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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Moments of Choice

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    Moments of Choice

    “There must come a decisive moment of choice when one is prepared to combine solemnity and simplicity in a joyous acceptance of one’s own spiritual mission.”

    — The Aquarian Almanac

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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Moments of Choice

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    July 23, 2016  Moments of Choice  Saturday

    “Every meeting, every parting, every chance greeting, and every appointed encounter are occasions open to us for which we are to account.”   — F.A. Kemble

    “And but two ways are offered to our will,

    Toil with rare triumph, ease with safe disgrace,

    The problem still for us and all of the human race.”

    — James Russell Lowell

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    July 24, 2016   Theme for Contemplation: Moments of Choice

     

    “Be guided and directed by the understanding that comes from above.

     

     — Pythagoras

     

    “You ask about the ‘moment of choice’. It is made up of all moments.  It is not in space or time, but is the aggregation of those moments flying by us each instant.”

     — W.Q. Judge

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      The idea of being guided and directed by the understanding that comes from above reminds me of Emerson’s Self-Reliance.

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    July 25,  2016  Theme for Contemplation: Moments of Choice

     

    “Arise, and begin this very instant, and say now is the time to fight, now is the proper time to amend my life.”

     

     — Thomas a Kempis

     

    “The moment of choice exists all the time for every individual.”

     — Robert Crosbie

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    July 26,  2016     Theme for Contemplation: Moments of Choice

     

    “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

     

    — George Bernard Shaw

     

    “The learn’d reflect on what before they knew.”

     

    —Alexander Pope

     

    “In our relationships to other men, the crucial question is whether an element of boundlessness is expressed in the relationship.”

    —Carl Jung

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    July 27, 2016     Theme for Contemplation: Moments of Choice

     “There is no such thing in man’s nature as a settled and full resolve either for good and evil, except at the very moment of execution.

    — Nathaniel Hawthorne

     “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

    — George Eliot

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    July 28, 2016   Theme for Contemplation:  Moments of Choice

     

    ” His way once chose, he forward thrust outright, nor stepped aside for dangers or delight.”

     

      Abraham Cowley

     

    ” God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.”

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    July 29, 2016  Theme for Contemplation: Moments of Choice

     

    “The longest journey

     

    Is the journey inwards

     

    Of him who has chosen his destiny.”  

     

    — Dag Hammarskjold

     

    “The thought arising in the final moment is the fruit of the whole of one’s life.”  

    — Vinoba Bhave

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