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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Taking on Challenges with Grace

Quotes for the Week

I Ching (B.C.1150?)
It is an inexorable Law of Nature that bad must follow good, that decline must follow a rise. To feel that we can rest on our achievements is a dangerous fallacy. Inner strength can overcome anything that occurs outside.

Patanjali (c. 1st to 3rd century BC)
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn.

Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence
As any jazz musician knows, it takes flexibility and adaptability for improvisation to create beauty.

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