What emerged today

All this running around

I am finding it hard to stop, these days...so many things to do; work demands, house demands as we go into winter; animal needs...but I am heartened by my small efforts to read and sit each day, and meditate. I feel that these times make a foundation for all the rest. And I am centred and reminded by two quotes this week:

 

Thomas Merton: To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. the frenzy of the activist neutralizes his or her work in the world.

Helen Luke: (on the trap of good works): She refers to "those who take refuge from themselves in an unreflective pursuit of good, pouring all their energy into the redemption of society and other people, while blind to their own personal darkness.

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Gabriele | Reply 17.11.2013 16.53

Thank-you for the reminder, Brenda, as I sit here with a full desk and a page full of to-do's!!! Your site is a breath of centered calm! Thanks!

Sylvia Verde | Reply 17.11.2013 16.28

A favourite metaphor: Put on your own oxygen mask before caring for infants or disabled. Silence & solitude are my "oxygen mask." Then I am a centred presence.

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03.03 | 17:19

Laurie...I might have my copy and will look for it. Otherwise...order from Amazon.
It is beyond inspiring. I will let you know. It's on kindle too.

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03.03 | 16:53

Hi Brenda, I would like to read The Choice. Where would I find a copy?

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12.02 | 11:09

Your imagery is intensely complimentary to the text deepening an infusion of wisdom. Thank you..

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01.02 | 10:03

I am grateful, Brneda, for your generous encouragement based on your own experience and quests.

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