0 Running Fox Papers August 2007
 
Running Fox Papers

Volume 7, issue number 47 ~ August 2007

Harmony in One-ness

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Contents of this newsletter

Veer Quotation of the Month:

One can only cope with life, when one let the past be the past and look into the future in harmony with the present.

Dominique Lacordaire

A wealth of wisdoms

Contents

Quotation of the month

Dominique Lacordaire

Introduction Running Fox
Return to Amadis

Hans Brockhuis

The eaglet - a parable Liane Badjou
Deva's world Jeaan de Bont
Hopi prayer for peace James Kootshongsie
Authetic space Charles Lightwalker
Dutch Elm (disease) Maja Kluvers

Introduction

Each of us spends a large part of the day doing the same repetitive tasks... taking a bath, eating, working, using the evening hours to enjoy friends or family, listening to music, dancing, yoga, and certain maintenance jobs such as washing dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc. At first glance, it appears that we don't have much time to stop and make life-changing choices.

But that is just what appears at first glance. What is really happening throughout the day is a constant shifting vision of choices. And within these choices are decisions to be made by you. Authentic action means that you are in complete integrity within yourself in all that you do. Authentic action allows no hidden agendas. It demands complete honesty, to others and to yourself.

Furthermore, one can only cope with life, when one let the past be the past and look into the future in harmony with the present. In short, this is a newsletter full of harmony and one-ness, that will make you once again realize that all is one and that harmony is the situation to which we have to/want to/know to strive for.

Running Fox wishes you much luck during your own quest to Harmony in One-ness.

Return to Amadis

Hans Brockhuis

A sound in my bedroom woke me up in the middle of the night. It seemed as if something grated on the floor and although I usually sleep through all kinds of noises that wake my wife up, it was me who woke this time. I noticed that my wife was sleeping peacefully on the other site of the bed. Our digital alarm clock told me it was 3:30 AM.

I turned on the lamp on the nightstand and my glance was immediately drawn towards a woman dressed in a coverall who looked at me very friendly and who asked me to come with her without words.

I knew it was Moira who had come by to take me with her for a glance at Amadis and I lent a willing ear to that. I dressed quickly and after a look at my wife who was still peacefully asleep I gestured to Moira I was ready to go.

The eaglet - a parable

by Liane Badjou

Once upon a time there was an eaglet that picked his way out of his egg. He looked around himself; saw the nest, the egg shell and his parents.

The eaglet grew and learned, but felt very lonely in the nest; he missed something. There were a little brother and sister, though they didn’t make the feeling of loneliness go away. He kept on missing something. He discovered there was more outside the nest and went out to explore. He learned to spread his wings and by trial and error the eaglet learned to fly. Next he got to know other birds and sensed a feeling of loneliness with them too and a search for something….

Gradually the world got bigger and more extensive around him. He learned much on his way and discovered a power within himself that made him fly higher and higher and made it possible for him to see ever more and more. Slowly he learned that all he went through, both falling and standing up were part of life itself. Above all he learned that it was good as it was. Every fall, all the pain, a broken wing, it was meant to serve a purpose and every time he found anew an inner power to fly higher and higher.

Deva's world ~ Jeaan de Bont

 

Morning-dream-star
still slumbers.

The day, awoken yet
by transparent winging
and slender aviation
is getting populous.

Feeling unobserved,
Deva’s friends carefully
carry pearls with them.

Full of young zeal
and pure innocence
in everlasting delight
devoted to Her.

Divine transparency
beckons and waves,
is hugging and humming.
You shine a smile so bright
on these light-hearted
Fox-tricks and brush-strokes.

 

Floating in the universe
Through time and space
Come closer to your helpers
With innocence my dear.

Hopi prayer for peace

James Kootshongsie,
Sovereign Hopi Independent Nation
Traditional Community of Hotevilla Village
P.O. Box 767, Hotevilla Arizona. 86030. USA

Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask you for guidance, humbly we ask you to help us and our fellow men to have recourse to peaceful ways of life, because of uncontrolled deceitfulness by humankind.

Help us all to love, not hate one another.

We ask you to be seen in an image of Love and Peace.

Let us be seen in beauty, the colours of the rainbow.

We respect our mother the planet earth with our loving care for from her breast we receive our nourishment.

Let us not listen to the voices of the two-hearted, the destroyers of mind, the barterers and self-made leaders, whose lusts for power and wealth will lead us into confusion and darkness.

Seek visions always of world beauty, not violence nor battlefield...

Authentic space

by Charles Lightwalker

Each of us spends a large part of the day doing the same repetitive tasks... taking a bath, eating, working, using the evening hours to enjoy friends or family, listening to music, dancing, yoga, and certain maintenance jobs such as washing dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc. At first glance, it appears that we don't have much time to stop and make life-changing choices.

But that is just what appears at first glance. What is really happening throughout the day is a constant shifting vision of choices. And within these choices are decisions to be made by you. Authentic action means that you are in complete integrity within yourself in all that you do. Authentic action allows no hidden agendas. It demands complete honesty.

I had the opportunity to watch Barbara Streisand on the Oprah Show (Dec.26th, 2003). The conversation turned to the question of how she felt turning 50 years old. She was reflective for a moment, and then shared she did not like turning 50, she was fine with 30, ok with 40, but did not much like turning 50. However, having said that, she said that in reality she has settled into an awareness that feels elevating and freeing. ("I feel less stifled, and I compromise more").

Dutch elm (disease)

by Maja Kluvers

Last winter has been a very special one. It was very mild and everywhere blossoming trees, flowers and plants of which we are wont they do that but in spring. This winter seemed to have been a perceptible indication of the climatic changes that are about to happen. It was nice to have been able to continue gardening this winter in order to implement the changes we wanted to introduce. Often we heard remarks that it would be too early in the year to do things like that.

But was it the case? And how do you know it’d be the right time to do anything? Is it just perception or is it an intellectual line of reasoning? In our case it was a hunch and the observation of signals out of nature itself. During the entire winter we watched e.g. frogs in the garden. Those were signs it would become and stay a mild wintertime and that no noticeable coldness was to be expected.

Moreover the birds were nestling very early and flowers, plants and shrubs blossomed. Do they ask themselves it would be too early for the time of year to show their beauty once again? Or is it a knowing that all circumstances invite them to mark a new spring?