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All writers--all beings--are exiles as a matter of course. The certainty about living is that it is a succession of expulsions of whatever carries the life force...All writers are exiles wherever they live and their work is a lifelong journey towards the lost land..
Janet Frame (Janet Frame: An Autobiography (Autobiography, #1-3))
My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life. Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it's real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now.
Robert White
YOU MIGHT THINK FINDING YOURSELF is tough and ends in high school. I wish that were true. Finding yourself is a lifelong journey. Just when you think you know who you are, life has this way of throwing a curveball and landing you back in the town of confusion; population: a vast majority of the human race.
Connor Franta (A Work in Progress)
The best part of the journey is the surprise and wonder along the way.
Ken Poirot
The clock in his car hadn't adjusted to daylight saving time yet and said it was four-fifteen when it was really five-fifteen. Peter probably didn't have time to fiddle with it, or it was tricky, as car clocks are. I didn't mind. You can't mind these things, you just can't, for to dislike what makes a person human is to dislike all humans, or at least other people who can't work clocks. You have to love the whole person, if you are truly in love. If you are going to take a lifelong journey with somebody, you can't mind if the other person believes they are leaving for that journey an hour earlier than you, as long as truly, in the real world, you are both leaving at exactly the same time.
Daniel Handler (Adverbs)
All writers are exiles wherever they live and their work is a lifelong journey towards the lost land.
Janet Frame
Jesus-shaped spirituality hears Jesus say "believe and repent," but the call that resonates most closely in the heart of a disciple is "follow me." The command to follow requires that we take a daily journey in the company of other students. It demands that we be lifelong learners and that we commit to constant growth in spiritual maturity. Discipleship is a call to me, but it is a journey of "we.
Michael Spencer (Mere Churchianity: Finding Your Way Back to Jesus-Shaped Spirituality)
The path of light is the quest for knowledge.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
If you are willing to be a self-learner, you will develop yourself.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
When A Man Is Trying To Win The Heart Of A Woman,He Studies Her.He Learns Her Likes,Dislikes,Habits And Hobbies.But After He Wins Her Heart And Marries Her,He Often Stops Learning About Her.If The Amount He Studied Her Before Marriage Was Equal To A High School Degree,He Should Continue To Learn About Her Until He Gains A College Degree,A Master's Degree And Ultimately A Doctorate Degree.It Is A Lifelong Journey That Draws His Heart Ever Closer To Hers.
Jennifer Dion (Fireproof Your Marriage Couple's Kit)
It is still so easy to forget that addiction is not curable. It is a lifelong disease that can go into remission, that is manageable if the one who is stricken does the hard, hard work, but it is incurable.
David Sheff (Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction)
Subject is deeper than topic. It's not "what it's about," it's what it's really about.
Steven Pressfield (The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning)
Adoption is a lifelong journey. It means different things to me at different times. Sometimes it is just a part of who I am. Other times it is something I am actively going through.
Kelly DiBenedetto (Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey)
In life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with your problems. If the possibility of failure were erased, what would you attempt to achieve? The essence of man is imperfection. Know that you're going to make mistakes. The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does. Wake up and realize this: Failure is simply a price we pay to achieve success. Achievers are given multiple reasons to believe they are failures. But in spite of that, they persevere. The average for entrepreneurs is 3.8 failures before they finally make it in business. When achievers fail, they see it as a momentary event, not a lifelong epidemic. Procrastination is too high a price to pay for fear of failure. To conquer fear, you have to feel the fear and take action anyway. Forget motivation. Just do it. Act your way into feeling, not wait for positive emotions to carry you forward. Recognize that you will spend much of your life making mistakes. If you can take action and keep making mistakes, you gain experience. Life is playing a poor hand well. The greatest battle you wage against failure occurs on the inside, not the outside. Why worry about things you can't control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you? Handicaps can only disable us if we let them. If you are continually experiencing trouble or facing obstacles, then you should check to make sure that you are not the problem. Be more concerned with what you can give rather than what you can get because giving truly is the highest level of living. Embrace adversity and make failure a regular part of your life. If you're not failing, you're probably not really moving forward. Everything in life brings risk. It's true that you risk failure if you try something bold because you might miss it. But you also risk failure if you stand still and don't try anything new. The less you venture out, the greater your risk of failure. Ironically the more you risk failure — and actually fail — the greater your chances of success. If you are succeeding in everything you do, then you're probably not pushing yourself hard enough. And that means you're not taking enough risks. You risk because you have something of value you want to achieve. The more you do, the more you fail. The more you fail, the more you learn. The more you learn, the better you get. Determining what went wrong in a situation has value. But taking that analysis another step and figuring out how to use it to your benefit is the real difference maker when it comes to failing forward. Don't let your learning lead to knowledge; let your learning lead to action. The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed, or did you fail because you stopped trying? Commitment makes you capable of failing forward until you reach your goals. Cutting corners is really a sign of impatience and poor self-discipline. Successful people have learned to do what does not come naturally. Nothing worth achieving comes easily. The only way to fail forward and achieve your dreams is to cultivate tenacity and persistence. Never say die. Never be satisfied. Be stubborn. Be persistent. Integrity is a must. Anything worth having is worth striving for with all your might. If we look long enough for what we want in life we are almost sure to find it. Success is in the journey, the continual process. And no matter how hard you work, you will not create the perfect plan or execute it without error. You will never get to the point that you no longer make mistakes, that you no longer fail. The next time you find yourself envying what successful people have achieved, recognize that they have probably gone through many negative experiences that you cannot see on the surface. Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.
John C. Maxwell (Failing Forward)
Education is one of the greatest gift for mankind. Each one of us must seek this enlightenment.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Think Great: Be Great! (Beautiful Quotes, #1))
happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” ~ Ruth Bell Graham.
Lisa Jacobson (100 Ways to Love Your Husband: A Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love)
The obstacles were intended to be a distraction from the goal. You must keep a persistence focus to realise the goal.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
I am not interested in coming to a conclusion or finding the “right” answer, I’m interested in going on a lifelong journey with this God who decided he wanted to walk this same journey with me.
Ricky Maye (An Emerging Spirituality)
The amazing thing about a long journey is that you can miss exits, run Stop signs, head the wrong way down a one-way street, get lost, misplace your keys, find them, make a U-turn, and still, somehow, miraculously reach your proper destination.
Eleanor Brownn
Because adoption is a lifelong journey, we have a future filled with the potential to learn invaluable lessons. But many of us haven't been taught that we have a choice in every situation in life.
Sherrie Eldridge (Twenty Life Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make)
Live BOLDLY! ......because no one ever told you healing is a life long process.
Kierra C.T. Banks
All human beings are alone. No other person will completely feel like we do, think like we do, act like we do. Each of us is unique, and our aloneness is the other side of our uniqueness. The question is whether we let our aloneness become loneliness or whether we allow it to lead us into solitude. Loneliness is painful; solitude is peaceful. Loneliness makes us cling to others in desperation; solitude allows us to respect others in their uniqueness and create community. Letting our aloneness grow into solitude and not into loneliness is a lifelong struggle. It requires conscious choices about whom to be with, what to study, how to pray, and when we ask for counsel. But wise choices will help us to find the solitude where our hearts can grow in love.
Henri J.M. Nouwen (Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith)
In the end, a person is only know by the impact he or she has on others. The Gift of Work: He who loves his work never labors. The Gift of Money: Money is nothing more than a tool. It can be a force for good, a force for evil, or simple be idle. The Gift of Friends: It is a wealthy person, indeed, who calculates riches not in gold but in friends. The Gift of Learning: Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel. The desire and hunger for education is the key to real learning. The Gift of Problems: Problems can only be avoided by exercising good judgment. Good judgment can only be gained by experiencing life's problems. The Gift of Family: Some people are born into wonderful families. Others have to find or create them. Being a member of a family is a priceless privilege which costs nothing but love. The Gift of Laughter: Laughter is good medicine for the soul. Our world is desperately in need of more such medicine. The Gift of Dreams: Faith is all that dreamers need to see into the future. The Gift of Giving: The only way you can truly get more out of life for yourself is to give part of yourself away. One of the key principles in giving, is that the gift must be yours to give-either something you earned or created or maybe, simply, part of yourself. The Gift of Gratitude: In those times when we yearn to have more in our lives, we should dwell on the things we already have. In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing. The Golden List: Every morning before getting up visualize a golden tablet on which is written ten things in your life you are especially thankful for. The Gift of a Day: Life at its essence boils down to one day at a time. Today is the Day! If we can learn how to live one day to its fullest, our lives will be rich and meaningful. The Gift of Love: Love is a treasure for which we can never pay. The only way we keep it is to give it away. The Ultimate Gift: In the end, life lived to its fullest is its own ultimate gift.
Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift)
I sit and ponder my existence: how I'm here, what put me here in these thoughts, these feelings, birthed from a timeless sleep, what it felt like, or rather the lack thereof, to not have been and now to 'be', and suddenly, I realize how absurd I am to exist, the fragility in my understanding of existence; I then wonder why the supernatural, the thought of other beings, of God or of gods, must be distinctly absurd - by which I am no longer sure. 'If I exist and I have made myself absurd to me, then why not they exist while merely believed absurd by me?' Perhaps it is true that in a wandering head, one full of wonders, the natural becomes supernatural and the supernatural becomes preternatural (or rational within the sights of discovery and explanation), just as the return home after a life-long journey feels, for a moment, foreign after the many experiences.
Criss Jami (Healology)
Finding your purpose is a lifelong adventure. Enjoy the journey.
Todd Stocker (Leading From The Gut: 3 Power Principles of Effective Leaders)
Nobody can bring you a change. You have to want to change.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
Pursuit of desires, divine passions.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
This is the journey marriage calls us to, to seek to understand and empathize, for each of us to strive to become a redemptive partner rather than a legal opponent.
Gary L. Thomas (A Lifelong Love: What If Marriage Is about More Than Just Staying Together?)
Cultivating self-awareness is a life-long journey. Listening to our inner voice as our guide will help us to balance our experiences in life, making us stronger, wiser and freer.
Dee Waldeck
Alchemy has never been a science for the dilettante. It’s a lifelong journey for enlightenment.
Layton Green (The Egyptian (Dominic Grey #2))
The journey you start now can take you on the adventure of a's up to you. Education is a life-long process. Determine now to never stop learning and to never give up on your dreams.
Carol Edwards
Anger is often like an inverted lotus: On the surface lie muddy, not-so-beautiful roots. Under water lie beautiful blossoms. You need to develop an amphibious eye to appreciate the full meaning of such an unusual flower.
Thomas Moore (Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy)
On our hero's journey, we see, we experience, we suffer. We learn. On our hero's journey, we acquire a history that is ours alone. It's a secret history, a private history, a personal history. No one has it but us. No one knows it but us. This secret history is the most valuable possession we hold, or ever will hold. We will draw upon it for the rest of our lives.
Steven Pressfield (The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning)
During his hajj, Malcolm [Malcolm X] fell into a new Islam with the same blind faith that he had given to Elijah. Since he lived just a year after his hajj, Mecca became the neatly presented and cinema-friendly conclusion to his lifelong thread of transformations: but he finally found the Truth and then Allah took him home. But if he lived longer, I think he would have called out the Arabs.
Michael Muhammad Knight (Journey to the End of Islam)
They each walked with a limp, because the lifelong journey of grief was setting in. My mom looked at my dad and said, “Remind me what we believe. What do we believe?” After a few moments, my dad responded with these words: “The tomb is empty. The tomb is empty.
Josh Ross (Scarred Faith: When Doubts Become Allies of Deep Faith)
It is my second morning in Hill House, and I am unbelievably happy. Journeys end in lovers meeting; I have spent an all but sleepless night, I have told lies and made a fool of myself, and the very air tastes like wine. I have been frightened half out of my foolish wits, but I have somehow earned this joy; I have been waiting for it for so long. Abandoning a lifelong belief that to name happiness is to dissipate it, she smiled at herself in the mirror and told herself silently, You are happy, Eleanor, you have finally been given a part of your measure of happiness. Looking away from her own face in the mirror, she thought blindly, Journeys end in lovers meeting, lovers meeting.
Shirley Jackson (The Haunting of Hill House)
Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry was a lifelong Giants fan who grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. When the Dodgers started showing him on the big screen during their nightly sing-along, Perry protested by sneaking out of his seats before the eighth inning began. Now the Giants were making their playoff run, and Perry had become a regular sight at AT&T park, thrashing around from a club-level suite as he spurred on the crowd.
Andrew Baggarly (Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants)
You have to love the whole person, if you are truly in love. If you are going to take a lifelong journey with somebody, you can’t mind if the other person believes they are leaving for that journey an hour earlier than you, as long as truly, in the real world, you are both leaving at exactly the same time.
Daniel Handler (Adverbs)
Many ex-Muslims do have lifelong Muslim friends and family who are supportive, moderate, or liberal, even if they disagree. This was a common theme in the #ExMuslimBecause tweets: most participants, while certainly unreserved in their criticism of the faith, made it a point to differentiate between criticizing Islam (an idea) and demonizing Muslims (a people). Human beings have rights and are entitled to respect. Ideas, books, and beliefs don’t, and aren’t.
Ali A. Rizvi (The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason)
Jesus’s call “Come, follow me” is not only for those prepared to compete in a spiritual Olympics. In fact, discipleship is not a competition at all but an invitation to all. Our journey of discipleship is not a dash around the track, nor is it fully comparable to a lengthy marathon. In truth, it is a lifelong migration toward a more celestial world.
Neil L. Andersen
It’s often the case that in the bodies of several friends we see one soul. —Marsilio Ficino, Letter to Almanno Donati
Thomas Moore (Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy)
There’s only one place to put all your hope - your God and your Creator. (Ps. 71:5)
Lisa Jacobson (100 Ways to Love Your Husband: A Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love)
History is rich knowledge. In your travel, learn brief history of the place visited.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Self education is holy mission.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
Books make my world complete.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Think Great: Be Great! (Beautiful Quotes, #1))
I admire successful men and women who endured and overcome unusual circumstances to fulfill their dreams.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
I hope you gain insight from those you encounter and embody lifelong learning I hope you cry when you are sad I hope you cry when you are joyous I hope you speak with eloquence and love I hope you gaze at the moon in admiration I hope you accept the journey of LIFE with ease and calm I hope you choose tolerance I hope you travel to seek, not travel to tourist I hope you help people without expectations or applause
Rosalie Bardo
Health is our natural condition. The body’s energy is wholly devoted to sustaining a lifelong healthy journey. The intelligent focus of each cell in the body is on self-healing, and maintaining vitality and wellness is incessant.
James R. Green (The Male Herbal: The Definitive Health Care Book for Men and Boys)
Perhaps Jung’s most compelling contribution is the idea of individuation, that is, the lifelong project of becoming more nearly the whole person we were meant to be—what the gods intended, not the parents, or the tribe, or, especially, the easily intimidated or the inflated ego. While revering the mystery of others, our individuation summons each of us to stand in the presence of our own mystery, and become more fully responsible for who we are in this journey we call our life.
Brené Brown (Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.)
3. Alone The long march up the fulvous ridgebacks to The marches, the frontiers of difference -- Where flesh marches with bone, day marches with His wife the night, and country marches with Another country -- is accomplished best, By paradox, alone. A world of twos, Of yangs and yins, of lives and objects, of Sound grasses and deaf stones, is best essayed By sole infiltrators who have cast off Their ties to living moorings, and stand out Into the roads of noon approaching night Casting a single shadow, earnest of Their honorable intention to lay down Their lives for their old country, humankind, In the same selfish spirit that inspired Their lifelong journey, largely and at last Alone, across the passes that divide A life from every other, the sheer crags Of overweening will, the deepening scarps Like brain fissures that cunningly cut off Each outcrop from the main and make it one While its luck lasts, while its bravura holds Against all odds, until the final climb Across the mountains to the farther shore Of sundown on the watersheds, where self, Propelled by its last rays, sways in the sway Of the last grasses and falls headlong in The darkness of the dust it is part of Upon the passes where we are no more: Where the recirculating shaft goes home Into the breast that armed it for the air, And, as we must expect, the art that there Turned our lone hand into imperial Rome Reverts to earth and its inveterate love For the inanimate and its return. FINIS -- from 'Tras Os Montes
L.E. Sissman
The novelist Thomas Wolfe, recalling a lifelong struggle with illness, wrote in his last letter, “I’ve made a long voyage and been to a strange country, and I’ve seen the dark man very close.” I had not made the journey myself, and I had only seen the darkness reflected in the eyes of others. But surely, it was the most sublime moment of my clinical life to have watched that voyage in reverse, to encounter men and women returning from the strange country—to see them so very close, clambering back.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Then set out after repeated warning the grizzly Afghan Duryodhan in blazing sun removed sandal-wood blooded stone-attired guards spearing gloom brought out a substitute of dawn crude hell’s profuse experience Huh a night-waken drug addict beside head of feeble earth from the cruciform The Clapper could not descend due to lockdown wet-eyed babies were smiling . in a bouquet of darkness in forced dreams The Clapper wept when learnt about red-linen boat’s drowned passengers in famished yellow winter white lilies bloomed in hot coal tar when in chiseled breeze nickel glazed seed-kernel moss layered skull which had moon on its shoulder scolded whole night non-weeping male praying mantis in grass bronze muscled he-men of Barbadoz pressed their fevered forehead on her furry navel . in comb-flowing rain floated on frowning waves diesel sheet shadow whipped oceans all wings had been removed from the sky funeral procession of newspaperman’s freshly printed dawn lifelong jailed convict’s eye in the keyhole outside in autumnal rice pounding pink ankle Lalung ladies
Malay Roychoudhury (Selected Poems)
The problem of the American evangelical church being led primarily by those who are committed to a reactive form of Christianity is widespread. It’s why so few of our best known pastors look anything like contemplative mystics. Yet contemplative mystics are precisely the kind of women and men that need to be leading our churches. More so now than ever. We’re in a situation where it is often very difficult, if not impossible, for a pastor to make spiritual progress while being a pastor. I know, because I talk to these pastors all the time. Being familiar with my story, they seek me out. Many of them feel they have to make a choice between their own spiritual growth and their pastoral vocation. Something needs to change. As long as our churches are led by those who view being a Christian primarily as a kind of conferred status instead of a lifelong journey, and view faith as a form of static certitude instead of an ongoing orientation of the soul toward God, I see little hope that we can build the kind of churches that can produce mature believers in any significant numbers. The
Brian Zahnd (Water To Wine: Some of My Story)
It takes reading hundreds of books to get a degree and start a journey to build our career, and we do not complain. How many books have you read so far to improve your relationship and rescue your marriage? Start today, it's not too late; it's part of being life-long learner.
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua
Becoming a writer is a lifelong journey. It cannot be learned in a day or even a month or a year. We will never fully learn all there is to know about our craft, and even if we did we wouldn’t realize it. We are filled with self-doubt by nature, and many of us will work our entire lives to master the art of the written word without ever recognizing the true talent we possess. Writing is a personal journey of self-discovery and growth, and should be honored as such. If you wonder about my best writing, I would say it came without warning, in moments when I was most vulnerable—with the door shut and my heart split wide open.
Shanda Trofe Write from the Heart
Business can be a wonderful vehicle for both personal and organizational learning and growth. I have experienced many more awakenings as Whole Foods has grown and evolved over the past three decades. We will share some of these throughout the book. Most importantly, I have learned that life is short and that we are simply passing through here. We cannot stay. It is therefore essential that we find guides whom we can trust and who can help us discover and realize our higher purposes in life before it is too late. In my early twenties, I made what has proven to have been a wise decision: a lifelong commitment to follow my heart wherever it led me—which has been on a wonderful journey of adventure, purpose, creativity, growth, and love. I have come to understand that it is possible to live in this world with an open, loving heart. I have learned that we can channel our deepest creative impulses in loving ways toward fulfilling our higher purposes, and help evolve the world to a better place.
John E. Mackey (Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business)
Fairy land arouses a longing for [a child] knows not what. It stirs and troubles him (to his life-long enrichment) with the dim sense of something beyond his reach and, far from dulling or emptying the actual world, gives it a new dimension of depth. He does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted. C. S. LEWIS, OF OTHER WORLDS
Sarah Clarkson (Book Girl: A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life)
This is the journey marriage calls us to, to seek to understand and empathize, for each of us to strive to become a redemptive partner rather than a legal opponent. If we truly want to love God’s sons and daughters, we have to seek to understand God’s sons and daughters. Men and women, have you ever asked God why your spouses are the way they are? In the midst of your frustration, have you ever sought God’s perspective for what has “bent” them in their current direction?
Gary L. Thomas (A Lifelong Love: What If Marriage Is about More Than Just Staying Together?)
One of my greatest concerns for the young women of the Church is that they will sell themselves short in dating and marriage by forgetting who they really are--daughters of a loving Heavenly Father. . . . Unfortunately, a young woman who lowers her standards far enough can always find temporary acceptance from immature and unworthy young men. . . . At their best, daughters of God are loving, caring, understanding, and sympathetic. This does not mean they are also gullible, unrealistic, or easily manipulated. If a young man does not measure up to the standards a young woman has set, he may promise her that he will change if she will marry him first. Wise daughters of God will insist that young men who seek their hand in marriage change before the wedding, not after. (I am referring here to the kind of change that will be part of the lifelong growth of every disciple.) He may argue that she doesn't really believe in repentance and forgiveness. But one of the hallmarks of repentance is forsaking sin. Especially when the sin involves addictive behaviors or a pattern of transgression, wise daughters of God insist on seeing a sustained effort to forsake sin over a long period of time as true evidence of repentance. They do not marry someone because they believe they can change him. Young women, please do not settle for someone unworthy of your gospel standards. On the other hand, young women should not refuse to settle down. There is no right age for young men or young women to marry, but there is a right attitude for them to have about marriage: "Thy will be done" . . . . The time to marry is when we are prepared to meet a suitable mate, not after we have done all the enjoyable things in life we hoped to do while we were single. . . . When I hear some young men and young women set plans in stone which do not include marriage until after age twenty-five or thirty or until a graduate degree has been obtained, I recall Jacob's warning, "Seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from his hand" (Jacob 4:10). . . . How we conduct ourselves in dating relationships is a good indication of how we will conduct ourselves in a marriage relationship. . . . Individuals considering marriage would be wise to conduct their own prayerful due diligence--long before they set their hearts on marriage. There is nothing wrong with making a T-square diagram and on either side of the vertical line listing the relative strengths and weaknesses of a potential mate. I sometimes wonder whether doing more homework when it comes to this critical decision would spare some Church members needless heartache. I fear too many fall in love with each other or even with the idea of marriage before doing the background research necessary to make a good decision. It is sad when a person who wants to be married never has the opportunity to marry. But it is much, much sadder to be married to the wrong person. If you do not believe me, talk with someone who has made that mistake. Think carefully about the person you are considering marrying, because marriage should last for time and for all eternity.
Robert D. Hales (Return: Four Phases of our Mortal Journey Home)
Like her father, Sumaiya believed that everyone has the right to make individual choices. But like him, she was conscious that people needed limits, and she was skeptical about the culture of indivualism that dominates Western life. It starts so early, she marveled: "Even in nursery, in Show and Tell, there's a sense of 'Look what I've got.' There's all this emphasis on the fact that it's your thing and you're showing it off." I'd never thought of Show and Tell as baby's first building block of individualism, but seen through Sumaiya's eyes, it suddenly seemed like an early foray into the culture of the self. The monogrammed towels, vanity license plates, and sloganeering tote bags would follow - a lifelong parade displaying one's own distinctiveness. If Western culture has the laudable goals of speaking up and standing out, these values also bring collateral damage: the cult of personalization.
Carla Power (If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran)
What was clear to me was that something was happening, and that something was a train I couldn't stop or slow down or get off. What was clear too was when it ended. I knew the exact moment. I could feel it. Even then, in that hour, I understood that the experience was of supreme value and importance. I didn't need hindsight. I knew in the moment. My family may have been repelled, even appalled by where I had been and what I had done; my friends may have feared for my sanity; others who cared for me may have shaken their heads at the waste and folly and futility. Even I understood it would take me years to recover. I didn't care. The trip was worth it. Why? Because I now had a history that was mine alone. I had an ordeal that I had survived and a passage that I had paid for with my own blood. Nobody knew about this passage but me. Nobody would ever know, nor did I feel the slightest urge to communicate it. This was mine, and nobody could ever take it away from me. I had punched my ticket. I had filled in the blanks.
Steven Pressfield (The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning)
Since my visit to the Hermitage, I had become more aware of the four figures, two women and two men, who stood around the luminous space where the father welcomed his returning son. Their way of looking leaves you wondering how they think or feel about what they are watching. These bystanders, or observers, allow for all sorts of interpretations. As I reflect on my own journey, I become more and more aware of how long I have played the role of observer. For years I had instructed students on the different aspects of the spiritual life, trying to help them see the importance of living it. But had I, myself, really ever dared to step into the center, kneel down, and let myself be held by a forgiving God? The simple fact of being able to express an opinion, to set up an argument, to defend a position, and to clarify a vision has given me, and gives me still, a sense of control. And, generally, I feel much safer in experiencing a sense of control over an undefinable situation than in taking the risk of letting that situation control me. Certainly there were many hours of prayer, many days and months of retreat, and countless conversations with spiritual directors, but I had never fully given up the role of bystander. Even though there has been in me a lifelong desire to be an insider looking out, I nevertheless kept choosing over and over again the position of the outsider looking in. Sometimes this looking-in was a curious looking-in, sometimes a jealous looking-in, sometimes an anxious looking-in, and, once in a while, even a loving looking-in. But giving up the somewhat safe position of the critical observer seemed like a great leap into totally unknown territory. I so much wanted to keep some control over my spiritual journey, to be able to predict at least a part of the outcome, that relinquishing the security of the observer for the vulnerability of the returning son seemed close to impossible. Teaching students, passing on the many explanations given over the centuries to the words and actions of Jesus, and showing them the many spiritual journeys that people have chosen in the past seemed very much like taking the position of one of the four figures surrounding the divine embrace. The two women standing behind the father at different distances the seated man staring into space and looking at no one in particular, and the tall man standing erect and looking critically at the event on the platform in front of him--they all represent different ways of not getting involved. There is indifference, curiosity, daydreaming, and attentive observation; there is staring, gazing, watching, and looking; there is standing in the background, leaning against an arch, sitting with arms crossed, and standing with hands gripping each other. Every one of these inner and outward postures are all too familiar with me. Some are more comfortable than others, but all of them are ways of not getting directly involved," (pp. 12-13).
Henri J.M. Nouwen (The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming)
The message is clearly that any right-thinking woman should understand her inherent, natural deficiencies and immediately set off on a lifelong journey of self-discovery and inevitable self-improvement, and probably forgo external things such as the world, life, and work.
Marie Henein (Nothing But the Truth)
Some have asked me: "How do you write the way you do?" I write in Three Octaves---that is just me........I literally pour every fiber of my being into my writing. What I feel deep down inside of me I write. My life experiences from earliest childhood and living in THE GREAT SOUTHWEST have played a Very IMPORTANT part in who I am.
Marsha Carol Watson Gandy
The journey as a refugee is the beginning of a lifelong misery. And the actual tragedy begins from day one when helpless people officially register as refugees in their new country!
Lily Amis
Celebrate your accomplishments so thoroughly as to burn the bridge to whom you were before,’” Claudia responded. “This is extremely important, especially on a lifelong journey. You must stop from time to time and lay claim to the progress you have made. And close off the option of retreating to a smaller version of yourself. Your accomplishments may be new skills or abilities, or new horizons that you could not see before. It could be new relationships or new possibilities in existing relationships. By claiming them, you mark your progress. It helps to fight off the despair when the way before you seems endless.
Alison A. Armstrong (The Queen's Code)
No matter what a writer or artist may tell you, they have no clue what they're doing before they do it—and, for the most part, while they're doing it.
Steven Pressfield (The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning)
found that what I had desired all my life was not to live—if what others are doing is called living—but to express myself. I realized that I had never had the least interest in living, but only in this which I am doing now, something which is parallel to life, of it at the same time, and beyond it. What is true interests me scarcely at all, nor even what is real; only that interests me which I imagine to be, that which I had stifled every day in order to live. —Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn
Steven Pressfield (The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning)
Our entire relationship with God will change when we are able to recognize that repentance is not the discipline meted out to us when we get it wrong; repentance is the lifelong venture of accepting Christ’s willingness to help us shape our heart in his image. It is a positive engagement with the learning process, not recurrent periods in a penalty box…[Repentance is] continuation of the journey, picking ourselves up and moving forward, energized and renewed by the certainty of God’s abiding love and encouragement.
Fiona Givens (All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in Between)
The whole speed scene is pretty sad. Some go through a period where they get stuck in the same fantasies over and over again. The trip can take several years, but there are a lot of people who have been through it and finally come out the other side. It doesn’t seem to have the lifelong addictive properties of heroin.
Robert Anton Wilson (Sex, Drugs & Magick – A Journey Beyond Limits)
The vision of the Center for Progressive Christianity is to encourage churches to focus their attention on those for whom organized religion has proven to be “ineffectual, irrelevant, or repressive.” They define progressive Christians as individuals who: (, “The 8 Points.” Accessed June 24, 2012) Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life; Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey; Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to: a. Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, b. Believers and agnostics, c. Women and men, d. Those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, e. Those of all classes and abilities; Know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe; Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes; Strive for peace and justice among all people; Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our earth; and Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love. To these guidelines, Borg adds two more key aspects of Progressive Christianity: Focus on this life more than on the next life; Accept a non-literal reading of the Bible.
Paul Brynteson (The Bible Reconsidered)
How do we let go of judgement? Unless we spend years gaining the enlightenment of a Buddhist master, we have to accept a lifelong journey with this one. It's part of our human condition to judge others, but the trick is to notice when you're doing it, and stop.
Julie Starr (The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to The Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching)
Recovery and treatment center around the life-long journey of undoing the severe damage that destroyed our self-worth. Recovery entails learning to think, live, and love in healthy ways, with healthy boundaries, and with our own intuitive sense of what is right and what is wrong.
Sherrie Campbell (But It’s Your Family…: Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Loving Yourself in the Aftermath)
Maturation is a lifelong journey with different phases, human and spiritual.
Ronald Rolheiser (Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity)
Have you found out the meaning of your life? Yes. I've finally figured it out. It's to find something more important to me than my own life. Finding something more important to us than our own lives is why we are all born. We're all given with one life inside us. And God wants us to use that life to set out on lifelong journey to find something that is more important to us. You too are someone more important to me than my own life.
Arina Tanemura (Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Vol. 9)
Have you found out the meaning of your life?' 'Yes. I've finally figured it out. It's to find something more important to me than my own life. Finding something more important to us than our own lives is why we are all born. We're all given with one life inside us. And God wants us to use that life to set out on lifelong journey to find something that is more important to us than ourselves...
Arina Tanemura (Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Vol. 1)
Have you found out the meaning of your life?' 'Yes. I've finally figured it out. It's to find something more important to me than my own life. Finding something more important to us than our own lives is why we are all born. We're all given with one life inside us. And God wants us to use that life to set out on lifelong journey to find something that is more important to us than ourselves.
Arina Tanemura (Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Vol. 8)
Have you found out the meaning of your life?' 'Yes. I've finally figured it out. It's to find something more important to me than my own life. Finding something more important to us than our own lives is why we are all born. We're all given with one life inside us. And God wants us to use that life to set out on lifelong journey to find something that is more important to us than ourselves
Arina Tanemura
Be passionate about the business but dispassionate about the stock. Celebrate the big successes of your businesses and reflect on failures. A true feeling of ownership gives an investor the conviction to hold. When you think like a business owner, you no longer view stocks as pieces of paper or buy them with “target prices” in mind. Instead, you view stocks as part ownership in a business and you want to savor the journey alongside the promoters. As companies grow larger and more profitable, their stockholders share in the increased profits and dividends. Invest for the long term. Live fully today. Every day, millions of hardworking people around the world are doing great things at so many companies. As investors, we are thankful.
Gautam Baid (The Joys of Compounding: The Passionate Pursuit of Lifelong Learning, Revised and Updated (Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing Series))
You always have general well-being at your fingertips, and it has an ancient meaning. The ancient key unlocks the universe's most important, mystical, and smart healing power. The key of ancient times is: you. You are the key to your well-being as a whole. You have all the natural world's basic powers inside you, including the healing power. You have the ability to heal while also finding teachers and trained medical practitioners’ advice, guidance, and wisdom. Get support and advice as you enter your lifelong journey of health and vitality. Say what you notice about yourself to your doctors and healers. Ask questions and receive answers. Work together and, through experience and study, increase your knowledge. This book is going to support you in this quest. There are seven big chakras in you that affect you mentally, psychologically, and spiritually. The chakras are bright, glowing centers of energy that control the flow of energy from life-force. The chakras sometimes spin too slowly, sometimes too fast, and sometimes just fine. Energy flows naturally to your physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies if they move correctly. This means that you are firing on all cylinders. You can live your life with ease, joy, clear-headedness, love, intimacy, health, safety, and whatever else your heart desires by learning about the chakras and how to balance them. You will find the chakras are moving in and out of equilibrium, and you can learn and recover from them. You become more connected with wisdom, joy, and the strength of love and appreciation that connects you to everything as you balance the chakras. For good health, these good feelings go hand in hand. Chakra healing is a kind of holistic healing that links mind, body, and spirit (or what you might call power, Source, or God). Colorful, creative, magical, surprising, restorative and cleaning is the experience of chakra healing. This takes you to who you truly are. If you are overweight, underweight, constipated, excessively stressed, depressed, unable to perform tasks, exhausted, nervous, and/or bored, these and many other symptoms are not really what you are. Who you really are is bright, optimistic, clear-minded, caring, positive, happy, fun, and capable of creating the life you desire. As you get to know the chakras, you can switch from the other states to who you really are. If you're struggling with too much discomfort and neglecting the needs of your body, you'll run down and become sick. Your body is smart and will make up for deficiencies in various ways, keeping you as healthy as possible, as long as possible. However, if the vital life-force energy does not flow through you in a balanced way, you will not maintain long-term mental or physical health. You need to unblock the chakras for health, youthfulness, joy, and the life you really want to create.
Adrian Satyam (Energy Healing: 6 in 1: Medicine for Body, Mind and Spirit. An extraordinary guide to Chakra and Quantum Healing, Kundalini and Third Eye Awakening, Reiki and Meditation and Mindfulness.)
Coming to know and trust God’s love is a lifelong process. Making this knowledge the foundation of our identity—or better, allowing our identity to be re-formed around this most basic fact of our existence—will also never happen instantly. Both lie at the core of the spiritual transformation that is the intended outcome of Christ-following.
David G. Benner (The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (The Spiritual Journey, #2))
My diabetes is my 24\7 constant companion. And like anyone who suffers from type 1 diabetes or any other lifelong disease, I never get a day off. But as difficult as my diagnosis has made many things in my life, it's never stopped me from chasing my dream. Every day brings with it a new test and a new opportunity. And lucky for me, I've always liked a challenge.
Max Domi (No Days Off: My Life with Type 1 Diabetes and Journey to the NHL)
Or I can try to educate them about TBI, tell them that brain injury is an event from which one never fully recovers. The aftereffect of a major blow to the head is a lifelong, chronic condition that will have its flare-ups and remissions. And a severe brain injury inevitably causes personality changes.
Cathy Crimmins (Where Is the Mango Princess?: A Journey Back From Brain Injury)
Investing is not about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is a life-long journey of prudent investments that grow with time. You need to start small and let the magic of compounding do its trick.
Naved Abdali
A part war drama, part coming-of-age story, part spiritual pilgrimage, Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin is the story of a young woman who experienced more hardships before graduating high school than most people do in a lifetime. Yet her heartaches are only half the story; the other half is a story of resilience, of leaving her lifelong home in Germany to find a new home, a new life, and a new love in America. Mildred Schindler Janzen has given us a time capsule of World War II and the years following it, filled with pristinely preserved memories of a bygone era. Ken Gire New York Times bestselling author of All the Gallant Men The memoir of Mildred Schindler Janzen will inform and inspire all who read it. This is a work that pays tribute to the power and resiliency of the human spirit to endure, survive, and overcome in pursuit of the freedom and liberty that all too many take for granted. Kirk Ford, Jr., Professor Emeritus, History Mississippi College Author of OSS and the Yugoslav Resistance, 1943-1945 A compelling first-person account of life in Germany during the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party. A well written, true story of a young woman overcoming the odds and rising above the tragedies of loss of family and friends during a savage and brutal war, culminating in her triumph in life through sheer determination and will. A life lesson for us all. Col. Frank Janotta (Retired), Mississippi Army National Guard Mildred Schindler Janzen’s touching memoir is a testimony to God’s power to deliver us from the worst evil that men can devise. The vivid details of Janzen’s amazing life have been lovingly mined and beautifully wrought by Sherye Green into a tender story of love, gratitude, and immeasurable hope. Janzen’s rich, post-war life in Kansas serves as a powerful reminder of the great promise of America. Troy Matthew Carnes, Author of Rasputin’s Legacy and Dudgeons and Daggers World War II was horrific, and we must never forget. Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin is a must-read that sheds light on the pain the Nazis and then the Russians inflicted on the German Jews and the German people. Mildred Schindler Janzen’s story, of how she and her mother and brother survived the war and of the special document that allowed Mildred to come to America, is compelling. Mildred’s faith sustained her during the war's horrors and being away from her family, as her faith still sustains her today. Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin is a book worth buying for your library, so we never forget. Cynthia Akagi, Ph.D. Northcentral University I wish all in the world could read Mildred’s story about this loving steel magnolia of a woman who survived life under Hitler’s reign. Mildred never gave up, but with each suffering, grew stronger in God’s strength and eternal hope. Beautifully written, this life story will captivate, encourage, and empower its readers to stretch themselves in life, in love, and with God, regardless of their circumstances. I will certainly recommend this book. Renae Brame, Author of Daily Devotions with Our Beloved, God’s Peaceful Waters Flow, and Snow and the Eternal Hope How utterly inspiring to read the life story of a woman whose every season reflects God’s safe protection and unfailing love. When young Mildred Schindler escaped Nazi Germany, only to have her father taken by Russians and her mother and brother hidden behind Eastern Europe’s Iron Curtain, she courageously found a new life in America. Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin is her personal witness to God’s guidance and provision at every step of that perilous journey. How refreshing to view a full life from beginning to remarkable end – always validating that nothing is impossible with God. Read this book and you will discover the author’s secret to life: “My story is a declaration that choosing joy and thankfulness over bitterness and anger, even amid difficult circumsta
Knowing yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, acceptance, and love.
Kris Franken, The Call of Intuition
As a young person I was taught that becoming a Christian meant that I had arrived. But trusting Christ as Savior is only the beginning of a lifelong process of spiritual transformation and training in discipleship. We begin the journey as spiritual infants, but God intends that we advance to spiritual adulthood.
Bruce A. Demarest (Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development)
In February, Nixon, his way paved by secret journeys that Kissinger took in 1971 to Peking, made a lavishly televised week-long visit to the People's Republic of China, thereby dramatizing his commitment to better relations with one of America's most determined foes. That Nixon, a life-long Cold Warrior who had assailed Truman for "losing China," could and did make such a journey staggered and excited contemporaries.
James T. Patterson (Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (Oxford History of the United States Book 10))
#11 Look for little ways to delight him. Be mindful of those small preferences of his. My husband likes his coffee cup warmed up before pouring. He has a certain way he likes his t-shirts folded (yes, I’m serious). He likes it when we go to bed at the same time. They might be tiny details, but they say something big to him. What about your guy?
Lisa Jacobson (100 Ways to Love Your Husband: A Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love)
Your tests don’t have to define you. Your compatibility doesn’t have to be a ceiling over which your relationship can never rise. Your past hurts don’t have to constitute the first steps in a journey toward divorce court. We worship, serve, and are empowered by a supernatural God who can lift us above our scientific limitations and create something special out of something very ordinary. These tests don’t account for the power of a magnificent obsession.
Gary L. Thomas (A Lifelong Love: What If Marriage Is about More Than Just Staying Together?)
This is a lifelong journey! This is the only body you’ve got so taking care of it is an every day, 24 hour, minute-to-minute job you’ve got. It never stops and you can’t take a break from it. We must keep educating ourselves, listening to our own bodies and making the necessary adjustments in our lifestyle, habits and our thoughts.
Zeina Smidi (Thank You for HPV: A Simple Guide to Healing Yourself)
Pursue your dream with passionate commitment to the divine purpose.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Think Great: Be Great! (Beautiful Quotes, #1))
And remember, following Christ is a lifelong journey. Christians are foot soldiers, so to speak. Always learning. Always growing stronger.
Robin Lee Hatcher (Keeper of the Stars (Kings Meadow Romance, #3))
Awakening is to be found in the ordinary experience of heat or cold, in the change of seasons, in the difficulties of human relationships, in the little events of daily life. It is a slow transformation, little bits of insights gathered through the most ordinary aspects of life that leads to happiness. Awakening is a matter of growth in the same way that nature grows: silent transformation.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
To be painfully aware that one has no idea how to deal with a hopeless situation is not, in itself, a problem. The real problem is to face such a difficult situation and to despair, and do nothing.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
To throw one’s body into adversity is simply to takes life as it is. It is an illusion to think that we have the power to change the course of events.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
En No Gyōja, taught us an important precept: “If physical pain brings confusion in your heart, you are on the way to full liberation”.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
In other words, the real purpose of gyō has never been to endure intense moments of pain and be proud of it. The fundamental justification for doing gyō is nothing more and nothing less than that simple act of sharing.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
If one starts to wonder why one has to go through painful events and then laments about one’s fate, then what comes out of one’s mouth are words of dissatisfaction and discontent. It is better to avoid thinking that we are in a privileged condition and train ourselves to respond creatively to adversity.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
As the conversation became more and more abstract and technical, I said to my master something that made him burst with laughter: “With you I have often debated doctrinal questions related to Buddhism, but in the village where I live now, even if villagers know nothing about Buddhist doctrines they have big smiles on their faces and live happy lives.” My master looked at me and, nodding in ascent, roared with laughter.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
Life is a constant repetition of setbacks and hard-fought battles. Whether you are gifted at solving problems or not is of little importance. What matters is whether or not you are interested in making a difference.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
have found that this journey from no to yes with myself is not a single trip, but ultimately a lifelong journey. I have been on this journey for a long time and expect to be on it for as long as I live.
William Ury (Getting to Yes with Yourself: (and Other Worthy Opponents))
If one adopts an attitude that constantly sees life as a gift, then naturally a feeling of thanksgiving emerges out of oneself, and nothing is more pleasurable. Such joy is without comparison to the joy one’s social status, one’s power, or one’s wealth might give to oneself.
Ryōjun Shionuma (The Life-long Spiritual Journey of an Apprentice Japanese Bonze: Awakening to a new worldview by fulfilling the One-thousand Days Trekking Practice on Mt. Ōmine)
Consider the following perspective: if the amount you studied your spouse before marriage were equal to a high school diploma, then you should continue to learn about your mate until you gain a “college degree,” a “master’s degree,” and ultimately a “doctorate degree.” Think of it as a lifelong journey that draws your heart ever closer to your mate.
Alex Kendrick (The Love Dare)
I always knew I would have to face an occasional tragedy as a physician. This one came early in my career and remains etched forever in my memory. Even the birth of our first child on the same day couldn’t erase it. How many such heartbreaks would I witness during a lifelong career in medicine? Would there be enough Baby Kristin success stories to provide balance?" (page 24)
David B. Crawley (Steep Turn: A Physician's Journey from Clinic to Cockpit)
Progress not perfection. As you continue to improve your life, sharpen your skills, develop your character, remember that it's progress not perfection. I have found in my life that as long as I make progress on a daily basis to be a better person, my life will get better, I will become stronger and my desire to improve remains constant. Stay positive in your walk, be grateful for each step. Every day won't be easy but with the right attitude and faith, anything is possible. Be patient and know that as long as you are doing your best you will have a great life ahead of you. Being the best you is a lifelong journey, never give up! Seek out wise counsel and learn from everyone around you. Don't let the conduct of others affect your walk! I pray that you continue to develop, love and live a great life!
Arik Hoover
It was right that Dhara should be the one to lead the journey. She was the one who had sought him out, who had emerged from his sleeping dreams into his waking reality. She was a woman he could walk with. She was his woman, and her lifelong happiness was at stake.
Miguel Ruiz (The Toltec Art of Life and Death)
Journey to the Plain July 1972–June 1976 I was raised to respect soldiers, leaders, and heroes. They were who I wanted to be. They were why I was there. And in the unblinking sunlight of an August morning at the United States Military Academy in 1972, the colonel in front of me looked like the embodiment of all I admired. Hanging on his spare frame, his pine green uniform was covered with patches, badges, and campaign ribbons. Even the weathered lines of his face seemed to reflect all he’d done and all he was. It was the look I’d seen in my father’s face. For a moment I could envision my father in combat in Korea, or as the lean warrior embracing my mother as he came home from Vietnam. He was my lifelong hero. From my earlier memories I’d wanted to be like him. I’d always wanted to be a soldier. Yet the colonel’s words were not what I wanted and expected to hear. As he stood in front of me and my fellow new cadets, he talked about collar stays, the twenty-five-cent pieces of wire cadets used to secure the collars of the blue gray shirts we would wear to class during the academic year. As he spoke, we tried not to squirm under the sun. Our backs were arched, arms flat to our sides, elbows slightly bent, fingers curled into tight palms, chests out, chins forward, eyes ahead. Mouths shut. I was five weeks into my education at West Point. We were still in Beast Barracks, or simply Beast, the initial eight-week indoctrination and basic-training phase during the summer before the fall term of our freshman year—plebe year, in West Point’s timeworn terminology. There were not many full colonels at West Point, so it was rare for cadets, particularly new cadets like us, to interact with them. It seemed like an extraordinary opportunity to hear from a man who’d done so much. But he wasn’t discussing his experiences and the truths they had yielded; he was talking about collar stays.
Stanley McChrystal (My Share of the Task: A Memoir)
The Bible is not a weapon, a sword to be wielded today against modern-day Canaanites or Babylonians. It is a book where we meet God. It brings hope, encouragement, knowledge, and deep truth for those willing to risk, to 'die' to themselves, as Jesus puts it, to accept the challenge of scripture, knowing they will be undone in the process. That journey is lifelong, marked by discipline and humility, to know the Bible intimately with agility and gentleness--an arena of spiritual growth, for love of God and humanity, not for World Bible Extreme Cagefighting.
Peter Enns
The only gift to yourself is your ability to seek knowledge.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
The whole point of being a parent is leading a child on a lifelong journey, showing a way for him/her to reach his/her best and fullest potential as a functioning adult.
Hannah Sullivan (Five Weeks: a Lifetime: The True Journey of Clinton Jacob)
Palmer’s use of the term “shorter way” does not then imply absence of process or journey. Nor does the phrase necessarily imply instantaneousness over process. Rather, the word “shorter” underscores the potential for entering the way of holiness sooner rather than later, and gives a method for entering the way of holiness.4 For Palmer, sanctification is the beginning, not the end of the journey of holiness.5 The sooner one enters the way of holiness the sooner one will be empowered for lifelong service and purity of heart, with which to love God and neighbor.
Elaine A. Heath (Naked Faith: The Mystical Theology of Phoebe Palmer (Princeton Theological Monograph Series Book 108))
that walking with Jesus is a lifelong journey. You don’t see or understand everything at once. It comes in steps along the way.
Tracie Peterson (Twilight's Serenade (Song of Alaska Book #3))
The hero's journey software in our heads is demanding to be lived out. The blanks are insisting on being filled in.
Steven Pressfield (The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning)
The process of honing our skills is a lifelong journey, and the beginning of the process is possibly the most important part -because we truly need to discover how deep our love for it goes.
Kio Briggs (Living Free: The High Philosophy)
For this reason, pastors and churches should invest in quality discipleship efforts, making sure that people are not just pressured to a momentous decision but invited into a lifelong journey of becoming more like Christ and walking with a body of believers
Dean Inserra (The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel)
Behind every trauma, there is an untold story. It is the untold story of adversity and resilience-the heroic, powerful, and perilous lifelong journey.
Michelle C Kuei
The gospel call invites us to apprentice ourselves to Jesus, become pilgrims along the compassionate way, and journey deeper together into the heart and life of God. In our contemporary setting, however, Christians often look more like bustling tourists than faithful pilgrims patiently engaged upon an eternal pilgrimage into Divine Love. Countless people today make periodic excursions into the spiritual supermarket in pursuit of a novel offer, but few seem willing to sign up as pilgrims in the lifelong adventure of discipleship.
Trevor Hudson (A Mile in My Shoes: Cultivating Compassion)
It's a lifelong journey, but I rest in the knowledge that every day I'm learning and growing, which lets me feel at peace with myself.
Rachel Hollis (Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be)
Day by day, there exists the possibility for the dream to come true.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
The time is now. What you have to do, do it now.
Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
adoption (or emotional adoption: placement in a foster family or in any other significant, life-altering family connection) is not an isolated event. It is a lifelong process and an intergenerational journey. As such, each member in the family nexus changes, and certain developmental transitions occur that need to be addressed with loving attention.
Joyce Maguire Pavao (The Family of Adoption: Completely Revised and Updated)
Life’s journey is a narrow path that reveals a God to trust. Few take it. Trust only occurs in relationship. Our relationship is the pearl of great price that is already buried in the field of our hearts. The journey is the life-long excavation of our heart.
R.J. Blizzard
I always returned from my travels with new books.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Wholeness is a lifelong growth journey.
Howard John Clinebell (Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Resources for the Ministry of Healing and Growth)
An anti-racist person is on a life-long journey that includes forming new understanding of and ways to live her or his racial identity and then increasing commitment to and engagement in anti-racism actions
Louise Derman-Sparks (What If All the Kids Are White?: Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families)
The religion that only comes to us from external scriptures never becomes our own; our only tie with it is that of habit. To gain religion within is man's great lifelong adventure. In the extremity of suffering must it be born; on his life-blood it must live; and then, whether or not it brings him happiness, the man's journey shall end in the joy of fulfilment.
Rabindranath Tagore (Glimpses of Bengal)
Investing is a journey of lifelong learning
William J. Bernstein (The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk)
The Transformation There was a pinky-healthy butterfly , Which, as yet, could not fly, Nor could it flap its wings, Cause it hadn’t been thru’ Larva, Pupa and things! The ‘other thing’ is termed as ‘Transformation’, An Innovative Change from erstwhile formation. For, the butterfly as yet was only an egg. In its Life journey, It was at its first leg. Through its life cycle all formations, Or changes are physical, without incarnation, Yet when it will blossom into a butterfly, Colours get added to all stages that were silly! For, it gets access to due intellect, @ divinity of God, omnipresent, With His blessings, intelligence is born, So as to make life cycle worthy some. So, helps a butterfly for colorful effects to learn, In its handling, by maintaining a delicate concern, Also, helps a butterfly in flower’s progenation, And children’s amusement @ no intervention The divine education is what you aspire, Believes ‘Priya’ as in a Gurukul one perseveres, A worthy place to earn blessings dear, And impacts, which you will lifelong admire! © 2016, Priyavrat Thareja At .thareja (dot) com/2016/07/28/the-transformation/#more-554
Priyavrat Thareja
We live under the New Testament principles of grace and mercy toward our enemies, but when it comes to sin, God wants us to be ruthless. The moment we believe in Jesus as our Savior, God initiates the process of making us holy through his Spirit. He expects us to participate in the lifelong process by battling any tendencies to follow our old nature when it fights against our desire to please God. Since there’s no such thing as a harmless sin, any compromise is dangerous. God’s battle plan is clear: wipe out any sinful desires, attitudes, and habits before they lead us into disaster.
Dianne Neal Matthews (Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation)
The Sabbath and Year of Jubilee principles apply to believers every day of every year. The sacrifice that Jesus made for us gives us rest from working to try to earn God’s approval. It also canceled our sin debt, which we could never have repaid. But through that transaction, we incurred another debt. Since we have experienced God’s love and mercy through Jesus Christ, we have a lifelong obligation to share that love with everyone we meet. If we’re thankful that God has settled our sin debt, we’ll be glad to make a payment on our debt of love every day.
Dianne Neal Matthews (Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation)
In this life, one does not come to dodge bullets.
Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Brahms remained a lifelong touchstone, for the concision, asymmetry, and harmonic adventurousness of his musical language, which left an evident imprint on even twelve-tone works such as the Piano Concerto, but also for his subtle relationship to both tradition and innovation (the subject of Schoenberg’s 1947 essay “Brahms the Progressive”). From Brahms Schoenberg also learned the “chamber music” way of thinking—in which each instrument in a work is a lively, soloistic participant—that characterized even his orchestral music.
Allen Shawn (Arnold Schoenberg's Journey)
This is the process of a lifelong faith. Born again. Again. Again. You won’t have to unravel and rebuild in such a comprehensive way every time—it seems to me that most people have several faith disruptions over a lifetime. But there are smaller quakes along the way too, and what a gift we would give ourselves if we could normalize this process. The Christian tradition is inherently in motion—a people walking through the wilderness, a Savior walking the road to Calvary, an ongoing journey—life, death, rebirth.
Shauna Niequist (I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet: Discovering New Ways of Living When the Old Ways Stop Working)
Spirituality is a life-long journey of self-discovery and enlightenment that leads us to a greater understanding of our place in the world.
Shree Shambav (Journey of Soul - Karma)
Letting go of your ex is part of a much larger lifelong journey of understanding yourself and making choices consistent with your values.
Dr. Cortney Warren