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Stillness

Stillness speaks. (Perhaps this is appropriate after last night’s party :-D)


Palm leaves in the sky

STILLNESS

A silent whisper,
barely perceptible,
perfectly distinct,
rustles the leaves
of consciousness

Its message murmurs
of mundane magic,
teased to life
by the act of listening
into the Stillness

©Naomi Estment

Quotes to consider:

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Hermann Hesse

“No thought, no action, no movement, total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously, and at last become one with heaven and earth.” – Lao Tzu

“It is the stillness that will save and transform the world.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.” – Bruce Lee

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” – Albert Einstein

“Believe nothing because a wise man said it.
Believe nothing because it is generally held.
Believe nothing because it is written.
Believe nothing because it is said to be divine
Believe nothing because someone else believes it.
But believe only what you yourself know to be true.”
– The Buddha

Synchronicity can be quite amazing. The message “stillness speaks” emerged in a recent meditation, prompting this post. Wordpress and the genius Zemanta feature added the link to Eckhart Tolle’s book by that name. Despite being a big fan of his writing, I’d not come across it yet, so guess what I’ll be reading first in 2011 . . .

On that note, here’s wishing you all a WONDERFUL New Year – lots of love, health, wealth and happiness by the bucketful, interspersed with true stillness. ENJOY it, everyone!

And finally, heart-felt thanks to all of you who’ve taken the time to read this blog during 2010 and leave such lovely, supportive comments. You’re a collective treasure that we sincerely appreciate. THANK YOU!

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Vibrance

Vibrance is viral.

It spreads positive energy in an exponential way.

Quotes to consider, courtesy of the beautiful Vibrance website!

“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” – Albert Schweitzer

“It’s not how much you give, it’s how much LOVE you put into the giving” – Mother Teresa

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a MIRACLE. The other is as though EVERYTHING is a MIRACLE.” – Albert Einstein Continue reading

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Simplicity

Simplicity is a blessing.

Quotes to consider:

“The simplest things are often the truest.” – Richard Bach

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
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Skill

Skill is learned.

It requires patience and perseverance.

Quotes to consider:

“Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.” – Unknown

“Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity” – Erik Christopher Zeeman

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan

“After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.” – Albert Einstein
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Personality

Personality is provocative.

It’s no co-incidence that The Lion King‘s Zazu is one of these!

Quotes to consider:

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.” – Mae West

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” – Albert Einstein
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Labour

Labour is the language of life.

The way we work speaks volumes.

Quotes to consider:

“…in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life…” – Kahlil Gibran

“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.” – Colleen C. Barrett

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
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Living

Living is infused with light and shade.

RHINO IN THE GRASS - Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa
RHINO IN THE GRASS – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” – William Ross Wallace

“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.” – Horace

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