I know very little of Eileen Caddy, the person to whom this quote is ascribed, but am very appreciative of the message. The photo was one I took on a rainy September day in Fern Forest, in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought… and deed.
1917-2006, Spiritual Teacher and Author
I’ve listened from backstage, to people applaud. It’s like – like waves of love coming over the footlights and wrapping you up. Imagine…. to know, every night, that different hundreds of people love you…. they smile, their eyes shine – you’ve pleased them, they want you, you belong. Just that alone is worth anything. ~All About Eve
I know this feeling. Oh how I miss the theatre.
I have been terribly busy with work, projects, real-estate, life, going to the theatre, and all kinds of things wonderful.
I am training a new group of employees at work – in the second week of a three-week long seminar. It’s exhausting, but also very invigorating to see the change and the learning happen.
As far as the Casey Anthony case, I am out of the loop! But, I am still very much thinking of the death penalty as it’s a dialogue that I would like to keep going – it’s important to keep talking about it.
I found the quote below today…. I think it rings some bells.
“I’ve lived. I’ve really really lived. I’ve failed. I’ve been devastated. I’ve been broken. I’ve gone to hell and back. And I’ve also known joy. And passion. And I’ve had a great love. See death for me is not justice. It’s a … end of a beautiful journey. And I’m not afraid to die. The question is, are you? ” ~Grey’s Anatomy
Successes aren’t what really matter in life; it’s what we do with our failures that makes us, and our work, great in this world.
Sand and Stone
This story tells of two friends who were walking through the desert. During some point of their journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.
The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, she wrote in the sand:
“TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE”
They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath.
The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but her friend saved her.
After she recovered from the near drowning, she wrote on a stone:
“TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE”
The friend, who had slapped and saved her best friend, asked her, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now, you write on a stone, why?”
The other friend replied: “When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it, but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone, so no wind can ever erase it.”
(Learn to write your hurts in the sand and carve your blessings in stone.)
Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked the birds he would have done better to preach to the cats. (Rebecca West, 1892-1983)
Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected. (Sophocles)
Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow, grow.” (The Talmud)