Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Living and thinking...

"You don’t think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way into a new kind of thinking."
                                                                                           — Henri Nouwen 

Lent is a marvelous time to change the way you live your life. It's expected that we will spend time contemplating the ways we would be different. If you need encouragement, or direction or just a thought to set your feet on the path, think on these...

"“Help” is a prayer that is always answered. It doesn’t matter how you pray — with your head bowed in silence, or crying out in grief, or dancing. Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors." — Anne Lamott

"Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep … feel it all … Take it and have gratitude." — Zooey Deschanel  

"When you choose to compete, you make the conscious decision to find out what your real limits are, not what you think they are." — Pat Summitt

"Faith is like stepping off a cliff and expecting one of two outcomes — you will either land on solid ground or you will be taught to fly." — Hillary Rodham Clinton

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."--Dali Lama

"God, I give myself to you. I am your vessel. Whatever comes, I want to know. Show me."                                                                                                       — Life of Pi

"Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine"                                                                          — Kathleen Norris 

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