies of heaven to fight
beside, before and within us.

In the words of an old song we,
‘Get down on your knees and fight like a man.’

We call up the big guns to fight the battle that we can’t win by ourselves.
Life is our attempt, in God’s strength,
to live out the victory won while in prayer.

Fight hard!

Pray!

~ Alan Hermann

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…..but of stretching out to mend

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Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Zich uitstrekken om te herstellen

Purplerays

 

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once,
but of stretching out to mend the part of the world
that is within our reach.” 

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Photo ©A. Higr
Text & image source: Linda Iribarren https://www.facebook.com/lindairibarren

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Once the seed of faith takes root…..

Only when the seed of faith roots in the good soil it shall be able to grow stronger and bring forth multiple fruits.

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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Zodra het zaadje van het geloof wortel schiet …

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Once the seed of faith takes root 
it cannot be blown away 
even by the strongest wind. 
Now that’s a blessing.

– Rumi

photo credit: True colors by A-Ho
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees https://www.facebook.com/allaboutthebirdsandthebeestheflowersandthetrees/

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When fear leads


“Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.”

– Yoda

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Wanneer angst leidt

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Words reaching the heart


One never knows where words can end up
or
how they can touch a heart somewhere in the world.
As long as the words can come from the heart
they shall be able to reach other hearts
and
would be able to inspire others.


So , because somewhere, someone who needs to read this, is reading this now.
We don’t know who you are, or what brought you to read this,
but thank you for being here.

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What could happen when you follow your dream

Today we do not find many who can say they do the job for which they studied. Also a lot of people can not say they do what the had loved to do in first instance.

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We would advice always to follow your dreams and to do only what you would love to do, but this always in respect to nature and into respect of the Will of the Divine Creator.

When following a dream, trying to make things as best as you can, this often requires to take measures and steps which are not always liked by others. Sometimes it also mean you have to leave place you love or where you have been born and grown up.

A wife and a mother of two boys, Nezel Yurong earned a degree in Business Administration but after more than a decade in the corporate world,  chose to freelance full time in writing and virtual assistant services and heed to her calling, with the knowledge that obstacles are inevitable, but

Whatever they may be, just have the faith and determination that you can overcome them. {The 5 Qualities You Need to Reach Your Biggest Goals}

She writes

I may not have gone to a faraway place, but I feel I’ve been to the deepest core of every human existence. This may sound weird, but yes, for more than a year, I’ve exposed myself to the ideas of what makes us who we are, why we do what we do.

Of course, I don’t have all the answers to all my questions because I feel I have only touched the tip of my beingness. But it’s enough to make me understand more of myself and more of others. {Home Again}

Life would be so much easier if we would know the answers. Everyday, we are confronted with questions and looking for answers and every day we shall have to face new challenges. Often it may loook like it has become too difficult for us or that we feel we have enough of it.

Be persistent. Strong successful people do not give up. Do not push too hard on people or on yourself. You may make it slow according to your capacity; just keep moving forward. {The 5 Qualities You Need to Reach Your Biggest Goals}

We want to do so much in our life. Getting older, reflecting on what we have done, we often see many failures or notice how many dreams were not fulfilled. It seem frustrating, is it not? Several times we also thought this or that way would be a good one. We took a new road or an other turn. Time passed … and once more it did not look  or did not turn up to what we had expected.

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How many times did we not look at the road and at the goal we wanted to reach. How many times we did not know to be patient.

According to Beverly Sills,

“there are no shortcuts to places worth going.”

Get into the mindset that the wait will be worth it. Always take massive action. And remember that great things take time. {The 5 Qualities You Need to Reach Your Biggest Goals}

In the end that’s all what we have to give ourself in life: time, endurance and being resilient.

Along your journey, especially if you are just starting, there are people who tell you you won’t make it. Those are just challenges that might want you to quit. Don’t listen to them. It’s your journey not theirs. You’re aiming for your success not theirs. Look for a support group or people who are willing to encourage you. Better yet, hire a coach or a mentor who is an expert in that area you want to excel in. {The 5 Qualities You Need to Reach Your Biggest Goals}

Nezel Yurong knows that

How liberating it is to allow others to lead us to take a peek of their perspective, of how they see things much differently from us. The greatest lesson I learn is, there’s no us versus them, there’s only we. {Home Again}

It is the “We” and the “I” we do have to face. Most important in the end you shall have to face the “I” of yourself and to look back at all the things you have done in your life. Then it shall be important that you can say

“i did it my way”

but also that you shall be able to say

“I did it in a right way”

or

“I did it in a way I would not have to shame myself for it”.

We all have to remember that

Life is short, we all know it. What is the best thing we could do to this short-lived existence? {What fuels your drive?}

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It might well be (as said above) we had to leave something behind on our trip to the future life; something beautiful, something useful.

Many great and not-so-great souls had passed this way. The great ones left inspiration and hope. The not-so-great ones left fear and continuing cultural conflict. This is a sad reality. And it is up to us to do our fair share of legacy. {What fuels your drive?}

The above mentioned writer who calls herself a purposive ninja tells her readers

I thought I would stay there for long, but after learning some of the necessary lessons, I have to move on to another path. It’s what I feel I’m called to do. I also learned, discovering our passion can’t always be done in one step. We need to follow a series of steps before we’re finally ready to do that mission we’re called to do.

For this, I’m allowing the waters to take away what no longer serves me and to prepare me with a refreshed mind for the journey up ahead. {Home Again}

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