Tag: life

Still round the corner there may wait

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkein Adventure? Excitement? Huh. A Jedi craves not these things. Well, perhaps not a Jedi, but certainly an Israel. I love adventure

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Stand up to your obstacles

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” – Norman Vincent Peale Today is a significant day in the building of our bus. I am

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The quality of a father can be seen

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” – Reed Markham Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there :) I’m dedicating this

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Things without all remedy should be without regard

“Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.” – William Shakespeare His hand dropped the dagger; his expression a mask of anguish, as he finally understood what he had done. I’m off to see some theatre (pron. thee-AYE-tar).

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Listen

“Listen.” Today’s IQ is a video one, too. This was shot a few years back at Crescent Head, our summer holiday destination of choice for the past 5 years. I love the gentle clunking noise made by the stones on the

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Science is organized knowledge

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant I am feeling the need for some more organization. Today, that is all. With love, Israel. xo  

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Connect.

“Connect.” Occasionally we get opportunities to connect with others. Fortunately for me, in my work and in my personal life, I get these opportunities almost daily. And since connecting with other people gives me energy and vitalises me, I do my

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Life is a travelling to the edge

“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.” – D.H. Lawrence So it is. I’ve been blessed by a few soft landings from said leaps recently. Either way, it’s important to remember that we must,

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Wherever you go, there you are

“Wherever you go, there you are.” No attribution to this quote today, as it (according to google) was originally created by about 8,321 different people. It was sent to me by a reader, who reached out yesterday with an amazing email.

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Meditate

“Meditate.” I’ve written about meditation before, here, here and here. What’s interesting about meditation, is that I know the value it can bring, yet I struggle to make it a regular part of my daily routine – like yoga, actually. While on

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#savethereef

“#savethereef” Today’s IQ is not actually an Inspirational Quotograph per se, but more a statement about a topic that hurts my heart. I am a highly sensitive person. I feel things very deeply, and get affected by things more than

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STRIVE

“STRIVE.” Defined as: verb     make great efforts to achieve or obtain something struggle or fight vigorously I love this word. I chose it for this IQ because it perfectly describes what the tree in the picture is doing,

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Givers gain

“Givers gain.” – Dr Ivan Misner Today’s quote is by the guy that started Business Networking International – or BNI for short. The honest truth is I had a whole load of stuff I wanted to say about this IQ

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Let every dawn be to you

“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.” – John Ruskin Make every day count. Be kind to yourself and others, because each day is a new

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Look up

“Look up.” I walked to post a letter this afternoon.   … The golden afternoon light wrapped itself tightly around the treetops, an absent lover making up for lost time. Tickled by the sweet breath of the West, the trees swayed

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Life loves you

“Life loves you.” It’s true. Really. It’s worth reminding yourself though, especially when you’re feeling a bit garbage. Bel and I have a daily affirmation (among others): “Life loves us, and provides for us well.” It really is a beautiful

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Run after that which gives you life

“Run after that which gives you life.” – Aaron Curtis Today’s IQ goes out to one of my dearest Misfits, Aaron from Colorado, USA. He’s been on a real adventure over the last two years since we first met –

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There is no scarcity of opportunity

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” – Wayne Dyer Scarcity of resolve. I think that phrase sums up the disappointments of mankind since

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To see the world

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber Today’s quote is taken from the film The Secret

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