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Breath as a Bridge

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday of Hope – Giving Birth to Hope

“Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing absurdity.”

― Vaclav Havel

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Deep Wells of Strength

Few men [or women] during their lifetimes come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.

– Richard Byrd

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Wednesday of Hope – Hope in a Caterpillar

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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

– Margaret Fuller

Roses and Thorns

The gardener uses both roses in the flowerbed and thorns in making fences.

– Hazrat Inayat Khan, Gayan

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Wednesday of Hope – Diving for Pearls

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When the waves close over me, I dive down to fish for pearls.

– Masha Kaleko

The Blessing of the Closed Door

Bless those who challenge us for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open.

– Native American Prayer

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