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Old 11-26-2008, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hazelden - Thought for the Day

Just wanted to post this for some reason:
Thursday, November 27, 2008

You are reading from the book Today's Gift

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
--Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein knew in his heart that the source of all his knowledge was not himself, but a mystery - something or someone outside himself. And it left him in awe and wonder. He knew also that while genius may be ninety percent hard work and only ten percent inspiration, all the hard work in the world amounts to nothing without that outside, mysterious inspiration.

He was right. We can work hard and play hard. We can paint and draw and write and develop formulas all our lives, but none of it will be new or different unless we are open to inspiration from some power outside ourselves that also, somehow, is deep within us. To be really good at anything, whether it's playing baseball, designing fashion clothing, fixing an engine, or cooking, we must believe in some creative force that helps us excel. When we see that force at work, we stand in awe at the wonderful and mysterious gift we have been given.

How have I been inspired to discover something?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families 1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thank you for that beautiful reading this morning. Each time I watch the sun rise, or look out my window at the bright stars over the lake at night I am inspired by God's masterpiece. I can't imagine life today without taking time to notice how lovely the world really is.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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We can paint and draw and write and develop formulas all our lives, but none of it will be new or different unless we are open to inspiration from some power outside ourselves that also, somehow, is deep within us.
This stood out out for tonight espresso, because when I'm writing it's obvious to me the parts that are inspired, and the parts that are me.

Makes me think of that saying, from the bible I think, "without God, I am nothing."
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all the hard work in the world amounts to nothing without that outside, mysterious inspiration.
for me, my Powers That Be

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