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  •  THis may help you Valtin... (16+ / 0-)

    Here's a quote that providence put in my way this morning.  I think I am meant to share it with you...

    When you take a stand, it shapes who you are.  It sets your priorities.  It wakes you up in the morning, and it dresses you.  It puts you to bed at night.  There's a deep spirituality in that way of being.

    ~Lynne Twist, Founding executive of the Hunger Project.

    It's hard to thrive in this life, Valtin, without some sort of spiritual self in tact.  I'm so glad you are taking care of your soul in the way that feels right to you.

    Civil behavior isn't about restraining from using insults or obscenities, it's about behaving like a fucking decent human being.

    by Casey Morris on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 05:35:09 AM PST

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    •  Thanks for the beautiful thought (9+ / 0-)

      Got up late this AM, because I was able to sleep in, and imagine my surprise that this diary was still up on the Rec List.

      I think while the subject matter is of great interest, the diary struck a nerve because people are hungry to see someone acting with integrity and a clear moral vision, and not letting current events, led by the greedy and the criminal, or just those with small minds, overtake us.

      That's not why I wrote the diary (because I only wish I had the qualities that are being projected upon me, and am glad only to have some in a minor degree), but I think that need is the subtext for our current presidential race. People are looking for someone who will be true, who can communicate vision, and a return to a national life animated by ideals, and not by sordid self-interest. This is why Obama's vision of hope has triggered a big response, and when the supporters of other candidates, like Clinton or Edwards (or even Kucinich, sigh), that's what they are seeing in them, too.

      The Bush II years have left a very heavy weight of moral depression upon the land. The torture issue captures some of the worst ways in which that legacy has twisted the national image.

      I have great hope that these times will soon be behind us, and so do many, many others, and that's why I think this diary got the reception it did.

      I thank everybody who read and/or recommended it.

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