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PostSubject: New Year cheers   Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:16 pm

Wishing a Happy New Year to everyone on the OBC connect.

Thanks for all your care and acting like the sanest Sangha I've seen in a while.

With gratitude
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PostSubject: Re: New Year cheers   Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:34 pm

Howard wrote:
Wishing a Happy New Year to everyone on the OBC connect.

Thanks for all your care and acting like the sanest Sangha I've seen in a while.

With gratitude
Howard

Back atcha Howard - all the best.
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PostSubject: Re: New Year cheers   Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:41 pm

Happy New Year guys, and everybody sunny

It's been awesome to meet so many fellow travelers here, on the road to . . . wherever it is we're going. I am thankful for all of you.

What will '11 bring us? A little more equanimity, clarity, humor, tolerance? How about ease in getting up from the zafu . .


Be safe everybody

yours,
L.
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PostSubject: Re: New Year cheers   Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:45 am


Happy New Year, everyone. I offer bows of gratitude for every post and every being who is here. Thank you all so much.
And here is a lovely poem fit for the new year. (Sorry about the formatting.)
Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,be on good terms with all persons.


Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.


Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.


Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,


gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,


be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,


whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,


it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

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PostSubject: Re: New Year cheers   Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:28 pm

Happy New Year everyone! May you all be well and happy for this coming year and beyond.

Peace,
Diana
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PostSubject: Re: New Year cheers   Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:35 pm

Happy New Year!! All the best for a healthy and peaceful 2011!
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