Peace of Mind

Patience. . . Is Tolerant

Be Patient With Your Days

If you are delayed, if your work does not seem to be developing as you hoped, do not be despondent or disheartened, but be thankful that you are being trained for greater initiation. No great or good work is ever accomplished without patient preparation. Every detail of the soul’s work must be perfectly done. So be patient in you work, patient with all the happenings of your daily life, and especially be patient with your fellows.

The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle

Nourish By Not Forcing

 Line and Feather

StillnessHeaven and Earth

The state of consciousness that I represent does not normally verbalize. It is difficult for me to relate what I wish to convey only through the words and concepts with which you are familiar. Your language was designed to facilitate commerce. What we put together with its components can only approximate my meaning.

There is another, more ancient language, more conductive to discourse on this level, but you have forgotten it. Its transfer of information is accomplished through the actual projection of living informational units. These units are at once more specific and more inclusive than your words. They have been designed to convey organic information of concise, yet, comprehensive, informational content. Simultaneously with this conceptual communication, you are subliminally receiving this same information through the living language of light, though your preoccupation with words leaves you with no awareness of it at this time.

From Chapter 1 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey

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John WoodenField of Play

Do Your Very Best

Although I could rarely sleep much right after a game, I slept very well the night before our team played— even before a national championship game. By then I had made sure that my work was essentially complete. I had identified, addressed, and resolved my concerns and saw no need to fret about the future— and didn’t. Don’t get me wrong. The outcome of the upcoming game mattered; of course it did. What mattered more, however, was the deep satisfaction that came over me when I’d given my best effort to prepare— teach— our players how to perform at their highest level and had given them the tools necessary to reach competitive greatness. You may not believe me, but this is absolutely true: Knowing I had done all I could do as a teacher, coach, and leader provided me greater fulfillment— peace of mind— than outscoring an opponent. (Of course, when both occurred together, it made me feel particularly good.) Subsequently, I slept well, comfortable in the knowledge that I had done the best of which I was capable. This knowledge is a very soft pillow on which to sleep. The next time you wake in the middle of the night, ask yourself, “Am I fretting about the future or figuring out what to do?” If it’s the former, have a warm glass of milk and try to get back to sleep. If it’s the latter, have a cup of coffee and make some notes.

The Essential Wooden, John Wooden and Steve Jamison

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Civil Rights ActThe American Presidency

How far have we come in the last fifty-two years?

On this day (July 2) in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The 10 years that followed saw great strides for the African-American civil rights movement, as non-violent demonstrations won thousands of supporters to the cause. Memorable landmarks in the struggle included the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955–sparked by the refusal of Alabama resident Rosa Parks to give up her seat on a city bus to a white woman–and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech at a rally of hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., in 1963.

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