“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
My morning reading ritual is evolving very well and becoming a vital part of my day.
Exposing myself to several different authors at one setting seems to help me stay focused and adds another level of appreciation for the ideas presented by each writer. Sometimes what I read seemed to be on the page especially for me.
Here are two examples:
From Suzanne Giesemann’s book, In The Silence:
“A strong prayer issued on one’s behalf remains in effect, for you have set it in motion. It gathers energy when joined by the prayers of others. You may add fuel to this creation as you wish, but there is no need to do so constantly. We say again, once created, so it is.”
From Deng Ming-Dao’s, 365 Tao Daily Meditations:
“Worry is an addiction
That interferes with compassion
Worry is a problem that seems to be rampant. Perhaps it is due to the nature of our overly advanced civilization; perhaps it is a measure of our own spiritual degeneracy. Whatever the source, it is clear that worry is not useful. It is a cancer of the emotions–concern gone compulsive. It eats away at body and mind.
It does no good to say, ‘Don’t think about it.’ You’ll only worry more. It is far better to keep waling your path, changing what you can. The rest must be dissolved in compassions. In this world of infants with immune deficiencies, racial injustice, economic imbalance, personal violence, and international conflict, it is impossible to address everyone’s concerns. Taking care of yourself and doing something good for those whom you meet is enough. That is compassion, and we must exercise it even int he face of the overwhelming odds.
Whenever you meet a problem, help if it is in your power to do so. After you have acted, withdraw and be unconcerned about it. Walk on without ever mentioning it to anybody. Then there is no worry, because there has been action.”
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
― Albert Einstein
Thank you, Kimberlee Salimeno. Once again you’ve allowed me to use your beautiful photo for my story. I love you.