For Your Journal/Discussion/Creative Retreating:

Choose one of the quotes below.  Tell what you think the speaker/author means?  What does it mean for your day to day life, in your relationships with others, with yourself? 

When I say be creative, I don't mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem. ~ Osho

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? ~ Dorothy Day

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, age after age, forever. ~ Tagore

"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference." ~ Luciano Pavorotti

There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end...and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge of rage. I...won't...HAVE IT! ~ Annie Dillard, quoted by Roshi Joan Halifax at a recent lecture in Santa Fe. Roshi is a founder and co-abbot of Upaya Zen Center there. See links below.

Prophets are so dangerous because they cry in season and out of season, politely and impolitely, loud and long. ~ Joan Chittister