What we reflected weeks ending October 22

#openness #growth

“Love is a form of death. And you have to learn how to die in order to learn how to love,” Dr. Cornel West

To learn and not to do, is really not to learn.  To know and not to do, is really not to know. Stephen Covey

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.                                                                                          Leo Buscglia

All the works of God proceed slowly and in pain, but then their roots are the sturdier and their flowering the lovelier.  Carolina Gerhardinger

It is beyond your control to cause any positive response from life and others based on your own inner work. This is why it is best to not expect any outer reward from your inner efforts. You are not that powerful.  Any positive response towards you should be a surprise and gift which sparks gratitude.  David Tensen

When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. Pema Chödrön

Joy unspeakable is that moment of mystical encounter when God tiptoes into the hush arbor, testifies about Divine suffering, and whispers in our ears, “Don’t forget, I taught you how to fly on a wing and a prayer; when you’re ready let’s go!”   Barbara Holmes

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