Thursday, August 26, 2010

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"As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."
-- Carl Jung
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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"God is the lead dancer and the soul is the partner completely attuned
to the rhythm and patterns set by the partner.
She does not lead, but neither does she hang limp like a sack of potatoes.
- Thomas Merton quoted in Listening to the Music of the Spirit by David Lonsdale
Good Morning Friends!
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

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"The joy is in the journey,".......
but they rarely understand what they are saying.
You are in this focused time/space reality with goals and objectives that call you because as you identify a desire it literally summons life through you.
Life summoning through you is what it's all about, not the completion of anything.
--- Abraham
Good Morning Friends!
I am on a new journey in life and I seeing and finding wondrous sights I could have never have captured with my small egotistical mind. I now experience and love more, just walking the path and taking in all of nature at it's very best!
Enjoy your week!
Much love!
Live daily with kindness and love,
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

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The Amalfi Coast of of my most favorite places in the world.
Italians know passion is about waking up, looking at what is at hand and celebrating it....nature, food, wine, and most of all, good friends!
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
Sun Tzu When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.- John F. Kennedy
Good Morning Friend!
Find new opportunities today!
Live your life with passion!
Find your passion in the things around you.
When you open your eyes to new landscapes, new opportunities present themselves to you!
Be open and ready.
See clearly what crosses your path
and know that I am sending YOU much
Today's affirmation:
"I am ready and willing to seize the opportunities life offers. "
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Eat, Pray, Love!
I hope you will get the book to read, and definetely get out to the movies this weekend to see it.
I would like to start a blog on the book...any takers...
Here is the can check out Oprah to read more for free..
Italy or "Say It Like You Eat It" or 36 Tales About the Pursuit of PleasureI wish Giovanni would kiss me.Oh, but there are so many reasons why this would be a terrible idea. To begin with, Giovanni is ten years younger than I am, and—like most Italian guys in their twenties—he still lives with his mother. These facts alone make him an unlikely romantic partner for me, given that I am a professional American woman in my mid-thirties, who has just come through a failed marriage and a devastating, interminable divorce, followed immediately by a passionate love affair that ended in sickening heartbreak. This loss upon loss has left me feeling sad and brittle and about seven-thousand years old. Purely as a matter of principle, I wouldn't inflict my sorry, busted-up old self on the lovely, unsullied Giovanni. Not to mention that I have finally arrived at that age where a woman starts to question whether the wisest way to get over therthe loss of one beautiful brown-eyed young man is indeed to promptly invite another one into her bed. This is why I have been alone for many months now. This is why, in fact, I have decided to spend this entire year in celibacy.To which the savvy observer might inquire: "Then why did you come to Italy?"To which I can only reply—especially when looking across the table at handsome Giovanni—"Excellent question."Giovanni is my Tandem Exchange Partner. That sounds like an innuendo but un-fortunately is not. All it really means is that we meet a few evenings a week here in Rome to practice each other's language. We speak first in Italian, and he is patient with me; then we speak in English, and I am patient with him. I discovered Giovanni a few weeks after I arrived in Rome, thanks to that big Internet cafĂ© at the Piazza Barberini, across the street from that fountain with the sculpture of that sexy merman blowing into his conch shell. He (Giovanni, that is—not the merman) had posted a flier on the bulletin board explaining that a native Italian speaker was seeking a native English speaker for conversational language practice. Right beside his appeal was another flier with the same request, word-for-word identical in every way, right down to the typeface. The only difference was the contact information. One flier listed an e-mail address for some-body named Giovanni; the other introduced somebody named Dario. But even the home phone number was the same.Using my keen intuitive powers, I e-mailed both men at the same time, asking in Italian, "Are you perhaps brothers?"It was Giovanni who wrote back this very provocativo message: "Even better. Twins!"Yes—much better. Tall, dark, and handsome identical twenty-five-year-old twins, as it turned out, with those giant brown liquid-center Italian eyes that just unstitch me. ...
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Good Morning!
Here is some information from the Chora Center!
Live Kindness Daily, darlene
The Law of Least Effort

Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease . . . with carefreeness, harmony, and love. And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.
I will put the Law of Least Effort into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
1. I will practice Acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.
2. Having accepted things as they are, I will take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself). I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.
3. Today my awareness will remain established in Defenselessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them.
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The edge of the earth

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The Power of Change!
"If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living."
"He who rejects change is the architect of decay."
"We must be the change we wish to see."
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
Good Morning!
Happy Midweek! I feel change all about it. In fact, I got a nice e-mail from my dearest cousin~brother, Gerard about just that. When I thanked him for his generous thoughts and inspiration on a new life.....he responded with~~~~"NOW EMBRACE IT!" Wow, that was a light bulb moment. I realized I talk and I need to walk
Sometimes change is about action, and sometimes change is about one's relationship with life. No matter what change you want to embark upon in life......Strength and courage are needed to move forward! Realize that by taking one baby step~ doing just one thing to meet your goal can be the action required to move forward.....
Today, just look at life in a different way. View it from outside of yourself. Then see what you can do here and now to grow and "really live!"
Love, light, and much abundance,
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Afghani_portrait of a poor man

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"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.
The minute it crops up,
all our irritations and resentments
slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place."
Mark Twain
Good Morning,
This week find some good movies to attend that encourage to laugh out loud!
Find humor in the small things and the big things in life will not look so stressful!
Have a joyful, humorous week!
love, light, and blessings, darlene
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

"This very moment is the perfect teacher

and, lucky for us,

it's with us wherever we are. "
~ Pema Chodron
Embrace all of your strength ,act in good faith,
and trust all will work out for your hightest good.....
Live your best life now!
Love, light, and much abundance,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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" My Good is complete;
it is finished; it is now here and is conscious of me and of mine.
I do not have to wait for my Good;
it is at hand and everready to spring forth and express itself to me.
I accept my Good and gladly acknowledge it to be my daily companion.
My Good is mine now,
and I can see it and feel it and know it.
Today I claim my Good. "
Ernest Holmes .
Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Planting Seeds:
Kindness Week

"Whatever you do, do with kindness.

Whatever you say, say with kindness.

Wherever you go, radiate kindness."

- jlh
Good Morning Friends,
During my meditation yesterday, I heard the words make it a kindness week.....and so....
I declare this week to be a week to be KIND! Find ways everyday to stop what you are doing and look at the situation you maybe in and give things a little spice by doing something kind or wonderful for another person or a cause. You will find that by doing the smallest act, it will give you not only great pleasure, a sense of self worth, but also, let live a more soulful life!
Many blessings for a wonderful KIND week!

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Do random acts of kindness today!

Monday, August 2, 2010

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"A smile is the lighting system of the face,
the cooling system of the head
and the heating system of the heart."
-- Unknown

Dear Friends,

Have a great week!

Smile more, laugh often, love always, darlene