Tag: life

Stand outside

“Stand outside in the sunshine!” This is a shot of a Frangipani / Plumeria leaf. They are gorgeous, rich, waxy, green, vibrant, alive leaves. But only if they get lots of sunshine. I’ve realised that I’m a lot like a

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Take your life

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong Wow, this is a powerful one. I have long believed in the concept of Universal Responsibility – i.e. I am

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Life will work

“Life will work its magic if you let go of fear and live your life as an exclamation and not as an explanation.” – Sandra Cabot Hurrah! We sold our apartment! The saga has found its conclusion, and the adventure

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A tragic irony

“A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial success after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.” – Ellen Glasgow So, once I thought through this IQ, it had a

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Try to imagine

“Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously & every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.” – Dr Egon Spengler Now try to imagine living your life like that, so every day, every

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Let your life lightly dance

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” – Rabindranath Tagore I love this quote. I’m not 100% I know what it means, but I think that’s one of the reasons

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Live the life you imagined.

  “Live the life you imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau This quote is taken from a larger quote by Thoreau, which I have on the background of my computer desktop. It goes like this: Let go of the past and

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There are few hours in life

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James I totally agree. This IQ comes to you at the perfectly agreeable hour of afternoon tea, Sydney-style, was supposed to

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This is love.

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi Today’s quote isn’t obvious. And therein lies the

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Life’s too short

“Life’s too short to do stuff you don’t enjoy.” – Israel Smith It’s entirely possible that I’ve used this quote before. I haven’t, however, used this image. Because I shot it, around lunchtime, looking up into the sky from my

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We live in a rainbow of chaos.

“We live in a rainbow of chaos.” – Paul Cezanne Despite having a deep contentment about life, and its direction, I feel like I am swimming through a rainbow-coloured cacophony of chaotic colour and movement. (And alliteration. Huh.) Interestingly, my

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Life is really simple.

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius So, taking a leaf out of Confucius’ book, I’ll leave it at that. With love, Israel. xo  

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Life is like riding a bicycle.

“Life is like riding a bicycle: to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein This is a picture of my darling Indrani, taken almost two years ago when she was just learning to ride her first bicycle

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Trees that are slow to grow

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere There are occasionally moments in my life where I get impatient. Why can’t I leave to travel Australia already? Why haven’t I mastered online business yet? When

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In life’s winter

“In life’s winter, find your invincible summer.” – Unknown. For some reason, there were gremlins in the machine yesterday, and the IQ didn’t send out properly – even when it appeared for all intents & purposes that it had sent.

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Our work should serve our life

“Our work should serve our life, and not the reverse.” – Israel Smith. Today’s IQ is from me, and is one of my deeply-held beliefs. I spoke about it at length at the seminar I gave in Newcastle a week

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Luck is when

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” – Oprah Today I don’t have a whole lot to write about, I’m afraid. Nor tomorrow, for that matter. I’m off to Melbourne in the morning (rather early) to photograph a wedding for some

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You cannot find peace

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf I returned from Reid’s Flat, NSW at about 2pm today. It was a two-day “social media detox” of sorts, as I wrote about here. As it turned out, I had no

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Life is too short

It’s been a while since I put one of my own quotes in. I figure that there are plenty of minds out there far bigger and brainier than my own, who have wonderful things to say that you will all

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Life Is Short

To my dear friends, Today I’m thinking about life, and how short it really is. I wrote a few days ago about my wife’s Uncle passing and the feuds that exist within our families. The sad news is that the

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Love Yourself

Dear friends, Today’s IQ pretty much says everything I want to say. There have been a few situations over the past few days where I haven’t followed this advice myself, and I’m feeling it. I’ve been burning the candle at

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Your heart is full

Yes, indeed. My heart is VERY full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. I learned this a long time ago at a personal development course called The Landmark Forum. Life went from good to great. I created new possibilities in

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Life is a journey

Dear friends! What a week… I last wrote to you with an IQ on Thursday May 30, as I was boarding a flight to Los Angeles – the first of three flights – to get me to Fargo, North Dakota.

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