Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details


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The climates we create

Gleanings found here and there:

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“The Master’s Path” by Judy Wright

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“Urban Renewal” by Judy Wright.

I cannot rid the entire world of noxious problems, but I can patiently cultivate the good earth around my own two feet and grow what I wish to see in my own back yard.  ~ Jacob Nordby

Although the Realm of Glory hath none of the vanities of the world, yet within the treasury of trust and resignation We have bequeathed to Our heirs an excellent and priceless Heritage. Earthly treasures We have not bequeathed, nor have We added such cares as they entail. By God! In earthly riches fear is hidden and peril is concealed. … Fleeting are the riches of the world; all that perisheth and changeth is not, and hath never been, worthy of attention, except to a recognized measure. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

 

 


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“The greatest revolution”

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The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole.  ~ Carl Jung

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.  ~ G. K. Chesterton LKwildrose1233503_10153153069260181_16652540_n

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.   ~ William James

Photos courtesy Lara Kearns.