Wisdom for the Week

For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life, but there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one.  -Souza

When, at some point in our lives, we meet a real tragedy — which could happen to any one of us — we can react in two ways. Obviously, we can lose hope, let ourselves slip into discouragement, into alcohol, drugs, and unending sadness. Or else we can wake ourselves up, discover in ourselves an energy that was hidden there, and act with more clarity, more force.  -The Dalai Lama

When we are willing, we are able to change our minds, see another’s opinion, find understanding when all seems stuck, lost or forgotten. When we are willing, we are given the gift of openheartedness that sets us free from the chains of our past. When we are willing, we are willing to change.  -Rhonda Britten

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