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vocations – relationships

“Tell me and I will forget

Show me and I will remember

Involve me and I will understand”

Confucius

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At 24 young Dorothy Hart a successful actress in Hollywood, left her career to become a Catholic nun, Mother Prioress Dolores Hart  What a change this young lady made in her life…  Thomas Merton said “A man knows he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live.”  We are guided in life though an interplay of human responsibilities and divine directives.  Spiritual maturity  requires diligence, a clever mind and a trusting /loving heart.

c464e1442818105ebe86231e6b8dafb5A few ingredients for a good relationship are, respect, courtesy, appreciation and a dedication to the commitment, whatever that may be.  Negative thinking is something that afflicts us all at one time or another.  PL Precept # 15, All is a Mirror. No matter how often I revisit this Precept, it always presents me with a new perspective, life is an ongoing lesson, and I am the dedicated student.  Part of living in the moment is accepting the feelings that can wash over me at any  given time,  The homework is applying myself to understanding the moment, and then letting it go. A negative moment, will only be so, if we don’t apply positive action (s).

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Wherever life leads you

With whoever you are sharing

with another or on your own

“Always be with God”

(PL Precept #11)

Namaste     –   Oyashikiri

 

 

*Cathedral rocks,Yosemite National Park by Noreo (Flickr)

** Boulder Creek lake, autumnejohnson.tumblr.com

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