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Today’s Reflection is a collection of thoughts and quotes that has accumulated here and is waiting to see the cyber-light.

“Let what we love be what we do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi

“Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.” – Margaret Wheatley

When one is about to embark on a work of transformation, of transforming and changing any system in one’s life, it would be wise to remember the following two quotes, by Carl Jung and Tom Robbins:

“The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.” – Carl Jung

“Political activism is seductive because it seems to offer the possibility that one can improve society, make things better, without going through the personal ordeal of rearranging one’s perceptions and transforming one’s self.” – Tom Robbins

“Don’t take things personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you will not be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“We are made and imagined in each other’s eyes.” – David Cooperrider

“No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” – Isaac Asimov

“The lesson that life constantly enforces is ‘look underfoot.’ You are always nearer to the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Don’t despise your own place and hour. Every place is the center of the world.” – Naturalist John Burroughs

A sunny week to you all, inside and out.

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