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[Mar. 4th, 2013|06:00 am]
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"Start each day with expectation, end each with gratitude." I reread some advice i'd squirreled away for myself.

I suppose looking at the coming two weeks as an unwelcome roller coaster ride is a frame that won't shape my experiences well. I loved actual roller coasters as a kid, think fondly of them now, but never really liked the theme parks in which they are found.

And it's not entirely true. I can and will have the opportunity to pace myself. So maybe this is a chance to see if i can transform the sense that i displace my whole sense of being when i travel.

So today, i expect i will be able to plow through all sorts of details. There may be Surprise Meetings despite my blocking the day clear, but i should be able to settle in with my responsibilities after this three day weekend.

I am grateful for my Meeting, despite my befuddlement when it comes to the mythic beast called community. I ponder a message from worship, a sense that i am asking the wrong thing when i ask for a leading for what i am to do next, that i should instead ask where i am to lead others. "Write a book," floats through my mind, and i respond that there are too many books. (Nota bene: When Christine talks about writing books i encourage her and do not think there are too many books.)

I feel confident in the learning journey i have been on, incredibly fortunate in being placed on the path, but i don't know that it is translatable.

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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2013-03-05 01:06 am (UTC)
Your post reminds me of something I learned in my work: there is always a reason. No matter how unwise or unexpected a course of conduct may be, someone has a narrative on why it must be so. This teaches me to try to plan a course of conduct while realizing that part of me has a reason not to do whatever I plan to do.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2013-03-24 03:38 pm (UTC)
*Listens deeply over a cup of tea*
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[User Picture]From: mopalia
2013-03-05 06:51 am (UTC)
There are certainly too many blogs. Yet we continue to do it - why? Is there a blogging voice that should be stilled? Certainly not. The same is true of books. We don't need more. Do we need fewer? Do we need any?
(I am reminded of my son who, after driving endless days on the AL-Can through beautiful forests, was overcome by the monotony of it and asked, "Why do we need so many trees? Surely one or two would have been enough.")
Ghandi said "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." A book by you would enrich you and us. Just do it. Because, you know, you clearly have way too much free time on your hands. ;)
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2013-03-24 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this. I'll try to listen to that inner voice today with the reminder. I know the truth of the statement, "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it," when it comes to changing the world. I will try to remember that when i listen for my call.
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