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Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

Patience

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“Two mature ladies sat under a great oak tree on an old bench. “Do you live here?” The one enquired. “Five minutes down the road, ” the other replied joyfully, grateful to have someone she could chat with. “I have lived here all my life, she continued.” “Ever traveled to another country or city?” “Never was inclined to do that.” “Oh! Any reason if you don’t mind me asking?” “Not at all. I was born in this town, baptized in the church over the road. All my schooling was completed in the town and then I married the only man I have ever loved in the same church over there.” Any children?” “Yes, one son.” Is your husband in business?” “No, fully retired,” “oh!” Yes, he died just after our son’s tenth birthday.” “Oh, how sad, I am sorry.” “No need, at 19 years my son joined the forces in Vietnam and I never saw him again.” “That must have been a terrible shock for you. You poor thing.” “A shock, yes, but it didn’t leave me poor. I had a man who loved me dearly. He gifted me with his life and blessed me with a son. My son was a fine young man, a bright scholar, and a top athlete. He loved and cared for his mother until he responded to his country’s call.” The silence between them was broken when the other woman looked up at the oak tree, “Beautiful tree, love the shade it gives; I wonder how old it is?” She remarked. “Forty-six years, five months, two weeks, and three days, to be exact.” What! How do you know that?” “I planted the little acorn in memory of the only two men I have ever loved. It took a lot of patience waiting for it to grow this big, so I could fully enjoy its shade. You know the old saying, ‘Great Trees from little acorns grow.’ But there’s no mention of how long it takes.” Silence. The moment was almost sacred.”

“When I was young I did all the talking. Now that I am older I have stopped talking and begun listening. I am learning so much more.”

“When I address anyone I have four non-negotiables I require of myself. I speak honestly, respectfully, empathetically, and with an understanding of what the other is needing to hear.”

“I have two choices in the way I speak; words that will encourage others or words that will break them down. Whatever I choose, will leave me responsible for the outcome.”

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Imagine-Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

Experiences

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Imagine if a genie appeared in my life and offered me a choice of any artistic gift I would desire. I know I would choose writing. Above all my experiences, writing has been the most fulfilling. The freedom of sitting down and climbing into the massive world of what I can imagine. Then to start tapping on the keys, watching the words form.  Finally, watching the birth of a story. It’s heaven.

The more I experience in my life, the more my Mother’s words return to me. She must have known something.

My experience has been; it’s not how long the road is, it’s a matter of how much you enjoy the journey.

Dreams are beautiful images to live with. Who knows, the day may yet come when they cannot be disputed.

I find that many experiences I have are like a treasure hunt. After searching I discover the benefits I gain are often as good as gold.

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Path-Wisdom Snippets From Peter

Path & Lighthouse

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There are times when I am seeking a path. Then there are times when I have to create my path.

When the light within me pours forth, the way ahead becomes clear.

I have no fear of slip-ups in my life. It has been my experience that these often lead to successful accomplishments.

It is said, “The eyes are the windows of the soul.” I am comforted by these words, as it means the peace within me becomes visible, through my eyes, for all to see.

Being able to influence my fellow humans, for their benefit, by my life, is deeply satisfying.

There are those of us who find that our lives are without enough meaning. We ask ourselves questions like, what am I doing in this life? What is my life’s purpose?  

We all have the answers to our questions within us.

I’m the only one that can provide myself with the answers to these questions. The simple truth is that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all.’ The one common factor is this; we need direction that will take us to our purpose. But we need also be careful here, as ‘purpose’ in itself is not necessarily a destination. I think it’s more likely to be a journey.

Let me use one of my favorite examples: the onion (I love the red ones.) I set about peeling the outer layer to reach the skin. And what do I find? Another skin. If you’ve never peeled an onion before (you are declared a rare animal), you will find another skin. This process will continue until you have nothing!

Well, not quite nothing. You have at least accomplished your purpose; discovering the onion. Examined more closely, you have, in addition, a fair amount of skins that are useful for flavoring your cooking or salad. You have now found two purposes; discovering an onion and creating a meal supplement. Isn’t this marvelous?

We all have multiple purposes in our lives.

In essence, you may have multiple purposes in your life. You ask yourself, but how do I find even one purpose, let alone many? The answer is direction. Yes, direction, you read correctly.

I found an excellent article on direction, and for this reason, I’m handing you over to Rebecca.

 

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Upstream-Wisdom Snippets -From Peter.

Upstream

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The beauty about walking upstream is, you eventually discover what’s upstream. Sometimes you make it all the way to the source of the stream. That’s exciting!

I learned a lesson from the onion. Sometimes I peel away at something, only to find out that there is nothing at the end.

Navigating the course of my life is no easy matter, but the journey is so worthwhile.

Life is fascinating. There are times when I have to give up on something. Then there are the times when I need to persevere with something. Wisdom is knowing when to do which.

I find living to be the most amazing experience. Writing has helped me to realize this fact.

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Liberty-Wisdom Snippets From Peter

Liberty


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Liberty is Mine

The state of my liberty exists in only one place – my mind. I alone am the keeper of that state. Irrespective of events in my life, absolutely no one can take this state from me. Liberty is mine to have.

There Have been people who have been incarcerated in prisons; even solitary confinement for lengthy periods, who claimed they were free.

If I looked at my day-to-day living as a journey of adventure, it is most likely I will accomplish my tasks. But in addition, I would enjoy a measure of excitement as well.

There were times in my life when I devoted too much time to reasoning. I don’t travel that road anymore.

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Joy-Wisdom Snippets From Peter

Joy

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Where’s Your Joy?

I become aware I’m living when joy fills me; it’s like smelling the roses – breathtaking! (do mind the bees pleeze.) P.S. I learned, Joy cannot be found outside my body, it’s a gift from the Spirit within me.

Plan all you want, but the true gem of your creativity will only come in its ordained moment.

The test of our metal only comes with its trial in the furnace.

My mind is bursting with so many thoughts of adventure. I am on a constant journey to myriads of different places, meeting all manner of people. It’s so effortless and without any cost. It is a most relaxing holiday for me – no jet lag!

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Plan-Wisdom Snippets From Peter

Plan

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What You Plan Is Not Always Best

I do not become concerned if what I plan does not eventuate, as most times the right one replaces it.

If I believe that everything in my life benefits me, irrespective of what it is, I will be rich.

In my life I only see a journey. This journey has no destination, which allows me plenty time to enjoy the journey.

As I have become wiser, I accept my life as it comes each moment. The result is that I live within the garden of a  wonderful peacefulness.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day-Living in Two Worlds

Green Field

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Do We Live in Two Worlds?

Do I live in two worlds I wonder? One I identify through my five senses and the other in the spiritual realm. Maybe the perception I have, of what my life should be, blinds me from seeing my life as it really is? I have a strong feeling the world I experience around me is not all there is in this life. Something inside of me suggests there is more – a lot more. There is everything to gain by believing this; on eventuality It would be a massive fulfilment of my dream. If it doesn’t eventuate I’ve lost nothing. I am excited at the prospect of discovering more though.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day-Love to Explore.

Explore

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Change your Life-Explore .

I am an explorer by nature, and this has continued through my adult life to this day. As a child I rode around the bush roads on my bicycle, to discover new places and exciting things. Today I am fascinated by the phenomenal history of the country in which I live. Without a bicycle, and having to monitor journeys in my little car to avoid high costs, things needed to change.

It was then that I discovered, exploring places and people is not limited to leaving my desk. With an invaluable tool like the internet, I am able to explore all I want. On the internet, I can explore the world without leaving my office. Now my life is never dull, and I don’t stop my journey of discovery. Isn’t it amazing that exploring is also not limited to places and people? We can find out how to do anything. Also, learn how something works. Almost anything can be purchased online and we can watch sporting events as well. The list is limitless. Why not create your exploration.

Make a list of ten things that interest you as I did, then search the net, saving your most exciting finds in your favorites – you will be so surprised at what you discover.

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Wisdom Snippets From Peter

Love

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Seven Wisdom Snippets to Encourage you.

  • I keep doing what I love, because love is the most infectious quality I have to give.
  • It is not always the case that we gain wisdom with age, but often it is found there.
  • Short-term greed brings long-term ruination!
  • Until I can accept all my fellow humans as valuable partners in my journey through life, respecting whatever differences lie between us, there will be no peace on my earth.
  • When circumstances threaten to overwhelm me, I revise my thinking about them; this way, I am never overcome by my experiences.
  • Now and again, I trust my instincts and do the unexpected. When I do this, it brings encouraging results. If it doesn’t, that’s a pity. But I would instead have trusted and not received encouragement rather than not trust and never get anything anyway.
  • I am grateful I broke with traditionalism early in my adult life. However, I was always an upstream walker in any event. For this reason, it was not difficult for me to leave traditionalism by the wayside. I saw that traditionalism attempted to define me.
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