12 May 2014

High on Hopes


The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently. - Dalai Lama

11 March 2014

Shine on you Crazy Diamond

Star trails in Mt.Hambaek by Sepe44
Star trails in Mt.Hambaek, a photo by Sepe44 on Flickr.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.”
- Carl Sagan

24 January 2014

Love After Love

More Sky Line by Michelle in Ireland
More Sky Line, a photo by Michelle in Ireland on Flickr.

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”

― Derek Walcott, Collected Poems, 1948-1984

Via Flickr:
The Sky of Sedona , Arizona

5 December 2013

Ordinary Love

Red Leaf Studios by Red Leaf Studios
Red Leaf Studios, a photo by Red Leaf Studios on Flickr.

'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.' Margaret Mead.

4 September 2013

Cape Point

Cape Point by Dennis Painting
Cape Point, a photo by Dennis Painting on Flickr.

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realise that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

25 August 2013

Here's to Heroism

Cape Town canoe by @Doug88888
Cape Town canoe, a photo by @Doug88888 on Flickr.

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." Arthur Ashe

23 August 2013

Raison D'être

First comes the dream, the destination; later arrives the mode of transport.

10 August 2013

Move the Mountains

Untitled by IrenaS
Untitled, a photo by IrenaS on Flickr.

"The people who influence us are those who have stood unconsciously for the right thing. They are like the stars and the lilies, and the joy of God flows through them all the time." – Oswald Chambers

28 July 2013

Dig deep

digging by val crookston
digging, a photo by val crookston on Flickr.

“Dig your well before you’re thirsty.”
—Seth Godin

30 May 2013

Relaxation

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

27 May 2013

Rational longing

rational by jonnybaker
rational, a photo by jonnybaker on Flickr.

In all humans there is powerful homing instinct, a longing for home, a longing for a place where we can have a true sense of belonging, where we can be fully who we are without fear or shame, where we know we are beloved on the earth, where we can become all that we are meant to be in life.

The more I have the courage to be myself the more likely it is that I will know the love of God who yearns for me to come home.(Dreaming of Home by Michael Mitton)

Our natural will is to have God, and the good will of God is to have us, and we may never cease willing or longing for God until we have him in the fullness of joy. Christ will never have his full bliss in us until we have our full bliss in him. (Julian of Norwich)

Connect and begin

connectedness by Lukas ;)
connectedness, a photo by Lukas ;) on Flickr.

Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
― Brené Brow

14 May 2013

Soar

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it." Toni Morrison

3 May 2013

Healing works

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo Buscaglia

Fierce Focus

Profile of Luva by Tambako the Jaguar
Profile of Luva, a photo by Tambako the Jaguar on Flickr.

​"If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything." - Thich Nhat Hanh

28 April 2013

Dig Deep

Sand Castle by Marc's Pics 23
Sand Castle, a photo by Marc's Pics 23 on Flickr.

"Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig" Marcus Aurelius

27 April 2013

Running Tips

London Marathon by stealthallam
London Marathon, a photo by stealthallam on Flickr.

"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time." - Sir Winston Churchill

24 April 2013

Seeking Beauty

photowalk by benbenbenbenben
photowalk, a photo by benbenbenbenben on Flickr.

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.” Aidge · Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

16 April 2013

A shy but sure start to Spring!

Butterfly Flowers by ►CubaGallery
Butterfly Flowers, a photo by ►CubaGallery on Flickr.

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~Maya Angelou

11 April 2013

On bended knee

Prayer is a limitless form of self-expression - silent or loud, still or moving, happy or sad. It is the pathway to healing, growing, grounding miracles. His works are far greater and wiser than our words. -PHLE

8 March 2013

Daybreak

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi

19 February 2013

Happiness

Happiness by Marlon Max
Happiness, a photo by Marlon Max on Flickr.

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure
Nor this thing nor that,
But simply growth.
We are happy
When we are growing

W. B. Yeats

11 February 2013

Melt a Heart

Waiting for Nemo by navid j
Waiting for Nemo, a photo by navid j on Flickr.

'A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.' - Mahatma Gandhi

10 February 2013

Winter Blues

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

13 January 2013

The Scream

Elena yawning by Tambako the Jaguar
Elena yawning, a photo by Tambako the Jaguar on Flickr.

Hold tight dear one. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” ― Charles Chaplin

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