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    Character Reflections

    The most destructive habit – worry.
    The greatest joy – giving.
    The greatest loss – self-respect.
    The most satisfying work – helping others.

    The least desirable character trait – selfishness.
    The most endangered species – unselfish dedicated leaders.
    Humankind’s greatest natural resource – children.
    The greatest ‘shot’ in the arm – encouragement.

    The greatest issue to overcome – fear.
    The most effective sleeping pill – peace of mind.
    The most crippling failure disease – excuses.
    The most powerful force in life – love.

    The most dangerous person – a gossiper.
    Their deadliest weapon – the tongue.
    The world’s most incredible computer – the brain.
    The worst thing to be without – hope.

    The two most power-filled words – ‘I can’.
    The greatest asset – faith and trust.
    The most useless emotion – self-pity.
    The most beautiful adornment – a smile.

    The most prized possession – integrity.
    The most contagious spirit – enthusiasm.
    The most powerful channel of communication – prayer.

    Created by Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius

    From ‘Relationship Healing’
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    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphinlee View Post
    Are Morkonan & CourtJester having a competition with each other? I begin to feel a) like an intruder and b) outclassed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Courtjester View Post
    I couldn't agree more! Cj
    Clarity please dear CourtJester clarity,

    Are you agreeing that you and Morkanon are having a competition?

    Are you agreening that I am an intruder?

    Are you agreeing that I am outclassed?

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    I want to do more than write. I want to evoke.

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    Dear Dolphinlee,

    D: Clarity please dear CourtJester clarity,
    Cj: Sorry for not expressing myself clearly enough.

    D: Are you agreeing that you and Morkanon are having a competition?
    Cj: No, we most certainly do not have any agreement between us of any kind.

    D: Are you agreeing that I am an intruder?
    Cj: No, you are not. Anyone who has anything interesting to contribute to this thread is very welcome. As a matter of fact, that’s the very reason why it came into being.

    D: Are you agreeing that I am outclassed?
    Cj: No, in my view we are all equals – nobody outclasses anyone. I hope to see more and more postings of yours on this thread soon.

    All the best - Cj
    [CENTER][B][I][SIZE=3][FONT=times new roman]Even though the darkest clouds are in the sky,
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    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morkonan View Post
    I want to do more than write. I want to evoke.
    I share that feeling and hope that both of us will succeed with this.
    [CENTER][B][I][SIZE=3][FONT=times new roman]Even though the darkest clouds are in the sky,
    You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry.
    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

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    Dear CourtJester,

    Thank you for your answer. I am curseying to you now.


    Evoking that's the rub.

    I've even tried evocation and that hasn't worked. Unless you count the growth of hairs on my palms.

    How's this for something that gets a reaction?

    Oh that my words could do half as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphinlee View Post
    Evoking that's the rub.

    I've even tried evocation and that hasn't worked. Unless you count the growth of hairs on my palms.
    No it's embrocation that's the rub, though if you have one that can make hair grow in bald places you might get by without the words
    A new story

    I finally got 'A Family Business' recorded and loaded, all 37 mins of it, much longer than any I have done before.
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    'Wordless' of course, I agree, but then there are those that use a mirror. Oh no, not a mirror. More or less, a complete state of 'keller', as in 'Helen' is a must, if a soliloquy it's to be. Nuff said on that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphinlee View Post
    ... Oh that my words could do half as much.
    There's nothing for it, dear Dolphinlee, but to keep on practising. Cj
    [CENTER][B][I][SIZE=3][FONT=times new roman]Even though the darkest clouds are in the sky,
    You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry.
    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

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    Of Good And Evil

    One of the elders of the city said: ‘Speak to us of good and evil.’
    And he – the prophet – replied:
    ‘Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
    For what is evil but the good within you
    That is tortured by its own hunger and thirst
    For the experience of learning that will help you
    In due course to return to your true nature?
    That is why when the good in you is hungry
    It seeks food even in dark caves,
    And when it thirsts it will drink of dead waters, too.

    You are good when you are at one with your Highest Self,
    Yet, when you are not one with it, you are not evil.
    You are but a divided house and that is not necessarily a den of thieves;
    It is merely that the two parts of you,
    Your Highest Self and its earthly counterpart, are still
    Travelling in opposite directions; thus, you are a divided house.
    This can be likened to a ship without rudder that wanders aimlessly
    Among perilous isles, without necessarily sinking to the bottom.
    When you have learnt enough about evil,
    With the help of God and the Angels,
    The two parts of you will be joined together again,
    And brought into harmony, so that they can work for you,
    Instead of against.

    If some of the souls in your world still seem to be guided
    Away from their Highest Self and ever deeper into physicality,
    Fear not – the turning point does come for you and all that is in your world.
    Your evolution is a circle that first moves you away from God,
    That which is all good.
    As you descend into matter, you move downwards.
    Having reached a certain evolutionary stage,
    You begin to move upwards and are on your way
    Into re-discovering that you are part of God
    And that God is part of you, and that because of this
    The core of your being is good, through and through,
    As well all-loving and all-knowing, like your God Self
    With whom you are becoming one again,
    Though this time consciously.

    For as long as your soul lessons require that you move downwards,
    You are not evil.
    Even while the outer self is still learning to differentiate
    Between good and evil, your innermost being remains good and of God,
    You are good when you are spiritually awake in thought, word and deed.
    Yet, you are not evil when you are not
    And your tongue still staggers without purpose;
    Stumbling speech also serves a purpose;
    It helps to strengthen a weak tongue.
    You are good when you strive to give of yourself.
    Yet, you are not evil whilst you are still seeking gain for yourself.
    When you are doing so, you are still learning the lesson
    Of being a root that clings to Mother Earth and sucks at her breast.
    Like the root and the fruit of the same tree, your soul’s needs
    Vary according to the evolutionary phase you have reached.
    That is why a fruit cannot say to a root: ‘Be like me,
    Ripe and full and ever giving of my abundance.
    Yet, the fruit’s giving is as good a need as the receiving of the root.

    You are good when you walk towards your goal firmly and with bold steps.
    Yet, you are not evil whilst you still go there limping.
    Even the limping ones in this life do not go backwards,
    For all life is evolution and moves ever forwards.
    But let those who are strong and swift,
    See that they do not limp like the lame,
    Believing this to be out of kindness to them.

    You are good in countless ways,
    And you are not evil when you are not good,
    You are neither loitering nor sluggard,
    But merely learning to tell the difference between good and evil.
    Have compassion too for those who already move as swiftly as stags,
    And think they can teach their swiftness to those
    Who so far can only move like turtles.
    Wise ones know that in God’s great plan, the turtle has its place,
    As well as the stag.

    Your goodness lies in your longing for being at one
    With your Highest Self; and that longing is in all of you.
    In some, it already is like a torrent that is rushing to the sea,
    With all its might, carrying with it the secrets of the hillsides
    And the songs of the forests.
    The longing of others is still like a shallow stream
    That loses itself in angles and bends, until it too finally reaches its destination.

    Each does come to the end of their journey, in their own sweet time.
    That is why there is no need that those whose longing already is strong
    Say to those in whom it is still weak: ‘Why are you slow and halting?’
    And that is why someone who already is truly good
    Would never dream of asking someone who is naked:
    ‘Where is your garment?’
    Or someone who is homeless: ‘What has befallen your home?’

    From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
    Lebanese/American poet
    Edited by Aquarius

    From A Celebration Of Kahlil Gibran

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    You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry.
    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

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