Nikos Kazantzakis, in Report to Greco, asking his grandfather’s ghost for a command.
His grandfather answered, “Reach what you can, my child.”
But Kazantzakis refused that command and asked for a more difficult command.
The ghost then thundered, “Reach for what you cannot.” (Source: Running & Being by Dr. George Sheehan
I urge all you to please don’t settle, reach for the impossible; who knows what you will accomplish.
Honor Thy Temple
If you are like me,
you can only dream that meditation will resolve your stress issues.
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
You must have dreams and goals if you are ever going to achieve anything in this world.
Source: Lou Holtz
Be the dream
Source: John Chaney
Getting Along with Others
Never underestimate the impact you are having, you probably have a greater impact than you realize.
Sociologists tell us that even the most introverted person will impact 10,000 people in his or her lifetime.
Source: “Developing the Leader Within You” by John Maxwell.
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
Here is an organizing tip that really works
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
Running & Being
by Dr. George Sheehan
Think this book is just about running, well you are so mistaken.
Here are a few examples of what you will find in this book:
The clock makes every hour just an hour. The artist, especially the poet, has always known this to be wrong.
Study the lives of those who sought . . . the meaning of the cosmos. . . . The common denominator of these people is asceticism, which comes from the Greek ascesis, meaning rigorous training, self-discipline and self-restraint.
“The next major advance in the health of the American people,” said Dr. John Knowles of the Rockefeller Foundation, “will result only from what the individual is willing to do for himself.”
Picasso. When asked, “What is art?” he replied, “What is not?”
Well, I hope from the above you get the point that this book is about far more than just running.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
I saw so many movies this week that I want to share with you. The price will be my very concise opinion of each movie.
This is an old film and it is so weird, but it really appealed to me. Others of you will no doubt not care much for it.
Did I say Neighbors (1981) was weird; well not all compared with Mulholland Dr. What can I say, I have some weird tastes.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Action, action and action; oh by the way this film has a lot of action–I didn’t have a stop watch with me, but I estimate the thinking was less than a minute
If you can get past the foul language, off beat sex, drugs and violence, this movie is pretty funny and it actually has a message.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
This song makes me wonder if times are really better today than back in the late 60s. This song hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks
LAST WEEK’S POLL – 2017 Academy Awards (aka Oscars)
Did you watch the 2017 Academy Awards (aka Oscars)
60% – No
25% – Yes
15% – Portion
If you did not watch or stopped watching, it was because
60% – Boring
27% – Political Statements
13% – Pulled away from watching by other things
ART OF THE WEEK
Castle of the Pyrenees
by Rene Magritte
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Source: Henry David Thoreau
Martin Luther King Jr.
When it comes to having dreams, I cannot think of anyone who tops Martin Luther King Jr.
And remember, he said, “I have a dream.”
He did not say, “I have a good idea.”
Source: Mind Gym by Gary Mack with David Casstevens
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
BROMA DE LA SEMANA
How do Mexicans feel about Trumps Wall?
¿Cómo se siente mexicanos sobre pared de triunfos?
Don’t worry, we will get over it.
No te preocupes, nos pondremos sobre él.
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