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Ordinary Love

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.

Cape Point

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

Here's to Heroism

"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

Raison D'être

Sharing the water on Lago di Garda, a photo by B℮n on Flickr. First comes the dream, the destination; later arrives the mode of transport.

It often seems that the reason we do one thing is the reason we do anything.

Move the Mountains

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

Dig deep

digging, a photo by val crookston on Flickr. “Dig your well before you’re thirsty.”
—Seth Godin


A chance to look back at things and chill and relax, a photo by B℮n on Flickr. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Rational longing

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, 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


Sharing the water on Lago di Garda, a photo by B℮n on Flickr. "If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it." Toni Morrison

Healing works

Monte Baldo is a great flying site for many reasons, a photo by B℮n on Flickr. 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, 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

Dig Deep

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

Running Tips

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

Seeking Beauty

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

A shy but sure start to Spring!

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

On bended knee

prayer 320 text, a photo by Photography by Sabreena on Flickr. 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


alison teal charging cloudbreak, a photo by SARAΗ LEE on Flickr. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi


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

Melt a Heart

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

Winter Blues

Beautiful Amsterdam in the winter, a photo by B℮n on Flickr. “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

The Scream

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


"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from
another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of
who have lighted the flame within us." ~Albert Schweitzer