Tag: sunrise

When you pray

“When you pray, move your feet.” – African Proverb Today’s quote came from a great book I’m reading called “Money: A Love Story” by Kate Northrup. It’s funny how, when you have a lesson you need to learn, you keep

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Feelings are just visitors.

“Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go.” – Mooji This image was taken at Fluoro Friday a few months ago. It’s a lovely sunrise over Bondi. I completely support what the One Wave crew are all about with this

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Yesterday I was clever

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi Massive hat-tip to my dear friend Danger Lou from the UK who shared this quote with me. It resonated

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A hug

“A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.” – Bil Keane It’s 6:40am. I’ve been up for an hour and a half, done some yoga, read some interesting articles on a few websites, and spent time

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Leave a mark

“Leave a mark they can’t erase, neither space nor time.” – Jay-Z At MisfitConf in Fargo last year, Justin Levy gave a presentation about life, overcoming challenges and obstacles, and Jay-Z. He even used this Jay-Z quote. At the time

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There are few things on this Earth

“There are few things on this Earth more dangerous than waiting.” – AJ Leon Sometimes I have these things I call BFO’s… Blinding Flashes of the Obvious. Today’s was about waiting. I’ve been accepted for a first interview as a

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Give Up the Beat Up

“Give Up the Beat Up.” I had a dream last night that inspired today’s quote. I was travelling through Amsterdam with my wife, my daughter, and (I think) my sister-in-law,  but for some random reason, NOT my son. At one

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The Strength of a Nation

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius Today was an utterly horrible day at home. It started slow, with me getting another 8-hour-plus sleep, and waking up terribly foggy. I will conduct some experiments on

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Faith is the bird

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”  – Rabindranath Tagore I’ve written about faith before, at some length. Interestingly, faith is a word we often associate with organised religion. To have “faith” is usually to

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Cross the bridge

“Cross the bridge when you get to it.” Don’t worry about things that are too far ahead of you. Don’t panic. Stay calm. Concentrate on the present moment. Relax. BREATHE. Wow, what a fortnight. Since getting back from our holiday

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You have to shut your eyes

“You have to shut your eyes, and open your heart. When you can do that, everything you ever wanted will be right in front of you.” – Colin Thompson This quote is taken from an extraordinary children’s book called “Looking

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

“You’ll never walk alone.” My wife told me this quote after seeing the photo I was planning to use for today’s IQ. (Full disclosure. ;) ) It makes sense. We’ve been pushing pretty hard on a few fronts lately, and

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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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Focus.

“Focus.” I’m on the countdown to my holiday. I have an extraordinary amount of work to complete this week, for which I am truly grateful. And I need to focus. So that’s why it’s my IQ today. For me. Is

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Follow the light

“Follow the light.” Today’s quote is courtesy of the animated film “The Croods” – my Fun Family Friday viewing with Rilien and Bel. (Indrani is at a mates’ house.) Classic film. It touches on themes of family, parenting, belief, dreams,

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All that spirits desire

“All that spirits desire, spirits attain.” – Khalil Gibran IMPORTANT: all that spirits desire. NOT: all that egos desire. Be careful. Our egos are powerful enemies in the quest for inner truth. It is our ego that seeks the biggest, best, shiniest

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What we see

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” – John Lubbock True story. With love, Israel. xo  

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Question everything.

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” – Euripedes This week has thrown up a few new challenges for my wife and me. It’s not appropriate to go into details, but let’s say for simplicity and honesty that one of our

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Use what talents you possess

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – Henry Van Dyke What talents do you possess? What special sauce do you have that noone else has? What

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Making money is fairly easy.

“Making money is fairly easy. Making money while doing work that truly matters is not.” – AJ Leon I’ve been having a lot of conversations about money recently. I have conversations about money with my family portrait clients all the time,

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Listen to your body.

“Listen to your body.” As I write this, my head is thumping, my vision is getting flickery, and I’m on the way South with a migraine. It’s the first one I’ve had in months. I can feel it coming, though, like

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Our souls need time

“Our souls need time to think, dream, and reflect.” – Jo Ann Davis How often do you stop? How often do you breathe? How often do you disconnect and let your mind settle? By constantly staying “plugged-in” to the world via

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I like the dreams of the future

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”- Thomas Jefferson A few of you might be thinking: What on EARTH does history and/or Thomas Jefferson have to do with this beautiful photo of an early

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The true purpose of education

“The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey Less is more. I cannot improve on this quote, nor do I have anything to offer of my own

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