Four Flowers

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“Four Flowers”  |  Anthony Satori

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.  I want to give that world to someone else.  Most people… rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower.  I want them to see it.”

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Grace

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“Grace”  |  Anthony Satori

“Infuse your life with action.  Don’t wait for it to happen.  Make it happen.  Make your own future.  Make your own hope.  Make your own love.  And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right here.”

— Bradley Whitford

Sincere Longing

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“Sincere Longing”  |  Anthony Satori

“Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins.  Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding.  You must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air.  Without sincere longing, you will never find God.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

New Ways of Being

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“Hearth”  |  Anthony Satori

“And the people stayed home.  And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.  And they listened more deeply.  Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.  Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently.  And the people healed… And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again… they made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live.”

— Kitty O’Meara

Dream

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“Dream”  |  Anthony Satori

“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds may wake in the day to find that it was vanity;  but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act upon their dreams with open eyes and make them possible.”

— T. E. Lawrence

The Contented Goat

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“The Contented Goat”  |  Anthony Satori

[a parable]

Once there was a farmer who had a goat that he loved very much.  The goat was good-natured and worked hard on the farm.  It helped carry things, didn’t make noise or cause trouble, and was a pleasant companion to him and his children.  The farmer marveled at how good the goat was, considering how little food and care it needed.

One day, the farmer accidentally fed the goat only half of its normal daily meal.  At first the farmer was worried, but the next morning he found that the goat seemed fine, despite having only eaten the smaller amount of food.  Amazed at his discovery, the farmer continued to feed the goat the new smaller amount every day, and the goat continued to do well, regardless. 

With time, the farmer began to experiment with giving the goat less and less food each day, waiting to see at what point the goat would begin to cry and complain.  He was amazed, however, to find that the goat continued to be productive and good-natured no matter how often he reduced the goat’s meal, and that it never complained.  The farmer was delighted, because he could give the extra food to the other farm animals, who would moan loudly at even the slightest diminishment or delay in their allotment; but the goat never complained, seeming always to be content with however little it received.

One day, the farmer awoke to discover that the goat had starved to death during the night.  The farmer could not believe his misfortune, having lost this most special animal.  He also couldn’t imagine how it had happened, since the goat had always seemed to be content with so little.

[the moral]

If you have a valued project, person, or relationship in your life that seems to be content with very little, instead of imagining how you can give it less and less without worry, imagine how much better things could be if you gave it more.

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