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    Doing The Right Things

    People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred.
    You don’t have to like them, but love them anyway!

    They are all part of your own family.
    They are part of you and you are part of them.
    They may not yet know it, but you being wiser,
    Love them anyway!

    People may project their own ulterior motives onto you,
    And accuse you of having them.
    Rest safe in the knowledge that the Universe
    Knows their hearts as well as yours.
    Do good anyway!

    If being successful means that we can only win
    False friends and real enemies.
    Succeed anyway!

    The good we do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do it anyway!

    What could have taken years of building up,
    Can be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway!

    People who are in need of our help,
    May attack us whilst we are trying to help them.
    Help anyway!

    Give the world the best that is within you,
    And should it be rejected, do not stop giving.
    Give anyway!

    The Universal Law of Karma ensures that what we send
    Into the worldhas to return to us.
    Give of your best and only the best is sure to return!

    Bishop Abel Muzorewa
    African Spiritual and Political Leader
    Edited by Aquarius

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

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    The Nothing People

    Have you heard of the nothing people?
    They do not lie, but they do not tell the truth.
    They do not take, but they do not give either.
    They neither steal nor stop a thief.
    They do not rock the boat, and never pull an oar.
    They will not drag you down, but always let you pull them
    And if the effort kill you, the tough luck is on you.
    They do not hurt you, but they refuse to help
    And never volunteer for anything.
    They neither love nor hate you.
    They will not burn you, but they fiddle happily
    While you burn.

    Do you know what they truly are?
    The sins of omission folks.
    Spiritual voids, neither good nor bad,
    They are standing still and stagnating.
    And because they never risk anything,
    They do not learn or grow.
    At least, the good keep trying,
    And the bad in their own way, work just as hard.
    At least both are based on action and conviction,
    So, please Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all Life,
    Send me either a sinner or a Saint,
    But protect me against the nothing people.
    If you told them they are in danger of
    Wasting a precious lifetime on the Earth,
    They would not believe you.

    Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius

    From ‘Relationship Healing’
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    The Edge

    ‘Come to the edge,’ He said.
    They said: ‘We are afraid.’
    ‘Come to the edge,’ He said.
    They came …
    He pushed them …
    And they flew!

    Guillaume Appolinaire

    From ‘Words Of Wisdom For Hope & Encouragement’


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    Risks

    To the small earthly self life frequently is
    A risky and scary business.
    That’s why we usually dislike and resent the changes
    The Universe has in store for us,
    So that we may learn and grow
    From as many and varied experiences as possible.
    While the personality, our small earthly self,
    Detests the changes, our spirit and soul rejoice,
    Because they understand that this is the only way
    The earthly self will ever discover its own true nature.

    Risks have to be taken so that our approach to life
    And the way we perceive its purpose transforms itself.
    We need to shed the deeply ingrained wrong thinking
    And behaviour patterns, prejudices and false beliefs
    That create the obstacles and difficulties in our lives.
    We have to say goodbye to anything that has outlived
    Its usefulness, including people and places.

    From Risks & The Edge


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    ‘The most beautiful people are those who have experienced defeat, suffering, struggle and loss and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. These things do not just happen, they have to grow within us.’ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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    What Is Hope?

    When things go wrong, as they sometime will,
    The optimist thinks: ‘They’ll come right again!’,
    While the pessimist grumbles: ‘It’ll only get worse!’
    And as our thoughts and beliefs create our earthly reality,
    Both forecasts duly come true.
    Each one nodes sagely: ‘I told you so!’
    That’s why when times are hard, positive thinkers
    Think: ‘They will get better and become easier again.’
    Though it may take time, they invariably do.


    From What Is Hope?
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    What Is Hope?

    When things go wrong, as they sometime will,
    The optimist thinks: ‘They’ll come right again!’,
    While the pessimist grumbles: ‘It’ll only get worse!’
    And as our thoughts and beliefs create our earthly reality,
    Both forecasts duly come true.
    Each one nodes sagely: ‘I told you so!’
    That’s why when times are hard, positive thinkers
    Think: ‘They will get better and become easier again.’
    Though it may take time, they invariably do.

    From What Is Hope?
    [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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    ‘Do not believe anything simply because you have heard it, or because it is spoken and rumoured by many, or because it is found written in religious books, or because it emanates from your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. When you find after observation and analysis that anything agrees with your reasoning and is conducive to the good and benefit of all, accept it and conduct your life by it.’ The legend of the Buddha, ca. 563 – 483 BCE.

    The figure of the Buddha is a metaphor for human souls in their awakened and enlightened state. His last words to his disciples are the most poignant ones, as valid now as they were then: ‘Go and work out your own salvation, with diligence.’


    [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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    Looking Forward To The Time When . . .

    • Everybody accepts that humankind’s inner Highest Self is more important than its small earthly self and the ego.
    • We all realise the significance of our race and our whole world.
    • Everybody is aware that we are as much part of God and as God is part of us.
    • We all know in our hearts, minds and souls that prejudices are pointless and harmful.
    • People’s inner worth is valued rather than their race, creed or colour.
    • Because we realise that we are all one with the Universe and each other, there is peace in our world.


    Anon.
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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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    Life's Journey

    Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
    Because each one of us is special, we are all different.
    Refuse to set your goals by what other people think of as important.
    You alone and your inner guidance know what is best for you.
    To find out what is right or wrong for you, at any given time,
    Listen carefully within and follow the advice you receive.
    Don’t take for granted the things that are closest to your heart.
    Be thankful for them, but refuse to cling to them.
    Believing that without them your life would be meaningless is utter folly.
    Only the higher and highest aspects of life have lasting and eternal value.

    Don’t let your life slip through your fingers – live it now.
    Refuse to dwell unduly in the past or in the future,
    But live consciously one day at a time,
    So you can benefit from every single moment of your present lifetime.
    No matter what it may bring to you, never give up.
    A fragile thread connects us all with each other, and
    For as long we have something to give and share with others,
    Our earthly existence is worth living.
    Things are only over when we stop trying,
    So do not be afraid of taking risks.
    They are life’s way of teaching us to be brave.


    From ‘Life’s Journey’
    Last edited by Courtjester; March 9th, 2013 at 12:49 PM.
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    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

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