The Spiral of Eternity

My Quest for Happiness

8 March 1981
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I am a 30 year old working towards becoming a clinical psychologist. I am a senior at Kennesaw State University and am hoping to attend graduate school next year. I am an atheist and a skeptic and enjoy going to secular/skeptic conferences.
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
But to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain,
But for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield,
But to my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,
But hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be a coward,
feeling your mercy in my success alone,
But let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.

Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941
Bengali Poet, Artist and Philosopher
You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others
to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

Winnie the Pooh
As Written by British Author A. A. Milne
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently.
Be the chess player, not the chess piece.

Ralph Charell
"Expectations lead to disappointments. Disappointments lead to hurt. So please forgive me when I say I don't expect anything, I'm just trying to spare myself the pain." -Unknown
*Losing your mind was okay, but when the voices in your head went quiet, it was like losing your best friend.
*The spiral is probably the oldest symbol of human spirituality. It has been
found scratched into rocks from thousands of years ago, on every continent in
the world. The religious significance can only be guessed, but it has been found
on tombs, and possibly has a connection with the sun- the sun makes a spiral
shape every three months in its travels. A triple spiral motif found on Celtic
tombs is drawn unicursally (that is, in one continuous line), suggesting a cycle
of rebirth or resurrection. (this hypothesis is bolstered by the fact that many
of these appear to be deliberately placed where they catch the first rays of the
sun on the solstice).
In modern times, the spiral is still spiritually significant. It is the symbol
of spirit in Wicca, an emblem of the Goddess.

A Strong Woman vs. A Woman of Strength

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...
but a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything...
but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.
A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her...
but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future...
but a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face...
but a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey...
but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
--Author Unknown

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