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Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Meaning in the effort

Because there is darkness, light has value. Because of the challenges, the rewards have meaning.

The essence of great art is in the authentic physical, mental and spiritual effort that creates it. If it were easy, instant and free, no one would care about it.

When the path becomes steep, that’s no reason to despair. For it means you are making progress and nearing the top.

Do you find yourself wishing that life could be easier? Take that as your prompting to go out and make it more meaningful.

Because a life free of effort is not really what you want. What you really want is for every effort to bring a meaningful sense of fulfillment.

When your purpose is clear and honestly you, everything is an opportunity. Feel the beauty of that purpose, and eagerly greet whatever may come.

— Ralph Marston

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