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More Wisdom from Dr. Mollie Marti

More Wisdom from Dr. Mollie Marti

There is a special invitation that whisper to us from the midst of our greatest challenges. It is an invitation to honor our spirit as we keep hope alive for ourselves and others.

The truth of this brilliance was brought before me the other day when a friend wrote a note distilling the lessons learned over the past year as he and his wife battled and beat back cancer.

In sharing what helped them make it through the nights of doubt, pain and uncertainty, they turned to ancient words recorded more than 1,800 years ago…

‘It is my bad luck that this has happened to me.’ No, you should rather say: ‘It is my good luck, that although this has happened to me I can bear it, neither crushed by the present nor fearful of the future.’ Because such a thing could have happened to any man, but not every man could have borne it. So why see more misfortune in the event than good fortune in your ability to bear it?

Can there be anything, then, in this happening which prevents you from being just, high-minded, self-controlled, intelligent, judicious, truthful, honourable and free – or any other of those attributes whose combination is the fulfillment of man’s proper nature?Continue reading at

Dr. Mollie, founder of the Community Resiliency Project, is the author of Walking with Justice: Uncommon Lessons from One of Life’s Greatest Mentors.

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7:38PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Thank you for sharing this with your Care2 Community, Gail.
Heart warming to see it helped -- I will pass on the gratitude to my friends who inspired me!


6:00AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Thank you

5:51AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

I agree with what andrew h. wrote.

3:23AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

thank you

2:07AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

1:16PM PST on Jan 14, 2012


heres an article excerpt that may help (im not sure how accurate it is, so go on intuituion to confirm)

"What pulls us down in life is not our circumstances, but our attitude toward those circumstances. Yogananda said that circumstances are always neutral; whether we see them as happy or sad depends entirely on our attitude. If we hold the right attitude, we can handle anything.

Without the right attitude, our consciousness is pulled down and we forget God. In Whispers, Yogananda shows us that, more than anything else, we need to pray for right attitude"

12:57PM PST on Jan 14, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

11:52AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

thanks for sharing this

11:04AM PST on Jan 14, 2012


10:42AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

Corageous and inspirational. An attitude that we should all remember.
Thank you for posting.

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