“Once I accept things as they are I can create things as they might be.” – Mike O. Nothing so ties us to the past as regret. Think about it. It is almost impossible to venture forth while facing backward. But today’s reality is what we must accept and work with. What was is gone. …∞
Any person with true maturity has humility and wisdom and – Accepts criticism gratefully. Being honestly glad for an opportunity to improve Does not indulge in self-pity. Has begun to feel the laws of compensation operating in all life. Does not expect special consideration from anyone. Controls temper. Meets emergencies with poise. feelings are not …∞
“Becoming fully human is a great adventure – one that requires us to grow and stretch ourselves.” So writes Cindy Wigglesworth at the opening of her book, SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence. A practical book with good exercises I highly recommend this book for someone looking to develop their capacity to exercise wisdom …∞
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As we walk through life, there are many things and people we may lose, or lose out on, if we are unwilling to commit. We need to make a commitment for relationships to grow beyond the dating stage, to have the home or apartment we want, the job we want, or the car we desire. …∞
You can observe a lot just by watching. –Yogi Berra When we watch others, we learn how to “act as if.” We watch a patient person and then we “act as if” we’re a patient person. The result? Over time, we’ll become a patient person. We watch how good listeners listen, and we “act as …∞
A Glacier Melts “A.A. provided for me a means by which I could overcome the compulsion to drink and, more important, a means by which I could achieve a personality change or spiritual awakening-a surrender to life. Though I have had problems and deep troubles since that summer ten years ago, my faith has not …∞
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.” -Arnold Glascow One of the most amazing experiences in early recovery from alcoholism was the night I told a story against myself. I laughed at my foolishness in a new light and every one at the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting laughed with me – not at me. The …∞
Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this …∞
Lord, make me a channel for thy peace – that where there is hatred, I may bring love – that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness – that where there is discord, I may bring harmony – that where there is error, I may bring truth – that where there …∞
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