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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.

 

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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
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**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.

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Think It Through. . . .

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Men may live lives of quiet desperation but is it not better to punch out the heavens and settle the fight?

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Some people prefer to sit on hot rocks.

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The path for the journey home is such a steep and narrow one that the intensity of the heart is calibrated.

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There is Grace in the wait.  But only after the knock out.

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One can circle the world many times but be no nearer to one’s final destination that what is taken by the first step inward.

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The rock of Gibraltar does withstand the chipping away at it but only to a point.

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There is an art to waiting.  It is an art form and once learned, a great privacy maker and comfort.

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Moments of waiting allow one to disconnect from a cacophonous world and center in on the inner voice intent on self preservation.  Guilt arises when something as prosaic as waiting in line can be so delicious as to be judged sinful.

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To have a sense of the past, a hold on the future and an immersion in the present should be a prerequisite for life.

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As we stretch to pour the milk out of the pitcher we are blind to the fact that it is only out of abundance that we continue to pour.

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We are laughed out of the curriculum when our search involves basic origins and we find some answers.

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Stanley Rybacki

 

 

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Pause To Consider. . . .

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Engineering may code and modify DNA but individual evolution can be enhanced by emulating the behavior of one whose actions are above reproach.  It behooves everyone to action that does not send crossed signals.  We are not paranoid to think we are being watched.  As children we all had our role models whom we watched and were disappointed too many times.   We may have to pretend behavior we don’t normally wear,  but soon it will become who we are.  We can make a difference for the common good.  Or common ill.

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Whatever is not made peace with will piece the person.  It will break them into a million parts and they will never know that it can be peace-d nor seeing how they contribute to it all and will leave the adult body when they transit with behavior befitting the child in them.

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We were told that what is done for one is done for all.  The lesson is profound when taken seriously and applied to everything.  Not just to the case in hand but to all cases and all hands.  Keep it always forefront.  The individual effort is noted and the heavens are not deaf nor are they blind.  The simplest and most menial task is only so when glimpsed within the structures of the day.  When taken to completion it becomes a sacred work of art.  Know it.

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Some Thoughts. . . .

When in doubt about what to do;  the human thing to do is one which will contribute to humanity’s growth.

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And without memory,  one has no idea of how the past deposits its residual in the present nor what the present can do to frame the future.

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The one requiring more learning, more education is the one who feels the pinch of the harness most.

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To hold two opposing views in mind and still function is a sign of a mature intelligence.

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The bottom line of all behavior is the preservation of one’s self.  When all holds are not barred, the one holding one’s own life is the behavior of choice.

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To delve into a psyche without being asked is to burglarize a house.

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We cling to old beliefs, regardless of the damage they have caused, regardless of change in the world,  often because we think we will bury our parents forever.  If we believe like they did,  we think we keep them alive.  And somehow think we fail them again as we have when we were children.

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The heart will determine what the eyes see.  And put into the head the meaning of it all.

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Some prayers seem to be answered and some are not.  The final question should be, why not mine?

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Chance Encounters

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You cannot accommodate an attitude that sees only the good without giving notice to what the other is doing in laying garbage on unsuspecting shoulders.

It is a real gift to be able to give voice to an Other’s most cherished beliefs but neither does it give them tools to withstand life’s disabilities and allow them to work at standing upright themselves.

Conscience is a commodity with a price.  It is the voice within us directing our own belief system.

To be given the tools to work at life is the best gift of all.

Sometimes what we consider to be coincidence is truly a matter of heavenly intervention.

The quality of the diversions bespeak the fellows.

The ‘not knowing’ of the moment is tense relief only to be recognized as the fool’s paradise in retrospect.

It takes a long time for humanity to grow up.  And some play at it better than others.

Some wear their conscience in their breast pocket and others sit on it.

If you cherish the childish, you don’t grow up.  If you lid the childlike awe and exuberance, you get old.  Not necessarily mature,  just old.

 

 

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A Morning’s View

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One man’s highest desire need not be an others’.  And if one’s highest desire is to survive,  then reincarnation is one’s only alternative no matter what world.

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When one is painfully aware of life’s brevity, others then tend  to shy away from any intimation of mortality.  That is one reason people own dogs.

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Guilt has many faces.

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This mother is not so subtle a son says when she kisses her adult children on the forehead to see if they are feverish.

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In a family, the genetic and emotional connections can be used by and of themselves.  The very things we find stifling and inappropriate are the very things we use to draw strength from.  And if we have siblings, because of our numbers, we gain strength.

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To draw on what is good for us requires maturity.  We are apt to discard all before realizing some things are worth holding onto.

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Glory is often as fleeting as one’s presence and when one  is gone, so is the glory.  What remains is often the sediment of who we are.

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Man needs solitude to digest and make concrete his philosophical position.  If he has one, that is.

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Gaining another sense does not mean separation from self consciousness.  It means you are saddled with what you have been and then given another view of what you can be.  The dichotomy is excruciating.

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Cosmic consciousness is a mixed blessing.

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