Category Archives: SPIRITUAL TOOLS

This house is too small for two of us. Two bears don’t live in one lair.

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Myth #15: Play dead during an attack.

Fact: Playing dead will work if you’re being attacked by a mother grizzly defending her cubs. But it is the wrong thing to do if you’re being attacked by a predatory bear. If a bear attacks (particularly a black bear) in an offensive manner and physical contact is made, fight for your life. Kick, punch, hit the bear with rocks or sticks or any improvised weapon you can find. A predatory bear usually stalks its prey and attacks from behind. It is often silent and the bear does not exhibit any defensive behaviors like huffing or slapping the ground. Its ears may be laid back and its head held low, with its intent focused directly on you.

http://www.bearsmart.com/about-bears/dispelling-myths/

Spectacles on the nose! (pay attention).

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With curious art the brain, too finely wrought.

Preys on herself, and is destroyed by  thought.

And he was so proud that should he meet
The Twelve Apostles in the street,
He’d turn his nose up at them all,
And shove his Saviour from the wall.

THE ROOM AS MEDITATION. SO THEN…….

© 2005, Noel Rowe
From: Touching the Hem

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/9742/auto/The-room-as-meditation.-So-then

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Chakra Garden of Jewels ~ Julie Lusk with inspiration from Kabir

Don’t go outside your house to search for jewels.
Don’t even bother with that excursion, my friend.
There are jewels inside yourself.
Precious, profound and ready to be discovered.

http://wholesomeresources.com/library/yoga-sayings-quotes-poems/

Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners.

~Swahili

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Also, don’t listen to music that is degrading. . . .Instead, we encourage you to listen to uplifting music, both popular and classical, that builds the spirit. Learn some favourite hymns from our new hymnbook that build faith and spirituality. Attend dances where the music and the lighting and the dance movements are conducive to the Spirit. Watch those shows and entertainment that lift the spirit and promote clean thoughts and actions. Read books and magazines that do the same.

 

Ezra Taft Benson

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”

― J. Bronowski

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“I’ve decided that if I had my life to live over again, I would not only climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets; I wouldn’t only jettison my hot water bottle, raincoat, umbrella, parachute, and raft; I would not only go barefoot earlier in the spring and stay out later in the fall; but I would devote not one more minute to monitoring my spiritual growth. No, not one.”

― Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God

For parlour use, the vague generality is a life saver.

George Ade

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“Most humbling of all is to comprehend the lifesaving gift that your pit crew of people has been for you, and all the experiences you have shared, the journeys together, the collaborations, births and deaths, divorces, rehab, and vacations, the solidarity you have shown one another. Every so often you realize that without all of them, your life would be barren and pathetic. It would be Death of a Salesman, though with e-mail and texting.”

― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers

“By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.”

― Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential

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“One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced as a mother-especially in these anxious, winner-takes-all times-is the need to resist the urge to accept someone else’s definition of success and to try to figure out, instead, what really is best for my own children, what unique combination of structure and freedom, nurturing and challenge, education and exploration, each of them needs in order to grow and bloom.”

― Katrina Kenison, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir

 

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion.”

C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

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“I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been – if you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Those who do not study are only cattle dressed in men’s clothes. Chinese Proverb.

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Rain from Nowhere

Well he cried and laughed and shook his head then put the truck in gear,
Shut his eyes and hugged his dad in a vision that was clear,
Dropped the cattle at the yards, put the truck away
Filled the troughs the best he could and fed his last ten bales of hay.
Then he strode towards the homestead, shoulders back and head held high,
He still knew the road was tough but there was purpose in his eye.

 

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Welcome to the BluePeople.com Discuss Depression and Mental Illness.

foto – ulmarra paddock new year’s eve 2009/10

Nature’s prime favourites were the Pelicans; High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free. James Montgomery. Pelican Island (canto V, l. 141)

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I returned to Port Trakl through the worst
paths in the ocean.
Weakened by salt from the storm, my eyes
were my only cargo.
“Captain,” called the helmsman,
“We are drifting.”
I said no, we are heading straight
for the cloudy port of my heart.

foto- pelicans at iluka december 09.

Take it easy, you’ll speed better.

"A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

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At Ease

Most wounds can Time repair;
But some are mortal  – these:
For a broken heart there is no balm,

No cure for a heart at ease –
At ease, but cold as stone,
Though the intellect spin on,
And the feat and practiced face may show

Nought of the life that is gone;
But smiles, as by habit taught;
And sighs, as by custom led;

And the soul within is safe from damnation,
Since it is dead.
Walter de la Mare

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Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. Marcelene Cox

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Companionship in all distress 
Makes tribulations seem the less.
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Proverbs of the people : a cento of aphorisms reasonably rhymed

foto – dinner at ulmarra pub oct 09