Excerpt from an article I just read on idealists:
“You have more thoughts before 9 AM than most people have in a day.
Because your mind is the internal equivalent of the Civil War.”
Because your mind is the internal equivalent of the Civil War.
Man, what an apt description.
‘Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?’ These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will be many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. ~Henri Nouwen
These are questions I try to ask myself frequently, if not nightly and, if I can’t say yes, I vow to do better the next day.
“I want love to be simple. I want to trust without thinking. I want to be generous with my affection and patience and love unconditionally. It is easier to love a person with their flaws than to weed through them. I want to love the whole person, not parts; and this is how I want to be loved.” ~Jewel Kilcher