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    On Jun 28, 2020 Tizz wrote:

    I loved this story about Howard Thurman asking the novice master about his students' most common complaint and the story he told in responseabout the 3 a.m. services. This so aligns with a recent intention to greet the dawn every day. Dawn right now in high summer is 5:30 AM about an hour earlier than I usually wake. But now I want those reverent pre-dawn hours again when I woke at 4:00 AM. There's a place near me overlooking the river where the sun appears on the far horizon. That magical moment is different every single day and I have missed it. So, at this moment, I renew my vow to be a little uncomfortable in order to readjust my schedule to find reverence, magic, and secrets.

    “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
    Don't go back to sleep!
    You must ask for what you really want.
    Don't go back to sleep!
    People are going back and forth
    across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
    The door is round and open
    Don't go back to sleep!”


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