Asking is the beginning of receiving.
Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon.
At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.
how many times have we wished to be other than where we are? how many cold days do we suffer through? how many days could we light up and imagine and delight in the cold, blue dawn?
We suffer, plain and simple, when we want our experience to be something other than what it is. We suffer when we succumb to desire because we believe that attaining that desire will result in a permanent positive change. Everything that has a beginning has an end. We are not stagnant beings. Yet, we suffer profoundly because of our belief that we can somehow freeze and hold moments we enjoy forever and not participate fully in moments that cause us discomfort. The sooner we can accept transience as a given. The sooner we cam access our deepest voices. ~Laraine Herring
In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment and will never be more divine in the lapse of the ages. Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it, but when I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away but eternity remains. ~Henry David Thoreau