03 September 2008

cool, clear calmness

Be Still and know that I am God. –Psalm 46:10

Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear. –Lao Tzu

Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. –Matthew 7:7

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. –Carl Gustav Jung

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Buddhist saying

Over at Soulful Living, I found these quotes used appropriately in an article on the everyday miracle of self-discovery and fulfillment.  In conjunction with other materials on and thoughts in which I've been reflecting, the notion of self-led souls living meaningful purposeful lives and being able to attain that has been forming and taking shape for me.  Then, I realized something.

My life is already meaningful.

Even when I feel frantic.  Even when I feel at wit's end.  Even when I am laid low.  My life has purpose and always did, always will.

We cannot live without turbulence.  If so, we'd stagnate.  Knowing this, realizing and believing it; does not make life any easier, smoother, or less painful.

But maybe it does make it more acceptable.


  1. You will find no barnacles on my ass.  I would like to be stagnate for 30 mintues.  Anne

  2. You are so very intune with life and how we humans work, Deb.


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