Some Thoughts I like. . (2)

The Hoppock Ranch, Ola Idaho 2006

I have too many notebooks to count with different quotes, thoughts, ideas etc. from things I’ve read. . . in our “CLEANING” I’ve found another one . . some thoughts. .

. . . I have come to realize that in every human encounter there are not only gifts to be given, but gifts to be recieved.” (Ken Gire)

. . Our highest activity must be response, not initative. (C.S. Lewis)

. . . Telling secrets because I have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell. They are telling in the sense that they tell what is prehaps the central paradoz of our condition-that we are hungry for perhaps more than anything else to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anythign else. . (Fredrick Buechner)

Detachment: Being free from wanting certain things to happen, and remaining to trsuting of God that what is happenng will be the thing you want and you will be at peace with all. (Dorothus of Gaza, from Kathleen Norris’s book Amazing Grace)

In reality, our lack of fulfillment is the most precious gift we have. It is the source of our passion, our creativity, our search for God. All the best of life comes out of our human yearning-our not being satisfied. (Gerald May)


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