Sunday, July 12, 2009

Douglas Pagels

I have come to love the 2 books I have picked up of his. His writings encourage so much hope and joy

Tomorrow is a beautiful road that will take you right where you want to go . . . If you spend today walking away from worry and moving toward serenity; leaving behind conflict and traveling toward solutions; and parting with emptiness and never giving up on your search for fulfillment. If you can do what works for you, your present will be happier and your path will be smoother. And best of all? You'll be taking a step into a beautiful future.
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Life continually teaches. We eventually learn. The lessons take their toll on us, but we do survive. It's like getting a degree in hard knocks and finally graduating . . . to the promise of better days ahead. It's like getting your passport stamped: "Been there, done that, managed to make it through."
There are no guarantees that you won't have to go back to "school" for a refresher course, or that you'll never have to make a difficult journey again. But you are older, wiser, and stronger than before, and it is nice to know you can leave yesterday behind. The price was paid. Now it's time to move ahead - and do the very best you can.
If you can get beyond the problems, you won't make the mistake of paying for them forever . . . on the installment plan

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