Truth not to be told

Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth
because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo: Agustina Prats
#truth #lies #illusion #livelife

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Surprise

How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life
~ Marcus Aurelius

Sedge Wren Calling In-flight by Jeff Dyck on Flickr
http://is.gd/oXy65Q
#surprise #livelife

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Make Believe

It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make Belief possible.
~ Eric Hoffer

Photo: Sergey Timofeev

#belief

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Rest

Men seek rest in a struggle against difficulties; and when they have conquered these, rest becomes insufferable.
~ Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Photo by Henning Frode Dispen
http://is.gd/Bfip3O #rock #rest #tired #livelife

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Walk Out

The real problem has far less to do with what is really out there than it does with our resistance to finding out what is really out there.
~ Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark

Light Beauty by Stepan Kvardakov on 500px
http://is.gd/DLNvaE
#light #darkenss #resistance #livelife

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Work and Play

The supreme Accomplishment is
to Blur the line between Work and Play.
~ Arnold Toynbee

Photo by Eric Ceccarini
http://is.gd/QzJhoh
#blur #workandplay #livelife

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Inferno of Life

The inferno of the living
is not something that will be;
if there is one,
it is what is already here,
the inferno where we live every day,
that we form by being together.
There are two ways to escape suffering it.
The first is easy for many:
accept the inferno and become such
a part of it that you can no longer see it.
The second is risky and demands
constant vigilance and apprehension:
seek and learn to recognize who and what,
in the midst of inferno,
are not inferno,
then make them endure,
give them space.
~ Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Photo: A light for a lost soul by Vincent Bourilhon.500px
http://is.gd/Nz5X8f

#inferno #livelife

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Future Lies Ahead

We are made Wise
Not by the Recollection of our Past,
But by the Responsibility for our Future.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Photo: Anton Khozyaykin
#wise #past #future #recollection #responsibility #livelife

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Mask

All of us have ways in which
we mask and cover our pain.
~ Iyanla Vanzant

Fight or Flight? by Twig Capra on Flickr
#mask #cover #pain #sorrow #livelife

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Time Passes

Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.
~ David Brainerd

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Stormy Life

There is always a storm.
There is always rain.
Some experience it.
Some live through it.
And others are made from it.
~ Shannon L. Alder

Photo by Steve Garrington on flickr
http://is.gd/cCf5nI
#storm #rain #livelife

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Indifference

The World will Not be Destroyed
by those who do Evil,
But by those who Watch them
Without Doing Anything.
~ Albert Einstein

Photo by Mecuro B Cotto
#evil #indifference #empathy #livelife

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Up and Down

Life is up and down
from the time you get here
to the time you leave.
~ Luke Bryan

Alexey Menschikov
#life #upanddown #livelife

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Passion

There is no Passion
to be found playing small
in settling for a Life
that is less than the one
you are Capable of Living.
~ Nelson Mandela

Photo by Alexander Yakovlev
#livelife #passion

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No Destination Journey

To ‘live’ is to realize that without the journey the destination is nothing more than a task rigorously completed rather than an experience riotously lived.
~ Craig D. Lounsbrough

Photo: Herve Bourderon on 500px
http://is.gd/nw2UUU
#journey #destination #livelife

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Curiosity

If curiosity killed the cat,
it was satisfaction
that brought it back.
~ Holly Black, Tithe

Rui Palha : Street Model, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007
#curiosity #satisfaction #livelife

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Road to Success

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
~ Calvin Coolidge

#success #failure #progress #livelife

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Greatness of a Man

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his Integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively
~ Bob Marley

Salvation by Theo Gosselin on Flickr
http://is.gd/SJ0Jhk
#integrity #livelife #positive

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Fall to Fly

Sometimes you wake up.
Sometimes the fall kills you.
And sometimes,
when you fall, you fly.
~ Neil Gaiman

Photo by Svetlana Belyaeva
#fly #fall #livelife

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Memory

Your Memory is a Monster; you Forget – it doesn’t. It simply Files things away. It keeps things for you, or Hides things from you – and Summons them to your Recall with a will of its own. You think you have a Memory; but it has you!
~ John Irving

Photo by Fedor Shmidt
#memory #recall #livelife

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Youth for Future

We cannot always Build the Future for our Youth,
but we can Build our Youth for the Future.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Photo by Leonard Freed, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1964. An Indonesian child arrives at a refugee camp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Freed

#children #future #youth #refugees #livelife

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Sin

Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.
~ John R.W. Stott

Jeremie Egry, oceane-ingrid gupper
#cross #sin #livelife #perspectiv e#perception

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Love Me, Hold Me

We were born with Four Words
Engraved on our bodies and in our hearts:
Love Me, Hold Me.
~ David Richo

Photo by Marek Stan
#love #livelife

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Looking inward

Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest Challenge: the Self, the Ego, in our own eyes and as others see us.
~ Tariq Ramadan

The View from a Leaf by Kobi Refaeli on 500px
http://is.gd/jahshh
#looking #glance #selfevaluation #ego #enemies

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Destiny of Fate

We all imagine ourselves the agents of our destiny, capable of determining our own fate. But have we truly any choice in when we rise? Or when we fall? Or does a force larger than ourselves bid us our direction? Is it evolution that takes us by the hand? Does science point our way? Or is it God who intervenes, keeping us safe?
~Mohinder from Hero

Photo: Mulu Caves  姆鲁洞 by Vern’s Atelier on 500px
http://is.gd/w7uLgK

#fate #destiny

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Coincidence

I can’t see the Line between
deliberate Intention and Coincidence.
~ Sergei Lukyanenko

#coincidence #intention #perspective #livelife #fate #karma #eclipse

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Time

Time was a funny and fickle thing.
Sometimes there was never enough of it,
and other times it stretched out endlessly.
~ J. Lynn, Be with Me

#wait #time #livelife #pug

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Believe In

The presence of Ghosts is
only as close as your Belief.
The existence of Aliens is
only as far as your Rejection.
~ Toba Beta

Photo by Steve Schmeiser on Flickr
http://is.gd/u6ESEW
#presence #existence #ghost #alien #belief #rejection

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Run the Day

Either You Run the Day,
or the Day Runs You.
~ Jim Rohn

5 o’clock shadow by Don Douglas on 500px
http://is.gd/g97cjH
#control #livelife #shadows #street #sunset

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Desire

There is only as much space, only as much time,
Only as much desire, only as many words,
Only as many pages, only as much ink
To accept all of us at light-speed
Hurrying into the Promised Land
Of Oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later.
~ Dejan Stojanovic
http://is.gd/r6BneR

#time #hurry #desire #livelife

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Nonsense

Forgive me my Nonsense
as I also Forgive the Nonsense
of those who think they Talk Sense.
~ Robert Frost

Sara Lime – model
http://is.gd/VM8psh
#nonsense #sense #forgive #livelife  #tree

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Hiding

I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide.
~ Kay Redfield Jamison

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, “Kate Confidentielle” (Kate Moss) for Vogue Paris, October 2015 on ArtStack
#hide #livelife #hypocrisy

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The end is in the beginning

The end is in the beginning
and lies far ahead.
~ Ralph Ellison

Big Shot by Jake Olson Studios
http://is.gd/F2xkC8

#livelife #end #lie #farahead

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Logic of Reasoning

“I’ve always believed in numbers and the equations and logics that lead to reason. But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask, “What truly is logic? Who decides reason?”

My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional — and back.

And I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found” ― Prof. John Forbes Nash

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Disguise

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Photo by Mecuro B Cotto
#disguise #livelife

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Love Flows

Why we love with close hearts
Why we love with souls apart
Let the love flow from hearts to souls,
Let the world glow.
~ Megha Khare

Photo: Skogafoss by Filippo Bianchi on 500px
http://is.gd/25EgXI
#love #livelife #soul #waterfall #flow

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Endless Loopof Life

Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard. ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Trailing Edge by Bruce Omori
#edge #past #future #emptiness #endless #livelife

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Wander

Spend the years of learning squandering
Courage for the years of wandering
Through a world politely turning
From the loutishness of learning.
~ Samuel Beckett

Young hedgehog reflection by Jan Dolfing on 500px
http://is.gd/AYkT2W
#squander #waste #courage #wander #loutish #learning

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The Heavenly Night

Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro’ the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
‘Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold–too cold for me-
There pass’d, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe
#stars #summer #heaven #night #livelife #love

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0% Interest

I’m not interested in being liked.
~ Alexander McQueen

Banksy 0% Interest

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Desire vs Need

There are few things we should keenly desire
if we really knew what we wanted.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld

Gorgeous View by Jason Harynuk on 500px
http://is.gd/jJUA7v
#desire #want #need #livelife #sunlight

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Walling in or out

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
~ Robert Frost

Emptiness by Rui Palha
http://is.gd/yj17Gj
#wall#offense#livelife

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Miserable

The secret of being Miserable
is to have the leisure to bother
about whether you are Happy or not.
~ Dale Carnegie

#miserable #happy #livelife

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Progress from failure

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
~ Calvin Coolidge

#success#failure#progress#livelife

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Life within Life

Life is not found in atoms or molecules or genes as such, but in organization; not in symbiosis but in synthesis.
~ Edwin Grant Conklin

Symbioses by Ingo Kremmel on 500px
http://is.gd/D5lESb #livelife #symbiosis #synthesis

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Right Timing

In the right light, at the right time,
everything is extraordinary.
~Aaron Rose

#light #staircase #stairs #right #livelife

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Secret a Truth

Secrets are truths that show
what we’ve been through
—what we’ve survived.
~ Dannika Dark, Five Weeks

© Arnaud Pyvka.Marie Claire Italia’s March issue
#hide #secret #truth #livelife

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Faith

Faith: not wanting to know what the Truth is.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo by Jean Philip Zi

#faith #truth #denial #livlife

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Happiness

All my joys resemble more a momentary intoxication than the real gold of happiness. It was all but an illusion.
~ Richard von Krafft-Ebing

#happiness #illusion #livelife #dance #rain

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Burn

Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside.
~ Egon Schiele

they burn, they are not lit from the outside.
~ Egon Schiele

Photo by Vincent Bourilhon
#burn#light#livelife

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Believe in Hope

The belief that we can,
puts hope in the right perspective.
~ Gladys Adevey

#hope #perspective #livelife #whitecat #catursday #belief

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Wander

Our heart wanders lost in the dark woods.
Our dream wrestles in the castle of doubt.
But there’s music in us.
Hope is pushed down
but the angel flies up again
taking us with her.
~ Jack Gilbert

Photo by Cole Younger
http://is.gd/dtVHC7 #hope #wish #dream #woods #trees #wander #livelife

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Hope

Our heart wanders lost in the dark woods.
Our dream wrestles in the castle of doubt.
But there’s music in us.
Hope is pushed down
but the angel flies up again
taking us with her.
~ Jack Gilbert

Photo by Cole Younger
http://is.gd/dtVHC7

#hope #wish #dream #wood s#trees #wander #livelife

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The language of Silence

Since there is no real silence,
Silence will contain all the sounds,
All the words, all the languages,
All knowledge, all memory.
~ Dejan Stojanovi

Dream House by Cuma Çevik
http://is.gd/AWRYsy
#silence #tranquility #snow #livelife #reflection

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Attitude of choices

Possible is more a matter of attitude,
A matter of decision, to choose
Among the impossible possibilities,
When one sound opportunity
Becomes a possible solution.
~ Dejan Stojanovic

Photo by Vitaliy Sokol
http://is.gd/CF6g0g
#possibilities #attitude #decision #opportunity #impossible #livelife

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I was born the day

I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
And
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
Changing the world.”
~ Suzy Kassem

Tadpoles by Bert Willaert
https://royalsociety.org/journals/publishing-activities/photo-competition/2015-winners-runners-up/

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I Wish You Enough

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, “I love you and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom”

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?”

“Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?”

“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral,” she said.

“When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?”

She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. “When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them”. Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, An hour to appreciate them, A day to love them, And an entire life to forget them.

TAKE TIME TO LIVE!

To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH!

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Freedom

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
~ Albert Camus

Photo by 3cm
http://is.gd/gt7obo
#rebellion #freedom #existence #livelife

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Connection

We cannot Live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as Causes, and they come back to us as Effects.
~ Herman Melville

Photo – Jardin des Tuileries, Paris by Eke Miedaner on Flickr
http://is.gd/Pu5R0h
#connections #livelife #causeandeffect

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Tsunami

life and destiny of mankind
it seems darwin had reason many a debate
our eyes and ears inform us in reality
as we witness change
theory of evolution is it the conclusion
yesterday we was younger
future we can’t control but have to admit and believe
natural disasters are part of life as
we are all in the same bubble that’s evolving
~ Tsunami by Carlos Ferreira (oneoftheclan) on deviantart

Today marked the 14th year anniversary of Indian Ocean Tsunami – Dec 26, 2004.
http://oneoftheclan.deviantart.com/art/Tsunami-201084787
#digitalartwork #tsunami #livelif e#naturaldisasters #darwin

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Live Life

I am.
I always was.
I always am.
I shall always be.

The past and the future
meet in the eternal now.
I am the eternal now.

I exist.
I am.
I am in the past.
I am in the future.
I am in the now.

One is all, and all are one.
We are one.
Everything I see
is a part of myself.
Everything I can imagine
is a part of myself.
I could not imagine something
that is not.
Everyone I interact with
is a part of myself.

Whatever I put out, I get it back.
My state of being matters,
it crystallises in my circumstances.
The way I respond to my circumstances
reinforces my state of being.

When I see an echo of an old belief
I respond with peace in my heart.
My actions are matched with
the highest version of myself
I can imagine in that moment.

Everything changes,
and everything transforms
from one form of life
to yet another.

It is a constant flow of life.
It is the heart of all existence.
Nothing can perish,
nothing can cease being.

I am always new.
I am always history free.
I am always consequence free.
Yet I can create an illusion of consequence.

Everything is possible,
yet not everything is probable.
It all depends on my synchronicity.
What I choose to explore
shall present itself to me.

What I believe to be true, is true.
All illusions are made out of different beliefs.
Yet there is only one knowledge.
It is the wisdom of old, yet new.

The thought gains the power,
when it merges with the feeling.
I feel what I desire.
I always receive what I ask for.
I always manifest instantly with no effort.
My wisdom is to be aware of what I request.

So it be.
So it is.
I ask for love,
and I welcome bliss.
~ Raphael Zernoff

Photo: 265 by Simon Siwak
http://is.gd/Vwj1ov
#wisdom #bliss #iam #pastpresentfuture #love #livelife

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Freedom to do what is Right

May we think of Freedom,
Not as the right to do as we Please,
But as the Opportunity to do what is Right.
~ Peter Marshall

Photography by Ramon
Photo via http://goo.gl/4kNBvL

#freedom #dowhatsright #opportunity #livelife

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Tree of Life

Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it.
~ A. E. Waite

#treeoflife #livelife #goodandevil #treeofknowledge

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Where Are You Going?

Where you come from is gone,
where you thought you were going to
was never there,
and where you are is no good
unless you can get away from it.
Where is there a place for you to be?
No place… Nothing outside
you can give you any place…
In yourself right now is
all the place you’ve got.
~ Flannery O’Connor

Shadow Sailing by Patrick Dell
http://is.gd/rPfiw0
#sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #livelife  #destinations #wherelifehappens

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Years as Moments

Years were passing through
the spaces between Moments.
~ Jonathan Safran Foe

Photo: Full moon paddleboarding on Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park.
by Paul Zizka Photography on Facebook
http://is.gd/d9fqEC

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Everyone is Alone

The Tragedy of this World is
that Everyone is Alone.
For a Life in the Past cannot
be shared with the Present.
~ Alan Lightman – Einstein’s DreamsKarkonosze mountains, Poland
On the Way by Piotr Krzaczkowski on 500px

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Five Colors

There are not more than five primary colors
(blue, yellow, red, white, and black),
yet in combination they produce
more hues than can ever been seen

Red Planet by Marc Adamus
#colorful   #redplanet   #nature
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Pray Your Loneliness

Pray that your loneliness may spur you
into finding something to live for,
great enough to die for.
~ Dag Hammarskjold
Pary

Lone Man by Nur Nielfa
http://is.gd/fHKJmu

#loneliness #livelife #madrid #spain

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Shadow in the Darkness

To speak with the shadow,
you must know the language of the darkness!
~ Mehmet Murat ildan

Photo by Aleksey Bednyi
#shadow #pigeon #alone #darkness

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Ocean of Life

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2953 by Peter Holme III on 500px
http://is.gd/AzaM47
#ship #encounters #friendship #livelife #clarepatrick #boat
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Knowledge of Wonder

The larger the island of knowledge,
the longer the shoreline of wonder.
~ Ralph W. Sockman

Photo: Slippery and dangerous by Andrei Reinol on 500px
http://is.gd/nMi9gr
#wonder #curiousity #knowledge #livelife

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Starry Sky Moral

Two things awe me most,
the starry sky above me
and the moral law within me.
~ Immanuel Kant

#starrysky #stars #starrynight #livelife #moral
http://is.gd/chNiQL
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Good and Bad in Us

There is so much Good in the Worst of Us,
And so much Bad in the Best of Us,
That it hardly Behooves any of Us
To Talk about the rest of Us.
~ Edward Wallis Hoch


Photo by Zac A Pagett
http://is.gd/BPAsRX

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Desire to Love

Ultimately, it is the Desire,
Not the Desired, that we Love.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo by Наталия Жмерик
via http://is.gd/aQYx9P
#red #desire #love
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Exist to be alive

It appears to me impossible
that I should cease to exist,
or that this active, restless spirit,
equally alive to joy and sorrow,
should be only organized dust.
~ Mary Wollstonecraft

#livelife #spirit #alive #joy #sorrow
Photo by Fan Ho
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Eye – The Interpreter

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter
– often an unconscious but still
a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Eye
Photographer: Max Eremine Model:Linda Khounvichit
http://is.gd/fNcdue
#soul #eye #unconscious
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Hide

A Soul is far too large to Hide.
~ Maggie Schein

Photo by John DeFiora
http://is.gd/pNoEg4
#hide #soul #livelife #clarepatrick #brunettewednesday

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In Prayer

Prayer is not asking.
It is a longing of the Soul.
It is daily admission of one’s weakness.
It is better in Prayer
To have a Heart without Words
than Words without a Heart.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Photo by Sergey Timofeev
http://is.gd/YtMz4z #prayer #soul #heart #words #livelife #yoga

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Everyone is Alone

The Tragedy of this World is
that Everyone is Alone.
For a Life in the Past cannot
be shared with the Present.
~ Alan Lightman – Einstein’s Dreams

Karkonosze mountains, Poland
On the Way by Piotr Krzaczkowski on 500px

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Future Remains

When all else is Lost,
The Future still Remains.
~ Christian Bovee

Pencil Art by Isaiah Stephens
#hope #despair #lost #future #livelife #pencilart #eye #expectation

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Darkness I Became

The Shortest Path to Go to Heaven
is to Go Through Hell!
I was in the darkness,
so darkness I became!

#heaven #hell #darkness

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Thought, Knowledge, Mankind

Thought is the Wind,
Knowledge the Sail,
and Mankind the Vessel.
~ Augustus W. Hare
#thoughts #knowledge #mankind
Photo: StevenStahberg – The Queen of Faery on the eve of her wedding
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Happiness dwells

Happiness resides not in possessions,
and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
~ Democritus
#happiness #possession #soul
http://ragionepentimento.blogspot.com/2010/02/vibra-sconnessa.html
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Life Pleasure

In Life there is nothing more Unexpected and Surprising than the arrivals and departures of Pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to Seek it there Tomorrow. You can not lay a Trap for it.
~ Alexander Smith

Photo by Japi Paola Baffetti
 #pleasure #trap #life #expectation #happiness

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Lust for Love

People wait around too long for love. I’m happy with all of my lusts!
~ C. JoyBell C.
#love #lust
http://astrolosophy.net/universe/2012/08/full-moon-in-pisces-dream-yourself-alive/
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Love is not gonna be easy

So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.
~ Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
#love #marriage
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Desperation for Charge

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.
Only those who can leave behind everything
they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
~ William S. Burroughs
#desperation #change #escape
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Despair

Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness.
Look deeply into life, and you’ll always find despair.
~ Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept
#despair #awareness #lifequote #selfawareness  
Pencil drawing by Olga Melamory
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Cupid Painted Blind

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Photo by Frank Uyttenhove
#love #cupid

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Love Concept

We never love anyone.
What we love is the idea we have of someone.
It’s our own concept—our own selves—that we love.
_~ Fernando Pessoa*

Photo manipulation by Joe Moore

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Prey and Predator

If we act like Prey,
they’ll act like Predators.
~ Alyxandra Harvey, My Love Lies Bleeding
Photo by Alexander Safonov
#prey #predator
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Love at Heart

Keep Love in your Heart.
A Life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are Dead.
~ Oscar Wilde

#love #heart #dead

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Morning Dew

Beauty, Sweet Love, is like the Morning Dew,
Whose Short Refresh Upon Tender Green,
Cheers for a Time,
but till the Sun doth Show And Straight is Gone,
as it had Never Been.
~ Samuel Daniel

>>> Good Morning!  Enjoy the Day When You Can!! 🙂

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Passions of Love

All the Passions make us Commit Faults;
Love makes us Commit the most Ridiculous Ones.
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Till Tomorrow

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
~ Lord Byron

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To Be Loved

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.
~  C. JoyBell C.
#people #lovedones #love #waste #time #beloved
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A Vision of the Things

Every Age Needs Men Who will Redeem the Time
by Living with a Vision of the Things that are To Be.
Adlai E. Stevenson

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Courage to Live

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
~ Seneca
#lifequote #survive #courage
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Stay still as Life Moves On

Stay still as Life Moves On
~ Clare P.
#lifequote #lifegoeson
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I am Blessed

In the Middle of My Mess,
I Forgot How I Blessed I Am
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Rescue Ourselves

We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes,
and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
Tom Robbins

 

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You Are Always Here

WHERE ARE YOU????????????
For Ages, I Looked Everywhere for You.
After so much Sorrow and Misery I Finally Realized, I Overlooked.
You Were Always Here.
You Are Always Here, As I Am
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Past & Future

How can I Know Anything about the Past or the Future,
When the Light of the Beloved Shines Only Now
~ Rumi
#lifequote #past #present #future #beloved
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Risk of Love

To Love is to Risk Not Being Loved in Return.
To Hope is to Risk Pain.
To Try is to Risk Failure,
But Risk must be Taken
Because the Greatest Hazard in Life is
To Risk Nothing.
~ Anonymous

#love #hope #risk #failure #life #lifequote

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Love with Snow and Fire

As soon go kindle Fire with Snow,
as seek to Quench the Fire of Love with Words.
~ William Shakespeare
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Never Forget

To love. To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used to the unspeakable violence
and the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, never power.
Above all, to watch. To try and understand.
To never look away. And never, never to forget.
― Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living
#life #love #lifequote

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Angel Love

If there is anything that keeps the Mind Open to Angel Visits,
and Repels the Ministry of Ill, it is Human Love.
~ Nathaniel Parker Willis
#angel #human #love #nathanielparkerwillis #openmind
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Let Go

Every time I look at the sunrise, my eyes begin to tear
because I become lost and confused
from the moment I realized it was time to let you go,
but I embrace the choices I’ve made and
realize that I could never waste a breath of life
to say I love you.
~Ty S Onda
Sunrise – Mt. Fiji, Japan
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Reason of Love

Reason is Powerless in the Expression of Love
~ Rumi
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A Brand-New Love Every time

But Love is always new. Regardless of whether we Love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take Love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.

The Moment we Begin to Seek Love,
Love Begins to Seek Us. And to Save Us.
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Photo by Oleg Dou

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Broken Heart

We cannot love a person with an all accepting, transcending and encompassing love without being hurt somewhat, without being disappointed, without being failed of our expectations. We cannot love without being broken, yet we cannot continue in love without being stronger than our brokenness.
― Jocelyn Soriano, Mend My Broken Heart
#brokenheart #lovequotes #love #expectation #mendmybrokenheart  #livelife
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Love Me Everyday

Don’t Love Me Forever;
Love me Everyday. <3
― Melissa Claire Bautista
#love #loveforever #everyday

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Love in Mind

Love Looks Not with the Eyes, But with the Mind.
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Angels & Heroes at Heart

We don’t need Wings to be Angels
We don’t need Reasons to be Right
Your Love makes Us all Better
That Who We Really Are
Angels and Heroes at Heart
― Brian Littrell
#angel #love #quote #hero #heart #whoweare

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