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March 21

Daily Wisdom

Daily Inspiration

Life of Significant Soil; Meaning of Life; Overcoming; Social Justice; Wisdom

Freelance Monkette

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“Appearances notwithstanding, despair is not an utterly negative condition. It is a condition astir with positive possibilities. For the process of dying to the world that leads to despair stimulates a yearning for life that, unbeknownst to the despairing person, draws on hidden spiritual resources… Few people follow the path discussed in this essay all the way to the limit point of despair… For [those who do], the old self does not bounce back; it dies and therefore makes way for the birth of a new self. This new self is a self born of faith, a spiritual self that knows that fulfillment arises from within and therefore need not be pursued as an outer, worldly goal. Accordingly, although this new self is very much a worldly self in the sense of being actively engaged and completely at home in the world, it is a self whose basic purpose is no longer the pursuit of worldly goals. It is a self whose basic purpose is, rather, to grow in spirit and to reach out in spirit to others.”

                                                              Michael Washburn

                                                               Sacred Sorrows

“I’ll Begin Again”

~ Sammy Davis, Jr.