As this small book is once again picked up
I note the little slips of paper sticking out of various pages
marking special words.
The thought arises
that I am making progress in many ways
but will never arrive where the desire of my heart is.
This one will just keep searching, going forward, one day at a time
and more answers will come but there may not be enough time...
From the book
"The Art of Stillness"
"I find that stillness within, that deep sense of peace that I crave every day.
It is though I find a piece of me that I had lost without really knowing I had lost it."
After living a number of life styles, this one has found it in this rural setting by the woods, a small cottage she built
at age 75.
"Researchers in the new field of interruption science have found it takes an average
of twenty-five minutes to recover from a phone call. Yet such interruptions come
every eleven minutes - which means we're never caught with with our lives."
"So much of our lives takes place in our heads - in memory or imagination, in speculation
or interpretation - that sometimes I feel that I can best change my life by changing the way
I look at it. America's wisest psychologist, William James, reminded us,
"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."
I find it difficult at times to choose another thought...
"It matters not where or how far you travel - the farther
commonly the worse - but how much alive you are."
15 degrees on my deck
do not like the cold as it chills me to the bone.
Warming trend beginning tomorrow...