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House Rules: Updated

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Life Lessons Poems, Spiritual Poems

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Today I am open
to new ways
better treatment
wiser thoughts
nuanced interpretations
broader understanding
measured reactions.

I embrace beauty
over belligerence,
grace over guilt,
release over
retribution.

I dismiss judgment,
impatience, intolerance,
hopelessness, helplessness…

offer negativity,
blame, and bitterness
one night’s lodging
only.

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“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. –Eleanor Roosevelt

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” –Socrates

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” –Rumi

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” –Joseph Campbell

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” –John Keats

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