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This powerful quote was shared with me today.... am I alone in forgetting how important it is to be true to ourselves, and fight our battles (however puny) valiantly?

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”― Theodore Roosevelt
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There is still good in humanity... how refreshing...
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Where is my head? Why until today have I never heard of this lot? So good.... so... very... good...

Thank you...... for sharing.....
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Go for it... use the link below to enter a draw for your chance to win free training for life...
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I'm probably well behind the times... but ... found this today.... super photographs from around the world...

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eh..I know i'm maybe a bit behind the times.. but this is inspiring stuff... 
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Just... hear me out... think... of the possibilities...

Moving Atoms: Making The World's Smallest Movie

..... carry around.. not just two movies on your smartphone.. but.. the potential to carry around any movie that was ever made... wow....
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Truth never explains why it’s moving that way at that moment. And if you ask, it won’t give any information. It would be like a leaf asking the wind, “Why are you moving that way right now?” The question doesn’t make any sense to the wind. But your argument with the way the truth would move—whatever that way is—is no longer there for you. You’re no longer arguing with it. You’re no longer trying to figure it out. Mother Mary didn’t figure it out. Buddha didn’t figure it out. Ramana didn’t figure it out. None of them figured it out. They just became That. Simple. Ordinary—in the same way a leaf is ordinary. When you’re living in your awakened being and living in an awakened way, power on any level is not an issue for you. It’s not interesting. The power to control another human being is not interesting. Intellectual power is not interesting. The power to control yourself is not interesting. The power that people want to give you is not interesting to you—not because it shouldn’t be; it’s just not. What would you want to do with it? You see that there’s nothing you want to do with it. You realize, in the truth of your being, that you are the totality itself, but you have no interest whatsoever in doing anything with that knowledge, with using that knowledge. Finally, you realize that you really don’t want to change anybody, not because you shouldn’t want to change them, because you just don’t. You might not want to be around everyone, but still you don’t want to change them. None of this is an ideal—it’s the end of ideals. None of this is holiness; it’s the end of holiness. It’s the beginning of wholeness. None of this is something to achieve, because it’s not achievable. It’s simply what is in the truth of your being. It’s just what is. You can’t attain what’s naturally so. And nobody anywhere can ever tell you when or why, or to what degree you’ll let go of untruth; you will let go when you let go, usually when nothing else works. When you’re living in the awakened way, in the awakened being that you are, you’re alone, and you’re finally comfortable with it. You’re alone, but you’re not lonely at all, because the only one who was ever supposed to meet you where you are—the only one who ever could meet you where you are one hundred percent—was you. Nobody else could ever fully meet you where you are—maybe ninety percent, maybe ninety-five. Nobody can meet you fully but you. When you finally do, then you don’t need anybody else to do it for you. Then you’re alone, more alone than you could ever imagine. And strangely—very strangely—you are more connected, more intimate, more at one with everything. More. And you would have never thought that those two could in any way be together: total aloneness and total oneness. You would have never guessed that that’s the way it would end up. But it does, and it always has. And finally, when you’re just living in the awakened way that you really are, you’ll never form an image again of what it’s like. Even as it’s happening, you won’t form an image because you’ll know they’re all images, dust. The way it was yesterday won’t be the way it is today. © 2003 by Adyashanti. Awakened Living Intensive. Berkeley, CA. October 5, 2003
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Passionate family man and professional.
I enjoy my family, enjoy my music, enjoy the world, and enjoy my work.

...yup... probably in that order....
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Survived, indeed, ten years in the Armed Forces; but hell it was fun...I believe my two sons would say I can brag that I have more hair on my tummy than on my head... not sure I'd agree... but who am I to overrule their thoughts?
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Technical Services Manager at the ICT Service, a Cambridgeshire (UK) -based organisation helping schools to make the most of their I.T. investments... Hopefully improving teaching for teachers, and learning for kids!
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