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Published 4-12-10    The Religion Network publishes every Monday

Tzvi Freeman, David Sarnoff, Lama Surya Das, James Allen,
Orlson Swett Marden, Victor Frankl, F. B. Meyer


Dear Readers,

Ideas flow like honey when I'm inspired. It's the sweetest state when
imagination dances with inspiration. Our world is certainly bettered
by those inspired to create art; who invent products, problem-solve
and reorganize things. The splendid highway carrying spiritual ideas
straight into the human mind is Inspiration. Yet we all know that after
savoring the "high" of inspiration comes the thud of implementation.
It would be fun to stay in the clouds, but the promise our Beloved One
makes with us is that He will inspire us, guide and uphold our efforts.
What is asked of us is steadfast diligence, a listening heart and
faith that we live, move and have our being inside His love.

So today I will swing my feet to the floor, again dedicate the
day to Him, roll up my sleeves and joyfully be His worker bee,
busily following up on the inspiration He has placed in my heart.

Surrender to God. Dream big. Work diligently.

- Lisa

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Yesterday, you were inspired.
Today, that is all gone.
And so, you are depressed.

But this is the way the system works:
Everything begins with inspiration.
Then the inspiration steps aside --
to make room for you to do something with it.

For fire to become deeds.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Courtesy of


What the human mind can conceive
and believe, it can accomplish.

David Sarnoff (1891-1971)
Broadcast pioneer


Don't wait to find solid ground.
Dance in emptiness.

Lama Surya Das (1950 - )
American-born lama & poet

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Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals.
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the
beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness
that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them
will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly
enrichment; of these, if you but remain true
to them, your world will be built.

James Allen (1864-1912)
British inspirational writer
From "As a Man Thinketh,"
Published: 1902


The Creator has not given you a longing to do
that which you have no ability to do!

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)
American writer associated with the New Thought Movement


What is to give light must endure burning.

Victor Frankl (1905-1997)
Austrian neurologist & psychiatrist

The Last Word:

We never test the resources of God
until we attempt the impossible.

F. B. Meyer (1847-1929)
English Baptist minister




























































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

It's always something.

Roseanne Roseannadanna
(as portrayed by comedienne Gilda Radner)



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