You Are Blessed

“Never forget that your days are blessed. You may know how to profit by them, or you may not, but they are blessed.”

– Nadia Boulanger –

Contemplating Mountains

“The contemplation of sacred mountains with their special power to awaken another, deeper way of experiencing reality, opens us to a sense of the sacred in our own homes and communities – a sense that we need to cultivate in order to live in harmony.”

– Bernbaum –

Unfold Your Own Myth

“Don’t be satisfied with the stories that come before you; unfold your own myth.”

– Rumi –

To See For Yourself

An old Irish poet once gave Phil Cousineau the following advice:

“We should all be grateful for the beauty of this world, but more, we should take the trouble to get off the bus of life and put the soles of our feet to the soul of the world and see those sacred sites with our own eyes.”

The question now is, which of the sacred sites in the world are you keen to see for yourself?

Success

“Success does not come from having one’s work recognised by others. It is the fruit of the seed you lovingly planted.”

– From: Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho –

Observing Happiness

“If you observe a really happy man, you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under a radiator.”

– W. Beran Wolfe –

What Money Can Buy

“It is said that for money you can have everything, but you cannot. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; knowledge, but not wisdom; glitter, but not beauty; fun, but not joy; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; leisure, but not peace. You can have the husk of everything for money, but not the kernel.”

– Arne Garborg –

A Creative Life

“Too many people are living second-hand lives, instead of creative lives.”

– Wilfred Thesiger –

On Giving and Receiving

“Let us forget all that we are taught about how it is noble to give and humiliating to receive. For most people, generosity consists only in giving, and yet receiving is also an act of love. Allowing someone else to make us happy will make them happy too.”

From: Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

Be Where You Are

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”

– Siddhartha Gautama –

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