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The heart of the matter of being a Convener is always “who am I in relationship?”


“No one thing exists without another. Cause and effect are one. Thus, one thing cannot cause another without their being one or joined in relationship.”

A Course of Love | Know YourSelf
https://acourseoflove.org/

 

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The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.


The Real Work 

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work, ...

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

~ Wendell Berry ~

(Collected Poems)

 

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*"She’s an athlete. She excels at charging at obstacles and past them."



In this NPR story yesterday “Cancer Leads Athlete To Tough Choice”, the reporter's closing words spoke to my heart:

"She’s an athlete. She excels at charging at obstacles and past them.”

As I rediscover my outer athlete (Sprint Triathlete at age 60), my inner athlete has re-emerged, too. An unexpected bonus!

Qualities and capacities emerge, get honed, re-emerge: The ability to focus on what is important. The ability to pace myself. The ability to gauge and direct goals and milestones. The ability to literally crash my bike and get up again. The ability to help my body and mind re-heal and re-focus. The ability to cross the finish line, competing only with myself.

May we all find our inner athlete today.

Love to hear your thoughts.

 

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Your calling matters. You matter.


As Richard Leider notes, “Everything that exists has a purpose. We were born for a reason and we live in a purposeful world. Every one of us has unique gifts and a purpose to use those gifts to contribute value to that world.”

 

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Listening as an ultimate expression of connection and caring.


Authentic engagement is, simply, a genuine expression of what is true for us, and an attentive listening to what is true for another, or others. Why this simple human interaction often eludes us can be a matter of habit, distrust, faulty modeling, lack of attention, or fear.

From The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings and Conversations

 

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The World According to Mister Rogers


"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has--or ever will have--something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."

From The World According to Mister Rogers 

 

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Dawn Revisited…


Dawn Revisited

Imagine you wake up
with a second chance: The blue jay
hawks his pretty wares
and the oak still stands, spreading
glorious shade. If you don't look back,

the future never happens. 
How good to rise in sunlight, 
in the prodigal smell of biscuits -
eggs and sausage on the grill. 
The whole sky is yours

to write on, blown open 
to a blank page. Come on, 
shake a leg! You'll never know
who's down there, frying those eggs, 
if you don't get up and see.

~ Rita Dove ~

(On the Bus with Rosa Parks)

'Joe Riley' jnriley@comcast.net [Panhala] <Panhala@yahoogroups.com>

 

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Who are you willing to be…


 

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The door to gratitude opens.


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What purpose do you serve?


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Good evening from the lake. Find your wild places wherever they may be. The untamed parts of your life, inside and out, that call out to you. They may take time to find, however, you'll know them when you see and feel them. The hunt may save your life. As it did mine.


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To our colleagues, friends, and family observing Rosh Hashanah, we offer our wishes for a peace-filled New Year.

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This was the first Purpose Moment posted in June 2017. It still resonates. - photo by Craig Neal, 2017

This was the first Purpose Moment posted in June 2017. It still resonates. - photo by Craig Neal, 2017

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