Marsha Sinetar

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Marsha Sinetar I'd make a bee-line to the fictional book world of John le Carre. Upon arriving, I'd seek out George Smiley, le Carre's most fully developed and…moreI'd make a bee-line to the fictional book world of John le Carre. Upon arriving, I'd seek out George Smiley, le Carre's most fully developed and popular spy. In my fantasy, we two would hit it off. We'd head out for an espresso at a local, unassuming bistro, and while sipping the hot, bracing beverage, we'd sit together in amiable silence. Simley, I believe, is a natural "casual contemplative" -- as am I -- and thus perfectly comfortable without chit chat.
Having found a kindred spirit, we two would simply be.

Such was the case, it is said, for Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa. The two admired each other. They were friends. When Mother Teresa visited Rome,she and the Pope would walk around the grounds of the Vatican.
They didn't speak, observers noted, but strolled along, each contemplating private thoughts, perfectly at ease in the amiable silence. Just so, I have felt, when friends and I, usually the ones I love most, can be together in that pure and simple way. Thank you for the question, which was lovely to consider.(less)
Marsha Sinetar The word inspired comes from the French, I believe -and means to be immediately touched, or influenced, by God or the Spirit, or a spirit. Just so,…moreThe word inspired comes from the French, I believe -and means to be immediately touched, or influenced, by God or the Spirit, or a spirit. Just so, for me, given the sort of life I lead - -contemplative, reflective, very quiet -- lets me focus on the ideas, books,music, work that I love.

Ideas flow freely when I'm praying and meditating, gardening, out for walks, reading, watching movies, day dreaming -- particularly when relaxed and "looking the other way." Almost anything, a color, a cartoon, something a friend says - like a casual remark - - even a billboard ad can inspire me.

I am easily inspired. Not so much when paying bills, waiting for my turn at the doctor or dentist. And fear, anxieties, troubles my friends or family may have - and my own trials ---seem counter productive to the ideas and inspirations I need for creative work or solving problems. While it's true that "necessity is the mother of invention," the negative emotions tear down that gossamer web of inspiration.

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Dreams unto Holiness by Marsha Sinetar
“Aren't we all -- not just the saints and saintly, but also all we ordinary sorts-- meant, at lest occasionally, to dream the dreams that, by grace, move the soul beyond her dry and dusty season into that transcendent sleep that is so sweet?”
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“Change can either challenge or threaten us...Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.”
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“Do what you love and the money will follow.”
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“Why should you feel guilty if you refuse to be intimidated by [someone] who persists in standing in the way of your being that best self or who is "hurt" when you finally manage it? . . . The highest love a person can have for you is to wish for you to evolve into the best person you can be. No one owns you, no matter what your relationship.”
Marsha Sinetar, Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood

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“Aren't we all -- not just the saints and saintly, but also all we ordinary sorts-- meant, at lest occasionally, to dream the dreams that, by grace, move the soul beyond her dry and dusty season into that transcendent sleep that is so sweet?”
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