September 2004

The Art of Becoming Yourself

by Leonie Dawson on September 30, 2004







The truth is we all ache.

We all have growing pains

and wonder if we are

okay and enough and loved.



The thing is – we are.

Really.



Without the silver shoes

and leopard print sheets.

We are enough without

all the things we buy

to make us much more

than we are or need to be.



We are simple

and complex

and rare.

As is.



~ Sabrina Ward Harrison

Flick through her beautiful new book here


words

by Leonie Dawson on September 30, 2004





Me at the kitchen window. Looking in, looking out.

Stillness within one individual can affect society beyond measure.

- Bede Griffiths




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To live lightheartedly but not recklessly;

to be gay without being boisterous;

to be courageous without being bold;

to show trust and cheerful resignationwithout fatalism

~ this is the art of living.



- Jean De La Fontaine



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What Is the Purpose of Your Life?



The purpose of life is to know and experience complete joy. Each person uses different strategies to experience joy.

An artist feels joy painting all day.

A singer feels joy singing.

A dancer feels joy when dancing.

In these cases, painting, singing and dancing are strategies for experiencing and feeling joy. Be open and willing to learn and uncover what would bring joy to you, in all areas of your life.

Realize that every vibration you offer creates your future. Become more deliberate about what you are vibrating. Begin to make decisions based on how things make you feel. Soon you’ll be paying more attention to just how many negative feelings you are willing to tolerate. This is true self-care.

Identify what makes you feel good and do more of it.

Collated from Daily Guru, Follow Your Dreams and Gratefulness

A new perspective

by Leonie Dawson on September 30, 2004





Farewell and death

are only different descriptions

for a new beginning and life




All that you are leaving behind

you will find again – in different shape and form.

Tibetan Wisdom