Grace

Learn to…
be what you are, and learn to resign
with a good grace all that you are not.
~Henri Frederic Amiel

Boudoir photography by Damien Lovegrove
#learn #grace #appreciation #shadow #light #acceptance #livelife

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In the Eye

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter
– often an unconscious but
still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Its all about the eyes by Tonny Jørgensen on 500px
http://is.gd/QIGb0k

#caturday #eyes #soul #faithful #unconscious #livelife

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Trust Yourself

Trust yourself. Create the kind of Self that you will be Happy to Live with all your Life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner Sparks of possibility into Flames of Achievement.
~ Golda Meir

Photo by Gurbir Grewal  on Flickr
http://is.gd/SzxGZg
#livelife #trust #happiness #achievement

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Self Love

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.
~ Dorothy Parker

Opposition by Frédéric Ruaudel on 500px
http://is.gd/Njxho4
#love #livelife #selflove

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Light a Candle

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Door County, Wisconsin
http://is.gd/I9clne
#candle #light #sunset #rocks

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Despair

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of Truth and Love has always Won. There have been Tyrants and Murderers and for a time they seem Invincible, but in the end, they always Fall — think of it, always.
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

Photo: Awoken Despair by Alexandre Deschaumes on 500px
Cascade du Rouget, Sixt fer à Cheval, French Alps
http://is.gd/odXRTU
#truth #love #invincibe #tyrant #murder #hope #fall #waterfall #frenchalps #livelife #despair

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Only As Much Time

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
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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

Photo by Eugene Safian on deviantart
http://is.gd/ulc39H
#shadow #darkside

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Make Belief

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

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Sadness

Perhaps Sadness will use the shimmering wings of the morning kissed with dew and promise to sail away, and the dark Heart of the Night will rush headlong into the blinding light of the Day, to kiss it full and hard upon the mouth and embrace life’s brilliance once more…
~ Gloria Smith, Love Tears

Photo by Nikolai Sklobovsky, PhotoSoCal
#morning #dew #love #sun #sadness #happiness #light #night #embrace #livelife #life #sunshine #silouette

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Happy & Sad

You cannot Protect yourself from Sadness
Without Protecting yourself from Happiness.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer

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Be a Human

True Consciousness isn’t possible…
without Suffering…
or Happiness.
~ Humans

#consciousness #suffering #happiness #humans #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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We’re Sheep

we have to Organize, we have to be Obedient…we’re all Leader, we all have a Voice…be a part of the Team……

#wearesheep #sheep

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Judge Yourself

Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.
~ C. Kennedy, Omorphi

Abuse by Enzo Perrazziello on 500px
http://is.gd/QZurUn
#judge #abuse #sadness #bullying #livelife

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Hero

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.
~ Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Photo by Iancarlo Reyes
#fairytale #glasses #hero #superman

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Saving who?

Don’t expect to build up the weak
by pulling down the strong.
~ Calvin Coolidge

Jumping fishes… by  Tina Terras

https://1x.com/photo/34370/category/underwater/latest-additions/jumping-fishes

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Nightmare

Tis the night—the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without,
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they—it is they!
~ Arthur Cleveland Coxe

#nightmare

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Clean Up

I wish to be washed clean of my old life. To let go of my tide of sorrows and find my way to a new shore.
~ William Joyce

Photo by Eugenia Loli
#surreal #livelife #sorrow #clean #beach #people

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Letting Go

Some of us think holding on makes us strong;
but sometimes it is letting go.
~ Hermann Hesse

Former Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancer, Richard Witter.

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Going Nowhere

I may be going nowhere, but what a ride.
  ~ Shaun Hick

Drawing His Own by Peter Svoboda
http://is.gd/u4G6JQ
#skiing #livelife

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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 #railway

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Explorer

You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.
~ Terence McKenna

Nicole Dangoor on Flickr
http://is.gd/UFJ4Jg
#consciousness #explorer #absence #livelife #species #lion #silhouette #dawn

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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
http://is.gd/Zlwf2S

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It is not the mountain we conquer,
but ourselves.
~ Sir Edmund Hillary

#livelife #mountain #consquer

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Complacency

The Tragedy of Life is often not in our Failure,
but rather in our Complacency;
not in our doing too much,
but rather in our doing too little;
not in our living above our ability,
but rather in our living below our capacities.
~ Benjamin E. Mays

Photo: Colourscape Turku by Ville Palmu
#livelife #failure #opportunity #capacities

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Challenges

Challenges are everywhere. Awake! challenge and defeat the challenges that challenge you in a challenging way and be not be defeated by the challenges that challenge you in a challenging way.
~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Svinafellsjokull, Milky Way and Aurora Borealis, Iceland by James Appleton
http://is.gd/4uDwp9
#challenge #livelife #defeat #iceland #glacier

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Courage

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on –
it is going on when you don’t have strength.
~ Napoléon Bonaparte

Kate Moss by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Vogue Paris October 2015
#courage #strength

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Trust to Betrayal

For there to be betrayal,
there would have to have been trust first.
~ Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Photo: Đơn độc trong đêm! by NguyeenxThuyr on flickr
http://is.gd/2YoDXV

#betrayal #trust #livelife

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Hurt

The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making.
~ Lillian Smith

#hurt #journey #hide #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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Obstacle

I am the one constant obstacle to my own momentum.
~ Pete Vellucci Jr.

Isa by Elena Alferova on 500px
http://is.gd/394idI
#selfdoubt #doubt #obstacle #momentum

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Road

But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?
~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The Road to the Empty Quarter  by Bohindi Abdulla
http://is.gd/W61agV
#road #desert #camel #alive #livelife

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Learning

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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Shhh

If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent
If the unheard, unspoken
Word is unspoken, unheard;
Still is the spoken word, the Word unheard,
The Word without a word, the Word within
The world and for the world;
And the light shone in the darkness and
Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the center of the silent Word.

Oh my people, what have I done unto thee.

Where shall the word be found, where shall the word
Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence”
~ T.S. Eliot

#silence #shhh #word #livelife

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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