February~ Daily Inspiration

Began sending these out daily starting February 6th . . .Blue Crystal Storm

“For a relationship to stay alive, love alone is not enough. Without
imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, boredom. Relationships fail
not because we have stopped loving but because we first stopped
imagining.”

– James Hillman

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“The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when it’s time to thrive. Get out of survival mode. New habits. New Life.”
~Ebonee Davis

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“Then he began to think of all the things Christopher Robin would want to tell him
when he came back from wherever he was going to, and how muddling it would be
for a Bear of Very Little Brain to try and get them right in his mind.
‘So, perhaps,’ he said sadly to himself, ‘Christopher Robin won’t tell me anymore,’
and he wondered if being a faithful Knight meant that you just went on being faithful
without being told things.”

~A. A. Milne

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“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, “Let there be light!”
And there was light.
There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”

~Ellen DeGeneres

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“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space
with other stars all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty”.

~John Muir of the Mountains

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“Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.”

-Terry Pratchett

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“Up at dawn, the dewy freshness of the hour,
the morning rapture of the birds,
the daily miracle of sunrise,
set her heart in tune,
and gave her Nature’s most healing balm.”

~ Louisa May Alcott

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“God of the Wild, you are different from what I expected. I cannot predict you. You are too free to be captured for the sake of my understanding. I can’t find you in the sentimentalism of religion. You are everywhere I least expect to find you. You are not the force that saves me from the pain of living; you are the force that brings me life even in the midst of pain.”

“Humility is not a virtue one puts on nor is it another object of ambition. It is simple honesty, an untouched picture of yourself. Humility is the appreciation of gifts and acceptance of limitations. Cling tenaciously to humility, see clearly who you are and live accordingly.”
~ Adolfo Quezada

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“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large
–- I contain multitudes.”

– Walt Whitman

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“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all.
Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.
So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them
they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows
it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices,
but still, the place where you live is that much more drab
and empty for their departure.”

– Stephen King

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“Some days, a beautiful sunset with your best friend can be one of the most peaceful and relaxing meditations of the day”

~ Charles M. Shultz

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“Whether we know it or not, we transmit the presence of everyone we have ever known, as though by being in each other’s presence we exchange our cells, pass on some of our life force, and then we go on carrying that person in our body, not unlike springtime when certain plants in fields we walk through attach their seeds in the form of small burrs to our socks, our pants, our caps, as if to say, ‘Go on, take us with you, carry us to root in another place.’ This is how we survive long after we are dead. This is why it is important who we become, because we pass it on.”
– Natalie Goldberg

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“An integrated person is not a person who’s simply eliminated the sense of guilt or the sense of anxiety from his life – who’s fearless and wooden and a kind of sage of stone. He’s a person who feels all these things, but has no recrimination against himself for feeling them. And this is to my mind a profound kind of humor.”
– Alan Watts

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“It is not until you rhyme with a person that makes you their perfect match, it is when you are satisfied with each others peculiarities and find jewels in their loopholes.”
– Michael Bassey Johnson

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“We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world…. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of power, but to use well the kind you’ve been granted.”
― Susan Cain

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“Arriving daffodils will make no sound, will blow no trumpets.
Beauty returns to Earth, devoid of noise, devoid of clamor.
Now it lifts its head
epitome of stillness and of poise
and in unbroken silence all is said.”
– Fanny De Groot Hastings

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“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.”
– Ernest Hemingway

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“The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.”
-Alphonse Mucha

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“I had nothing to
offer anybody except
my own confusion.”

– Jack Kerouac

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“I can’t give you
a sure fire formula for
success, but I can give you
a formula for failure:
try to please everybody
all the time.”

– Herbert Bayard Swope

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” Courage …
does not only
entail standing
and speaking …
…. the truth without fear.

It also entails ….
sitting and listening …

…. without arrogance
to someone else
…. speaking the truth. ”
– Habib Ali al- Jifri

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“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are
the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage
not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

– Paulo Coelho

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“You are here for a reason. The Creator has given you a task.
It is not for you to decide if you are afraid or if you are too small …
it is a gift and an obligation.”

—Kent Nerburn

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