Thurman, Obama and Bach

Last night I listen to an incredibly bright, political, humorous and deeply spiritual speaker.  He is Robert Thurman, an American Buddhist scholar and friend to the Dalai Lama and many other great spiritual leaders.  Please keep an eye open to see if he is coming to your city to speak.  You would not want to miss him.

I also have to say, it looks like Barack Obama is having a very successful trip in the Middle East and Europe.  Leaders everywhere are welcoming him and wanting to know what he has to say.  It has to be so refreshing to once again talk to an intelligent leader from the US after 8 years of such dim light as our President.   Positive change is in the air thankfully and it is so overdue.

In addition to these mix bag of two comments above, I wanted to share some quotes from one of my all time favorite novels, the book is Illusions by Richard Bach.  I am sharing these quotes today because I came upon them in preparing for a creativity group I was leading yesterday.  The quotes are about the human capacity, consciousness and living with purpose.

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:  If you are alive, it isn’t”

“The mark if you ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.  What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.  You may have to work for it however.”

“Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn then there.  What you choose to do with them is up to you.”

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.”

Have a great day and let the hope grow in you for what is truly possible.