Monthly Archives: May 2009

Listening

Listening leads to learning.

FEMALE KUDU - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
FEMALE KUDU – Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?” – Unknown

“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 Continue reading

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Achievement

Stripes are earned – unless you’re a Zebra.

ZEBRA - Khwai River, Okavango, Botswana
ZEBRA – Khwai River, Okavango, Botswana

There are no short-cuts to success.

Quotes to consider:

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” – William Blake

“Never mistake activity for achievement.” – John Wooden

“The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.” – Napoleon Hill
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Solitude

Solitude = Sanctuary

MONKEY ON MOUND - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana
MONKEY ON MOUND – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“In solitude, where we are least alone.” – Lord Byron

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind” – Albert Einstein

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” – Helen Keller Continue reading

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Food

Food is fundamental to feeling fabulous.

HOEPOE + BREAKFAST - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
HOEPOE + BREAKFAST – Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.” – Socrates

“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food” – Erma Bombeck

“Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” – Unknown Continue reading

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Acceptance

Acceptance → Emancipation

WARTHOGS - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
WARTHOGS – Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

“That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.” – Dan Brown Continue reading

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Jeremy Mansfield

I’m so sorry to hear that Jeremy Mansfield, our ‘Rude Awakening’ DJ, has leukemia and is undergoing chemotherapy. Having lost my father to cancer, I have some idea of its trials. My prayer is that Jeremy’s prognosis is positive. Undeniably … Continue reading

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Awareness

Awareness yields answers.

ELAND - Witwater Game Reserve, South Africa
ELAND – Witwater Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“The world is not a problem; the problem is your unawareness” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” – Billie Jean King

“The closest to being in control we will ever be is in that moment that we realize we’re not.” – Brian Kessler Continue reading

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Sleep

Sleep is essential.

LEOPARD - Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa
LEOPARD – Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

“I wasn’t really asleep I was just meditating on unconsciousness.” – Unknown

“There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night’s sleep” – Edgar Watson Howe

“Many things – such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly – are done worst when we try hardest to do them.” – C.S. Lewis Continue reading

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Thinking

Thinking can get in the way of knowing.

MALE BABOON - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
MALE BABOON – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Continue reading

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Fear

Fear has its function.

ELEPHANT CHARGE - Khwai River, Okavango, Botswana
ELEPHANT CHARGE – Khwai River, Okavango, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” – Unknown

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Unknown

“Every man is afraid of something. That’s how you know he’s in love with you; when he is afraid of losing you.” – Unknown Continue reading

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