A reverent politician is one who challenges the concept of external power, and brings to the political arena concerns of the heart. — Gary Zukov, The Seat Of The Soul   I found the above quote in a journal I kept during my sabbatical. During yesterday’s walk, I remembered Zukov’s words while I was considering…

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I think he was seeing it because he was looking with an eye that was deeply filled with love and compassion and that eye opens us up to see many things that might otherwise be missed. — Vincent Harding, speaking about Martin Luther King seeing possibilities. Ever been in a situation where people are looking at…

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Poetry slows you down. And anything in our world that slows us down is to be valued and maybe as a gift and even a calling from God. — Ellen Davis I have had the honor to know a few highly-acclaimed poets, Anne Woodworth and Roger Armbrust, being two of my favorites who come immediately to…

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Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply. ~ Stephen Covey How to listen? Covey’s words above are a good place to start. I also think it applies to this multi-tasking, 24-hour communication world we live in. How often have you read someone’s answer to an e-mail you sent and wondered, “did they…

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