Lots of good things happening, slowly, slowly.  AHN is getting
more donations than we planned for… not so much as to consider
expanding programs, but enough to know we have a place in this
town.  Mountain Xpress, the weekly cultural paper, is doing an
article on us soon… I interviewed for it on Monday.  Pathways
Sanctuary is near re-birth.  Kindness Campaign is giving some
all-day seminars over the next two months, which I will be
attending.  My nights are lonely but my days are full.  I
anticipate that will be the case until I learn to not be lonely. 
I have given myself 3 years to learn that.

OK, fortune cookie time.  Love you all.

Hugs,
Me

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I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a
day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my
past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or
pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances,
or my position. Attitude is that “single string” that keeps me going or
cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When
my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too
deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.
– Charles R. Swindoll

It’s a matter of loving yourself enough to clarify and clear the
channel so that your success can manifest in reality, in this lifetime,
for you to have, enjoy, and share.
– John-Roger, Wealth & Higher Consciousness

Rather than play the victim in an attempt to control others while
justifying your own negative reactions, you can clean up, clear up, get
up, and be up with the Spirit that breathes you and prepares every
single moment with full access to the blessings.
– John Morton

Whenever your mind tries to distract you with negative thoughts, or
self-doubt, or comparisons with other people, just tell it: “I know
you’re there. You’re always there. You’re not going to go away. But
today I’m not going to let you bother me, because I want to experience
something else.”
– John-Roger with Paul Kaye, Momentum, Letting Love Lead – Simple Practices for Spiritual Living

We all have forgiveness work to do. If you’re wondering if this is
true, ask yourself, “Am I breathing?”  If the answer is yes, the
answer is yes. Ask Spirit, “Who would you have me forgive today?”
Sometimes our hardest forgiveness work is with ourselves.
– Mary Manin Morrissey

Spirit has placed a dream in your heart for a better world, starting
with your family, extending to your work, community, country and
stretching beyond your nation. Speak your truth and inspire
others,  for you are meant to make a significant and sizable
difference.
– Mary Manin Morrissey

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
– Jawaharlal Nehru

The use of deceit and deception is a way of ensuring the survival of
the ego. The presence of your authentic self would send the ego
scurrying away because it would have no purpose. When you are in tune
with God, living your spiritual life, you have no need for anything
that is not authentic. Your ego needs the deceptive behavior to
maintain its own survival.
– Wayne Dyer

When you rely upon deception, you are falling victim to the
approval-seeking game. Your false self is what you want others to see
of you, so you project an image of yourself that is based on distortion
rather than reality.  This is the same as saying, ‘What you think
of me is more important than what I think of myself…’ With this
attitude, your ego can keep you from taking any risks, including making
any spiritual changes in your life. The more you stay in the same skin,
wearing the same masks, the more ego succeeds in keeping your from your
higher self.
– Wayne Dyer

The art of intimacy is literally the art of the angels, for it is the art of learning to fly beyond the darkness of the world.
– Marianne Williamson, A Year of Daily Wisdom

A person desperately searching for love is like a fish desperately searching for water.
– Deepak Chopra

Love is in you. Go inward. Play with The Creator. The Creator is waiting for you with Love.
– Chalanda Sai Ma

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you
come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive.
– Harold Whitman

When we take the responsibility we must then take control of our
thoughts.  And, yes, in the beginning that can be hard.  It
seems sometimes that it’s our nature to first think negatively. But
that’s just because it’s the habit we’ve developed.  And like any
habit, it can be changed by replacing it with the habit of thinking the
right way.
– Vic Johnson

The divine path can be called many things. But it is what it is,
whether we like it or not. It will be what it will be, and we cannot
change it. We do not even have the wit to change ourselves, so how
could we have the wit to change the divine path? We don’t even have the
wit to walk upon it. We walk across it into the brambles and briers on
each side. The disturbance you feel comes from being off your spiritual
path. You can be off it physically and have great physical disturbance.
You can be off it emotionally and have depressions or distress. You can
be off it mentally and lose your mental balance.

But I’ll tell you something interesting. You can’t be off it spiritually.

If you can be off it spiritually, it isn’t a spiritual path that you’re
on, it’s psychism. When people’s delusions are placed in front of you,
use them as stepping stones, not stumbling blocks, because they’re just
casting shadows in front of you. Keep your eye on them, look at them,
and then go through them to the Light beyond the shadow.

– John-Roger, “Light Behind the Shadows”

Imperfection lies in your attitude, which comes from the programmed mind; that’s what stirs up the confusion.

Sometimes if you just stop thinking for a while, things can get very
nice for you. You can get so many things done because there are few
problems when you are not saying “good” or “bad” to every situation.
When you just say, “There it is,” it’s easy.

Now, you don’t play the fool and close your eyes to the reality of your
situation. But knowing something exists, and giving energy into that,
happen to be two different approaches.

– John-Roger, The Way Out Book

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