utopia

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If you think about it, an enormous amount of damage is created by the myth of utopia. There is an intrinsic feeling in nearly every person that your life could be perfect if you only had such-and-such a car or such-and-such a spouse or such-and-such a job.  We believe we will be made whole by our accomplishments, our possessions, or our social status. It’s written in the fabric of our DNA that life used to be beautiful and now it isn’t, and if only this and if only that, it would be beautiful again.

The human story goes on.

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story

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how to be

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Often we devote our primary attention to the facts of our lives, to the situation at hand, to our work and status. Most of our energy goes into doing.  Many people wonder where they should be and what they should do, when in fact they should be more concerned about how to be.

We can control only what we do and say, what choices we make, what words we say. The rest is up to fate. And so life has positive and negative turns. And rarely do you see them coming.

Read
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller 1st (first) Edition [Hardcover(2009)]

Study
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

timeless presence

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As difficult and dark as life might get, I stay awake and aware of the impermanence of all things and remain in this moment, seeking refuge in compassionate and forgiving timeless presence.

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limitless (Danna Faulds)

“Limitless” thoughts by Danna Faulds resonate with my heart.

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Sun says, “Be your own illumination.”

Wren says, “Sing your heart out, all day long.”

Stream says, “Do not stop for any obstacle.”

Oak says, “When the wind blows, bend easily, and trust your roots to hold.”

Stars say, “What you see is one small slice of a single modest galaxy. Remember that vastness cannot be grasped by mind.”

Ant says, “Small does not mean powerless.”

Silence says nothing. In the quiet everything comes clear.

I say, “Limitless.” I say, “Yes.”

Limitless: New Poems and Other Writings by Danna Faulds