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Think, share, love. January 6, 2014

Posted by ourfriendben in Reiki, Reiki wisdom.
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“Like a snake that must shed its skin to grow, our industrial civilization must shed its material outlook or strangle in outgrown ideals whose constructive potential has been spent.”
—Sri Eknath Easwaran, Words to Live By

“We do not live better when we flee, hide, refuse to share, stop giving and lock ourselves up in our own comforts. Such a life is nothing less than slow suicide.”
—Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

“The more you know, the less you need.”
—Yvon Chuinard

Today I saw an inspiring story in our local paper. It suggested that, if your kids weren’t playing with some of their Christmas loot, you pack it up and donate it. (Just the things they weren’t playing with, obviously.) I’d think you’d want to involve the kids in the process, from identifying the unwanted gifts to taking them to the shelter, hospital, or thrift store. And I think it would set a great example to choose some of your own unwanted or unneeded gifts to donate as well. What a wonderful way to share with the less fortunate while teaching your kids the true meaning of giving!

Just for today, try to know more and need less.

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1. Frater Zee - January 7, 2014

Love Chuinard’s quote! He is founder of Patagonia, maker of excellent practical & innovative outdoor gear. The “know more, need less” logic comes from backpacking and living outdoors. 200 yrs ago, everyone knew this, no doubt. Now with the Polar Vortex upon us, you might “know” you “need” a Patagonia fleece parka to survive. Brrr. Cheers.

Thank you, Frater Zee! When I read the quote, I knew the name Chuinard was familiar but couldn’t place it.

2. Gede Prama - January 8, 2014

Thank you very much, I’am really glad that I’m following you. I’m still figuring out. Just wanted to say that you are an awesome blogger, Inspiring and May you inspire more readers essentially perfectly ok. greetings from Gede Prama :)

Thank you, Gede Prama! May your new year be blessed!


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