Category Archive: Inspiration

Spontaneus Creativity in a Small Package

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The little girl with braided hair was last to enter the room after the bell rang. She joined the others who circled the teacher’s position,  watching attentively over her shoulders as she wet… Continue reading

From Ridiculous to Ubiquitous

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Are you nurturing a ridiculous idea that could be the lead to a successful venture? Some ideas seem brilliant at first but don’t pan out, while others seem wacky and wind up making… Continue reading

Sixteen Rules to Live By Revisited

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These are excellent tips for starting to live the life you want to live right now.

Take care of what’s between your ears

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A genius is a talented person who has an exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.  It’s those who transcend boundaries such as those of the time and space continuum and provide… Continue reading

Mentoring is Making a Difference

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Every one of us is able  to contribute and make a difference to the people in our world in our own unique way. How we define success is up to the individual. Whether… Continue reading

Starting Over: Working Through Pain and Developing Inner Strength

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Even when the mere idea of walking around the block makes you want to  crawl back under the covers and never surface again, exercise is essential for people with arthritis and fibromyalgia. Working… Continue reading

Train Your Brain to Become Happier

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Depression has played a major role in my life since I was a child. There have been many times I had to struggle to make the happiness choice minute by minute, hour by… Continue reading

Enjoying Life Every Day

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Freedom is the ability to pursue living your life within the constraints of society, culture and the law, without depriving others of their opportunities to experience the same. 

An Attitude of Gratitude

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My program of retaining an attitude of gratitude and enjoying my life every day is going well. I’m living mindfully in the moment and taking small steps to encourage myself to celebrate life. My… Continue reading

From Grief to Gratitude

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There’s theme that’s reverberating for me that’s not only prompted by this time of the year. It’s not the consumer madness that overtakes people on Black Friday– it’s gratitude.   Is it reverberating for… Continue reading

Beyond Fear: Creativity

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Choosing to be happy with everything just as it is, without trying to change anything, removes the desire to control and the unhappiness that results when things don’t go the way we want… Continue reading

Aphorisms and Quotes Inspire Me

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Have you read Nichloas Taleb’s latest and very short book The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms? It begins with a short introduction that frames the aphorisms to follow. The Bed of… Continue reading

Celebrating the Greenman Archetype

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The belief that we can manage the Earth and improve on Nature is probably the ultimate expression of human conceit, but it has deep roots in the past and is almost universal. —… Continue reading

Live in Joy, Peace and Love

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Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a… Continue reading

Birdsong: Five Minute Nature Meditations

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Humans are by nature perceptive and compassionate beings in tune with nature and with others but these qualities are usually lost in the deluded busyness of  life.  The more exposure we have to… Continue reading

Autumn: Celebrating Colors

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On our early morning walk through the evergreen forest my Beloved and I were both struck by the color change in the deciduous tree leaves. In all other seasons they sink into the… Continue reading

Forever Four

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My friend Zeenat of Positive Provocations has just celebrated her birthday by embracing the child within her. She’s determined to be forever four and I’m joining her. I choose also to shed the… Continue reading

On time, space and the now moment

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Eckhart Tolle on the essense of spiritual awakening, time, space and the now moment.

Allow Love

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I have always  loved music and have always loved the sound of wooden flutes.  Once long ago I discovered a recorder in a second hand shop and a little booklet explaining how to… Continue reading

Making Mandalas: A Magical Process

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Are you a doodler? Have you ever drawn mandalas ?  I had a very busy week full of medical and laboratory appointments and I spent hours traveling between them. While sitting in waiting… Continue reading

Becoming your dream

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Our mind is creating possibilities, projections, and variations on themes for our lives even while we sleep. It’s up to us to catch them and make them come true or not.  It’s important… Continue reading

Spread good thoughts!

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Have you visited inspired type: where good thoughts are designed?  I love what I see there so I’m inviting you to check out these inspirational images.  It’s  a growing collection with new ideas… Continue reading

Joy, Love and Peace

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The days of  making homemade Christmas cards and writing Christmas letters on store bought cards to send them off to others by mail are fast disappearing. Statistics are showing that, even more so… Continue reading

Love Dream Musica

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New Video – Love Dream Musica – リラクゼーション音楽 Marcome Marcome’s world of ambient New Age music has a special quality that draws me. Her energy speaks of inner strength and optimism. This latest… Continue reading

Good Vibrations or Brain Plasticity?

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Law of Attraction people advise us to raise our vibrations. They believe we are are able to create the things you want including health and wealth by broadcasting our good vibrations into the… Continue reading

Simple Pleasures: Making Music

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I was raised in the backcountry  in a family that encouraged vocalization, musicality and improvization.  No one was left out.  Everyone old or young was encouraged to vocalize in any way they wanted… Continue reading

Childlike wonder and wisdom

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Some artists spend their careers trying to recapture the sense of wonder and imagination they had as children.  I was reminded of that this summer while I sketched and watched my friends kids… Continue reading

Dragonfly or Hummingbird?

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I’ve been considering choosing a hummingbird or a dragonfly as a favicon. I have always identified the hummingbird which is one of my totem animals and where my First nations name (brightfeather) is… Continue reading

Happy Earth Day!

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Open our hearts wide to all this beauty and save us from being so blind that we fail to honor this planet that supports our lives.

Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee

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Together we can inspire 1,000,000 people with this video – please share it with the people you care about! This video from http://www.Spiritual-Short-Stories.com combines beautiful pictures, inspiring music, and a touching story to… Continue reading

The 9 Timeless Secrets to be Happy

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This is an inspirational video presenting the 9 timeless secrets to be happy, by Brian Vaszily, founder of the popular personal growth site, IntenseExperiences.com.

Tim Ferris: Smash fear, Learn anything

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Tim Ferris speaks in the TED Talks video on how simple decisions, made despite fears or hesitation, can make for a drastically more meaningful day-to-day experience at work, or in life.

Eckert Tolle quotes

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Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.

Tony Robbins: Invisible Forces that Motivate

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In this TED talk video Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions.

Kwanza: 5 Simple Rules for Happiness

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Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of African Studies at California State University, Long Beach, author and scholar-activist, who stresses the indispensable need to preserve, continually revitalize and promote African American culture.

Marcome: River of Soul

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A Canadian singer songwriter who does a mixture of pop, world music, new age, jazz and ambient voices.

Have a Green Halloween

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Here’s hoping you will be enjoying a green Halloween. If you would like to share where you got the materials required for your costume then please feel free to share.

How Deeply You’re Connected To My Soul

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I have two near death experiences and I have sung this healing chant many times. Shaina Noll sings this song so beautifully. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Autumn is awesome

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My new dog took me for an early morning walk through the forests and fields, where the wide array of warm colors of the leaves on the deciduous trees and on the ground were a delight to behold.

Wisdom of the Buddha

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These are wisdom quotes of Siddhāttha Gotama; the Buddha. You will find truth in his words, regardless of your faith or if you are not a religious person.

Detecting Egocentricity

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I’m struggling to detect, correct and conquer my own eccentricities so I can make a direct contribution to peace and harmony in my life and in the world. How about you?

Earth Day 2009

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Earth Day 2009 Bloggers Unite – Leave nothing but footprints – Take nothing but pictures – Kill nothing but time

Blog readers are the best!

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I love you all and I want to express my gratitude for you taking the time out of your busy schedule to support me in my blogging. It’s also my hope that you will continue to extend your friendship to me for another year.

Easter and Spring Equinox Greetings

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Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: Pagan and Judeo-Christian. Easter celebration is definitely traceable all the way back to ancient Babylonian trinitarian paganism, Circa 1500 B.C. Pagans have celebrated death and rebirth themes following the Spring Equinox for millennia. Passover Pasch can be traced to a pre-Israelite pagan ritual practiced by wandering Semitic shepherds.

Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! People of goodwill are not particular, Perhaps because all people yearn for friends. Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when… Continue reading

Winter Solstice: Festival of Light

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Winter Solstice is a magical season that marks the journey from this year to the next, journeys of the spirit from one world to the next, and the magic of birth, death, and rebirth.

Breaking through

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Buddhists believe that our attachment (craving desire within) to witness or to be a part of specific outcomes, as well, as our aversion to other outcomes is the cause of unhappiness.

Living a Fearless Life

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Refusing to dwell in the world of discouraged thoughts and feelings is the same as opening the door to a new world without limits. Just start working with who you are now!

Depression Busters: Daily Affirmations

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Although my state of mind has improved greatly I admit that I have been feeling a bit of slippage. Depression is an immobilizing disease and I know that so, to reverse the direction… Continue reading

A Spring View

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A Spring View   Tu Fu (c. 750) Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure; And spring comes green again to trees and grasses Where petals have been shed like tears… Continue reading