Temple of Paz

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:42 am

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. Set your goals and work towards reaching them.

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Post by Gawain » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:27 am

Follow your dreams

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:37 am

Faith And Courage In Life

In life there are people that will hurt us and cause us pain,
but we must learn to forgive and forget and not hold grudges.

In life there are mistakes we will make,
but we must learn from our wrongs and grow from them.

In life there are regrets we will have to live with,
but we must learn to leave the past behind and realize it is something we can't change.

In life there are people we will loose forever and can't have back,
but we must learn to let go and move on.

In life there are going to be obstacles that will cause interference,
but we must learn to overcome these challenges and grow stronger.

In life there are fears that will hold us back from what we want,
but we must learn to fight them with the courage from within.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:52 am

Life Is A Rose

Together, we all live different lives,
Whether we are doctors, students, or parents,
That can still make up a continuous field of roses.
A field of roses, shining yellow, red, white and pink,
Which subtly grow in the midst of time,
And day by day, their heads successfully rise,
Slowly reaching the clear blue sky.
But sometimes we may experience some terrible times,
That perhaps are caused by downfalls from the past,
Each downfall is like a falling petal.
Petal after petal, a person we once loved,
Whether it was a friend or a parent,
Suddenly leaves our precious hearts,
Which results in a permanent, painful scar.
But as this growing pain slowly enters
And gradually controls every root of our bodies,
We'll discover, in the end, that our shadow still remains.
As our body, our stem still stands alone,
Weak, thirsty, gradually falling into the warm earth's soil.
And just as there were times that put us
In a state of loneliness and despair,
New lives begin to blossom
As the pollen's internal strength paints them gold.
Life, it is not something of fear nor shame,
But something that will continuously fall and rise.
So, let the lives be remarkable, radiant roses,
Roses that sparkle in the fields forever.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:14 pm

A glorious recipe for the soul

Fold two hands together,
And express a dash of sorrow;
Marinate it overnight,
And work on it tomorrow.

Chop one grudge in tiny pieces
Add several cups of love,
Dredge with a large-sized smile,
Mix in ingredients from above.

Dissolve the hate within you,
By doing a good deed;
Cut in and help your friend,
If he or she should be in need.

Stir in laughter, love, and thankfulness,
From the heart it has to come;
Toss with genuine kindness, then
share with folks who may need some.

The number of people served,
Will all depend on you ...
This recipe can feed an entire world,
If you really want it to!

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:22 pm

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:47 pm

Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong, that you mustn’t quit.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:52 pm

Thinking Outside of the Box

In a small town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.

He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter.

Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust.

The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.

The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.

Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles.

Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.

He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.

The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:

- Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
- Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.
- Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.

She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the loan-shark;

“Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.

Moral of the story:

It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation throughout of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:48 am

Sunday's Mass:

Anyone who has faith has an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.

Faith is raising the sail of our little boat until it is caught up in the soft winds above and picks up speed, not from anything within itself, but from the vast resources of the universe around us.

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:59 pm

You sit in a pew and listen. Willow approaches the pulpit and says:

Love is like a river,
A never ending stream.
Love is shared by each other
To answer someone's dream.

It's a never ending story;
Love is not a lie.
You can share in all its glory,
For love will never die.

Love is all around you,
The moon and stars above.
Love is a gift from God,
And God is a gift of love.

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