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Saturday, January 2, 2010

promises to myself #27

PROMISES TO MYSELF • Promise #27 • ENGAGE POSSIBILITY • I promise to stretch the realm of what appears possible. • “mary anne, Engage with the same wonder as a child.” TODAY - Everything is yes until it’s no; observe a large sea of possibility, not an overwhelming collection of event; engage with all you can handle and walk past the rest.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once [s/he] grows up.” Pablo Picasso

“To arrive at the simplest truth, as Newton knew and practiced, requires years of contemplation, not activity, not reasoning, not calculating, no busy behavior of any kind, not reading, not talking, not making an effort, not thinking. Simply bearing in mind what it is one needs to know.” George Spencer Brown

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” Henry Miller

“When we only believe what has been said before, what has been done before, we give our own power away. Possibility evaporates – it is from what we believe that our lives are created, not the other way around.” Shreve Stockton, THE DAILY COYOTE, page 44

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