GLEANINGS FOUND HERE AND THERE:
You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul.
It is not easy… To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen
Discipline is not a means of accomplishing more, but a stance of patience and curiosity to witness more of the faces of God in which we are already contained and cared for.
~ Andrew Shier
Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice.
I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment.
It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.
~ Henri Nouwen
Yin is the receptive, feeling, compassionate force within.
It knows the wisdom of surrender and chooses to yield, even when everyone else is getting ahead.
For Yin, withdrawing is entering. … Like an ecosystem, Yin considers all counterparts essential.
So ideas that emerge from this level of imagination serve more than the individual cause – they serve the great ecosystem upon which we are all dependent.