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“My belief is that we all are on the same path, attempting to arrive at the same location, from different roads in our own time” J.K.B.
Homeward Bound ~ Personal Development Network
I took the name, Homeward Bound, from a book of poetry written by mother who writes under the pseudonym J.K.B. In the introduction she explains that “we are all bound for things greater than what we are doing. To become better people than whom we appear to be right now. My belief is that we all are on the same path, attempting to arrive at the same location, from different roads in our own time” and that “we are all traveling in the passageway leading us home toward our own divinity, to our Divine Father. We as a populace are “Homeward Bound.” and all of our individual and collective thoughts, experiences and actions dictate how long we travel this path until we reach our desired destination, until we are finished wandering, until we find our way and are again welcomed HOME.”
I truly believe that this is true, maybe because I was raised by the woman who wrote it, lol. Nonetheless, I know that each of us are on a journey and that even though our paths maybe different, our destination is still the same. Regardless of all our differences and everything that separates us, I know that we all ultimately want the same things for our lives and for our families. Hopefully here we can all connect with other like minded individuals. Together, we can help to inspire, inform and provide resources to help make each journey a wonderful and enjoyable one.
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Action of the Month: Compassion
Quote of the Month: "Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too." Frederick Buechner
"For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?" Bell Hooks
1. Read Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life. For more information on this book, or to join a special reading group for it, please join our Charter for Compassion group on facebook.
2. Think of at least 3 ways each day that you can practice compassion. DO these actions every day.
3. Participate in at least one discussion of your choice, or create your own discussion. Share something positive with the network.
Action of the Month: Forgiveness
Quote of the Month: "Funny how when you don't forgive someone who has wronged you, they seem to occupy your mind and your emotions the most. Until you forgive, you will be chained to their memory and experience. Forgive them by bringing love, kindness, and gentleness back to YOUR spirit and letting go of the anger, hate, and resentment. It's not always easy but with God all things are possible. Do it for you and for the return of love in your life." ~William White