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Daily Obstruction: Aliyah Offering

12 Oct

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Aliyah Offering

 

 

I submit, I relent, I concede, I give up.  I forbear, I yield, I surrender wholeheartedly.  Like water, I admit your obstacles.  Like water, I am drawn.

Daily Obstruction: Metanoia

12 Oct

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Metanoia

 

Life, I am at your mercy.

 

 

Daily Obstruction: Garland

10 Oct

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Garland

 

The past is composed of individual days.  The future occurs one day at a time, like beads on a string.  The mystery is the invisible thread that unites the parts into a whole.

 

 

Daily Obstruction: Out of the Pit

25 Sep

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Out of the Pit

 

The steeper the ascent, the more strenuous the climb.

Daily Obstruction: Order of Operation

13 Sep

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Order of Operation

 

 

Dream the life before living the dream.

Daily Obstruction: State of Being and Process of Becoming

23 Aug

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State of Being and Process of Becoming

 

Defeat is not failure.  Failure is giving up, not trying, dropping out.  Failure is a mental state.  Defeat is part of a process.  One can be defeated but not be a failure.

Daily Obstruction: Traveling in Some Vehicle

22 Aug

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Traveling in Some Vehicle

 

This thing we call “consciousness”: It’s as if we were transported from a distant galaxy to this planet and placed inside this pod we call “a body” in order to learn what we can while we’re here.  When our mission is over, we will return home and use this knowledge somehow.  Sometimes it is very lonely on this distant planet and we miss our home across the stars.