TODAY'S THEME: Refreshment
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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.

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


Take time to listen to what is said without words,
to obey the law too subtle to be written,
to worship the unnamable and to embrace the unformed.

Lao  Tzu (circa 4th century, BC)
Taoist philosopher

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased
from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour
therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall
after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 4: 9-11
The Holy Bible
King James Version


May I be happy
May I be peaceful
May I be free

May my friends be happy
May my friends be peaceful
May my friends be free

May my enemies be happy
May my enemies be peaceful
May my enemies be free

May all things be happy
May all things be peaceful
May all things be free

Buddhist Prayer


And now, the Last Word:

My mind can go in a thousand directions.
Now I walk in peace.
Each step creates a warm breeze.
With each step, a lotus blooms.

Buddhist prayer by Andrew Weiss
From "Beginning Mindfulness,"
New World Library, 2004

































Bonus quote:

Realize above all that you are in God's presence,
and stand there with the attitude of one who
stands before the emperor.

From the Little Rule of Master Romuald
St. Romulad (c. 951 - c. 1025)
Italian founder of the Camaldolese order


On today's
Home Page:

Iyanla Vanzant;
Lao Tzu;
The Book of Hebrews;
Buddhist prayer;
Andrew Weiss