"INSPIRATION"
OCTOBER 2004

October 27, 2004
"It's nice to exit life from the outside and 'wonder' through the path on the inside."
Copyright 2004 Donna Avvento
Stepping outside of ordinary life to understand and absorb the contents of accumulated nutrition for spiritual growth...
October 27, 2004
"Faith and doubt both are needed, not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve."
Lillian Smith

October 25, 2004
"The secret of our being is not only to live, but to have something to live for..."
Copyright 2004 Anne Manuel
October 25, 2004
"Walk away from it (your problems) until you get stronger. All your troubles will be there when you get back, but you'll be better able to cope."
Lady Bird Johnson
October 20, 2004
"The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world."
Marianne Williamson
October 20, 2004
"Hope is like a road in the country; there never was a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."
Lin Yutang
October 18, 2004
"Some day you will understand all you know about it."
James C. Bentley --- Submitted by Michael Bentley --- Pennsylvania
My father is gone now and this is one of the things he would share with me.
October 18, 2004
"Life without risks is not worth living."
Charles A. Lindbergh
October 13, 2004
"When one feels that all is over, let him sit down and think; truly there is much more to life than over."
Copyright 2004 Jennifer Amafibe
I always tell those around me who feel that life is over for them about this quote and I have gotten many to understand that life is more than what we see or touch.
October 13, 2004
"You may look down on me....but God looks down on all of us!"
Written in 2004 by Harold F. --- New Jersey
October 6, 2004
"Perfection is a projection of the imagination."
Copyright 2004 Martha Solis
October 6, 2004
"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
Storm Jameson
October 4, 2004
"The ONLY way to really live is to throw off your armor, to drop your guard, to be defenseless and non-resistant."
Copyright 2004 Simon Heighwaya
Most people have a vague idea or feeling that they are carrying with them some kind of wall or shield between themselves and the world. The reason for this is f-e-a-r. It is widely agreed that all fears basically stem from a fear of death/loss. This shield is put there to 'protect' against this. Nothing can. And what a lot of people don't realize is that the only way to get rid of (or transcend) this fear is to love and fully live their lives and, ironically, it is this subconscious/psychological barrier/wall that stops them from doing this!!

You will never hear a person who has been in love asking, "What is the meaning of life", and you will never find a person who has lived fully and completely but is afraid to die. Why would they be? We will all die, one way or another, at one time or another. There is no way around it or defense against it, so I reckon that the only thing to do is to loosen up, to drop your guard, to smile and live every day as though it may be your last. In my experience, the ONLY people who know how to live and are not afraid to love are those who already know that they don't have long left...
October 4, 2004
"We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid."
William Faulkner