Journeys Shared




"In the inner journey as in the outer one, nobody else can carry your pack or walk in your shoes. But community is essential for a successful pilgrimage."     - Martin Sheen

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"When I was young, I believed that life might unfold in an orderly way, according to my hopes and expectations. But now I understand that the way winds like a river, always changing, ever onward, following God's gravity toward the great Sea of being. My journeys revealed that the Way itself creates the warrior; that every path leads to peace, every choice to wisdom, and that life has always been, and will always be, arising in Mystery."      - Dan Millman

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"The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases."     - William Hazlitt

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"Up, lad: when the journey's over there'll be time enough to sleep."     - Alfred Edward Houseman

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"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars."     - Walt Whitman

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"Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events."      - Adrienne Rich

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"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship."     - Louis May Alcott

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"There is no way to peace, peace is the way."     - A. J. Muste


THE POWER OF A PENNY

A little short, I pay the balance due on
a large cup of coffee at the general store
with a few extra pennies.

Some small talk then with the owner
about their personal value - you know,
squashing them on the tracks of the great
Trans-Canadian Railway when we were kids,
using one for a fuse during a thunderstorm,
or as material for making pendants while
he was a machinist in the Pacific Fleet.

An excuse, really, to talk about nothing,
and everything, simply spending time over
pennies.

Jim Morris-Lee
Pennsylvania
July, 2006


"We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our truth about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?"     - Rabbi Saul Rubin

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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you - beyond that next turning of the canyon walls."                                                                                                                                                                                      - Edward Abbey

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"We  must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."     - Joseph Campbell

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"Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey."
- Alex Noble
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"A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles."     - Tim Cahill
 
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"Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners."     - Muslih-uddin Sadi

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"Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy."    -Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
- Thanks to Andrea Menard, Austin Texas
 


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