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The Man in the Arena

Posted on 1 March, 2015 at 19:30 Comments comments (334)
It has been a while since I posted on my blog.  What can I say, life has been happening :-))
I want to share another favorite of mine.  This is Theodore Roosevelt's speech "Citizenship in a Republic" or "The Man in the Arena"
Here it goes:

"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 up 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..."

Inspirational poem

Posted on 6 August, 2013 at 22:33 Comments comments (66)
On my blog I will share quotes, thoughts and poems I find inspirational and that have helped me make changes in my own life. I have to start with one of my favorite poems by Rumi called the Guest House.  Enjoy!

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes 
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house 
empty of your furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out 
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
Because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.