Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 12

patience The Art of Patience

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Patience is the companion of wisdom. – St. Augustine Today’s world is a need it right now world. Emails, text messages, and smartphones have made us much more accessible and our level of accountability much higher. The expectations for immediate attention are overwhelming and can negatively impact our productivity and patience.…

Finding Your Rhythm Finding Your Rhythm Again

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Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton Life has a way of flowing before ebbing again. The unexpected happens – disappointment strikes – and the once-solid ground begins to feel shaky.…

just live No Distractions – Just Live

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Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions. – Saul Bellow Driving north on U.S. 69, the digital freeway sign displayed a simple message: No Distractions – Just Drive. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC).…

finding stillness How to Find Stillness

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Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. – Hermann Hesse There was once a simpler, quieter time. There was a time before your cell phone would regularly light-up with text messages, email notifications, Twitter updates or Facebook statuses.…

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Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. – Rumi Death came to my part of the world this week. I live in Overland Park, Kansas where a hate crime took the lives of three people and changed my part of the world forever.…

the-guest-house-by-rumi The Guest House

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This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. – Rumi In the poem, The Guest House, Rumi uses the metaphor of a house guest to create an image that each day we have the opportunity to welcome something new into our lives, even if it is unexpected.…