Friday, March 27, 2015

This Hour. That Person. Your Work.


"The most important hour is always the present. 
The most significant person is precisely the one sitting across from you right now. 
The most necessary work is always love."

Meister Eckhart

Monday, March 23, 2015

This is Your Life...


"Take a stand and speak your truth. Realize you are worthy of being loved and do not let anyone treat you less than. It is up to you to respect and protect your spirit. This is your life and your journey, make the best of it. Do not let anyone stand in the way of your happiness."

Melanie Koulouris

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cherry Trees...


"I want to do to you what Spring does with the cherry trees."

Pablo Neruda



Because, these are simply the most beautiful words ever written...

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

By the Grace of God, I Will...


"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will." 

Edward Everett Hale

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Do Something Wonderful...


"Do something wonderful. 
People may imitate it."

Albert Schweitzer

Be the muse and the inspiration... Take the lead.

Much Loves,

Angela.

"If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer is always no. If you do not step forward, you are always in the same place."

Nora Roberts

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ask. Step Forward. Dare.


"If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer is always no. If you do not step forward, you are always in the same place."

Nora Roberts

Friday, February 27, 2015

Understanding Life...


"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I did not understand the assignment. And I told them they did not understand life."

John Lennon

You are Beautiful...


"You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. 
And you are beautiful."

Amy Bloom

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


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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