Tag: life

A dream that you don’t fight for

“A dream that you don’t fight for can haunt you for the rest of your life.” – Herb Copperbottom Inspirational Quotes come from the most bizarre places. Robots, the animated movie, for example. In another scene in the movie, Herb (the

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It takes courage to grow up

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings I wholeheartedly agree. There are few things scarier than confronting who you really are. In extremis, the mask slipped from the face… In Year 10 English,

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Do not fear death

“Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.” – Bertolt Brecht Today I attended the funeral of my Uncle. I knew him most of my life, but distantly; someone I’d see at large family get-togethers for a

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Love Thy Self

“Love Thy Self.” I can’t count the number of times this phrase has bounced through my head over the past eighteen months. Despite this, I seem to have selective amnesia about it – forgetting this phrase, forgetting to use it,

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Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” – Victor Kiam I recently said goodbye to Facebook. Permanently. I have logged out, changed my password to an unintelligible string of meaningless characters, deleted the app and the bookmark, and intentionally made it extremely difficult

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If you’re bored

“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz Don’t panic… I’m not bored with life. I just know that I

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The past becomes a texture

“The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.” – Paul Scott Many many years ago, Bel and I did this course called The Landmark Forum. It’s a personal development course, and among other things, we both credit it

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Commitment

“Commitment is an act, not a word.” – Jean-Paul Sartre I love this quote. It truly sums up where my head is at right now. For the entire year I’ve been saying I’m committed to the practice of daily yoga. But in

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The secret of your future

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock What kind of routine do you follow? How do your days begin and end? What makes your life easier? I’m curious. Please let me know. With

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A thousand words

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen I love this shot. It reminds me of Renoir. (I think it’s the water lilies…) Impressionism … impressions … and hence today’s quote by Henrik Ibsen. Coincidentally

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Life is a mirror

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes Thanks Ernest. I have nothing to add except this: Ernest speaks the truth, and I have witnessed it first-hand countless times. With love,

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When you look back on life

“When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.” – H. Jackson Browne, Jr. Today’s image taken by my lovely wife, on the morning of our dear friends Ann

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Family Comes First

“My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.” – Bobby Darin I think the quote says it all. Today’s IQ goes out to my Dad, who is in hospital with an as-yet-undiagnosed illness. I love you,

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A little chocolate

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz I think Chuck said it all. Happy Easter. And chocolate. With love, and chocolate, Israel. xo  

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Gratitude

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero I’m grateful for so much lately. The practice of noticing when I am feeling awesome and grateful has changed my life.

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I have always believed

“I have always believed in the magic of childhood and think that if you get your life right that magic should never end.” – Colin Thompson Colin Thompson is the man who brought us such amazing kids picture books as

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Indulge.

“Indulge.” I love reading books. I haven’t had a whole lot of time recently to read anything meaningful (i.e. long) because of my work schedule, and because of how much I am prioritising sleep. In days gone by, I would

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No one saves us

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha Reflecting this morning on how we each have our own path to walk, and how it’s completely different to everyone

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True silence

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” – William Penn Life is noisy. The world is noisy. Our heads are noisy. Find somewhere to be

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Don’t Ask

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” – Howard Thurman Yes. What Howard said. I’ve just had

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