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Senses

Senses are supposed to be stimulated.


JASMINE BLOSSOMS

They’re there for our delight 🙂

Quotes to consider:

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” – Oscar Wilde

“The best smell in the world is that man that you love.” – Jennifer Aniston

“Habit is the 6th sense that overrules the other 5” – Arab Proverb
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Youth

Youth = body and/or mind


WARTHOG WITH PIGLETS – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

The vitality and exuberance of youth can exist in the body with/without the corresponding mindset, and in the mind with/without the physical attributes.

Quotes to consider:

“Youth has no age.” – Pablo Picasso

“To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable” – Oscar Wilde

“There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love” – Sophia Loren
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Colour

Colour adds character.

BATELEUR - Okavango Delta, Botswana
BATELEUR – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde

“It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form.” – Hans Hofmann

“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by colour.” – Unknown
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Learning

Learning involves leaping, into the unknown.

SQUIRREL LEAP AT SUNSET - Okavango Delta, Botswana
SQUIRREL LEAP AT SUNSET – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” – Lloyd Alexander

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein Continue reading

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Creativity

Creativity = communion with Creator

DAVE FILMING GROUND SQUIRELLS - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
DAVE FILMING GROUND SQUIRELLS – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“No great thing is created suddenly.” – Epictetus

“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.” – Oscar Wilde

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life” – Barthold Georg Niebuhr Continue reading

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Individuality

Individuality is imperative.

GROUND SQUIRREL PAIR - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
GROUND SQUIRREL PAIR – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” – John Jakes

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman Continue reading

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Looking

Looking is the surest way of seeing.

LIONESS - Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa
LIONESS – Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

“Men in the game are blind to what men looking on see clearly” – Chinese Proverb

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” – Lloyd Alexander Continue reading

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Leadership

Leader ↔ Follower

AFRICAN ELEPHANTS - Masai Mara, Kenya
AFRICAN ELEPHANTS – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob” – Oscar Wilde Continue reading

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Talent

Talent = Treasure

CHEETAH RUNNING - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
CHEETAH RUNNING – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” – Oscar Wilde

“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.” – Albert Einstein

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin Continue reading

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Pleasure

Pleasure is pudding for the soul.

JESSE ENJOYING A STRETCH
JESSE ENJOYING A STRETCH

Quotes to consider:

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” – Oscar Wilde

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.” – Jane Austen

“The greatest pleasure of life is love.” – Euripides Continue reading

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