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Wednesday of Hope – Success/Failure

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.

– Winston Churchill

Walking a Labyrinth

Not too long ago I walked a labyrinth for the first time in my life. I had flirted with labyrinths for years, but my expectations were so high that I kept finding reasons not to walk one. I did not want to hurry. I did not want to share the labyrinth with anyone who might distract me. I did not want to be disappointed. I looked forward to walking a labyrinth so much that looking forward to it kept me from doing it for years.

Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World

Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Humor

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

– Václav Havel

Surrender

Surrender

The boat I travel in is called Surrender.
My two oars are instant forgiveness and gratitude—complete gratitude for the gift of life.
I am thankful for the experience of this life,
for the opportunity to dance.
I get angry, I get mad, but as soon as I remind myself to put my oars in the water,
I forgive.

Balbir Matbur, Heron Dance Interview (Issue 11)

Wednesday of Hope – Larger than Imagination

Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations.

– Kathy Hobaugh

Our Fates Are Tied

Our fates are tied. We have this strange notion on this planet that our fates are not tied. If it were not so we would not be here together. It’s that simple.

– Luisah Teish

 

Wednesday of Hope – The Risk to Blossom

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.

– Anais Nin