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Since 1998 I've been sending out these reflections first thing each week--one or more quotes plus my thoughts about the intersections and contradictions. They're archived here back to 2002, and a new one is posted every Monday morning. Dialogue is still welcome . . .

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Quote #1032 - #LightWeb

16 May, 2022

"It feels as if everyone who acts compassionately, works to raise consciousness, to save the planet, to make a difference in some significant way is linked to everyone else who does.... Each person who follows his or her own light is a light in the web."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

"We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand ... and melting like a snowflake."
Marie Edith Beynon

"Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe ... the starry heavens without and the moral law within."
Emmanuel Kant

You ask how I continue to do my work
with all the darkness,
the horror, the backlash,
and all the seeming lack of change for the good?

How do any of us find the strength to keep going?

Because the work itself is empowering and fulfilling.
And because we are not alone in trying to do better,
to make things better.

Those who live to make darkness,
to destroy,
are really always alone,
alone in the very black hole they make.

Those who live to make light,
however faint or frail,
however short-lived,
are all connected,
by the web of light we create together,
the evolution of equity and grace,
the patchwork quilt of the human community
and its rough-hewn progress.

We have only this moment to spin our section,
our story,
our song ...
but the web itself lives on.

There is much to be done.
We cannot keep going.
We keep going.

Shellen Lubin
May 16, 2022

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