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Happy SPRING DAY to the South!

. . . and warmest Spring wishes from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern 🙂


SPRING ROSE SMILING AT THE SKY – Johannesburg, South Africa

SPRINGTIME

Blessed,
bountiful,
blissfully
abundant

Fun,
frivolous,
bursting
blossoms

Sun-kissed,
dream-dusted,
vivid
delight

Spring
sparkles with
happiness
and hope

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Isolation

Isolation = Illusion

Everything is connected.

Quotes to consider:

“A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus

“Internet: absolute communication, absolute isolation.” – Paul Carvel

“Too much of what is called “education” is little more than an expensive isolation from reality” – Thomas Sowell

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Intimacy

Intimacy is magical.

Quotes to consider, courtesy of the beautiful GaiamLife website:

“Weath is a measure of the degree to which we are willing to share intimacy with our world.” – Nut Tmu-Ank Butterfly Dreaming

“The most intimate question we can ask, and the one that has the most spiritual power, is this: What or who am I?” – Adyashanti

“Intimacy…”into me I see”…Wow, that really woke me up! Could I find love by looking into myself?” – Lisa Nichols

“At least embarrassment is not an imitation. It is intimacy for beginners….” – Alice Fulton Continue reading

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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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“Smell the Roses”

Pausing to smell the roses is always a great idea, taken a step further by Robin S. Sharma in his delightful and insightful book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, where he suggests meditating on a rose.

He refers to this as “one technique for mastering the mind that towers above all the rest…called the Heart of the Rose.” In essence it involves focussing intently on a rose, observing all the aspects of its beauty and consistently returning the mind’s attention to the flower if (or when) it wanders. The objective is to develop a strong and disciplined mind, achievable with daily practise.

Here are some images to help set the mood 🙂


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Darkness

To deny darkness is to shut out the light.

ROSEBUD ABOUT TO BLOOM
ROSEBUD ABOUT TO BLOOM

Quotes to consider:

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest” – Unknown

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” – Charles Austin Beard

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Blossom

Every blossom begins as a seed.

ROSE IN BLOOM
ROSE IN BLOOM

Quotes to consider:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.” – William Arthur Ward

“A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.” – Chinese Proverb Continue reading

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