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Acceptance (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"How can I be a great man-like you?"
Aloneness (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a disciple who was always seeking answers from him the Master said, "You have within yourself the answer to every question you propose -- if you only knew how to look for it."
Black Balloon, The (by: Neil Eskelin)
On the streets of New York City a balloon salesman knew how to attract a crowd. Before making his first sale, he took a white balloon, filled it with helium gas and it floated into the air on the string.
Concealment (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master once told the story of a priceless antique bowl that fetched a fortune at a public auction. It had been used by a tramp who ended his days in poverty, quite unaware of the value of the bowl with which he begged for pennies.
Development (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a disciple who complained of his limitations the Master said, "You are limited indeed. But have you noticed you can do things today that you would have thought impossible fifteen years ago? What changed?"
Difference Between Reputation and Character, The (by: William Hersey Davis)
Reputation is what you are supposed to be;
Character is what you are.
Do I Know You? (by: Miriam Campo)
I only know you in bits and pieces
I know what you want me to see, what you want me to know
I've known you for a year now and I don't seem to know you at all.
Flaws (by: Author Unknown)
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the masters house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
Follow Your Bliss (by: Steve Goodier)
Author Joseph Campbell often talked about "following your bliss." I heard of a bus driver in Chicago who does just that. He sings while he drives. That's right... SINGS!
Getting What You Deserve (by: Steve Goodier)
According to Alan Loy McGinnis in his book, Confidence (Minneapolis: Augsburg), actor Sidney Poitier achieved prominence in his field largely because of self reliance he learned from his parents. "I was the product of a colonial system," says Poitier, "that was very damaging to the psyche of non-white people. The darker you were, the less opportunities were presented to you."
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