31 May 2009

the work of life

'i will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet.'
- gandhi

'no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.'
- eleanor roosevelt

like meditation and yoga, self-healing is a practice... it is daily work... i have certain mantras that i use in different situations, while striving to do and not just to try... being immersed in my creative space can even temporarily free me from negative feelings or environmental conditions and guide me toward those more uplifting...

'at times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.'
- albert schweitzer

i know i have used those words before, but they have a more universal application this time... that thanks go to family, friends, new acquaintances and members of this community... a reminder for me that those who extend compassion and/or empathy have their own lives as well... and it is critical not to drain their spirit... while never done selfishly, it is careless and unmindful... an extra amount of attentiveness to this is added to my list... for i definitely try to live by the 'first do no harm' principle & to be supportive of others... it is my sole responsibility to not let the tinders go out...

i know i am a bit of a quote hound, but i am inspired by the wisdom of those who have lived and lived well... so at the age of 43, here's a goal -

'i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my own ship.'
- louisa may alcott


  1. I love your quotes. I agree with you, those that have the wisdom to speak profoundly are an inspiration. I am always striving for self improvement and wise quotes can be an excellent reminder to be a better person.

  2. Truly wonderful! I love profound quotes as they have so much meaning to them. Thank you for this inspiring post!

  3. always love learning new quotes and enjoyed your message :)

  4. Stunning work, stunning blog. I read several of the articles. You make some excellent points in an intelligent and thought provoking way!

  5. thank you sarah kelley, that is kind of you... i appreciate your taking the time! carol, rocki and beth - you continue to inspire me!


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