-Albert Einstein (perhaps unverified..)
Dear Albert.. beautiful mind heart.. in touch with our original cultural awareness.. you knew intuitively.. heart emoticon
Thanks Paul Pulaski, writer, for reminding me of this quote
There are many things to be grateful "for" but, as I ripen with the seasons of life, the many reasons blend into a sacred mystery. And, most deeply, I realize that living gratefully is its own blessing.
Good news on Chaplain Training.
We can join in the Myrtle Beach Training on Saturday, Nov. 7th.
It is being offered by the LUT at Unity Wilmington, Nickie Golden, for a love offering.
I plan to go and hope you will check your calendars.
If you like to read ahead of time, the book How To Pray without Talking to God is a good basis for chaplaincy.
The training will include affirmative prayer as well as roles and boundaries, confidentiality and more. Please let me know if you can go so we can let them know our numbers.
Peace, Love and Prosperity
All right, Ron, the reservation's been made and a Beechcraft 400A private jet with experienced staff, advanced multimedia hookups for every passenger, and faux-leopard-skin sleeper recliners throughout, will be yours for any twenty-one days you choose. Just as soon as you arrange payment of US$368,750. In advance. Fuel, of course, will be extra. A lot extra.
Now, repeat after me:
"You have to be joking!
Faux leopard skin is so 'early 2000.'
What else do they have?"
Cool. Now stay with this perspective, because this kind of transaction takes place every single day for those who already have.
Sweet Surrender: The Elegant Act of Letting Go
For today's Inner Happy Hour, we share an excerpt from author Shannon Kaiser's book, Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential on letting go of expectations:
"We often worry that we have somehow gotten off course. We think that perhaps our life is off track, and we have made mistakes that are unfixable. Maybe you worry that you aren’t quite where you think you should be, whether it is the job you thought you’d have by this age, the relationship status, or where you would be living at this time in your life. If you aren’t where you thought you’d be, you may feel like a failure. I call this destination disaster, the feeling that our life is off track. This never-ending cycle keeps us constantly reaching for expectations that we have placed upon ourselves. These expectations are usually derived from unmet needs, and our mind tells us this is what we must do, be, accomplish in order to be fulfilled. If, for any reason, life doesn’t go along with our plans, we take the blame and feel like a failure.
When you let go of who you THINK you are supposed to be, the universe can swoop in and help you become who you are really MEANT to be. If you feel like you are off track and constantly playing catch‑up to some ideal set forth for your life, the best thing to do is Sweet Surrender.
Surrender is not giving up or saying that everything is perfectly okay; it is the willingness to let yourself energetically off the hook of trying to control the outcome. It is exhausting to try to be in charge all the time, which is why Sweet Surrender is your key to happiness. Surrendering is recognizing and accepting what you can’t change. We do this by releasing expectations."
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