When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, February 20, 2009

Infinite Possibilities

My dear friend,Lisa, forwarded a message to me today. I am fortunate to have an incredible group of very strong and inspiring women in my life. I am not particularly religious, spiritual perhaps...and have come to learn over the past few years that true "faith" must first be in ones own self. I really am developing faith in "me", in the authenticity of my feelings and in my purpose.I have looked to others in the past for praise, validation and guidance. It is more difficult and a bit frightening to assume full responsibility for my own happiness and success.I am finally doing it:)
Anyway, I thought I would share my friend's email: "SAINT THERESA'S PRAYER." I sent it to my children, Miss Lisa. It should be shared with all children (i.e. everyone).
Thank you.

"May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us."

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