⛪️ Psalm 123:4-5

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt, too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, and of the derision of the proud.

“Calmness does not mean to be in a place where there is no chaos, trouble, or hard realities to deal with. Calmness means to be in the midst of all those things and still remain mentally, emotionally, and physically centered.”

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“Be selective with your energy. If you can fix a problem, fix it. If you can’t, then accept it and change your thoughts about it. Whatever you do, don’t invest more energy than you need, tripping over something behind you… or something that only exists inside your head.”

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“A good life does not mean just good food, good clothes, good shelter. These are not sufficient. A good motivation is what is needed – compassion, without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy – just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their rights and human dignity.”

– Dalai Lama 💬

“I live in this great green land on the northeast Pacific Rim called ‘Cascadia.’ Cascadia is named not only after the mountain range, but above all, for the white waters plunging down the entire north Pacific slope, joining earth and sea and sky in endless life-giving cycles.”

– David McCloskey (1994) 💬