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Category: Rest

We need not get frantic ...

"We need not get frantic. God is at the helm. And when our little day is done we lie down quietly in peace, for all is well." (Thomas Kelly)

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My new drug of choice ...

After months of teaching, I yearned for a few days with no words. And then I got an afternoon free … So I sat down. And I was quiet. And I was restless. I felt unnecessary. Lazy. Ineffective. Useless. Seriously? How ridiculous is that? I kept looking at the clock, thinking, "Shouldn't I get up […]

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A little known truth ...

"The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything." (Warren Buffett)

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We don't slow down ...

One of the main reasons we don't slow down is that when we slow down our demons emerge. This just happened to me. I have taken some intentional time off, and as always, the darkness closed in. I figure when this happens, I have three choices: Get busy! Nothing like a packed schedule and noisy […]

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How important the empty days ...

"I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can […]

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Let the rest go ...

This bit of wisdom really struck me: "The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to […]

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Welcome to Alice at Dawn. My short posts are meant to be regular reminders to keep walking, to keep living, to continue to listen to the voice deep within your spirit that whispers ... this is the way. Walk in it.

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