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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

 

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We can't eliminate so-called negative forces of afflictive emotions. The only way to work with them is to encounter them directly, enter their world and transform then. They then become manifestations of wisdom. Our weakness becomes our strengths, the source or our compassion for others on the basis of our awakened nature. - J. Halifax.

The paradox of transformation

We need light for our journey but we also need darkness.

Exploded version:

Be thankful that you don't have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful for the difficult times. It's during those times that you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Find a way to be thankful for you troubles, and they can become your blessings.


Why did you so dignify us? With unimaginable love, you looked upon your creatures within your very self, You fell in love with us. - St. Catherine of Sienna


I will keep still and wait like the night with starry vigil and its head bent low with patience. The morning will surely come, the darkness will vanish. - Rabindranath Tagore.


Real poverty is feeling yourself to be nothing because you possess nothing. Poverty is the shape of humility, the outward garment of humility. - Carlo Carretto


Love slays what we have been that we may be what we were not. St. Augustine

Bearing one another's burden helps make the burden bearable. "Bear one another's burdens and fulfill the law of Christ. - Gal. 6:2 (Isn't the "law of Christ" the law of love? -B.H.)

Lord, as the day ends, may we never forget the wake-up calls you send us. They may be deafening or at times still and quiet. Grant us the grace to listen and experience you more deeply.

God has given us two gifts: one is choice and another is chance. Choice is to select a good one and chance is to have the best one. I wish you always make the right choice and always have the best chances.


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