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Direction

If you can’t get destination,

go for direction.

— James Gimian, Publisher

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Life takes work

Laziness is a choice, like most things in life. It’s choosing the easier way out, the path of least consciousness. But while laziness is easy to notice when we don’t want to do physical work, it’s actually everywhere in our lives — in the pivotal choices we make about our emotions, our reactions and where we focus our attention. …

Laziness lulls us into a life we don’t like, even though we let it happen because we thought it would be easier. Unconsciously, we chose boredom and routine over life itself.

Life takes work. Awareness takes work. So does perseverance.

— Margaret Wheatley, Perseverance, p. 79

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Live well

Live to the point of tears.

— Albert Camus

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By the light of the fire

by firelight

listening to the silence

of things we can’t see

— Larry Gross, haiku

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Summer sounds

thundery air

infused with insects

tea on the lawn

— Caroline Gourlay, haiku

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Don’t take it personally

And I say see who is there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally,

least of all ourselves,

for the moment we do,

our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

— from “To my fellow swimmers”, from the elders of the Hopi nation, Oraibi, Arizona

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Truth

Anything more than the truth

would be too much.

— Robert Frost, poet

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