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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Sunday, May 1, 2005

Blessed Beltaine

May Moon
May, Corn Planting Moon: Iakapana
Meditation:


May's great path of the moon is acceptance.
You don't have forever, so why worry about things you cannot change? What bothers you today will not bother you a year from now. You'll wonder what made you so angry. So sad. Perhaps you have to trip over a few more rocks in order to find your direction. Accept it, lying facedown on the earth, until it answers your prayer for meaning.
If those who stand in your way cast a shadow on your life, remember you can always step aside. It's probably sunnier on the other side of the path anyway. And fewer stones, besides.
Life demands so much. Often so little seems to return, no matter how hard you try. What matters is that you have hope and strenth to perseverance. Did you think you would ever be thanked?
What do you do when people hurt you? If you love them, practice kindness. If you don't love them, practice detachment.
Acceptance means you've grown up enough to handle the situation.
Taken from "Dancing Moons" by Nancy Wood

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[Listening to: My Heart Will Go On {from Titanic} - Ryan O'Donnell - Celtic Circle, Vol. 2 Disc 2 (05:07)]