GLEANINGS FOUND HERE AND THERE:
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
~ Golda Meir
Sometimes we forget that we must bring presence to the as yet unmanifest dream which wants to come alive around us. By presence I don’t just mean attention, but a certain quality of attentiveness which holds the anticipation of being met. It doesn’t require the world to act first, to prove itself, or miraculously appear. Instead it behaves as if the thing one is becoming is guaranteed and moves as if it carries that secret in its step. Life isn’t only happening to us, we are happening to life.
~ Excerpted from the upcoming book, Belonging, by Toko-pa Turner
Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I like the idea of dreaming the big dream and making small steps. I’d like to think that you reach your hand, just a little bit further than your reach, not enough so that you’ll be frustrated, not enough so that you’ll give up, but just enough so that you’ll stretch yourself.
~ Maya Angelou