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Highest Ambitions

WRECK-IT RALPH

Oddly enough, Thomas Merton’s words are the theme of “Wreck-It Ralph.”

“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.”

― Thomas Merton

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Thanks

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“”Thanks” is a huge mind-shift, from thinking that God wants our happy chatter and a public demonstration and is deeply interested in our opinions of the people we hate, to feeling quiet gratitude, humbly and amazingly, without shame at having been so blessed.”

~ Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow

Painting by Isaac Levitan (1894)

Perfect Creative Stance

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“You want appreciation. Even though you like what’s happening now doesn’t mean that you still don’t want appreciation or greater stimulation. It just means you’re not using something in your now as your excuse to not let in all those things that you’ve been wanting. The perfect creative stance is satisfaction where I am, and eagerness for more.”

~ Abraham Hicks