|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and religious resources. This Home Page is changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You are warmly
invited to read every quote posted for each theme, or simply to read those that interest you. They are
offered in the belief that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and that finding the commonality
in religions is more important than pointing up the differences. Religion is precious gift that blesses the
individual and uplifts the community. However you worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. Let
us meet regularly and build a spiritual network. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
A very bright student was constantly falling behind in
school, for no explicable reason. Finally, his parents took
him to see a rabbi. "I hear you are very gifted at science,"
the rabbi said, "so tell me, what is the difference between
a very bright electric light and a laser beam?"
"That's simple," the teenager said. "The laser amplifies and
focuses light rays to make the beam more intense, the other
light just disperses its rays every which way."
"But doesn't it take more energy to produce the laser beam?"
the rabbi asked.
"Not really," the young man said, smiling as he realized
where the rabbi was leading him. "It is just a matter
of concentration and focus."
Excerpted from "Toward a Meaningful Life:
The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson,"
by Simon Jacobson
Perennial Currents, 2002
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment
you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson,
or delight that moment has to offer.
Barbara De Angelis
American author and researcher on personal growth
And now, the Last Word:
No steam or gas ever drives anything until
it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into
light and power until it is tunneled. No life
ever grows until it is focused,
Joan Rivers (1933 - )
The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination.
Emily Dickson (1830-1886)