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All of humankind is in need of professional counseling, but who is going to counsel the counselors?

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If man is the result of the whim of the Potter,  how dependable is the Potter?

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Or is the lump of clay thrown out willy nilly and at the whim of the elements, molded?

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Can any constructive change be considered not worthwhile and worth the effort?  When does ‘at what cost’ enter into the argument?

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The attempt to discern writing of the ancients is an attempt filled with trepidation.  As man and his language evolved , to trace early meaning accurately is to find a man with mind and an ancient frame of reference.

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When we fall down, we will get up only as fast as we are embarrassed.  Or hurt.

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It is never too late to do a good thing.

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An accident is only an accident when we do not feel responsible.

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Heaven is kind to allow us so much time as children, otherwise we would never be forgiven.

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As long as we have the ability to emote,  we have the passion to breathe

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The dismay which follows truth should not defeat us because in a quiet moment longer, the courage will be given for constructive action.

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Love life sufficiently and make it all sacred,  for it is.

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Kin have to become family before acquaintances can become friends.

 

photo by John Holmes

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Pieces of Mind. . .

 

If it were not for those who make connections with events,  mankind long ago would have eaten dirt.  And it would have been the end of the sojourn.

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Heaven opens momentarily and closes  but the glimpses from the view linger and haunt one forever.

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We endure those things we are powerless to change, no matter how wise the intentions.

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Commitments, destined or chosen, determine choices and sometimes close choices completely.  Conscience will help determine needed adjustments in thinking.

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It is the lighted candle that sparks the heavens.

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Life is a balanced judgment.

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In the silence of who we are,  we take flight.

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When we ravage the psyche of children,  they in turn have difficulty cherishing anything with reverence,  especially their Earth Mother.

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You must give them tools with which to work, not crutches.  Tools.

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It is not the mystery of life which stuns man and does not beguile him to further thought.  It is the work involved.

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The long face of gloom does not become the human at all in the face of so many small victories, but the constant  grin bespeaks an empty head too.

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Considering the condition of the world and considering who we confine to psychiatric wards,  the question should arise,  how one defines who is mad in a world gone mad?

 

photo by
Joe Hallissey Sr.

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Beyond Morsels. . .

Beyond Morsels. . . .

When one needs a fire to rest by, one often  has to build it first.  But no fire made by other hands warms as compared with effort gone into the building and fanning of one’s own flame.

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You cannot list the world’s disorders without revealing yours in duplicate.  You identify them because you relate to them by knowledge of experience.  You cannot blame others for what they are unable to relate to,  seeing nothing of themselves in the ills surrounding.  And not being able to identify them,  they cannot do something about what they cannot see.   How to open eyes and by what process?

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He spoke a good song but he did not sing it.

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Kindness is never out of date.  Nor is it old fashioned.

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The right to truth is mine to uncover.  The right to conceal belongs to the Other.

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When illusion hides the reality, the bears become frightened.  And they stand and attack what could be their greatest gift.

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Sometimes it seems that nowhere is the rational voice or the clean motive.  And there are none. There are only people who justify themselves and give forth with their justifications.  And the justifications are needed.  They could not continue otherwise.  Are we not one of them?

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To think is to act.  To the Others it appears as doing nothing.  But it is a supreme undertaking one approaches.

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Conscience is installed to monitor one’s life for one’s survival.  Conscience is memory of acts done to one with a memory of pain.

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We are our belief system.  As we stand, we teach.

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There are worlds being spun out of glossy webs that bespeak of spun sugars.

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You cannot fool the nature of souls and souls have a way of propounding the innocent and the complex.  In the midst of all that is done,  the soul will fathom the doer and know beyond doubt what the motive and process has been.

 

art by Claudia Hallissey

 

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Thought in Flight. . .

 

 

 

We cherish not the dream or the believer but the  One who sparks the dream.

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The bushel is moved and in the space of a candle, the world is lit.

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Love ventures into areas where courage falters but the heart makes waves.

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The highest framework we can choose is one by which the heart is healed.

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Eyes that once are opened will always see and ears that once are opened will always hear.

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Those whom we trust, reach out and touch the fear in us and lay Grace to it.

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To see through eyes of an Other will put one’s heart into divine orbit.

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You wrapped me around your heart and you will have to wear me like a pacemaker.

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We plunder our children’s wealth by casting doubt on their veracity and then weighing them down with guilt.

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The original meaning of adultery was to bed someone unlike oneself.  Man then made the relationship legal and called it marriage.

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Humans dress themselves in expensive clothes to cover their attitudes.

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As an alien life form to another world,  I hope I am viewed with compassion.   Your hope too?

 

 

Photo by Diane Rybacki

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Think It Through. . . .

Think It Through. . .

All thought which holds the life’s crucible for an Other’s well being is prayer.  Any conversation which holds the good of Others in its heart is prayer.

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What seems like a tragedy in the absurd and obscure is indeed a well thought out and prescribed drama. . . oftentimes.

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Bless the good day and blow the winds of fear as far from as to the ends of the Earth.  The alternative is more of the same in a place where progress is not as swift.

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Tears aside,  there is eternal life within each and for each to discover.  One cannot hand it to them already chewed.  It is theirs to do.

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Wait not for death.  Be vigilant only of life in all its forms, in its entirety.  One cannot break a will which heralds its own functioning to its own existence.

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It is enough that the articles of faith be hidden for as long as they have behind the façade of the mind grown into habitual lack.

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It is time for even the skeptical mind to be convinced that what is seen is not necessarily all there is to be seen and what is heard is all that is being said.

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You cannot know what deep is until you have fallen into a hole.

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You cannot rush in and guide the cart to avoid disaster.  Disaster brings lessons which cannot be learned any other way.  Even when the extra work falls on your shoulders.  Suck it up.

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We walk on cobwebs but we are cobwebs.  We are not certain what the final outcome will be.  What we are certain of is the process.

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Don’t lose your grip.  Heaven is tightfisted also.

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Bread With Some Butter. . .

 

Bread With Some Butter. . .

Drive as though your life depended on your driving.  Because many drive as though they never give life thought,  least of all yours.
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We know that empty promises still carry the hint of hope.  Because who knows for sure.
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Man has made his bed and he sleeps in it and takes everyone into it.  (what should be done by choice and commitment.)
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They have eaten the whole apple and complain there is no pie.
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The Divine is already in residence Within.  Let your behavior reflect him/her/ them.
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Heaven is as plural as God Is.
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When hurt has no outlet, we marinate our hearts in our own tears.
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To be gullible is the same as trusting?  You should blanch. . . .
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Ahhhh well,  illusions grace the day.  They keep the feelings warm and the heart beating.  Gives us a bit more time to learn what is ours to learn.
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Bless and may the night welcome you and the angels make haste for your calling.
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There is a moon this night, love, there is a moon.   Let loose your hold on your Earth and make way for your Spirit to dance. . . .
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Knowledge is not the easiest bedfellow and not the most comforting pillow to lean against.

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Practicing Proverbs. . . a worn path

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The justification is there for everyone’s life.  We are redeemed.  And the eulogies certainly point this out, don’t they?

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Is it knowledge or faith in us that if push comes to shove, our God will rescue us.  Give it thought.

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Freedom of choice is a responsibility.  It is also a sacrament

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Man speaks with a forked tongue.  It generally has food for the belly on it.

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People close their eyes to what they see because what they see will contradict what they choose to believe.

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They use their bodies as the altar for the perpetual child.  They raise the chalice to venerate the holiness of youth.

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People do not listen to what they say.  If they did, they would not speak.  Those who speak, don’t know.  And those who know, don’t speak.

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To give Grace before a meal is a generous gesture.  But if the truth be known, it is for public consumption.  It adds humbleness to the reputation voicing elegant beatitudes.  When the one whose back is tired from preparing for the multitudes speaks their thanks to the larger Spirit,  it is true Grace.  For then the meaning of stewardship is known.

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Sometimes information is beyond what the individual can possibly assimilate.  It is there for the taking but not for the assimilating.  It somehow has to fit before it can be worn.

 

photo by
Kathy Qualiana

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After The Storm. . .

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To those who have inquired and wondered how we have weathered Hurricane Matthew,  we did well.  The Refuge behind us soaked up water as it was designed to do and our home withstood the elements handily.  Thank you for your concern and this hurricane will do nicely for the rest of my days.  Uneventful is what I anticipate and appreciate in my mid eighties.  Thank you very much.  The following are some of the sparklers in my thinking.

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Man can strike the essence of what is wrong in an area the heavens cannot.

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Man must process an enormous amount of garbage in the place where integration of the human is of vital interest.

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The sounds of mortal life cut deeply and quickly and with great pain to those who have ears to hear.

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It is always more enlightening to apply criticism of an Other’s behavior to oneself.

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Rehearsed rhetoric is a game to use for one’s own justification.

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Humanity’s progress comes quarter inch by quarter inch.

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Mass evolution is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms; never a fact and never a reality.

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Thoughts Brought To The Table. . . .

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Eternal is the hour which grants the heart time.  Sacred is the vessel which yields the cup.

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Life lived on a part time basis is for some more than enough to handle.

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There is no talent which will be left unused and no path of interest unexplored.

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There is sufficient time for all talents and then some in a world of no time and in a universe which is becoming.

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There is no time, all time and yet no time to waste.

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To manipulate time to serve the All is the true test of genius.

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To be without memory is to strip today of meaning.

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A today with no meaning already attempts an empty tomorrow.

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To build memories for oneself and one’s nearest is part of one’s commitment to life.

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It is not an empty effort to build good memories.  The memories will be called up in time not yet spoken and by generations unborn.

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When the time of divorcement is close, we ring down the final curtain and review the act.

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The heavens are also taught by example.  Keep that thought in mind.  You can be better.

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Take a Few Moments. . . .

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**We are the cabbage and the rose at once.  Earthy  and ethereal, at once.

**Memories are the bridge to the future.

**It takes time to pick up the threads of life upon return from being away, to make room for yourself again in lives that have already taken your absence into consideration.

**Old friends like old books demand that we return to them.

**To go over the same road again and again until the pain as well as joy no longer overwhelms
requires tough love.

**Life was not meant to be a vehicle of convenience.  Breathing itself is an imposition of sorts at
times.

**Education is a thing of the heart and spirit and no learned institution can impart what is
necessary to complete a life.

**Inflated ego:   over estimation for public consumption

**To be human is an art to be learned and perfected; part of the soil, organic in compound and
with divine nature imbued.  It appears we do not think highly of the earth and its components.
Our behavior implies we must think being human is a debasement of sorts.

Photo by John Holmes

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