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Not all large decisions can be well made by simply listing the pros and cons of a given situation, helpful and necessary as this process is. We cannot always depend on what seems to us to be logical. When there is doubt about our logic, we wait upon God and listen for the voice of intuition. If, in meditation, that voice is persistent enough, we may well gain sufficient confidence to act upon that, rather than upon logic.
(As Bill Sees It, Day 202)
21 October 2015
When the cards are dealt and you pick up your hand ... there's nothing you can do except to play it out for whatever it may be worth. And the way you play your hand is free will.
(Jawaharlal Nehru in Night Light by Amy Dean, 18 July)
18 October 2015
Negative thinking produces negative ways and weak living. It undermines our morals so that we develop a "what's the difference" attitude. But a positive faith in God, as each of us understands Him, gives strength to the body and courage to the soul.
(Day By Day, 15 October)
15 October 2015
I intend to listen to my own thoughts concerning my life. I'll be receptive to advice, but I'll do what my conscience dictates, even if I incur disapproval.
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Inspiration, p. 76)
13 October 2015
... we need to view our past from the perspective of everything that we've ever done or not done being over. We can't undo or redo it -- we have the choice to look back at the past either through eyes clouded by ego judgments or through an inspired point of view. We can forgive ourselves or we can shame ourselves.
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Inspiration, p. 89)
7 October 2015
It takes something to get married: nerve, hope, a strong desire to make a certain statement -- and it takes something to stay married: more hope, determination, a sense of humor, and needs that are best met by being in a pair.
(Amy Bloom, writer in Words That Matter by The Editors of The Oprah Magazine, p. 23)
6 October 2015
... in real life, even the most successful people see some of their efforts fail and even the greatest of people learn to deal with failure, rejection, bereavement, and serious illness.
(Harold S. Kushner, Overcoming Life's Disappointments, p. 4)
5 October 2015
In a soulful relationship ... the partners know that we are all individuals, with our own kind of richness that may not be fully and plainly revealed in daily life, and that an intimate relationship demands a courageous and openhearted acknowledgement of differences.
(Thomas Moore, Soul Mates, p. 26)
4 October 2015
One of the things that's great about failure is, it's never as bad as you think it's going to be. You think it's going to be the end of the world, and it's really not.
(Lina Rau, writer in Words That Matter by the Editors of The Oprah Magazine, p. 8)
3 October 2015
If you have an impulse to do something, why not do it? It might be just the journey you've always needed.
(Timothy Hutton, actor, in Words That Matter, by Oprah Winfrey editors, p. 15)
... when you challenge yourself, doing much more than what's expected to learn new skills, you always feel more satisfaction in your work.
(Alexandra Stoddard, The Art Of The Possible, p. 34)
1 October 2015
I have been retired from the U.S. government for many years. I was a long time paying member of AOL until May 2009. Until October 2008 I had a fairly extensive genealogy website on AOL. They dropped support.
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