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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
-- Rumi
 

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2000

With balance

Live each day with the urgency you would have if it were your last and with the wonder you would have if it were your first. Focus your efforts while keeping your spirit confidently relaxed. Value, enjoy and appreciate those around you while taking full responsibility for yourself. Stay narrowly focused and broadly interested.

Give your actions adequate thought and give your thoughts the power of action. Be satisfied and accepting without becoming complacent. Remain open to new ideas while you find fresh value in the old ones. Let your spirit soar and yet remember how to land.

Seek quality guidance and be your own person. Live in the fellowship of others and strengthen your own uniqueness. Discipline yourself and be truly free to create and accomplish. Practice holding two opposing ideas in your mind at once. Work with commitment and relax with abandon.

Live each moment with balance. Drink in the broad, powerful, colorful spectrum that is life, and bask in the wonderful diversity of it all.

— Ralph Marston

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