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Appetite

Appetite ↔ Action


FEMALE KUDU EATING – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa


MALE KUDU EATING – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

APPETITE

More than a motivator,
marker of hunger,
it drives decisions,
sometimes destiny

Herald to action,
heartbeat of life,
this humble impulse
will be heard

Embraced,
befriended,
Appetite begs
not only for food

Managed,
directed,
it offers a door
to understanding

Quotes to consider:

“A well-governed appetite is a great part of liberty” – Seneca

“Reason should direct and appetite obey” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have.” – French Proverb

“Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.” – Horace Greeley

“As we become purer channels for God’s light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world. A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is, but toward creating the world that could be.” – Marianne Williamson

“Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age” – William Shakespeare

For another peek at Nature’s perspective, here are some lions feeding on a Wildebeest kill:


LIONS FEEDING ON WILDEBEEST KILL – Welgevonden, Waterberg, SA

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Calm

Calm → Connection


SPIRITUAL SCENE – Katberg, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.” – Buddha

“Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.” – Robert Bulwer-Lytton

“The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Silence

Silence is sometimes the surest way of being heard.

LIONESS - Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa
LIONESS – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

. . . and certainly of hearing.

Quotes to consider:

“The fruit of silence is tranquillity.” – Arabian Proverb

“Please explain why your silence makes more noise than thunder.” – Unknown

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