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You Are Peace

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“Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.”

~ Byron Katie, Loving What Is

Painting by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (1821)

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Choosing Both

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“Do we really renounce ourselves and the world in order to find Christ, or do we renounce our alienated and false selves in order to choose our own deepest truth in choosing both the world and Christ at the same time? If the deepest ground of my being is love, then in that very love itself and nowhere else will I find myself, and the world, and my brother and Christ.”

~ Thomas Merton in James Finley’s Merton’s Palace of Nowhere

Artwork by Henri Lebasque (1924)

Well-Being

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“Well-Being is the basis of this Universe. Well-Being is the basis of All-That-Is. It flows to you and through you. You have only to allow it. Like the air you breathe, you have only to open, relax, and draw it into your Being.”

~ Abraham Hicks

Heart Speaks To Heart

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“. . . your heart is gentle and humble. You do not force; you do not pull or push; you do not coerce. You want us to come freely to your heart and trust that we will find there the peace and joy we most desire. You do not put any requirement on us; you do not expect any great act of generosity; you do not hope for heroic gestures or dramatic signs. The only thing you want is trust. You can only give your heart to those who come to it in trust.”

~ Henri Nouwen