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Prayer

God,
Grant me the serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change, the
courage to change the
things I can, and the
wisdom to know the
difference;living one
day at a time, enjoying
one moment at a time,
accepting hardship as a
pathway to peace;
taking as Jesus did, this
sinful world as it is, not
as I would have it.
Trusting that you will
make all things right if I
surrender to Your will, so
that I may be reason-
ably happy in this life
and supremely happy
with You in the next.
Amen.

Starfish Story

 

In an early morning, a man was walking down a sandy beach. The previous night a big storm stroke and huge waves swept the sandy beach. The air was still moist and vapors were now rising from the unusual calm sea. The beach was now scattered an incredible amount of little yellow starfish the storm washed to the shore in the previous night. As the man walked down the beach he saw a little kid running back and forth to the point where the waves hit the beach carrying starfish of the beach into the sea.
When the man came closer, he asked the little kid: “Hey what are you doing? Don’t you realize that you can’t save all these starfish, it doesn’t matter how fast you are, they will die eventually on the sand of this beach. It won’t make any difference …”
The little kid, looked in the eyes of the man, walked towards the next starfish lying in the sand, picked it up and said “It will make a difference for this one!” and throwed it back into the sea.

One Of Us

 
 
 
 

If God had a name what would it be?
And would you call it to his face?
If you were faced with him in all his glory
what would you ask if you had just one question?

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

If God had a face
What would it look like?
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like heaven and Jesus and the saints
and all the Prophets

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home
Just trying to make his way home
Back up to Heaven all alone
Nobody callin’ on the phone
cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

 

(What If God Was One Of Us
-Alanis Morissette -)

Childish

 

 

A child has nothing to do with age. Childhood is a state. You can be old and yet a child. You can be a child and yet old. Childhood is a certain attitude deep inside you, of your being ready to learn; that from wherever and whatsoever source life comes, you will be ready to receive; that in your heart there is a deep welcome; that you are not afraid; that you are not yet crippled by knowledge, information; that you are still in a flow and not frozen.
So if one is like a child — and I can see that you are — then many things become possible.

New start

 

By a divine heart, I mean a heart which is unconditionally in love — not with somebody in particular, but just in love with anything, any person, anybody whatsoever. Love becomes your climate; not a relationship. A relationship can grow in it, but you have to make it more a climate rather than a relationship.
Ordinarily love is a relationship, and when love is a relationship you breathe only towards a certain person. You breathe him or her, but the passage is very narrow. The universe is so vast and love gives so much; why make it so narrow? Let it expand and be unconditional, because whenever there is a condition, love becomes ruined. When it is unconditional. it becomes divine.
And love is never satisfied unless it becomes divine because that is the deepest urge in every human being: to be so full of love that whatsoever the condition, the love goes on showering.
So from this moment, remember it. You will forget many times, but again remember. And don’t move indifferently. Indifference kills love more than hatred. Hatred is love inverted, but indifference is absolute negation.

“Heaven is here — just you have to know how to live it.
And hell too is here, and you know perfectly well how to live it.
It is only a question of changing your perspective, your approach towards life. “
 

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

 

 

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

 

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

 

Text of Steve Jobs’ Commencement address

Pulitzer

Picture of a starving child who collapse on the ground struggling to get to a food center during a famine .The story about the life, work and suicide of a Pulitzer-prize winning South African photojournalist. Kevin Carter took the above heart breaking photo in 1993. In the background a vulture waits for the death of the child. Haunted by the horrific images from Sudan, Carter commited suicide in 1994 after receiving the award.

Nu stiu de altii dar pe mine m-a lasat fara cuvinte ieri la proiectul de “World Powery”…