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The world turned upside down

The world turned upside down on this magic winter day, a photo by B℮n on Flickr. “If I were to let my life be taken over by what is urgent, I might never get around to what is essential.” - Henry Newman

Cure for Winter blues

Out Of The Snow, a photo by Boy_Wonder on Flickr. "You're Gonna Make It After All" - Mary Tyler Moore

Get Carried Away

Carraige, a photo by Rich 999 on Flickr. ‘’There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.’’- Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India for 3 consecutive terms)

Light of the World

just another one of those days, a photo by SARAΗ LEE on Flickr. ‎"I see people as lanterns, they all have a light inside of them; but we each shine that light in different directions and ways, and some of us have such a dark shade that you cannot see the light inside of them, but it is there." - Lilly Morrow

Warm Wishes

*, a photo by [ angela ] on Flickr. "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues." -Cicero


Girls running on the beach (#62902), a photo by mark sebastian on Flickr. “Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.”

- Erich Fromm

Good Vibrations

for the love of music, a photo by alvin lamucho © on Flickr. The guitar string creates music when pulled out of alignment, returning to centre. Untouched, there's no sound. Stay tuned!

Joys of Teaching

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love." - Sophocles

Daily Miracle

Autumn - Changing seasons in Russell Square, a photo by Palojono on Flickr. “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

Kissed by a Rose

On Leaving

Leading Ladies, a photo by Linda's Many Muses on Flickr. Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes... because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation! ~ Rumi

Stand Firm in Faith

Vriksasana - Tree Pose, a photo by Michele F. on Flickr. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:3

Here's to YOU

Jonkershoek - South Africa, a photo by Palojono on Flickr. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” - Dr. Seuss


Monterosso Fegina beach looks so inviting after sunset, a photo by B℮n on Flickr. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t." Thomas Edison

Use your Talents

"If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it." ~ Yogi Bhajan

Make believe

''The unthinkable is possible and that is what I know'' - Matthew Sanford

The Hope within

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

Test of time

Untitled, a photo by Lee_Bryan on Flickr. "For when there is a question as to whether a man is good, one does not ask what he believes, or what he hopes, but what he loves." -Steven Garber


Dance (15), a photo by mani10mn on Flickr. Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is having the courage to dance to it today. ~ Anon

Simple Treasures

When all your desires are distilled
You will cast just two votes:
To love more,And be Happy."

Joy of desire

Untitled, a photo by IrenaS on Flickr. Surely that thing you feel the urgency to do is the calling you must pursue.

Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts, a photo by toryjk on Flickr. "Grain by grain, a loaf. Stone upon stone, a palace." - George Bernard Shaw

Autumn awe

Hampstead Heath, London Autumn 2010, a photo by ...tooomf on Flickr. ‎"It was one of those fine October days when one draws a deep breath and is grateful to be resident on Earth." Richard Greene

True Love never fades

Girls skipping at an athletics carnival, a photo by Powerhouse Museum Collection on Flickr. "Apart from Love, everything passes away." Rumi

Flight Arrivals

Ready to flight?, a photo by Tambako the Jaguar on Flickr. Dreams are for the night young child
To be scorched by the morning sun
Who's rank heat will chase and find you
No matter where you run

In sleep you'll be the equal
Of every living man
No matter what the mountain
He's had the chance to stand

The great challenge little one
Is paving your own way
To take those blessed dreams
And live them every day

- dear friend Matt Flanagan


Ruination, a photo by Linda's Many Muses on Flickr. Less is more.- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Orange Skies

Under Orange Skies, a photo by Boy_Wonder on Flickr. Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know. - Unknown

Catching up

bokeh doubles, a photo by benbenbenbenben on Flickr. It is our responsibilities, not ourselves,
that we should take seriously. -- PETER USTINOV

Planning Ahead

Heaven Sent, a photo by Boy_Wonder on Flickr. “A day that I don’t learn something new is a wasted day.” - B.B. King

Olympic Ceremonies - Isle of Wonder

Diving into London, a photo by * Garron Nicholls * on Flickr. The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. Richard Bach

Find someone to guide your soul

Hurlingham Polo-01, a photo by johnaalex on Flickr. "Mentors are not an interesting idea; rather they become the primary means by which beliefs are interpreted and understood, when what one believes has consequences for the way the world is and ought to be." -Steven Garber


., a photo by beth retro on Flickr. "No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching...” -Martha Graham

Fair Winds and Following Seas

The world will always be full of more wonder and love and friendship than we know. Photo by Serena Bolton

Vines and vagabonds

Chianti vineyards in Tuscany, originally uploaded by B℮n. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – the Dalai Lama

Social Safari

Urban Safari, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses. We have mansions of imagination within us, yet we leave them unattended for so long. - @megganwatterson

Contrite Heart

The stage is set -- just waiting for the actors., originally uploaded by algo. ‎"Don’t worry about achieving. Don’t worry about perfection. Just be there each moment as best you can." Pema Chodron

Onwards and Upwards

On My Side, originally uploaded by Boy_Wonder. ‎"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." - Paul Boese


Emerald Harbor, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses. I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God. - Sufi Proverb

London Eye

London Eye, originally uploaded by colby hanks - pray hard. live easy.. "Recognize that there are ties between us, all men and women living on the earth, ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood. We are bound together in our desire to see the world become a place in which our children can grow free and strong. We are bound together by the task that stands before us and the road that lies ahead. We are bound. We are bound." -James Taylor, Shed a Little Light

Emotional Storms

Untitled, originally uploaded by ryantatar. "Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


swimming pools, originally uploaded by SARAΗ LEE. ‎"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." -James Thurber


Untitled, originally uploaded by mister sullivan. "Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." ~Saint Augustine

Joy Ride

Hobbit Road?, originally uploaded by algo. "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." ~Epictetus

Inner pleas

Inner pleas, originally uploaded by colby hanks - pray hard. live easy.. Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Eckhart Tolle

Faithful Stewards

Faithful Stewards, originally uploaded by colby hanks - pray hard. live easy.. "A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune." - Andrew Carnegie

Frequent reflections in Skibo Castle (the place where I tap away today) shaped and refreshed Mr. Carnegie, a man with millions of wishes and billions granted. Inspired by faith, his vision was lit with an ever-lasting flame and surrounded by a crowd of heroes. The blessing of stepping foot on the trail has etched a crevice of desire in my soul to be filled with purpose in brave pursuits, as day by day we're shown the Way.

"My chief happiness as I write these lines lies in the thot that even after I pass away the welth that came to me to administer as a sacred trust for the good of my fellow men is to continue to benefit humanity for generations untold, under your devoted and sympathetic guidance and that of your successors, who cannot fail to be good and able men." - Andrew Carnegie


Adventure Time, originally uploaded by Boy_Wonder. "Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers, it comes from being open to all the questions." -Early Grey Stevens