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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“Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.”

Ovid

I wonder if anyone ever stops to think that maybe it is WE who are the greatest generation the Earth has yet seen. I wonder if anyone ever stops to consider that all the strife and chaos and unrest and intolerance are really just opportunities to grow the human species and make peace with Nature if we could but see that we are simply different colored threads woven into the tapestry of the grand collective. From the greatest of struggles is born the greatest opportunities to rise above them and thereby the greatest potential for growth and expansion.

If we only remove the blindfold of separateness that tells us that we are black, white, straight, gay, Muslim, Christian, male, female, American, Japanese, right, left, Democrat, Republican, right, wrong…any label that limits all we are and can be, any label that leads us away from the Truth which is that we are so much more.

We are Light.

We are Love.

We are One.

“…I think the powerful thing for me was when I got to the point of looking at Christianity and the Bible as more of a painting than as a photograph … that there were people who had this powerful experience with something bigger than themselves, and that this was their painting of it; this was how they articulated and painted that experience. But it wasn’t a photograph. And there were other groups of people in other parts of the world that had this other powerful experience with something bigger than themselves and they painted their picture of it. And, you know, we might have the same kind of experience, or have an experience with the same thing, and paint two very different pictures of it.”

Tim DeChristopher (via azspot)

THIS! THIS! THIS!

(via azspot)

azspot:


Bruce Plante: James Garner


Reblogging because I cut this out and put it on the fridge Monday morning. 


"When I started working, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing."
 James Garner 
It takes us all about 25 years before we feel like we know what we’re doing, kids. Take heart and keep at it…whatever your struggle might be today.

azspot:

Bruce Plante: James Garner

Reblogging because I cut this out and put it on the fridge Monday morning.

"When I started working, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing."

James Garner

It takes us all about 25 years before we feel like we know what we’re doing, kids. Take heart and keep at it…whatever your struggle might be today.



think-progress:

“You cannot help but help them. They need care, and they need love.”
Beyond the partisan rhetoric, there’s a lot of compassion at the Texas border.

Our neighbors to the south get a lot of harsh criticism thrown their way due to their overwhelmingly “blood” red right wing policies and practices but I know from experience that there are good hearts doing good work in Texas so it’s nice to see that showcased here.

think-progress:

You cannot help but help them. They need care, and they need love.”

Beyond the partisan rhetoric, there’s a lot of compassion at the Texas border.

Our neighbors to the south get a lot of harsh criticism thrown their way due to their overwhelmingly “blood” red right wing policies and practices but I know from experience that there are good hearts doing good work in Texas so it’s nice to see that showcased here.

Addicted.

Addicted.

“Being aware of life is the biggest key to happiness and fulfillment. Have you forgotten that you’re alive?”

—Matthieu Ricard

“Speak quietly to yourself and promise there will be better days. Whisper gently to yourself and provide assurance that you really are extending your best effort. Console your bruised and tender spirit with reminders of many other successes. Offer comfort in practical and tangible ways — as if you were encouraging your dearest friend. Recognize that on certain days, the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. Tomorrow comes more brightly.”

—Mary Anne Radmacher

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son!

—Rudyard Kipling

“There is within each one of us a potential for goodness beyond our imagining; for giving which seeks no reward; for listening without judgment; for loving unconditionally.”

—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

explore-blog:

Amelia Earhart, born on this day in 1897, on marriage – the bold, ahead-of-its-time letter she sent to her future husband the day before their wedding.

I always reblog anything to do with this letter.  Always.

explore-blog:

Amelia Earhart, born on this day in 1897, on marriage – the bold, ahead-of-its-time letter she sent to her future husband the day before their wedding.

I always reblog anything to do with this letter.

Always.

(Source: explore-blog)

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