see you next week. xoxo justine
listening itself is an art. when we listen with a still and concentrated mind, it’s possible to actually be responsive to what the words are saying. sometimes deep insights come in a flash, unexpectedly.
respect leads to caring–a quality of impeccability in what we do. respect and faith nourish each other and give birth to many skillful actions. as we foster the quality of respect in our lives, we can also begin to see the world in a different light. the tone of caring that arises from giving respect can transform how we interact with society. we begin to explore the possibilities of service, of taking an active role in seeing what needs doing and lending our energy to those endeavours. compassion motivates us to act, and wisdom ensures the means are effective.
we each need to make our lion’s roar–to persevere with unshakable courage when faced with all manner of doubts and sorrows and fears–to declare our right to awaken.
My personal response to Governor Perry’s prayer rally, The Response, held on August 6, 2011:
sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “i will try again tomorrow.”
-mary anne radmacher
you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind.