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Remain Connected

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“Whatever we do or do not do in our lives, we need always to remain connected with the rest of the Holy Saturday when Jesus lay buried in the tomb and the whole of creation waited for all things to be made new.”

~ Henri Nouwen, Walk With Jesus, Stations of the Cross

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“The part of life we really live is small.’ For all the rest of existence is not life, but merely time.”

~ Seneca

And I have to add that while this might sound pessimistic, I hope you will find this quote more as inspiration to spend more time choosing to live life rather than choosing to just exist. 🙂 Peace!

Living With Hope

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“I see hope as an attitude where everything stays open before me. Not that I don’t think of my future in those moments, but I think of it in an entirely different way. Daring to stay open to whatever will come to me today, tomorrow, two months from now or a year from now – that is hope. To go fearlessly into things without knowing how they will turn out, to keep on going, even when something doesn’t work the first time, to have trust in whatever you’re doing – that is living with hope.”

~ Letter from a student of Henri Nouwen, With Open Hands

Not Who You Are

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“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”

~ Eckhart Tolle