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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Yesterday was the Best. Birthday. Ever. Starting with getting jumped on by my kids at 6am, we had pancakes/crepes for brekky while

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This is all you have.

“This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.” – Laura Schlessinger

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Those who are at war

“Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt I had the most horrible nightmare last night. I dreamt that I had a chance meeting with someone I’ve not seen in years, and the

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Hide not your talents

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin Interesting use of rhyme, Mr Franklin. Also, an interesting use of the notion of applied purpose. A sundial in the shade is

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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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To believe in something

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” – Mahatma Gandhi Bit of a late delivery today! Sorry folks. I went to the 50th Anniversary dinner for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography with my darling wife

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The future is not some place

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made.” – John H. Schaar Today’s quote is brought to you courtesy of Darren Rowse – an amazing

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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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There are only two mistakes

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha Truth is a funny thing. While my good buddy Buddha believes there are only two mistakes one

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The mind is not a vessel

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch We live in an age of information consumption. We are literally using every spare moment to fill our minds with stuff. TV, Facebook, Twitter,

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There is not one blade of grass

Dear friends, I’ve just returned from a wonderful speaking engagement for a local photography club. I was able to speak with passion, from my heart, about my photography work. I gave fully and freely of my knowledge and expertise, and

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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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