High Up

I am living in a nightmare,
from which from time to time I wake in sleep.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin

#nightmare#dream#awake#livelife#life
#buddhism

Moon is Friend

The Moon is Friend for the Lonesome to Talk to.
~ Carl Sandburg

Laguna Moonrise – Laguna Beach, California
Photograph by Eric Foltz
#moon#lonsome#livelife#life#carlsandburg#lagunabeach

Sexless Foreplay

Maybe you could be mine,
or maybe we’ll be entwined,
aimless in this sexless foreplay.
~ Jess C. Scot

Photograph by Juliane Berry
#romance#love#passion#life#livelife#jesscscot#toureiffel#paris#couple#kiss

Two-Way

A Real Relationship is Two-Way.
~ Sophie Kinsella

Photograph by Juliane Berry
#love#romance#realtionship#livelife#life#sophiekinsella#paris#louvre#pyramid#kiss

Road Within

When within Yourself you find the Road,
The Right Road will Open.
~ Dejan Stojanovic

Boldogkovaralja, Hungary
#road#castle#hungary#livelife#life#opportunities

Alley Waiting

Don’t become a Victim of Yourself.
Forget about the Thief waiting in the Alley;
What about the Thief in Your Mind?
~ Jim Rohn

#victim#responsible#feeling#blame#livelife#alley#yellow#jimrohn#cobblestone#street

Explore

I wondered about the explorers who’d sailed their ships to the end of the world. How terrified they must have been when they risked falling over the edge; how amazed to discover, instead, places they had seen only in their dreams.
~ Jodi Picoult
#sailing#endoftheworld#dream#life#livelife

Non-Living

Sometimes I can hear my bones straining
under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer

#life#livelife

Lines

While no one railroad can completely duplicate another line, two or more may compete at particular points.
~ John Moody

Photograph by Robin and Taliesin Coombes
#raiload#railway#livelife#life#competition

Touch

Have a heart that never hardens,
and a temper that never tires,
and a touch that never hurts.
~ Charles Dickens

#touch#heart#temper#livelife#life#love

Going

There’s more to getting to Where you’re Going
then just knowing there’s a Road.
~ Joan Lowery Nixon

Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, California
#road #destination #livelife# life #pacificcoasthighway #bigsur #monterey #california #waves

Wander

Not all those who Wander are Lost.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Shanghai Shi, Shanghai, China
Photograph by Eddie Lin
#wander#lost#livelife#life#water#village#china

oasis

Where is my oasis? Too far from
here for me to crawl with these
dead legs, refusing to co-operate
Hands and fingers clawing uselessly
through the grains of sand…
~ Kiera Woodhull

Climbers on Big Red in Nambia
#desert#sand#bigred#nambia

Redemption

Between the radiant white of a clear Conscience and the coal black of a Conscience sullied by Sin lie many shades of gray–where most of us Live our Lives. Not Perfect but not beyond Redemption.
~ Sherry L. Hoppe

Photograph by Johanna Knauer
#conscience#blackandwhite#sin#gray#livelife#life#perfect#redemption

Suffering

Contrary to what we may have been taught to think,
Unnecessary and Unchosen Suffering wounds us
but need not Scar us for Life. It does Mark us.
What we Allow the Mark of our Suffering
to become is in Our Own Hands.
~ Bell Hooks

Photograph by Noell S. Oszvald
#suffering#disaster#scars#pain#livelife#life#love

Serene

Pursue not the outer entanglements;
Dwell not in the inner void;
Be serene in the oneness of things;
And dualism vanishes by itself.
~ Sengcan

Canoe, Lake Bennett, Yukon Territory, Canada
Photograph by Darwin Wiggett

#serene #entanglement

Foggy Road

Life is a foggy road.
You may come across anything on the road.
~ Mehmet Murat ildan

Photograph by Jorge Mala
#life#livelife#foggy#road#path#tree

Mermaid

A Mermaid in the Sunset – Love is Seduction
Artwork by Marco Busoni

#mermaid#sunset#drawing#love#seduction

Quiet Reflection

Follow Effective Action with Quiet Reflection.
From the Quiet Reflection
Will come even More Effective Action.
~ Peter Drucker

Ferris Wheel and Eiffel Tower Paris, by Kay Gaensler
#toureiffel#paris#ferriswheel#reflection#effective#quiet#action

Cast a Shadow

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow?
I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole
~ C.G. Jung

Photograph by Kevin Dooley
#shadow#light#darkside#cgjung#life#livelife

Tranquility

Great Tranquility of Heart is his
who cares for Neither Praise nor Blame.
~ Thomas a Kempis

Lake Ty, China. Photograph by Wooden-man
#tranquility#heart#praise#blame#lakety#china#boat

Life Story

This is only what Life imparts
These deep Silences within
Have been handed out to all by time
Everyone’s story has a little Sorrow
Everyone’s share has a little Sunshine
~ Javed Akhtar

Photograph by Elizabeth Washington
#life#livelife#love#sorrow#sunshire#silence

Outer Reflection

The Outer World is a Reflection of Our Inner Selves.
~ Bryant McGill

Our outer world reflects our inner world in every way, shape and form. If we desire change in our outer world, we must first change our inner world – our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes.

#reflection

Let Life Be

Life has its rhythm and we have ours.
They’re designed to coexist in Harmony,
so that when We Do What is Ours to Do
and otherwise Let Life Be,
we garner Acceptance and Serenity.
~ Victoria Moran

Photo via M.A. Comeau

#acceptance #serenity

Howl of a Wolf

Only a Mountain has Lived Long Enough
to Listen Objectively to the Howl of a Wolf.
~ Aldo Leopold

#lonewolf#wolf#moon#mountain

Happiness

Happiness is Not a Goal;
it is a By-Product.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

#happiness#goal#life#livelife#love#byproduct#dog

The Intrinsic and Extrinsic heart is always at odds,
so which heart is yours?
For one will bask in True Joy,
while the other lives in Self-Loathing Misery.
~ Joel T. McGrath

Seminole State Park, Georgia
Photograph by Sebastien Mamy
#intrinsic#extrinsic#reflection#betterment#joeltmcgrath#seminolestatepark#georgia

Time Spent

Time is what we want most,
but what we use worst.
~ William Penn

A Time Past by Phil Koch
#time#life#livelife

Friendship

Friendship at First Sight,
like Love at First Sight,
is said to be the Only Truth.
~ Herman Melville

#love#friendship#loveatfirstsight#truth#life#hermanmelville#flower

Puzzle

A good puzzle, it’s a fair thing.
Nobody is lying. It’s very clear,
and the problem depends just on you.
~ Erno Rubik

Photograph by Richard Monsieurs
#puzzle #life #livelife #problem#solution

Circumstance

If you do not control your Circumstance,
you will be controlled by your Circumstance.
The choice is yours.
~ Tami B Harriott

Lady wind by Renat Mansurov
#red #wind #control #circumstances #choiceisyours #choice

Contemplation

#entangle #life #livelife

The ultimate value of Life
depends upon Awareness
and the power of Contemplation
rather than upon mere Survival.
~ Aristotle

From The Pacific Crest Trail by William R Gray
National Geographic Society – 1975
#life #livelife #awareness #contemplation #survival

Run from Truth

Sometimes truths are what we run from,
and sometimes they are what we seek.
~ R.D. Ronald

Tiger Swimming by Sudip Roychoudhury
#truth

Conscious Reflection

There is nothing like fear to complicate one’s consciousness, inducing previously unknown levels of reflection
~ Thomas Ligotti

Misty River, Indonesia photo via lajoie
#reflection #consciousness #fear #livelife #life

Reflection

Your inability to see the Wisdom in someone else
is not a Reflection on their Lack of Perspicacity;
it is a Reflection on Yours.
~ Ilyas Kassam

#reflection #wisdom #perspicacity #toureiffel
Photo via art.com

Voyage

The Real Voyage of Discovery consists
not in Seeking new Landscapes,
but in having New Eyes.
~ Marcel Proust

Guilin, Guangzhou, China. Photo by Ted Lee
#voyage #discovery

Misery

At times we wish that these clouds never came our way for all they bring with them is misery but on others they bring relief. It is their absence that is difficult to get by, to fill, for autumn is near. But then seasons do change.
~ Chirag Tulsiani

#cloud #misery

Freedom

Freedom is not the absence of commitment, and to be committed to something or to someone does not mean the loss of freedom. But freedom exists in the realm of the unbound and to be free is to be committed to that which is a part of the unbound realm. Whatever sets your soul to flight is freedom. If someone sets your soul to flight, to stay with that person is not to lose freedom but to stay with that person is to retain freedom. Together you have what is unbound. Whatever will swell your spirit and give you wings, is freedom, and it is a fault if you let go of that for the very reason that you are afraid of losing your freedom and in doing so you have in fact let go of what will keep you unbound.
~ C. JoyBell C.

“Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks” by Brad Styron
#freedom #livelife #life

Lost-Found

Some Things were Better Lost than Found.
~ Stephen King

Photo: Red Dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia by drbeej

Alive

If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re Alive.
If that’s not something to Smile about,
then I don’t know what is.
~ Chad Sugg

Photograph by Miralgato
#smile #alive #livelife #life #horse

No Love No Anger

Has it ever occurred to you that
where there is No Anger,
there is also No Love?
~ Siobhan Dowd

Photo: Lone dog in Noordsvaarder by Henk Dubois
#serenity #ange r#love #tranquility #life #livelife #dog

Grace

Grace is the beauty of form
under the influence of freedom.
~ Friedrich Schiller

Photograph by Gil Strickland
#grace#beauty #freedom #ballet #moderndance

My Mind

My mind to me a kingdom is,
Such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss
That world affords or grows by kind.
Though much I want which most would have,
Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
~ Edward Dyer

#imagination #bliss #ballet

Judging

We are more severe judges of our Own Acts…
We Judge our Thoughts, our Intents,
Our Secret Curses, our Secret Hates,
Not only our Acts.
~ Anaïs Nin

Photograph by Pierre Joel
#judging #red #livelife
http://is.gd/sNBYhP

FORGIVE and FORGET

Can you FORGIVE and  FORGET?
What comes first, FORGIVE or  FORGET?
Really? Would you..Should you?

Red leaves

Autumn is leaving its mellowness behind for its spiky, rotted stage. Don’t remember summer even saying goodbye.
~ David Mitchell

#autumn #red #leafs

Moonrise

Love one another,
but make Not a Bond of Love:
Let it rather be a Moving Sea
between the Shores of your Souls.
~ Khalil Gibran

#love #sea #ocean #soul #shore #livelife
#sunset#moonrise

Journey

Hope is like the Sun, which,
as we Journey toward it,
Casts the Shadow of our Burden Behind us.
~ Samuel Smiles

Photo – Highway into Sunset by Royce Bair
U.S. Route 6 between Price and Green River, Utah
#hope #sunset #journey #burden #shadow #highway #road #livelife #life

Naked Soul

Your Naked Body should only belong to those
who Fall in Love with your Naked Soul.
~ Charlie Chaplin in a letter to his daughter Geraldine

Photograph  by Martin Zurmühle
#naked#bodyart#life#love#soul

Survival

Extinction is the Rule.
Survival is the Exception.
~ Carl Sagan

Photo: Evolving by Ryan Hartson-Weddle
#extinction #evolution #survival #sunrise #sunset #life #livelife

Mirror

Behavior is the Mirror
In which Everyone Shows their Image.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Photograph by Albena Markova
#autumn #mirror #behavior #image #livelife #life

Being Silent

We must distinguish between
speaking to deceive and
being silent to be reserved.
~ Voltaire

Paintings by Brad Kunkle
#deception #silence #difference #livelife

Be Still

Be Still and Calm,
Don’t Fear your Past
but Use it for our Future..!
~ Nitesh Nishad

Photograph by Joe Ganster
#calm #fear #past #present #future #livelife

Protect Herself

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
~ Susan B. Anthony

Photograph by Eric Marrian
#protection#women #men #livelife #bodyart

Deserve

“Why do I and everyone love pick people
who treat us like we’re nothing?”
“We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve,”
~ Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Distortion No. 40, Paris, 1933 by André Kertész
#love #deserve

Expectation of Living

We never live;
we are always in the expectation of living.
~ Voltaire

#live #livelife #expectation #sun# voltaire #beach
Photo via http://goo.gl/bvv5MY

Fire Sparks

There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
~ Washington Irving

Photo: Energy by Danil Sigidin on 500px
via http://goo.gl/aeUwoZ
#fire#spark #woman # #livelife #life #adversity #prosperity #energy

Vague

Everything is Vague to a degree you do not Realize
Till you have tried to make it Precise.
~ Bertrand Russell

Photo: http://goo.gl/afaP3B
#vague #livelife #precision #realization

Daylight

People often Believed they were Safer in the Light,
Thinking Monsters Only Came out at Night.
~ C.J. Roberts, Captive in the Dark

http://www.uniqvie.com/perspective-of-darkness/
Photo: Shining Lights by Nilgun Kara on deviantart
#monochrome#light #darkness #believe #perspective

Rain

Look at the rain long enough, with no thoughts in your head, and you gradually feel your body falling loose, shaking free of the world of reality. Rain has the power to hypnotize.
― Haruki Murakami,

Photo by Pearl Komicho
http://is.gd/otb1yk
#rain

Confused

Psychologically, I’m very confused…
But personally, I don’t feel bad at all.
~ Margaret Sullavan

Photo by Paola Mischiatti
via http://is.gd/iefeD6
#confused #livelife #mask

Caught on Camera

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

#right#wrong #childsplay #innocence #camera
Photo via http://is.gd/nhOuzx

Subconscious

Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
~ Muhammad Iqbal

Photo: Iman for KENZO 1983 by Hans Feurer
#wrap #conscious #livelife

Despair

C“Sometimes…you can cry until there’s nothing wet in you. You can scream and curse to where your throat rebels and ruptures. You can pray, all you want, to whatever god you think will listen. And, still it makes no difference. It goes on, with no sign as to when it might release you. And you know that if it ever did relent…it would not be because it cared.”
~ Jhonen Vasquez, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut

Photo:  http://is.gd/aqmyxv
#despair #wet #livelife

Find Yourself

People often say that this or that person
has not yet found himself.
But the Self is not something one Finds,
it is something one Creates.
~ Thomas Stephen Szasz

Photo: Matthew Scherfenberg
http://is.gd/xe0fAk

#findyourself

Bite Your Hand

The proverb warns that,
‘You should not bite the hand that feeds you.’
But maybe you should,
if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
~ Thomas Stephen Szasz

Photo: AliGStudio.Paris France
http://is.gd/UIzG3k

#bite #feed

Allow

Never Allow someone to be your Priority
While Allowing yourself to be their Option.
~ Mark Twain

#priority #option #lifequote #marktwain #livelife

Dance Sing

Dance your Pain, Sing your Sorrows,
Because there is Nothing else Tomorrow.
~ Santosh Kalwar

Photograph by Wayne Lawes
http://is.gd/5mSjdA
#dancer #ballet #pain #sing #sorrow #today #tommorow #seizetheday #carpediem

Spark

There is in every True Woman’s Heart,
a Spark of Heavenly Fire,
which lies dormant
in the broad daylight of Prosperity,
but which kindles up and beams and blazes
in the Dark hour of Adversity.
~ Washington Irving

Photo via http://is.gd/RyHIfW

#spark #prosperity #fire #Adversity

Height

Set your Heights More Than
What you See Around You,
See Beyond.
~ Anthony Anderson

Photo: Helicopter ride over San Francisco Bay
Turbulence by Michael Shainblum on 500px
http://is.gd/2HEjsv

#height #seearound

Surf Over

You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.
~ Alysha Speer

@chachfiles, Surfing Magazine
http://is.gd/zCNs1Y
#surf #wave #hope

Surf the Waves

You can’t stop the waves,
but you can learn to surf
~ John Kabat-Zinn

Photo: Brent Bielmann
http://is.gd/b2gf3l
#surfing #surfer #waves #surfboard #ocean#inspirational #motivational #blue

Exist to Live

Don’t part with your illusions.
When they are Gone
you may still Exist,
but you have Ceased to Live.
~ Mark Twain

Photo:    http://is.gd/4XQD2G
#illusion #bodyart #livelife #reality #existence

Line Cross

The Line between Good and Evil is Permeable
and almost anyone can be induced to Cross it
when Pressured by Situational Forces.
~ Philip Zimbardo

Photo: Wet Day by Rui Palha
http://is.gd/dLeYcz
#rail #tram#line #goodandevil #good #evil #cross

Closeness

Closeness means you get hurt;
Closeness means letting down your defenses
and letting people see
the tender skin under the carapace.
~ Cathy Kelly, Never Too Late

Photo via http://is.gd/e1V2lA
#closeness#hurt#letdown#skin#body#livelife#clarepatrick#dignity

Run the Day

Either you Run the Day
or the Day Runs you.
~ Jim Rohn

Photo via http://is.gd/u5ZUOv
#manage #control #run

Kissed a Prince

“Darling, you know what they say.
You have to kiss a lot of frogs
before you find your prince.”
“I think I’ve kissed a Prince, Mom.
I hope he doesn’t turn into a Frog.”
~ E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Photo – © Robert Doisneau

#kiss #prince

Clam Sea

Anyone can Hold the Helm
When the Sea is Calm.
~ Syrus Pubilius

Photo via http://is.gd/k6UEMi
#sea #calm #serenity #sailing #boat

Safe

The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell.
~ John Jakes

Michael Shainblum Photography – Golden Gate Vertigo
http://is.gd/b5RMqS
#goldengatebridge #helicopter #heaven #hell #innocence

Believing

I know that you Believe
you Understand what you think I Said,
BUT I’m not sure you Realize that
what you Heard is not what I Meant.
~ Robert McCloskey

Photo – Black Flag by Jarek Kubicki
http://is.gd/lomRpO
#believe #understand #realize #meaning #livelife #intepretation

First Kiss

A man snatches the first kiss,
pleads for the second,
demands the third,
takes the fourth,
accepts the fifth
– and endures all the rest.
~Helen Rowland

Love Machines by Frederico Borges
http://is.gd/9dQcYg
#kiss #love #romance #livelife #robo

Depart

I realized that there’s a big difference between
deciding to leave and knowing where to go.
~ Robyn Schneider

Photo – http://is.gd/XXX19G
#leave #depart #livelife

White to Black

Life Starts from a White Hole
and Ends in a Black Hole.
~ Santosh Kalwar

#blackhole #blackandwhite #livelife #surrealism

Gilbert Garcin Photography
http://is.gd/tvS21B

Flexibilty

Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed.
~ Jason Kravitz

Photographed by Jean-Philippe Piter
http://is.gd/Y7hOPG
#curiosity #flexibility #yoga #exercise #livelife

Abandon

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true?
Cling to it long enough and… it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
~ Robert Frost

Untitied Edited by Marek Biegalski on 500px
Via http://is.gd/3aX2Th
Source:  http://is.gd/HX09eG
#abandon #truth #livelife

To Lose Yourself

To Lose Yourself:  A voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is Present so that its surroundings fade away… to be Lost is to be fully Present, and to be fully Present is to be capable of being in Uncertainty and Mystery.  And one does not Get Lost but Loses Oneself, with the implication that it is a Conscious Choice, a Chosen Surrender, a psychic state achievable through geography.
~ Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Photo: Mysterious by Hope Simakov
http://is.gd/NYTOIC
#lost#present #mystery #uncertainty #conscious #choice #livelife

The Happy Dance

There is no one Reality,
There is only one’s Perception.
Love Never Fails.
Keep doing The Happy Dance
~ Silvina Faiella Miller

Waterdance by Konstatnin Eremeev on 500px
via http://is.gd/IcVJXz
Source: http://is.gd/4sQcsY
#reality#perception#love#happy#happiness#dance#waterdance

Like a River

May what I do flow from me like a river,
No forcing and no holding back
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Winter on La Seine, Paris via VictoriaStationTumblr
#river #laseine #livelife

Know

If you Know the Why,
You can Live Any How.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo – Vatnajökull Ice Cap, Iceland
by Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson on Flickr
Source – http://is.gd/n53K23
via http://is.gd/pJFtw9

#livelife #why #how

Dancing Star

One must still have Chaos in oneself
to be able to give birth to a Dancing Star.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo – Waterfall dancer by Anik Messier on Flickr
Taken at Kjosfossen Waterfall on the train journey from Myrdal to Flåm, Norway.

Abstract

There is no abstract art.
You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
~ Pablo Picasso

Photo – Blue gold lines by alinag222 on 500px ~ sea water
#abstractart#abstract#reality#picasso#birds#sea#water
Source – http://is.gd/A8pcQE

Travel

The Trail is the thing,
Not the end of the trail.
Travel too fast,
and you Miss all you are traveling for.
~ Louis L’Amour

Giraffes Migration Trail, Amboseli, 2007
Photo by Nick Brandt
http://is.gd/fhdBEy
#trail #travel #livelife#giraffe

Step up the Stairs

The Vision must be followed by the Venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps –
We must step up the Stairs.
~ Vance Havner

The Journey of Life — Italy, Apulia, Peschici 2008
by Emanuele Pagni on flickr
source http://is.gd/cuxBti
via http://is.gd/FPArCa
#stairs #staircase #italy #vision #stepup #livelife

footsteps

When your footsteps and thoughts carry you down the same path your heart and soul are directing you, you will know without a doubt that you are headed in the right direction.
~ Molly Friedenfeld

A Pier by Midaaaa on DeviantART
Kuressaare Marina in winter
http://is.gd/J6lYi

#footstep #path #soul

Time Sit Still

There are times when we stop,
we sit still. We listen and breezes
from a whole other world begin to whisper.
*~ James Carroll

Montale by cristina a bout de souffle on Flickr
via http://is.gd/5RIeJI
source http://is.gd/dYyf3h

#time #sitstill #listen

Timekeeping

Life itself is the best (and the only) timekeeper.
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

Photo –  Nataly Zakharova on Instagram
via http://is.gd/yV1mSH
#life #livelife #time #timekeeping

Heaven or Earth

where is this?
i feel dirty
this is not heaven..

what is this?
filthy soil covering my body
this is not heaven..
why is this?
i just have one bite of the apple
this is not heaven..

this is earth..

there is nobody
am i the first person here?
where is eve..?

Photograph and quote from Dimas Apriano on deviantART
Fall – first man on earth   via http://is.gd/i4sla2
#heaven #earth #adamandeve

Fall to Stand

Sometimes it takes a Good Fall
To really know Where You Stand
~ Hayley Williams

Photo – And then he fell by give-up (ed rubin) on deviantART
http://is.gd/a1LCbq
#falling #fall #stand #livelife

Emptiness

Illusion is needed to Disguise the Emptiness within.
~ Arthur Erickson

White Room by Natalia Molchanova
#illusion #disguise #emptiness #livelife
http://is.gd/08bX3S

Self-Conscious

Don’t Think.
Thinking is the Enemy of Creativity.
It’s Self-Conscious,
and anything Self-Conscious is lousy.
You can’t try to do things.
You simply Must do things.
~ Ray Bradbury

Yannick Desmet Photography
source http://is.gd/6JucBA   via http://is.gd/D7NjIG
#think #consideration #creativity #selfconscious #livelife

Fulfillment

It was not the Feeling
of Completeness I so Needed,
But the Feeling of Not being Empty.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Photo – Twilight Colors by Carlo Rojas on 500px
Source http://is.gd/jmu4Dz
via http://is.gd/PBpq2B

Rewards

The Man Who Knows
it Can’t be Done Counts the Risk,
Not the Reward.
~ Elbert Hubbard

Don Hong-Oai Photography – Man and Nets
http://is.gd/Rf7fWW
#risk #reward #fishing #fishnet

Reality Illusion

Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one.
~ Albert Einstein

Photo by by Simon Siwak
http://is.gd/CiKhdI

#reality #illusion #persisent

Your Path

When you Lost Sight of Your Path,
Listen for the Destination in Your Heart
~ Katsura Hoshino

Sri Lanka by Andre Olivier Lyra
via http://is.gd/fvYwoM
source http://is.gd/JUkXXs

#lostsight # path #destination

The Truth

All Truth asses through Three Stages.
First, it is Ridiculed.
Second, it is Violently Opposed.
Third, it is Accepted as being Self-evident.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Through the Pier by Francine1991 on deviantART
Standing under the pier at Felixstowe
http://is.gd/Uupong
#truth #ridiculed #opposed #acceptance #evidence

No Words

There are Moments
when Mental Overload
can Render Words Impossible.
~ Nicholas Sparks

Photograph by O.Muzyka
#feelings #stress #silence #life #livelife #moment
http://is.gd/cE4FOh

Sun set

I pity him who refuses to leave
the minatory of his refutable Judgments
and still insisting on producing
his Light to Lit Our Worlds.
~ Annie Ali

Photo:  Sand Pattens by Tom Gardener
Sunset on Horgabost beach, Harris, looking over to Tarransay (Scotland)
http://is.gd/NL1RVl

#sunset #judgment #light

City Life


A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
~ Margaret Mead

http://is.gd/a70axT

#newyorkcity #nyc #taxi #building #cityscape #city #answer #question #listen

Gracious

The world is so full of Care and Sorrow that it is a Gracious Debt we Owe to one another to discover the bright crystals of delight hidden in somber circumstances and irksome tasks.
~ Helen Keller

Photo – Royal Winnipeg Ballet by Réjean Brandt on 500px
source http://is.gd/1AXEem
#gracious #care #sorrow #livelife #ballet

A Friend

Everyone calls himself a Friend,
but only a Fool relies on it:
Nothing is Commoner than the Name,
Nothing Rarer than the Thing.
~ Jean de La Fontaine

Photo – A True Friend by Yusri Harisandi
Source http://is.gd/Engl1B
via http://is.gd/iUczwi
#friends #friendship #truth #fool #livelife #frog

Black in White

Black in White, or
White in Black?
Grey isn’t an answer!
~ Clare

Hidden Black Sand Beach at Volcano National Park, Hawaii
by AZAdam on Flickr
http://is.gd/kHA0OZ

A New Day

It’s a New Day.
Yesterday’s Failure
is Redeemed at the Sunrise
~Todd Stocker

Photo: Fishermen at Sunrise by David Lazar
Early one morning on Inle Lake, Myanmar, Burmese fishermen are out on the water to catch fish. The fisherman of this region have a unique rowing technique, where they stand on the stern on one leg and wrap the other leg around the oar allowing for fine paddle control.
http://is.gd/CSDlA2
#sunrise #goodmorning #newday #failure #fisherman #yesterday #today #inlelake #myanmar

Be Merry

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
for tomorrow we’ll Die
~ Dave Matthews

Photograph by George Shuz
http://is.gd/1bw59G
#livelife #celebrate #happy #merry

Life Preaching

May Your Life
Preach More Loudly
Than Your Lips
~ William Ellery Channing

#preaching #livelife #gossip
http://is.gd/QBnqV1

Spring

When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Photograph by Amy Harrity
http://is.gd/D1p3aO

#spring #happiness

In Between

What Difference is there between Us,
Save a Restless Dream that follows my Soul
But Fears to come near You?
~ Khalil Gibran

Photograph – Restless by Daniel Ilinca
via http://is.gd/YlFWaP
#restless#dreams#fear#soul#difference

Faith

Amidst the Confusion of the times,
the Conflicts of Conscience,
and the Turmoil of Daily Living,
an abiding Faith becomes an Anchor to our Lives.
~ Thomas S. Monson

#confusion #conflict #conscience #turmoil #livelife #faith

Mystic Misty

Misty is mystic and mystic is misty!
~ Mehmet Murat ildan

http://is.gd/7ov9Nr #misty #mystic #forest #mist #fog #trees

Unlock

Mind is the Lock.
Knowing is the Key.
Unlock the Mind
and open your Heart.
~ Robin Craig Clark, Voyager: The Art of Pure Awareness

Photo: http://is.gd/je5iyK
#mind #lockandkey #openminded #openheart #knowing

Rise Above

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://is.gd/G7JYWH

#humanity #livelife #individuality #mentality #surf#ocean #blue #surfboard

Step toward Success

The First Step toward Success is taken
when you Refuse to be a captive
of the environment in which
you first Find Yourself.
~ Mark Caine

BILL PERLMUTTER BOY ON THE STEPS, CENTRAL PARK 1998.
http://is.gd/p7LVsB

Hide

Hide your Feelings, Hide you Thoughts,
Hide your Self from the World but
Don’t Hide You from You cause
Only You know where You Stand &
the World’s Knows Nothing.
~ Shujoy Chowdhury

Photo from Men’s Health Editorial
http://is.gd/CdUxG5

#hide