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Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
-- Jane Addams


Friday, July 5, 1996

Let life flow

Try to hold water in your hand, and it slips away. Immerse yourself in the water, let it flow around you, and you can experience it as long as you wish.

Life is much the same way. Life cannot be contained or held in your hand. To experience life, you must immerse yourself in it. You cannot squirrel it away or keep it only to yourself. You must let life flow through you to fully experience its joy.

It is not necessary to possess in order to enjoy and experience. Too often, we spend so much time and effort trying to hold and possess, that we are unable to enjoy whatever it is we desire. The concept of “need” assumes limitations. When you free yourself from the need to possess, you are free of limitation.

Learn to appreciate and experience beauty, people, food, and ideas without having to own or devour them. It will bring you lasting, unconditional freedom, peace and joy.

— Ralph Marston

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