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Friday, May 20, 2005

A moment of Zen

I've only just read Wednesday's pearl of wisdom from my page-a-day calendar on my desk at work:

"The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is "look under foot." You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center [sic] of the world."

John Burroughs


This reminds me of a section from an old favourite of mine, Desiderata by Max Ehrmann:

"Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees or the stars. You have a right to be here."

I probably should have read these *before* going out on Tuesday night, but better late than never. Peace out.

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