The letter for this week is T
and I would like to think that T stands for Tranquility occasionally...
A few wise words about Tranquility....
While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
Mary Wortly Montagu
All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't.
And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
Don't ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn't grow there.
Rita Mae Brown
Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.
Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed,
the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
The more tranquil a man becomes the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good: calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
A few pros and cons which lead me to believe that tranquility is greatly desired in moderation,
but to be avoided at all costs if we become so calm and peaceful that we are
tranquilized to all the enthusiasms of living as embodied in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Psalm of Life.
We don't want to obliterate our 'footsteps in the sands of time' completely, now, do we!!
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