Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

(Groundhog Day)

It’s 3 degrees outside in Albuquerque right now (that’s right, three degrees – not thirty – it’s not a typo), and it’s projected to get down to minus 11 degrees tonight.  Jeeminy Christmas!  That seems a bit excessive for Albuquerque, doesn’t it?!   Holy schimoly!

One of my oldest and dearest friends, Lesa Soderlund Behling, sent me an Oprah Magazine article today, about a former police captain who became a Buddhist teacher.  I’m really looking forward to reading it.  Thank you, Lesa!

And I’m thinking of taking the article’s pull quote, from 1st century Greek philosopher Epictetus, and adding it to the sig file on my emails.  I think maybe this quote pretty much sums up all the teachings from Buddhism and Integral Life Coaching in a succinct, pithy sound bite (or whatever they call the reading equivalent).  See what you think:

“No great thing is created suddenly.  There must be time.  Give your best and always be kind.”

–  Epictetus

:D  Love, Russ