Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Renewal of Inner Strength

When it seems humanly impossible
to do more in a difficult situation,
surrender yourself to the inner silence
and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance
or for a renewal of inner strength.

~Paul Brunton
Meditation for People in Crisis

Of Note: We are all so busy most days that we think busy-ness and the noise that accompanies it are the nature of existence. It might surprise us then to find that just the opposite is true. The Soul lives in silence. And to gain entry into that place we must attune ourselves to it. Only then do the truly inspired thoughts come.

Today's Weather Report: Cloudy and cold. The snow fell for awhile yesterday but left nothing to speak of behind. Those big flakes tend to dissipate pretty quickly when striking the ground. The dying dog is still with us, though she doesn't come upstairs any longer--much to our relief. The cats often sit by her and watch. It is as if they are in watchful waiting as are we. Thanks to Marie we have this inspirational shot taken at the Dallas Arboretum last week. She has many more which will grace these pages in the days to come.

News You Can Use Snippet: The G-20 is meeting in London as we speak. It is causing the usual flurry of protesters who find this a great opportunity to speak out. Ever wonder what states make up this esteemed group? Well, look no further, here is a list of the twenty: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus 2 from the European Union. These countries combined make up 80% of the global economy and 80% of world trade. It is interesting to note that the G-7 (United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, with Russia making the G-8) has been relegated to second place in confronting current economic problems worldwide. It would appear that these other countries are finding their voices in what has become an undeniable global market where the flow of money effects all.

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