Nothing That is Worth Doing

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime;
therefore, we must be saved by hope.

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
therefore, we must be saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous, could be accomplished alone;
therefore, we must be saved by love.

No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our own standpoint;
therefore, we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.

-Reinhold Niebuhr

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You Don’t Have a Career. You Have a Life.

“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is yet.”

-Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

To Pray is to Let Go

“What would I rather being doing, I ask myself—worrying or praying? I usually choose praying. It is a lot more fun than worrying.

To pray is to let go of your belief that you are in control of your life, and to give it over to something more inclusive than your own point of view. It requires a leap of faith. Even if you have only the slightest sense that a higher power is at work in the world, you can still pray.”

-Elizabeth Lesser

Faith

“Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the universe knows what it’s doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of an unfolding force for good, constantly at work in all dimensions. Our attempts to direct this force only interferes with it. Our willingness to relax into it allows it to work on our behalf.”

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

Surrender

“Moving to a higher level of energy requires you to surrender. You must let go of your desire to control. This desire is based on fear and a lack of faith.

When you surrender you show your faith to the universe. There is no need to manipulate or control outcomes. The universe will guide you perfectly…if you allow it.”

-Joe Nunziata

Yes to Life

Yes to Life: Today, I will say yes to life.
I will understand that everything is as is
because the whole universe is as is.

I will not struggle against the universe
by resisting what it wants.

When things don’t seem to go my way,
I will let go of my idea of how things should be
trusting that I do not know the ‘Big Picture’.

If I could see the “Big Picture,” I would see that
everything is as is, because the universe is as is.

By saying “yes” to life, I will be in harmony with the
elements and forces of the whole Universe.

Deepak Chopra – Soul of Healing Affirmations