Today's Thought Archive

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Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

― M. Scott Peck

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Finding the treasure

Spiritual experience initiates transition. What previously we valued and pursued may not be as attractive as it once was.   We may reconsider well-paid work in the light of meaningful work. The people we once sought out as companions may no longer appear to be soulmates.  On the other hand, people we once thought were “out of it” may seem to “with it” in a way we never suspected. In other words, spiritual experience is dangerous and disruptive, as the lives

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Your word

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

- Don Miguel Ruiz

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Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

- Thomas Merton