"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?" ~ Buddha
"Action expresses priorities." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Lesson/Thought for the Month
Pay attention to what you are doing. We spend so much time thinking, reflecting, rather than doing. One of the measures of power is our ability to set and attain goals. Pondering, questioning, dreaming, etc. do not get us our goal. While they may be important steps in the process, we often times forget one of the most important steps: to take action. Set forth into action what you wish to see, to be, to do, and to have. This too brings to mind, that we ought to practice what we preach. Wish to see more peace in the world? Start being peaceful, and contributing to peaceful actions. Check in to make sure that what you are doing expresses who you really are, and is in alignment with your beliefs, and what you wish to be.
One of Renee's Favorite Quotes
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?
Actually, who are you not to be? you are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~ written by Marianne Williamson
A lovely quote brought in by a client who transcribed it from a burial site in Scotland
"Death is nothing at all. I have slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Pray, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is an unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well."
Henry Scott Holland ~ 1847-1918
Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral