Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Declare Your Passion...


"Do not ask yourself what the world needs. 
Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And  then go do that. 
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Howard Thurman

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Your Power...


"If you realized just how powerful your thoughts are, 
you would never think a negative thought."

Peace Pilgrim

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cast Your Stones...


"I alone can not change the world. 
But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."

Mother Teresa 

Cast your stones... Start beautiful little ripples.

They can become tsunamis of change.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Waiting on God...


"You are responsible for your life. And if you’re sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time, because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward.

What matters is now, this moment and your willingness to see this moment for what it is. Accept it. Forgive the past. Take responsibility and move forward.

I came to realize that all the time I was praying to God, asking for God to do something, God was waiting on me."

Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Yes, Please...


"I am thinking that all it takes to make a fantasy 
become a reality are two words. Yes, Please."

Maya Stein

Remember these two words... Yes please.

It doesn't always have to be a struggle. Or a forced effort.

I like to think that the secret's secret is in the simplicity of ease.

And of trust.

Just like saying "Yes, please"...

When a dear friend asks you if you'd like another cup of coffee.

And of course, never to forget the words...

"Thank you."

It doesn't always have to be a struggle. Or a forced effort.

Try the simplicity of ease.

And "Yes, Please."

Cultivate the habit. Nurture the ritual.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Life...


"In the end these things matter most. 
How well did you love? How full did you live? How deep did you let go?"

Buddha

Imagine...


"Everything great that ever happened in this world, 
happened first in somebody’s imagination."

Astrid Lindgren


Photograph of Pipi Longstocking: Unfortunately unknown

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love and Compassion...


"I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion. 
And where it is not, that is where my work lies."

Ram Dass

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Embracing Angels...


"Do not forget to be kind to strangers, for by doing so, 
some people have embraced Angels without knowing it."

Hebrews 13:2

Because you never ever know...

Treasures are always where you least expect to find them.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Touch the Stars...


"Every fool knows you can't touch the stars. 
But it does not stop a wise man from trying."

Harry Anderson

Go on. Step out there.
Raise your hands, your heart and your head high...
And yearn to touch those stars.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Great Love...


"Not all of us can do great things, 
but we can do small things with great Love."

Mother Teresa

Monday, February 9, 2015

Delicious Ambiguity...


"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I have learned, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories  don’t  have  a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what is going to happen next. It is a delicious ambiguity."

Gilda Radner

Letting Go...


"Holding on is believing that there is only a past. 
Letting go is knowing that there is a future."

Daphne Rose Kingma

Obey...


"Obey your head. Obey your heart. 
Obey your gut. In fact, obey everything except commands."

Matt Haig​

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Make Your Life a Love Story...


"Let today be a day where you take nothing for granted. For life is fleeting, fragile and precious and can change on a whim. Say all the things you really want to say to your loved ones today, say the things you would regret should they pass on and your words remain unspoken. Rejoice, for you and they are alive today. And should you or them pass on to unknown shores, rejoice even more for you have a wonderful love story to tell."

Jackson Kiddard

Kneel at the altar of Not Knowing...


"Leave everything undefined, including yourself. 
Befriend uncertainty. Fall in love with mystery. 
Kneel at the altar of Not Knowing. 
Give your questions time to breathe. 
The answers will find you."

Jeff Foster

These words very much hold the essence of one of my favourite quotes from Rainer Maria Rilke, and possibly, that is where the inspiration was born...

But so beautifully written, so beautifully said... Rilke would have felt honoured.

And yes, these words are the words that danced with me today... And yesterday, and possibly tomorrow as well...

"Kneel at the altar of Not Knowing..."

A sacred, and holy ground to stand... Bringing out the powerful virtue of trust and faith and hope.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

You Are a Superhero...


"A Superhero is someone who invites her wisest, bravest, most alive self to come out and play. This doesn’t mean having all the answers, being unshakably strong or performing dramatic feats of heroism. It means being someone like you and someone like me. Someone who is anxious and uncertain. Someone who wants to live a juicy, full, courageous life, but doesn’t always know how. And someone who understands that vulnerability just might be the greatest superpower of all."

Andrea Scher

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Doing It All For Love...


"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice. Here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word, always doing the smaller right and doing it all for love."

St. Thérèse of Lisieux


A Queen...


"A Queen is wise. She has earned her serenity. not by having had it bestowed on her, but by having passed her tests. She has suffered and grown more beautiful because of it. She has proved she can hold her kingdom together. She has become its vision. She cares deeply about something bigger than herself. And she rules with authentic power."

Marianne Williamson


Monday, February 2, 2015

Be Brave...


"Be Brave. Without bravery, you will never know the world as richly as it longs to be known. Without bravery, your life will remain small, far smaller than you probably wanted your life to be."

Elizabeth Gilbert

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lift Your Heart...


"Refuse to fall down. If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down. If you cannot refuse to stay down, then lift your heart toward heaven, and like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled, and it will be filled. You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising. But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven."

Clarissa Pinkola Estés 

Life is Art...


"I think everything in life is art. What you do, how you dress, the way you love someone and how you talk. Your smile and your personality, what you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea, how you decorate your home, or party. Your grocery list, the food you make, how your writing looks, and the way you feel. Life is art."

Unknown 

Always remember...

Life is Art. And you are the artist.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Be Still...


"Be Still. 
The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

Ram Dass
Some call it prayer. Some call it meditation. Some call it intuition.

But in this moment, I'll simply call it the calm and the strength.

Be still.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Significance of You...


"You will feel the most significant experience, you will become ecstatic if you can feel that the whole existence needs you, that you will be missed, that if you are not here there will be a gap. You will be missed. You are not unnecessary. You are not superfluous. You have tremendous significance. Hence, love yourself. You are needed as much as the trees, as the flowers, as the birds, and as the sun, as the moon, as the stars. You have a reason to be here and you have a right to be the way you are."

Osho

Have you ever thought, that if you were not here, everything in this world would be different?

Just like the butterfly speading its wings can cause for a wind to blow thousands of miles away. Every word you speak, every step you take and every example you set, can do just the same. And you'll never know the power and the potential you have in that, until you simply trust these words. And see your purpose in that. It is why you are here. With reason.

Because life is all woven together. And nothing is without purpose.

Like a butterfly. Spread your wings. Beautifully.

Much Loves,

Angela.

"You will feel the most significant experience, you will become ecstatic if you can feel that the whole existence needs you, that you will be missed, that if you are not here there will be a gap. You will be missed. You are not unnecessary. You are not superfluous. You have tremendous significance. Hence, love yourself. You are needed as much as the trees, as the flowers, as the birds, and as the sun, as the moon, as the stars. You have a reason to be here and you have a right to be the way you are."

Osho

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Finish Each Day... And Begin Again...


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Impossible...


"Start by doing what is necessary. 
Then do what is possible. 
And suddenly you are doing the impossible."

St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I Believe in You...


"I want to get you excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now."

Virginia Satir

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Choice...


"The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, 
it is a different kind of life."

R. Buckminster Fuller

You hold the choice in your hands. And in your heart.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Your Perfect Imperfections...


"There is perfection in imperfection."

Angela Gwinner

I know I need this reminder myself today.

And I tend to think, I'm probably not the only one.

It is our little imperfections, that make us so unique.

Like no other. A one of a kind. And once in a lifetime.

Our imperfections are what make us the Mona Lisa's of the world.

And learning to love our little imperfections...

We turn the scars on our knees and hearts into beauty marks.

We turn our weaknesses into our strengths.

And we can wear them, like the jewels on our crown.

Yes, I know I need this reminder myself today.

And I tend to think, I'm probably not the only one.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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The Importance of You...


"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet. How important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of your self that you leave at every encounter with another. "

Fred Roger

Promise never to forget, how beautifully important you are.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

You Were Once Wild...


"You were once wild here. 
Don't let them tame you."

Isadora Duncan  

Wild... Beautifully wild!

Don't ever forget that...

It's in your blood. And in your nature.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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An Act of Survival...


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. 
Caring for myself is an act of survival."

Audre Lorde

Everything Happens for a Reason...


"Eventually all things fall into place. 
Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments 
and know everything happens for a reason."

Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

You. And the Ocean.


"You are not a drop in the ocean. 
You are the entire ocean in a drop."
 
Rumi 

Accept. And Then Act.


"Accept. And then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend not your enemy.  This will miraculously transform your whole life."      

Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

You Are a Soul...


"You do not have a Soul. You are a Soul. 
And you have a body."

C. S. Lewis

Maybe it's time to take a look at it like this...

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Keep it Simple


A loving and powerful reminder of the day...

Keep it simple.

Don't complicate it. Don't overwork it.

Purge it. Make space. Give it room.

Your ideas. Your heart. Your thoughts.

Keep it simple.

There is clarity in simplicity.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Surround Yourself...


"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, 
the believers and the thinkers. But most of all, 
surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, 
even when you do not see it yourself."

Edmund Lee

Understand More...


"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. 
And now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

Madame Marie Curie 

Strength and Dignity...


"She is clothed with strength and dignity 
and she laughs without fear of her future."

Proverbs 31:25

You are of strength and dignity.

A beautiful and passionate and powerful reminder...

Promise, never to forget.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Your Light... Your Beautiful Light.


"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, 
the astonishing light of your own being."

Hāfez