0 Running Fox Papers March 2005

Running Fox Papers

Volume 5, number 29 ~ Good Friday 2005 ~ Acceptation.

Contents of this newsletter

Quotation of the Month:

Acceptance

Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction. I am not saying you can't change the world, right wrongs, or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don't fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it. Moreover, if you don't fully accept the situation, you will never really know if the situation should be changed.

Peter McWilliams.

A Wealth of Wisdoms

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Contents

Quotation of the month Acceptance
The Golden Gate Hans Brockhuis
Resistance will get you nowhere

John Cali

Life with lessons Marja van den Tol
Acceptance Myriah Krista Walker
Colofon Who created this and how to subscribe to these papers.

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Preface

When Yoshua the Nazarener appealed to his Father in the Garden of Gethsemane with the bidding if He could save him from this cup, adding instantly that only His wish would be done, it was a deed of ultimate acceptation.

This newsletter brings you a few propagations of acceptation for You to taste and to ponder on.

Running Fox wishes you a very good Easter.

 

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The Golden Gate

Hans Brockhuis

Just moments ago it was raining. Not only here, but also faraway. There were heavy local showers in the Netherlands and continuing rainfall, floods and trouble elsewhere in Europe. Where I was, the heavens still looked a bit grey but full of ozone and smelled fresh, filled with happiness and full of expectation.

Askew above me an oval shining golden spot in the veil of clouds caught my eye. To my surprise and with an elegant swing, I unexpectedly rose up from the earth and travelled up in the direction of the golden gate in the air.

An unseen force took me and I wondered what to expect. What was it that pulled at me? Who brought this about? I had no idea. All I knew was that it was serene. A warm tranquillity enveloped me and I forgot all my earthly worries, assured it was unconditional love that accompanied me.

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Resistance will get you nowhere

John Cali

Sentinels of the Sky: Conversations with Chief Joseph
Copyright © 2005 Great Western Publishing

www.greatwesternpublishing.org

This past month or so, Id been getting sales calls from a telemarketing company. I never answered the phone because I recognized their number from my caller ID service. But Ill have to give them credit -- they were incredibly persistent, calling me several times daily, day and night.

I watched myself getting more and more frustrated over the course of several weeks, and I was feeling greater and greater resistance. The more resistant I got, the more they called.
Finally, after tiring of the continual calls, I answered what turned out to be the final call.
I politely told the lady on the other end I wished to be taken off their calling list. She pleasantly agreed to do so.

Simple solution. And that was the end of it.

Afterward I got to thinking about it all. I had allowed myself to move deeply into resistance. And that resistance against what I did not want only brought more of what I did not want. When I gave up the resistance, it all ended peacefully and quickly.

What a magnificent lesson! Especially for someone like me who prides himself on being so non-resistant.

You know, Joseph and I teach non-resistance and all those kinds of things all the time. Yet sometimes it takes the teacher longer to learn than the student.

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Written with Love

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Life with lessons

© 2004 ~ Marja van den Tol

marja@mylotus.tk

You are not here,
but where should I look?
I should trust in more,
but I am so shook.

Life here on this earth,
A twinge of doubt within my soul.
Once I was Light,
Now I am flesh and blood.

A human with many lapses,
able to do good as well.
Still I learn the many lessons,
I imposed upon myself.

The pain, the sorrow but love as well,
makes my life worth while again.
Despite the hardships it just brought
Stronger and stronger I became.

I use that power to learn far more,
And so to hurt myself less.
Dear people, use your inner strength
to find yourSelf back in colourful splendour.

Poems that touch me [link to even more beautiful poems]

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Acceptance

A Walk into the Neutral Zone

Myriah Krista Walker

www.grassesroots.com

How sad the tree that argues with the grasses to be more tree-like. The tree and grass are simply here to act out their individualized forms of existence.

One provides homes for insects and birds and shade. One provides nourishment from its seeds, and bedding. Each keeping the soils from washing away in heavy rains. Each sending life force into the at-moss-sphere.

People are different, like trees and grass. Each individualizing their expressions and chosen roles from their own belief patterns. Just as there are now hybrid trees and plants, born from different genetic codes, there are "hybrid" people, with new thoughts and patterns. Each serve as a foundation for the other.

You are standing in a large circle, holding hands with many people.

Feel the connection to Mother Earth grounding through your feet. The Mother Earth is the common bond that connects all the people in the circle.

Across the circle stands a young man from a different time period. A soldier from Germany, he facilitates the movement of Jews into the camps. You connect to his Heart.

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