"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

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Hugs and blessings,

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday's Thoughts

"Help your brother's boat across,
and lo! your own has reached the shore.
Hindu Proverb

"The world is an ocean of possibility. Relationships deepen and alter. As we move beyond our accustomed depth, new attitudes and skills are required. It is like learning to swim. The water will support us if we learn to allow it. So, too, in relationships, we must develop the faith necessary to float as well as to strive. Just as a swimmer must learn to trust the waters that hold him, we must learn to trust that the relationship can support the weight of our personality. Rather than constant effort we must relax and allow ourselves to trust the subtle energies of love. All relationships require vulnerability. As I learn to open to this face, I soften into a flexible strength.

Today I practice faith in my unfolding relationships. Like an autumn leaf borne on the wind, I allow myself to be carried gently forward."

... from TRANSITIONS: Prayers and Declarations for a Changing Life
by Julia Cameron

It's Lucy's birthday today ... I hope that
you'll drop by Diamonds in the Sky and wish her a happy day!

Thought for Today
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." Victor Frankl


TorAa said...

Good reflecttions and Thoughts and happy BD to Julia

Unknown said...

That is the hardest thing about relationships, the opening yourself up to possible pain. Good thoughts.

Joyce said...

I very much agree with the Victor Frankl quote. Someone once said something along the lines that it's futile to try to change others, indicating that our focus needs to be upon ourselves,and what we will do, not upon what the other person should do.

Karen said...

This is a Julia Cameron book I didn't know about--I'll have to check it out!

Mary Ann said...

"flexible strength"...I like the sound of that.

Thanks for leaving me a note so that I'd find this thought here.

Anonymous said...

I have visited your friend's blog and left a message for her.
happy days,

storyteller said...

TorAa – Thank you for your kind words and your follow up email too.

Lisa – Yup … this is true, and yet NOT do open ourselves up in this way guarantees our separateness and aloneness.

Joyce – Me too, but it took me a LONG TIME to accept the fact that trying to change others is futile.

Karen – She’s got several in this series … but I particularly like Transitions … perhaps since my life has been a series of them ;--)

Mary Ann – You’re certainly welcome. Some folks might see this pairing of words as an oxymoron, but for me the idea opens a myriad of possibilities.

Sky – Thanks. I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.

I appreciate each of you stopping by Sacred Ruminations and leaving your thoughts. I hope you’re each enjoying the weekend.
Hugs and blessings,