you find them
one at a time 2

it is the individual,
and generally rare,
who moves the civilization forward . . .
the rest survive.

Surviving is good.
No lives are wasted
in the most basic sense.

We may not understand
the human dramas
unfolding around us . . .

we may not need to.

They are the woven threads
of the fabric of life itself

and none
are without meaning
and contribution.

In the most glorious sense,
each life is its own end
- to fulfill that which the soul was set out to do,
and come full circle
to the "yes"
the universe waits to hear.

That "yes" is different for everyone
and it is not measured externally
as the world sees it,
as the world (society) judges.

Society sees success as
like a rock star/movie star royalty . . .
perhaps with throngs swarming around . . .

That, too,
is its own end . . .

but what is that
unless it
lifts the children out of poverty,
schools the uneducated;
giving hope to the person
who despairs of any?

Size might matter
with regard to what painting will hang
in the contemporary museum,
the 15 minutes of fame Warhol predicted . . .

but don't we want that deeper connection,
that discovery of our own country,
at peace and contented

that the life we lived
was not fear-filled
and untried?

Have no regret . . .
unless that you let your life go
without having lived it . . .
that is a sad thing.

That is not you,

Things come and go . . .
a home chapel;
a contemplative space;
can soothe the aches of a thousand
by being in that sacred space
created to channel the light
and wisdom of the universe
into the dark parts
of the souls of humankind,

your peace cannot
be taken from you,
and that is one
of the greatest riches
on earth.

Some say it is never too late . . .
but sometimes hesitation
allows a door
to close forever.

Do what you know to do.
Do your best.
Give thanks in all things.

Thank you
for your ministry
and message.

Sometimes . . .
we need to stop analyzing the past
stop planning the future
stop trying to figure out
precisely how we feel

stop deciding with our mind
what we want our heart to feel

Sometimes we just have to go with . . .

whatever happens - happens' 3
"Goodbye," said the fox.
And now here is my secret,
a very simple secret:

It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye
." 4

Your profession is not
what brings home your paycheck.
Your profession is
what you were put on earth to do . . .
with such passion
and such intensity
that it becomes spiritual in calling.

New insights fail to get put into practice
because they conflict
with deeply held internal images
of how the world works . . .
images that limit us
to familiar ways of thinking
and acting.

When a sound is heard
a voice is spoken
when a vision is seen
a dream is open
when a voice is spoken
a mind is flowing
when a dream is lived
the heart is growing

There is something holy,
something divine
hidden in the most ordinary situations,
and it is up to each one of us to discover it  . . .

Go forth . . .
do it . . .
   enjoy the journey . . .
[1] -Fulfilling The Soul’s Journey  ~Leslie Aguillard
- used with kind permission.
[2] ~
Ross Perot
[3]  ~Unknown
[4] ~From "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
[5] ~Vincent Van Gogh
[6] ~Peter Senge
[7] ~Allen Steble
[8] ~Fr. Josemaria Escriva
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