Sunday’s Quote: Gifts from the Sea

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I read a terrific book over the summer:  Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s “Gifts from the Sea”.   It’s such a wise book.  One I return to often.

Here’s a favorite passage from her book for today’s quote:

“I want to give and take from my children and husband, to share with friends and community, to carry out my obligations to man and the world, as a woman, as an artist, as a citizen. But first of all – in fact, as an end to these other desires – to be a peace with myself.  I want a singleness of eye a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can.   I am seeking perhaps what Socrates asked for in the prayer from the Phaedrus when he said “May the outward and inward man be at one.”

I’d say that about wraps up my desire for my life.  What about you?

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