Site Meter ANCORA IMPARO
I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in Nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude, grit and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature, being and life force on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.


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“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.”

—Neale Donald Walsch

“You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. the more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.”

—Ethel Barrymore

“Spend five minutes at the beginning of each day remembering we all want the same things, to be happy and be loved, and we are all connected to one another.”

— Dalai Lama

“It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody and the people under the sky were also very much the same everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and almost exactly the same.”

—George Orwell, 1984 

GPOY

GPOY

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Snow Patrol

Warmer Climate
Eyes Open

Snow Patrol - “Warmer Climate”

Tell me if I’m going crazy
But everything you said amazed me
Seems to easy on the ear to
Be something I should adhere to
You told me to just simply wander
Rather than take shelter under
And open my heart to the thought that
Life is something you’re not caught at

Too easy to get lost in progress
I didn’t see you there in that dress
And suddenly the world seems so small
We’d fit it all inside our front hall
Edison would spin in his grave
To ever see the light that you gave
Don’t want to take it nice and slow here
Don’t want to waste a minute more, dear

The universe just vanished out of sight
And all the stars collapsed behind the pitch black night
And I can barely see your face in front of mine
But it is knowing you are there that makes me fine

Maybe it’s the warmer climate
Maybe I’m a smarter primate
Maybe it’s the beer I’m drinking
Maybe I’ve stopped over-thinking
Baby you’re the words and chapters
The sweetness in the morning after
You are the cry that turns to laughter
You’re the hope that ends disaster

The universe just vanished out of sight
And all the stars collapsed behind the pitch black night
And I can barely see your face in front of mine
But it is knowing you are there that makes me fine

But the universe is just an empty space
And all the stars can disappear without a trace
And I’m so glad that this has taken so long
‘cause it’s the journey that made me so strong

"Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees." Faith Baldwin (Taken with Instagram at Lake Massena)

"Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees." Faith Baldwin (Taken with Instagram at Lake Massena)

THIS is my New Year’s Day and I intend to celebrate by never looking back again.

THIS is my New Year’s Day and I intend to celebrate by never looking back again.

“Wanna say goodbye? You make that phone call. Wanna say “I’m sorry for saying goodbye.” and say hello again? You make that phone call.”

—John Mayer

“There are only two types of people in the world: those who try to stuff their inner emptiness, and those very rare precious beings who try to see the inner emptiness. Those who try to stuff it remain empty, frustrated. They go on collecting garbage, their whole life is futile and fruitless. Only the other kind, the very precious people who try to look into their inner emptiness without any desire to stuff it, become meditators. Meditation is looking into your emptiness, welcoming it, enjoying it, being one with it, with no desire to fill it — there is no need, because it is already full. It looks empty because you don’t have the right way of seeing it. You see it through the mind; that is the wrong way. If you put the mind aside and look into your emptiness, it has tremendous beauty, it is divine, it is overflowing with joy. Nothing else is needed.”

—Osho

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