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The Words Of Our Elders: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

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Spiritual Intelligence: Emotional Capital

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.

~ Henry W Longfellow, Abolitionist, Poet and Educator.

As we embark on another voyage this week, this Poem comes to mind – a favourite of my late Mum’s. In fact for a long time I thought it was Shakespearean.

Friends I submit to you that true greatness is not for the fainthearted. Its the product of Selfless Service powered by passion and patience; tirelessly invested into what we believe and hold dear. But sadly this emotional capital has either been misdirected or hijacked for most.

In one of Paul’s letters of encouragement to his friends, he puts it this way;

But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.

So, if you truly believe you are on the right path – just stay with it!

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~ Sabali