This quote speaks to me today. As I've read it through a number of times, my mind and heart have stilled, I've breathed more deeply, become conscious of this moment and heard the small sounds like the ticking of the clock and footsteps nearby...
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing 1810-1884
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