Sunday, February 18, 2018

Living Within Limitations

Sharing this repeat from a previous post:

If we live under a handicap - and who does not - let us not pity ourselves. The tragedy is not to be found in the handicap but in our inability to to live within the margins of our strength. For even within our limitations there is an opportunity to improve and find contentment. We shouldn't be dissatisfied with what we have not, but rejoice in what we have. The secret of rising above rather than being defeated by our handicaps, of being victors instead of the victims of circumstances, is to be found not in rebellion - but in adapting and making the most of situations that confront us.

From Moments of Meditaion by Paul S. McElroy ©1961

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sweet Darkness

When your eyes are tired, the world is tired also.
When your vision is gone, no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark, where the night has eyes to recognize its own.
There you can be sure you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your home tonight.
The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.
You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds, except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.

~~David Whyte, "Sweet Darkness" 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

So, it's been a while. Hope all is well with everyone. 
Just for fun, I'm going to start with a stupid joke...

Mary was having a lot of problems trying to sell her old car because it had 250,000 miles on it.
  One day she told her problem to a friend, who said, "There is a way to make the car easier to sell, but it's not legal."
  "That doesn't matter," Mary whispered, "if only I can sell the car."
  "Okay," Mary's friend said. "Here is the address of a friend of mine. He owns a car repair shop. Tell him I sent you, and he'll turn the counter in your car back to 50,000 miles. Then it should not be a problem to sell your car."
  Mary quickly made the trip to the mechanic. Two weeks later, her friend asked Mary, "Did you sell your car?"
  "No," Mary replied, "why should I? It only has 50,000 miles on it!"

I know, I know, booooooo. It's bad. LOL
Hoping to check in more often from now on.
Peace & Love,