Humility (and my long way to go)

According to Dr. Bob one of the founders of ┬áthe Great AA Movement that saved my life—that is saving millions of lives and will save millions more if we but stay open and humble—this little plaque that sat on his desk stated—


“Perpetual quietness of heart.

It is to have no trouble.

It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore;

To wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me.

It is to be at rest when nobody praises me.

When I am blamed or despised, it is to have a blessed home

in myself where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father

in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness,

when all around and about is seeming trouble.”

Oh Great IS please help me—I have a long way to go—

Grace Eagle of Negotiating Shadows 2014



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Grace E. Reed

I have a MA in Conflict Resolution, a BA in Drama Therapy am a mediator, published writer (Negotiating Shadows and Needs) a broadcaster for radio on disability awareness. I work with street youth, the homeless, addicted people, and have been a social activist for over 35 years. Occupy WS Portland, Oregon is a passion. Eagles World Studio is up and running. My heart responds to poetry and my head hears it in everything I do. My motto is 'stay curious, be kind and keep moving'. My new book 'Negotiating Shadows: Journey to the Sun' published by George Ronald Publisher, Oxford England and available through my website.

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