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Wise Words #16

oscar wilde

What does it mean to live?  I think that the definition is different for everyone.  For one person it may mean hiking Patagonia, to another, spending the day gardening.  To each his own.  But I think the main message to take from this quote is to find out what it is that makes you feel alive.  Truly alive.

I view this quote as a reminder not to get caught up in the tides of life, but instead to carve my own path.  It encourages me to follow the path that makes me happy and stays true to myself.


arthur ashe

Wise Words #15

This quote opened up an array of questions for me.  Is it natural for humans to be intently focused on survival and getting what we need to survive?  Or getting what we want?  And is “getting” things what truly makes … Continue reading



Wise Words #14

Sometimes I wonder if we are programmed to always look for scarcity in our lives.  In response to this observation, for the past year, I’ve been trying to focus on abundance.  The more I think about abundance, the more I … Continue reading



Wise Words #13

  I love this quote.  I love it because it’s true.  When you perform yoga, in a way, you relax your mind into a quiet state.  The combination of breath and movement creates a synergy that doesn’t leave room for … Continue reading



Wise Words #12

The older I become the more this quote resonates with me.  In my twenties I wanted to achieve all of my goals quickly. What I found is that there are no shortcuts.  It takes time to become an expert at … Continue reading


see things

Words of Wisdom #10

This is one of the most enlightening quotes I’ve ever come across.  One of the hardest obstacles to overcome is to see things outside of our own point of view.  Or to realize that everything we understand as truth in … Continue reading


elbert hubbard

Words of Wisdom #9

Not much more to say that this quote hasn’t already.  Our true friends accept us for the good and the bad.  And we all have those qualities at one time or another, don’t we?  A true friend will stick with … Continue reading


inner peace

Words of Wisdom #8

I love this quote because it’s true that we should be everything we want to see in the world.  If we want peace, it must start from within with love and acceptance for ourselves.  I also love the empowering feeling … Continue reading


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