TODAY'S THEME: Antidotes for Rushing
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The Lord is my pace-setter, I shall not rush;
he makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals,
he provides me with images of stillness,
which restore my serenity.

He leads me in the way of efficiency,
through calmness of mind,
and his guidance is peace.
Even though I have a great many thing
to accomplish each day,
I will not fret, for his presence is here,
His timelessness, his all-importance
will keep me in balance.

He prepares refreshment and renewal
in the midst of activity,
by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility
my cup of joyous energy overflows.
Surely harmony and effectiveness shall be
the fruits of my hours
and I shall walk in the pace of my Lord,
and dwell in his house for ever.

Toki Miyashina
Excerpted from "Bless the Day,"
by June Cotner
Kodansha International, 1998

We must go about our labors quietly, calmly, and lovingly,
entreating Him to prosper the works of our hands; by thus
keeping heart and mind fixed on God, we shall bruise the head
of the evil one, and beat down his weapons to the ground...

...For me the time of action does not differ from the time of prayer,
and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons
are together calling for as many things, I possess God in as great
tranquility as when upon my knees at the Blessed Sacrament.

Brother Lawrence (c. 1614-1691)
French Carmelite lay brother who
spent most of his time in the priory kitchen
From "The Practice of the Presence of God,"
Spire, 2004


The great soul that sits on the throne of the
universe is not, never was, and never will be,
in a hurry.

Josh Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)
American journalist, editor and author

So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle, as in any
other task, is to cultivate the peace of mind which does not
separate one's self from one's surroundings. When that is
done successfully, then everything else follows naturally.
Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce
right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and
right actions produce work which will be a material reflect-
ion for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.

Robert M. Pirsig (1928-  )
Excerpted from "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"


1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
The Three Rules of Work

And now, the Last Word:
The following pretty well sums up the by-product of rushing! - Lisa

I took a speed reading course and read
"War and Peace" in twenty minutes.
It involves Russia.

Woody Allen (1935-  )
American filmmaker














































Bonus quote:

Fear is the mind-killer.
I will not give into it.

Frank Herbert
Science fiction writer



On today's
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Toki Miyashina;
Brother Lawrence;
Josh Gilbert Holland;
Robert M. Pirsig;
Albert Einstein;
Woody Allen


Monday's site:
Lessons From the Earth

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