Inspiration for your Day

TODAY'S THEME: To Slow Down

 
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GIVE MY SOUL A HEAVENLY HUSH

Let me tarry as I go;
if not my feet, my heart be slow.
As I run from rush to rush
give my soul a heavenly hush --
That I may touch instead of shove,
That I may see those needing love.
In passing may I leave a glow;
of kindly words that help peace grow.

Sheila Forsythe
From "Bedside Prayers"
by June Cotner
HarperSanFrancisco, 1997
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Take time to listen to
what is said without words,
to obey the law too subtle
to be written, to worship the
unnameable and to embrace the unformed.

Lao Tzu (circa 4th century BC)
Taoist philosopher
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Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin
you have, and only you can determine how it
will be spent. Be careful lest you let other
people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
American poet


Photo by Stephen Bowman

Lord, my heart is not proud;
nor are my eyes haughty.
I do not busy myself with great matters,
with things too sublime for me.
Rather, I have stilled my soul,
hushed it like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on it mother's lap,
so is my soul within me.

Psalm 131: 1-2
New American Bible

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Balance. Take time to play in your bare feet.
It will keep you connected to the glorious
nature and the child within. Put on your
high-heeled pumps or shiny black spats,
and go dancing every now and again.
It will keep you in touch with the rhythm
of life. Reach back, reach out, to help
somebody, sometime. When you are
reaching back, out, or down, you are
serving...There are times when you
must sit down and commune. Commune
with nature, with your inner self, and with
God...Balance is key to your ability to savor life.

Iyanla Vanzant
Excerpted from "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up"
Simon and Schuster, 1998

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Living in the moment brings you a sense of
reverence for all of life's blessings.

Oprah Winfrey


 

And now the Last Word:

Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10
King James Version


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in, where nature
may heal and give strength to body and soul.


John Muir (1838-1914)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

On today's site:

-Let me
tarry

(Forsythe)

-Take time
(Lao Tzu)


-Time is
coin
(Sandburg)

-I have
stilled
my soul
(Psalms)

-Balance
(Vanzant)


-Living
in the
moment

(Winfrey)

And the
Last Word:

Book
of Psalms

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