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Like a potted plant


A gift is like a potted plant
– it’s pretty much up to me
whether I feed, prune and harvest it.
Or just let it die.
~Milton Jones

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Als een potplant

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Meditation or discovering how to remove your attention


Meditation, whether it be done sitting with your eyes closed or not,
occurs when you discover how to remove your attention from anything in particular
and allow it to float freely in consciousness.

When meditation occurs
it is like realizing that you can fly.
You live your whole life anchored to a narrow range of thoughts, feelings and sensations,
and suddenly you find yourself floating in midair.
Nothing is more exhilarating or mind altering than the freedom you find in true meditation.

Deep meditation allows us to let go of who we habitually think we are
so that we are free to become more than that.

That is why I see it as an essential part of the transformative process.

~ What is the Relationship Between Meditation and Transformation? by Jeff Carreira

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Casting a stone across the waters to create many ripples

In case more people would join hands and use their minds and words to bring and share positiveness to the world around them we would be able to live in a better world.

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Going to the end of our 5th year of presenting interesting views from different authors

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Mother Teresa quotes
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”

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The present moment is all you have

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.”
~Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

“Consciousness is the ability to release the old and embrace the new with the awareness that all things end at the appropriate time and that all things begin at the appropriate time.

This truth is difficult to learn to live with because human beings seek stability – the absence of change. Therefore becoming conscious means living fully in the present moment, knowing that no situation or person will be exactly the same tomorrow.

As change does occur, we work to interpret it as a natural part of life and strive to ‘flow with it,’ as the Tao Te Ching counsels, and not against it. Trying to make things remain the same is useless as well as impossible.

Our task is to contribute the best of our energy to every situation with the understanding that we influence, but do not control, what we will experience tomorrow.”

~ Carolyn Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit, p.241

Quoted by Professions for P.E.A.C.E. in  Becoming Conscious

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Not expected to complete the task


“You are not expected to complete the task,
but neither are you free to avoid it.” (Avot 2:21)
~Rabbi Tarfon

 

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Moment by Moment

Too many people have their eyes closed for the small things of nature and go places without really “seeing” those places and their beauty.

Professions for PEACE

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The same world is very different to each one of us. We are able to see and appreciate only to the degree to which we have mastered our mind and emotions. Our work is to tune our thoughts and feelings to become so stable, and yet so flexible, that Life will reveal to us Her deeper mysteries. Wisdom is not wasted on the self-indulgent. Wisdom is the reward of the steadfast moment-by-moment discipline and perseverance of the one who aspires.” ~Ann Mortifee 

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Flowers

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flower (1 of 1) Along the St Johns – September 2017

“And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.”
― Walt Whitman

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Peruvian Primrose

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pp (1 of 1) Orlando Wetlands Park – September 2017

“Human Subtlety… will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous” Leonardo da Vinci

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If we are ignorant of civics, we are at risk of peril


Civics is important.
We need to know who is responsible and then we can demand performance from those people.
If we are ignorant of civics, we are at risk of peril.
This is not a risk from the outside, but the inside.
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The Tower of Trump: On Civic Ignorance by ravhiorlow



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Always keep trying and believe in yourself


“Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself,
because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?”
~ Marilyn Monroe


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Steeds blijven proberen en in jezelf blijven geloven

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