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Commitment

Commitment takes courage, returns treasure.


LILAC-BREASTED ROLLER BARING ITS BEAUTY – Masai Mara, Kenya

What if a bird failed to follow the urge to fly?

Quotes to consider:

“Leap and the net will appear” – Zen saying

“. . . the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. . .” – W.H. Murray (‘The Scottish Himalayan Expedition’)

“The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it’s not without doubt but in spite of doubt.” – Dr. Rollo May
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Energy

Energy is elemental


TREETOPS TAKEN FROM HOT AIR BALLOON – Masai Mara, Kenya

. . . to Everything.

Quotes to consider:

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle

“Love is like energy. It can never be created nor destroyed…it is just always there…” – Ian Philpot

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
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“Hakuna Matata!”

“…It means no worries for the rest of your days…”

Thank you Pumba 🙂 for your “problem-free philosophy”, courtesy of Tim Rice’s lyrics at www.lionking.org.
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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre has featured in some of my previous posts. This is an update to spread the word about it’s name change to The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, which has taken place in honour of Ann, who’s dedicated over 40 years of her life to this precious cause, and still works full-time at the centre.

Close to Johannesburg, it’s a stunning venue to visit, for phenomenal tours or a getaway to a fabulous lodge. You can learn an immense amount about a variety of creatures, including endangered cheetah and wild dogs, as well as witness a high-speed cheetah run – not to be missed!

For more information, or to book a tour, visit www.dewildt.co.za.

Here’s a photo that Dave took of a cheetah family at the Masai Mara in Kenya – especially for those who may never have met these amazing cats 🙂


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Intention

Intention → Implication

MALE LION - Masai Mara, Kenya
MALE LION – Masai Mara, Kenya

. . . be it positive or negative.

Quotes to consider:

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Be careful what you wish for.” – unknown

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams
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Observation

Observation → Opportunity

CHEETAH ON THE LOOKOUT - Masai Mara, Kenya
CHEETAH ON THE LOOKOUT – Masai Mara, Kenya

Taking time to observe often brings rewards far exceeding expectation.

Quotes to consider:

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

“To him that watches, everything is revealed.” – Italian Proverb
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Solidarity

Solidarity = Strength

CHEETAH PAIR - Masai Mara, Kenya
CHEETAH PAIR – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch

“I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.” – Voltaire

“The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself.” – Lao Tzu Continue reading

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Innocence

Innocence evolves into integrity.

BABY ELEPHANT - Masai Mara, Kenya
BABY ELEPHANT – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.” – William Shakespeare

“Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance” – Proverb

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Continue reading

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Position

The top of the pile can be a precarious place.

SLIP-SLIDING AWAY - Masai Mara, Kenya
SLIP-SLIDING AWAY – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“Leadership is action, not position.” – Donald H. McGannon

“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.” – Confucius

“Power does not corrupt man; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power” – George Bernard Shaw

“It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.” – François de la Rochefoucauld Continue reading

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Pause

Pause is important, particularly amidst perpetual blur.

WATERBUCK RUNNING - Masai Mara, Kenya
WATERBUCK RUNNING – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” – Mark Twain

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein

“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.” – Norbet Platt Continue reading

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