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Re: Wisdom From Pennsylvania's Founder

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  • aideenmck
    ... Thanks to Bob, William Penn, and Josie. Aideen
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 16, 2006
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "blueoceantiger"
      <jkane@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.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
      > now.
      >
      > --josie--

      Thanks to Bob, William Penn, and Josie.
      Aideen
      >
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