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                        Inspirational Quotes for the Day.

                       
                                                     

     
TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL THEME: Out With the Old!
This page changes each weekday.




    At the top of the Home Page:
    --New wine in new wineskins

    Midway down the Page:
    --A prayer to surrender the "old"
    --Wisdom from the Rebbe

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --Do not feel attachment for the old
        

And the Last Word: Not obliged to persist in error
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And now, the Last Word:
Bonus Quote:
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest
aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look
up and see their beauty, believe in them and try
to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

 
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No one patches an old cloak
with a piece of unshrunken
cloth, for its fullness pulls
away from the cloak and the
tear gets worse. People do
not put new wine into old
wineskins. Otherwise the
skins burst, the wine spills
out, and the skins are ruined.
Rather, they pour new wine
into fresh wineskins, and
both are preserved.

Matthew 9:16-17
New American Bible
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Dear God:
At this very moment I find myself in the midst
of
(fill in the blank). I know that this is not for
my highest and greatest good. I know that
this is not a reflection of your Divine Will. I
ask You to remind me how to transform this
experience into something that is a reflection
of You and my true self. I ask You to fill my
heart and mind with Your divine influence,
so that I will be in alignment with Your
perfect plan for me. I ask You to forgive me
for forgetting that I am your beloved child,
under Your watchful eye at all times, and
that there is nothing outside of You that has
any power over me. I forgive myself for
allowing this situation the right to exist, and I
surrender it to you. Thy will, not my will, be
done. And So It Is!

From "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up"
by Iyanla Van Zant
Simon & Schuster, 1998
A prayer for letting go of the "old" in your life
There are times when moving forward is not enough. There are times when
you can't just change what you do, how you speak and how you think about
things. Sometimes, you have to change who you are. You need to pick both
feet off the ground you tread and leap.

From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe; rendered by Tzvi Freeman
Courtesy of
Chabad.org
Your new work should be your only concern now.
Do not feel attachment to the old. Accept changes
with equanimity, and perform in a spirit of divine
freedom whatever duties come your way.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship
No man's error becomes his own law, nor obliges him to persist in it.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
English philosopher, author of "Leviathan"