What we reflected on the weeks ending Nov 15

#suffering #change

Nothing will change if you believe your suffering is more important than what change has to offer you.

There is nothing as constant as change.

It’s not so much that we are afraid of change, or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that place in between we fear… It’s like being in between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There’s nothing to hold onto. M Ferguson

You can’t mend a world, but you can mend the hole in the polka- dot pocket of your favourite coat. They are not the same thing, but they are part of the same thing, which is all there is — life living itself through us, moment by moment, one broken beautiful thing at a time. Maria Popova – THE MARGINALIAN

#humility

The humility I feel today goes hand in hand with my self-respect and gratefulness for being part of life.

Humility is just as much the opposite of self-abasement as it is of self-exaltation. Dag Hammarskjold

Slow me down Lord, and inspire me to send my roots deep into the soil of life’s enduring values, that I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny. Wilfred A. Peterson

#surrender.

Be helpless, dumbfounded, unable to say yes or no. Then a stretcher will come from grace to gather us up…… When we have totally surrendered to that beauty, we shall be a mighty kindness. Rumi