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This is the quote I recently put up on my wall:

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This is true for myself and I’m slowly making changes in my life.

The quote reads: Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

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This beautiful image is by Bahman Farzad.

I have some inspiring words to share with you today:

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I just wanted to share some inspiring words today: Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Salvador Dali

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This beautiful photo was taken by Yvette Inufio.

I love this beautiful quote:

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I read this beautiful poem a while ago and it made my heart beat faster, every word was simply magical. I hope you enjoy it too:

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Please visit April Journals to read more of his wonderful work.

I hope this year brings you all love and success you deserve. Happy new year everyone!

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Let’s not waste a second of our lives :)

I love this quote:

Here are some more of the funny Zen Teachings that I shared with you the other day:

My favourite is “A closed mouth gathers no foot” I think I should frame it for my husband! He he he

I often receive funny emails about all kinds of things. Just recently I received an email with some Zen teachings and here are my favourite ones:

I love the one about skydiving: If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you!

I read a beautiful quote on the Oprah Facebook page which said:

I’ve tried thinking of ways where you can justify telling someone a lie and every time I’ve concluded that in order to cover up a lie it requires that you tell another 10 more lies on top of the original lie to keep the lie going. So the conclusion is – it’s simply not worth it. Would you agree?

I heard this quote just the other day and I had to share it with you:

I like it because it shows you the importance of hard work and how both are intertwined and one cannot happen without the other.

I red a beautiful quote the other day which said:

I love this quote:

Here is a wonderful quote from the Eat Pray Love book by Elizabeth Gilbert:

I love this quote because I think that a lot of my disappointments come from not accepting the situation that I’m facing and wishing for something different.

I read a great quote on WordPress the other day which said:

I’m not a writer by any means but I’ve often wondered what it would be like to have an incredibly successful book such as the likes of Stephenie Meyer or JK Rowling. I wonder what they would say about what the 3 rules for writing a novel would be?

This is a great short video on happiness which I felt it was so true. In here Elizabeth Gilbert talks about intimacy and relationships.

Just in case if you can’t watch the video this is what she says:

Schopenhauer a pessimistic philosopher had a theory of human relationships that was about porcupines and he used that as the metaphor. He said that in love and in relationships, whether that be with our families, our spouses, our friends, we are all of us on this earth because we are so uncomfortable with our emotions we are like porcupines who are out on a cold winter’s night. They get cold, and they need to huddle together for warmth. They crave connection and they crave warmth. So they come together and then they prick each other because they have these big horrible spines and it’s painful and so in order to avoid the pain they retreat and then they get cold so they come together and then they get spined so they retreat and then they get cold and then come together. And this dance of intimacy is what defines our relationships with everybody that we encounter. There’s this need to be close that’s followed by this need to be separated in order to protect ourselves from the inevitable hurt that happens when you get too close.

Schopenhauer didn’t have much of a remedy for that, he didn’t think that that was ever really going to end, he saw that as our need to our human nature. What he suggested was that those who had learnt how to generate their own warmth were able to keep the safest distance from the other porcupines. Which didn’t necessarily mean living a life of isolation, it just meant not impaling yourself on other people so that you can have that critical little space in which to be a little bit self-contained to create your own warmth, your own sense of your own humanity, so that you could be close without being stabbed. The path to that is the closest secret to happiness as anything I’ve ever heard.

I feel like a porcupine…

I love this quote:

I read a beautiful quote from the Oprah Facebook page the other day and it read:

I felt it was so true. The closer you get to living your truth the closer you get to happiness. What gives you joy?

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