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The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson


Saturday, January 20, 2007

You are

The problems and accomplishments may occupy much of your time and your thinking. Yet the big issue is that you are.

You are alive and aware, intelligent and capable, curious and adaptable, with the ability to feel and to experience an endless stream of wonder and wisdom. There are so many implications and possibilities that it is impossible to ever imagine them all.

Yet you do indeed imagine. And whatever you imagine begins to take life when it first forms deep within you.

The world that surrounds you may sometimes appear to be randomly cruel and oppressive. The situations in which you find yourself may seem painful and unbearable.

Step back, though, and consider how truly magnificent is the fact that you are, and that you can know it. Realize that you can find joyful purpose in the darkest corners, and blessed fulfillment in transcending the most difficult challenges.

You are life, you are love, you are kindness and purpose and joy, and the living expression of the best you can imagine. Remember always that you are, and experience the true richness that each moment holds.

— Ralph Marston

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