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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.  - Proverbs 19:20
 
 
I am guided by the still small voice within.  When I am seeking guidance, I sometimes need only a nudge in the right direction. At other times, I may feel lost, with no idea where to go. However great the need, I seek guidance by setting aside distracting activities and quieting scattered thoughts. I move into the stillness and turn my attention inward.
 
Focusing on my breath or gentle music, I become calm and receptive.  In the still, open space of possibilities, I listen. If my mind races, I calm it by saying, "Peace, be still." I wait with gentle expectancy, assured of God's presence. In the stillness, my guidance is clear. I am at peace and confident as I move forward.
 

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway."


~ Mother Teresa

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