Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Grasp the Nettle

The less money we have, the less money we spend. There is just some cosmic thing to that.

The less money we spend, the better we eat. There is some cosmic thing to that too.

Ages ago in my life a man made a speech about priorities. “If you say this is your priority,” he said, “and yet you do not do this, then this is not your priority.” I got it. Whatever it is we do, actually DO, not what we SAY, not what we intend or chant or posture but what we do, is what is really important to us. Thoughts and intentions change things, primarily our actions.

8 comments:

justrose said...

"Thoughts and intentions change things, primarily our actions."

gonna chew on that awhile, seems to be what i needed to hear now.

madcapmum said...

So many times people say to me, "Oh, homeschooling would be so good for my child, but we just can't afford to. We're (saving up for a trip to Disneyland, paying off the new car, buying a bigger house). Otherwise we'd definitely be homeschooling." Priorities.

the Contrary Goddess said...

One of my most used ways of saying it is, We do what we really want to do, and if you say you want to and you aren't, then you must not really want to.

And of course, this does bite me just as much as everyone else.

Autumn said...

Nice Blog. I just found you, and I am enjoying your post. I will be back.

the Contrary Goddess said...

Welcome and nice to meet you autumn.

Joe Tornatore said...

very true. reading your blog is a priority of mine.

Jim said...

...and these blogs are very public journals where I'm learning that if I can't post it on my blog I probably shouldn't be doing it at all.

Sometimes I need reminding of just where my values lie and what I truly want to be doing, so listening to others, and myself, through our contemplations on these blogs is helpful for insight and growth.

Many of your thoughts CG have been especially meaningful to me.

Daniel Levesque said...

In other words, actions speak louder than words. I couldn't agree more.

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