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You will receive a body. You may
like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire time around.
You will learn lessons. You are
enrolled in a full-time informal school called "life." Each day in this school,
you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like some of the
lessons, or think them irrelevant and stupid.
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is the process of trial and error, experimentation. The "failed"
experiments are as much a part of the process as experiments that ultimately
A lesson is repeated until learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.
When you have learned it, you can then go to the next lesson.
"There" is no better than "here."
When your "there" has become "here," you will simply obtain another "there" that
will, again, look better than "here."
Others are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you
something you love or hate about yourself.
What you make of your life is up to
you. You have all the tools and resources you need.. What you do with them is up
to you. The choice is yours.
Your answers lie inside you. The
answer's to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen,
You will forget all this.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; Where there is
hatred. let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is despair,
hope; Where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to
understand; to be loved as to love; for
it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
- St Francis of Assisi
Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other;
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth for the other;
Now there is no loneliness for you,
Now there is no more loneliness,
Now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two persons, but there is one
life for you.
Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the
days of your togetherness.
And may your days be good and long upon
- Apache Wedding Blessing
Once upon a time, a fierce
forest tiger caused a village to live in terror. It ate livestock at will,
and even killed several children and adults. The villagers hired a hunter,
and trapped the tiger. Respecting life, they built a stout bamboo cage for
him in the center of the village.
For many years, the tiger slept, and paced endlessly around the cage. The
grandchildren of the original villagers finally said - our tiger is old and
toothless. We should let him return to his forest to die in peace. They
dismantled the cage, and all gathered to see their old friend set free.
The tiger was bewildered. He looked around at the strange bar-less scene,
and at the nearby forest. Then he resumed pacing his measured square,
walking the boundaries of the cage that was no longer there.
- Chinese folktale
Thanks to Cheryl Miller for these:
"You are the only problem you will
ever have, and
baby, you are the only solution." - Raymond Douglas Stanford
"It is true that when one door closes, a new one opens. It's those
hallways that are the real bitch." Anonymous
"Religion is for those who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality
is for those who have already been there." - Anonymous