14785Re: Wisdom From Pennsylvania's Founder
- Apr 16, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "blueoceantiger"
>Thanks to Bob, William Penn, and Josie.
> --- In email@example.com, medit8ionsociety
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > "I expect to pass through life but once.
> > If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
> > or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
> > let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
> > as I shall not pass this way again."
> > -William Penn (1644-1718)
> when we really look at what is in front of us,
> what is present but ourselves? knowing that
> all suffer, how can we do anything but be kind?
> sooner or later, we must make peace with
> whatever we have disowned. and until that
> acceptance is given, peace is excluded.
> at the same time, it is ok to be tender with
> what we need to call "not me". and yet, when
> we recognize ourselves in even that, it is
> a falling into wonder, a falling into this
> moment, fully, as all of the flow. all of it.
> what i hold back, arises ever so, to be
> fully released. that is the curse and the
> blessing. nothing can be avoided. and, it
> is true freedom. there are a million chances
> to show kindness. it always begins right
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