Category Archives: Monday Morning Wisdom

Monday Morning Wisdom #292

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Monday Morning Wisdom #292

Lord, make us instruments of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

~St. Francis of Assissi

Monday Morning Wisdom #291

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Monday Morning Wisdom #291

Every breath we take, every heartbeat, every evolution of every cell comes from God and is sustained by God every second, just as every creation, invention, every bar of music or line of verse, every thought, vision, fantasy, every dumb-ass flop and stroke of genius comes from that infinite intelligence that created us and the universe in all its dimensions, out of the Void, the field of infinite potential, primal chaos, the Muse. To acknowledge that reality, to efface all ego, to let the work come through us and give it back freely to its source, that in my opinion, is as true to reality as it gets.

~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art.

Monday Morning Wisdom #290

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Monday Morning Wisdom #290

God says to you, “I love you, I am with you, I want to see you come closer to me and experience the joy and peace of my presence. I want to give you a new heart and a new spirit. . . Just trust me and let me be your God.”

~ Henri J.M. Nouwen, in The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom; photo of Nouwen by Frank Hamilton, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Unported License.

Monday Morning Wisdom #289

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Monday Morning Wisdom #289
But stories that fill us with wonder and awe,
stories that remind us of who we truly are,
stories that tell the truth about the mess we’ve made of things 
and how we can turn things around,
these are the stories we need more of. . .
~Rob Bell, in Everything Is Spiritual 

Monday Morning Wisdom #288

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Monday Morning Wisdom #288

Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.

~ Josh Billings

Monday Morning Wisdom #187

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Monday Morning Wisdom #187
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

~ Laurence Binyon, from "For the Fallen," 1914

Monday Morning Wisdom #286

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Monday Morning Wisdom #286

Rather than chasing short-term profits, companies could pursue the well-being of all people and the entire planet.

~ Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Photo by Remi Steinegger. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Generic 2.0 License.

Monday Morning Wisdom #285

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Monday Morning Wisdom #285

Cook wild. Feast well.

~Allen Arnold in The Story of With.

Monday Morning Wisdom #284

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Monday Morning Wisdom #284

We can’t control the outcomes of our work.

We don’t get to decide how people will respond to us.

. . . Give the gift,

and surrender the rest.

~Rob Bell, in Everything Is Spiritual.

Monday Morning Wisdom #283

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Monday Morning Wisdom #283

God is more interested in your development than your arrival. He cares more for your character than your comfort, your purity than your productivity.

~Tony Evans