A time to dream

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“What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in you hand
Ah, what then?”
― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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"Life is a balance between rest and movement."

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“Life is a balance between rest and movement.” ―  Osho

“Worldly life (sansar) means to get tired and to rest.”― Dada Bhagwan

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“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life.

To find a balance in them is a skill in itself.

Wisdom is knowing when to have rest,

when to have activity,

and how much of each to have.

Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity

– is the ultimate freedom.”

― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. ” ― Maya Angelou

“She stared at the stars like they were pillows for her mind and in their light she could rest her heavy head.”― Christopher Poindexter

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“Love turns work into rest.”― Teresa of Avila

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.”― Mark Buchanan

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“You are exhausted; you long to rest. And that is not a failing of yours, not a horrible mistake, but something wonderful to embrace!”― Jeff Foster

“As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.”― Akiroq Brost

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“Always keep a part of your mind empty, so you can go there to rest.”― Benny Bellamacina

“We all deserve to get away and have some peace; and others deserve the peace of us getting out of their way!”― Ajahn Brahm

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“Rest is essential, but during our periods of rest, we must think to ourselves that in resting we are renewing our energy to fulfill our commitment.”― Wu Wei

“Even in those rest times, though, often we are really restless and dissatisfied with the way we rest.”― Curtis Zachary

“Rest is synonymous with grace, which is never seized by force but always taken hold of freely by faith.”― John Koessler

“Rest a while as the new growth takes place. Observe changes in your outer and inner world. This is your foundation for the next step.”― Kelly Martin

“A life built upon Sabbath is contented because in rhythms of rest we discover our time is full of the holiness of God.”― Shelly Miller

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Wednesday Contemplation-Inner Freedom

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“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz

“I don’t mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom.
It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes,
deep inside yourself, you’ll feel good no matter what.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

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“Genuine inner freedom is the ultimate aim of life. It is the unspoken goal of every thought you have and every action you take.”- David Simon

“One can appreciate and celebrate each moment — there’s nothing more sacred. There’s nothing more vast or absolute. In fact, there’s nothing more!”- Pema Chödrön

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“There is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom insight and life of each person who has known and loved it.”– Albert Camus

“Inner freedom demands the rejection of any imposition that injures our dignity.”- Fausto Cercignani

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“Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true.”–Gautama Buddha

“Divine life is basically the inner freedom to choose the right and the good spontaneously.”—Thomas Keating

“The great journey inward doesn’t demand the best shoes that money can buy; all it asks for, is the courage to find out who you truly are.” – Varun Thomas

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“You have the innate power to discern

that a presence is arising within you

that is not the mind.

The Divine is giving you a kiss from within.

And even a lightly blown kiss from God

will be enough to stir you into embarking

upon the search for freedom.

That kiss will set your heart on fire!”-

― Mooji

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It is the Season

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It is the season for

warm nights by the hearth.

It is the season of close friends reminiscing

days and times gone. It is a season that commemorate:

friendships, family, hope, the star of Bethlehem, and

The Rose of Sharon. It is the season of celebration.

Whatever you may call it, it is what it is for you.

No tree required. No lights needed. No all-night baking necessary.

No shopping at dark sales, because it is a season of light after all.

None of these,

can hold a candle to

the true meaning of this season.

It is the season where,

you remember

Your new birth in Him.

He choose to share His life with you.

It is this time of year which marks that divine event,

when He chose to step down out of heaven’s glory,

to live among the world He created with His word.

Where He chose to understand and to bear all for you.

He chooses to call this season His own.

It is a season of Hope, His hope for your eternal life in Him.

It is a season of new beginnings;

Your new beginning-

The birth of

your new life

which you have in Him-

commemorated and,

in Memory of, His gift to you.

That ancient story of a baby in swaddling attire

marks an exquisite point in the earthly history of your eternal deliverance.

It is the season to open hearts to Hope, to encourage peace everywhere and to

Celebrate eternal life in Him. It is the season to celebrate the life

you have in Him.

After all, in a very divine way, it is your Birthday too.

In this way, He has chosen to celebrate His sacrifice

by giving you a share in His eternal life forever.

Therefore, celebrate, how ever you want or don’t want.

And, whatever you do,

do in memory of Him

He, who is – The Lord and maker of life.

“In whom you live, move and, have your being.”

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Monday Meditation – Bridges

Brooklyn Bridge – Image by David Mark from Pixabay

“A word is a bridge. It is a wave of light and sound that spans the perceived distance between one thing and another.”― Thomas Lloyd Qualls

“A bridge is a meeting place. a possibility, a metaphor.” ― Jeanette Winterson

London Tower Bridge- Image by E. Dichtl from Pixabay

“You cannot have the right to cross a bridge without respecting it! You cannot have the right to use the things without respecting them!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.”― Aberjhani

Budapest- Image by blizniak from Pixabay

“For too long, information, opportunities, and resources have been constraints, they need to be the bridges.”― Sharad Vivek Sagar

“Bridges are made with intention. They make it possible to go between two places that were previously difficult to access.”― Gudjon Bergmann

Hong Kong – Image by Andy Leung from Pixabay

“If possible, we should ALWAYS keep the bridge standing, take care and maintain it, because in the long run, bridges are what we all need to improve and thrive in everything from health, relationships, business to spirituality.”― Nick Catricala

In order to master the mysteries of the universe, one must bridge heaven and earth. The bridge is a world in itself.”― Thomas Lloyd Qualls

Fatih Sultan Memhet Bridge, Istanbul

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” – John 5:24

Beipanjiang Bridge – almay stock photo

“In all my close friendships, words are the bricks I use to build bridges. To know someone I need to hear her, and to feel known, I need to be heard by her…. There is her, there is me, and then there is our friendship – this bridge we’ve built together.”
― Glennon Doyle Melton

“Action is the bridge between thought and reality.”― Richie Norton

Cologne, The Rhine River -Image by 377053 from Pixabay

“Never burn bridges. If it’s a faulty bridge then close it off and let it fall on its own.”
― Gregor Collins

“Because life has many deep valleys and bottomless precipices, you will always need high bridges and resolution is the highest bridge you can ever have!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

 Little Rock, Arkansas -colorkinetics.com

“The great systems that inform the world about the truth and life invariably claim to be absolutely truthful and well-balanced. In reality they are quaking bridges built out of yearning.”― Peter Høeg

“The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren’t there.” ― Gene Brown

“Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.” ― Bruce Jackson

Sydney -Image by Scott Chin from Pixabay

“Come, let us build bridges of love with each other with the cement of kindness and pillars of trust.” ― Debasish Mridha

“What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am seeking for the bridge which leans from the visible to the invisible through reality.” ― Max Beckmann

Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo – shutterstock.com

“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” ― Thomas Fuller

“Theater is a space where you cross over from everyday life, because there are real people in that moment moving in front of you – you’re being invited to believe in a story and cross that bridge.” ― Cate Blanchett

Stockton-on-Tees, U,K – ebaumsworld.com

“I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.”- Seth Godin

“Miscommunication is the number one cause of all problems; communication is your bridge to other people. Without it, there’s nothing.” ― Earl Sweatshirt

GoldEN Gate Bridge – flickr.com

“She doesn’t burn bridges,
she covers them in gypsy flowers
and feather kisses,
then strolls along her merry way.
Too heavy to carry grudges,
she leaves love and hope droplets
wherever she goes.”
― Melody Lee

“Bridges are built not to cross over it but it is built to lift you to the other side safely.”-Edwin Lawrence

Visible from the International Space Station-
Confederation Bridge, PEI Canada – pinterest.com


Winter, "Now is the time of fresh starts"

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“Now is the time of fresh starts.
This is the season that makes everything new…you need December before you can see that a landscape of new fallen snow is THE REAL YOU.
December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best FRESH START of your life.”― Vivian Swift

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“And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass,
I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,
And build me stately palaces by candlelight.”
― Charles Baudelaire

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ― Anne Bradstreet

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“Winter then in its early and clear stages, was a purifying engine that ran unhindered over city and country, alerting the stars to sparkle violently and shower their silver light into the arms of bare upreaching trees.” ― Mark Helprin

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

“It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection.”― Elizabeth Camden

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

“One can follow the sun, of course, but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too, so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received.”― Beatriz Williams

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“Look back upon winter with gratitude. Spring is the harvest of the darker months—everything you know starts to grow in darkness” ― Faith Baldwin

Image by Photographer_Moscow from Pixabay

“Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.”― Sarah Addison Allen

Image by merkure from Pixabay

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape… Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”― Andrew Wyeth

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“December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…”― John Geddes 

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“The weather behaved itself… In the spring all the little flowers came out obediently in the meads… in the autumn the leaves flamed and rattled before the west winds… and, in the winter… the snow lay evenly, three feet thick, but never turned into slush.”― T.H. White

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“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.”― Thomas De Quincey

“As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.”- Genesis 8:22

Just a tiny little love note on procrastination

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“Procrastination is driven by a presumption of regret.”― Rayvern White

“Procrastination isn’t task management, it’s feeling management.”
― Scott Ginsberg

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“I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating. ―  Ella Varner

“What is deferred is not avoided.”― Sir Thomas More

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“How easy it is to slip.
How hard it is to climb.
How wise it is to keep in step
And never fall behind.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

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“Every duty that is bidden to wait comes back with seven fresh duties at its back.”― Charles Kingsley

“Procrastination exposes goals or dreams to risk.” ― Bernard Osei Annang

“What you’re wiling to do today is what you’ll be willing to do tomorrow.”― Sharon Pearson

“For instinct dictates our duty and the intellect supplies us with pretexts for evading it.”― Marcel Proust

Yes, what you do, does matter

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Yes, what you do does matter.

You are not bored.

You are not tired of the same old thing.

You are not less than, or more than

yesterday’s post, article, book, or poem.

You are someone uniquely special,

highly prized;

To whom there is no equal.

You are being fashioned in the potter’s wheel of trials,

Fired in the kiln of adversity and,

Divinely polished and glazed to shine into eternity.

Therefore, the next time that little thought floats by your mind–

suggesting that what you do does not matter.

Remember, if you choose to,

you have the power within you

to move mountains with only faith.

So, Keep on writing.

Keep on blogging.

Post whatever strikes your fancy.

Your work is a blessing, never forget that.

Someone, somewhere needs to hear what you have to say,

In the exact way that only you can.

You who are being fashioned to contain what you have gone through,

and to pour it out from your beautiful jar of clay with such sweetness,

that it touches hearts;

hearts longing for someone to care, to simply understand and to not judge.

So, Keep on–my fellow bloggers, writer, creatives.

Your work matters far greater than you know.

Peace.

Weekend Meditation – Spiritual Abundance

Niagara Falls -Image by Joe Chiaro from Pixabay

There are no ends or beginnings. There is just a constant flow of universal abundance and you are in the midst of it all.” – Roxana Jones 

“Even though you believe you are finite, even though you believe the things around you are finite, they are not. And the more you can treat them as infinite, the more you will experience true abundance, for abundance is not a thing you have; abundance is a flow of energy through you.” ― Steve Roth & the group

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“Imagine that Abundance is a wonderful guest that you would love to come and stay. Clean the house, prepare great food, have fresh linen on the beds, light fires, chill the champagne, buy or grow fresh flowers … just be ready for Abundance to drop in unexpectedly.”― Jane Monica-Jones

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“Understand that abundance is a flow through energy and not about holding anything or counting anything, because that is when it becomes finite, and you are expressing infinite energy.” ― Steve Rother & the group

“We are all wealth. We are all treasure. We are the abundance of all things. Spend yourself completely.”― Bryant McGill

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“As long as we remain vigilant at building our internal abundance-an abundance of integrity, an abundance of forgiveness, an abundance of service, an abundance of love—then external lack is bound to be temporary.”― Marianne Williamson

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”― Buddha

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“Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.”—W. Clement Stone

“When you recognize the many types of abundance in your life, more abundance will flow to you through all levels of your life and amongst all of the people in your life.”― Cheryl Hamada

Image by Tuan Hoang from Pixabay

“Abundance is not the absence of scarcity; it is the presence of abundant mentality.”― Debasish Mridha

“When you give without needing anything in return, it provides you infinite flexibility and power.”― Francis Shenstone

Image by Holger Detje from Pixabay

“Abundance is grasped by infusing our souls with the intoxicatingly liberating fact that life is a privilege, not a right.”― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You only get what you give away.”― Jade Onyx

“Give and it shall be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Luke 6:28

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