Do not fear the changing times... Your answers lay within

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh” -- A. A. Milne

The world can be such a scary place sometimes. Everyone seems to be searching for something. Some search with such fierce intensity, uncaring and desperation; it is scary. I continue to be most grateful for those who in their search are respectful and reasonably considerate of others.

Interesting how these difficult economic times seem to foster a greater desperation in those whose approach to life is desperate hunting. The more desperate their hunt, the hungrier they seem to become; bottomless pits never filled. The peaceable ones meanwhile continue to find contentment even as they search. They find abundance in what masks itself as lack.

Seems as if some things don't change much. It is not the absence of food on a plate nor the seemingly limited options that present themselves in difficult times that are the mark of a man; it is that ability to know what is enough and to find contentment from within. Is it not greed that got us where we are? Is it indeed not time to examine the heart and to lay greed aside?

The older I get, the smaller the world seems to get and the closer I find myself standing with some other people. The things I learned with my head, I now realize I already knew with my heart. Funny to think that the things I learned with my head for decades have served to help me express fully what I already knew in my childhood heart.

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