Different from a Washington leaving office at a height of success, 'apropos' an old quote on 'relinquishing' control this comes around again: “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing lately…. Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God,—go!”—Thomas Carlyle, Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches, vol. 3, part 7, pp. 34–35 (1897).
This quote was used again in 1940 in the House of Commons to usher out an old and act as to bringing in Churchill at that time of crisis. Right now so many of the metrics about TM could well justify using the quote again in a new light of context. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Relinquishing power locally it should make a really nice January 12th birthday gift to the whole [wholeness] of the meditating community if the Prime Minister of the GCoWP could relinquish his Presidency over the university here and let someone else have it. Like, let it go to someone from the ranks more scholarly, academically experienced and more widely respected like Craig Pearson. It seems time. 'Old' presidents going 'emeritus' has its place in the daily operation of things. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Yep, raising crops and also making some 'value-added' wine and spirits as was done in farming then. But then Washington subsequently came back from the farm, was elected and served as president of these United States and in 'process' relinquished power yet again. It is a remarkable story in human nature. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6...@yahoo.com> wrote : Where he commenced to makin' *Moonshine*. From: "dhamiltony...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 8:21 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Relinquishing Control On this day in 1783, following the signing of the Treaty of Paris, General George Washington resigns as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retires to his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. “Happy in the confirmation of our independence and sovereignty, and pleased with the opportunity afforded the United States of becoming a respectable nation, I resign with satisfaction the appointment I accepted with diffidence; a diffidence in my abilities to accomplish so arduous a task; which however was superseded by a confidence in the rectitude of our cause, the support of the supreme power of the Union, and the patronage of Heaven."