When I wrote that last blog post, it felt like I had written a lot more notes/quotes than I found to share, and I was right. They were in another journal. And these are so good, I couldn't not share them. But first... my latest article is out in Environmental Health Perspectives. It's a second feature on how a neurotoxin produced by cyanobacteria ("blue-green algae") may cause or contribute to neurodegenerative disease, such as Lou Gehrig's and Alzheimer's. It is more science-heavy than the Miller-McCune feature (Did Tap Water Kill Lou Gehrig?) but really thorough!
The Emerging Science of BMAA: Do Cyanobacteria Contribute to Neurodegenerative Disease?
Back to the wisdom...
First from Saundra Dickinson at the women's retreat:
"Forgiveness is giving up all hope of a better past"
"How can you tell if you haven't forgiven yourself? You don't let yourself have what you really want, think what you really think, and love as you want to love. And you engage in self-defeating behaviors. A deeper acid test is this: Am I doing anything where I'm creating consequences that I'm ignoring?"
- Saundra Dickinson
From the Wayne Dyer and Byron Katie live lecture CD Making Your Thoughts Work for You.
"Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie."
― C.G. Jung (I love love love this quote!)
"The only difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment." - Wayne Dyer
"What is a good man but a bad man's teacher? And what is a bad man but a good man's job?" - Lao Tzu
“Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still” - Rumi
And I just found this one while searching for the Rumi quote:
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
Peace to all.