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Betsy Grant: Today's Thoughts

Making Time For Gratitude - August 28, 2011

With the tempo of life as it is today, it is sometimes difficult to find time for a sincerely spiritual activity. Making time for recognition of the Source of all the blessings in our life becomes increasingly difficult - and simultaneously more important. The world pulls at us from every direction, leaving us spiritually destitute if we're not careful. An easy exercise to counteract the distractions from our attention to Spirit is simply to be very grateful for every thing in our life - to say nothing of the gift of life itself. That we have existence is, in itself no small miracle, if we stop to consider the complexity of even a single human being - spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically

On Trying To Be Perfect - July 13, 2011

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen

The Wisdom Of Will Rogers - June 8, 2011

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash with his best friend, Wylie Post, was probably the greatest political sage this country ever has known.
Enjoy the following:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3.. There are two theories to arguing with a woman . . Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

Life's School - April 26, 2011

"Soul's single purpose in life is to come into harmony with Spirit, " he added. "Life's school of hardship buffs smooth the sharp edges of bitterness, anger, passion, miserliness, pettiness, scorn, dishonesty, small-mindedness, perversion, lust, meanness, poverty of Spirit, corruption, vanity -and every other negative trait that comes to mind. " - (excerpt from the book "Soul Travelers Of The Far Country" by Harold Klemp)

How To Stay Out Of Negativity - April 10, 2011

There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing.

- Lorraine Hansberry

Sacrifice - April 3, 2011

Henry Ward Beecher
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Looking With The Eyes Of Love - March 30, 2011

Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella

Curing Man's Ills - March 20, 2011

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

A Bag Of Tools - March 11, 2011

a poem by R.L. Sharpe

Isn't it strange
That princes and kings,
And clowns that caper
In sawdust rings,
And common people
Like you and me
Are builders for eternity?
Each is given a bag of tools.
A shapeless mass,
A book of rules;
And each must make-
Ere life is flown-
A stumbling block
Or a stepping stone.

Succeeding In Life - March 2, 2011

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. ~Reba McEntire

Cherish The Gift Of Life - February 15, 2011

"Creative people who cherish the gift of life often slip into the secret chambers of the creative mind. Their solutions are well-rounded, more sensible than those of people who rely upon reason as their mainstay. Gratitude unseals fountains of creativity, because a grateful person is relaxed. This allows him to take stock of his circumstances with an objective mind. A creative person often gets three-dimensional answers to his problems." (from the book "The Language of Soul" by Harold Klemp)

On Love - February 9, 2011

"Love is not a matter of belief. It is a matter of demonstration. It is not a question of authority, but one of perception and action." (From "Stranger By The River" by Paul Twitchell)

Living Without Limitations - February 7, 2011

A person starts to live when he can live outside of himself - Albert Einstein

On Seeing - January 30, 2011

Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
- Bill Cosby -

Let It Go - January 24, 2011

"Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out." - Tina Turner

The Ocean Of Love And Mercy - January 21, 2011

"The true kingdom is that world beyond all worlds, the Ocean of Love and Mercy, the Absolute Reality. It is so far above all mankind that the very ken of thought cannot even imagine what it might be. Seek nothing but the true kingdom, for it is the great void of all. The realm of God." (from the book "Stranger By The River" by Paul Twitchell)

The Call Of Soul - January 20, 2011

"An open-hearted truth seeker realizes that something inside is nudging him from the nest of his old beliefs. He rightly senses that the answers he is looking for do assuredly exist. This inner force pushing him towards that end is an urge beyond his conscious command.
This compulsion is the call of Soul." - (from the book "Those Wonderful ECK Masters" by Harold Klemp)

The Creative Arts Give Direction - January 18, 2011

In the following quote the term SUGMAD means God:
"For each step taken in the spirit of freedom and love, whether it be in the writing of a piece of music or to learn survival on the higher planes of consciousness, is a step in the direction of the true home, the SUGMAD." - (from the book "In The Company of ECK Masters" by Phil Morimitsu)

Appreciating Life - January 17, 2011

"I don't try to imagine a God; it suffices to stand in awe of the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it" - Albert Einstein

A View Of Eternity - January 14, 2011

"Eternity is limited. It has the limitations of time and space. Anything that can begin must end." - (from "The Book of ECK Parables" Volume 2 by Harold Klemp)

Quote From A Master - January 11, 2011

The purpose of the human consciousness,"he explained, "is to get you from here to God, to walk from here on your journey home." (from the book "Those Wonderful ECK Masters" by Harold Klemp)

Happy New Moment! - January 3, 2011

Every moment is a moment to make a new resolution if one is looking to improve some aspect of his life. One needn't wait until the new year to do so. In fact one can begin new resolve, every week, every day, every hour, every circumstance, every minute. We can begin a new viewpoint by saying to ourselves "Happy New Moment!" with heartfelt joy...

Holiday Heart - December 24, 2010

May the joy and peace of this season be with you throughout the year. Happy Holidays to you all!

What Do You Think? - December 10, 2010

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
- Sydney J. Harris

Visionaries - November 29, 2010

How do we view life? People tell us very much about how they view life by how they live their daily lives, how they treat others, and what they do with their time. The Wright Brothers may have seen it as a grand adventure in which one could go beyond the limitations that were part of widely accepted belief. The same could be said of Edison, Galileo, Harriet Tubman, or any other visionary human being that refuses to stand still just because everyone else is. This is the great gift, goal, and life pursuit of the artist or creative person, who has the potential to expand the vision of others by expanding his own.
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