Thought for the day

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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:04 pm

Creator, open our hearts
to peace and healing between all people.
Creator, open our hearts
to provide and protect for all children of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to respect for the earth, and all the gifts of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to end exclusion, violence, and fear among all.
Thank-you for the gifts of this day and every day.

Native American - Micmac - Alycia Longriver - 1995
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:00 pm

"Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them."
Shakti Gawain
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:59 am

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."
Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:57 am

"Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life."
Joan Lunden
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:33 pm

"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."
Jimmy Buffett
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:08 pm

"We should conduct ourselves not as if we ought to live for the body, but as if we could not live without it."
Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:05 pm

"What is written with ink on paper, one drop of water can destroy -
what is written on the mind is there for eternity” - Vth Dalai Lama
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:14 am

"’Soft within the hard is true hard, hard within the soft is true soft.’
Hard means: strong, brave and fast. Hard is not cruel; it must be straightforward. If a person has all physical power, but no power in the mind they are doomed to fail. If they have the ability to have soft within the hard they can accomplish anything.
Soft means: enduring and never fighting force with force, like water. It uses the mind and must never give up, penetrating rock like flowing water. It will take time, but eventually the soft drip of the water may erode the hardest surface."
Frank Yee (Yee Chi Wai)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:20 am

"My friends are my estate."
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:54 pm

"When anything is overdone, it is the same as being incomplete."
Confucius
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:18 pm

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:10 am

"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
Mary Hemingway
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:27 pm

"help the weak and very young, use your martial skill for the good of humanity" GM Ip Man.
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:58 am

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
Frank A. Clark
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Postby Inga » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:13 am

at least, anywhere that i would want to arrive at...
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:11 am

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."
Michael J. Fox (1961 - ), quoted by Lorne A. Adrain in 'The Most Important Thing I Know'
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:14 pm

"Learn to develop spiritual tranquility, abstain from arguments and fights" GM Ip Man.
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:58 pm

"We inhereit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted... Each of us contains within... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise."
Edward Sellner
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:55 pm

"Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others."
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:15 pm

[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Thomas Dekker (1572 - 1632)
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