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Imagine immensities. Begin now.

inspirational quotes of the imagination

In sacred waters, her element. Reverie Magazine | Photo by Erich McVey

Happy New Moon dear ones. It is time to notice the seeds that are sprouting in our consciousness, in our hearts, and in our spaces. So much is possible..Here are some thoughtful articles that sparked my imagination with poetic words on beauty, flow, healing, collaboration, tree wisdom and more:

Spark your imagination
soulful quotes

This is the year of the snake! Ax+Apple Spring 2013 | Photographed & hand painted by Alexandra Valenti. Via Prism Of Threads

Imagine immensities
Aglow. Soulful quotes

Cosmic Flowing Skirt | Photo embroidery by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Via literary jukebox:

Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.
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If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.

Debbie Millman in Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design

Begin now
Here is some magic. Whoosh! --> adalyn's party trick 2 by hollie-o, via Flickr

Here is some magic. Whoosh! | Adalyn’s party trick 2 by hollie-o, via Flickr

Until one is committed there is hesitancy:
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all aspects of initiative and creation
there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which
kills countless ideas and and splendid plans;
That the moment one definitely commits oneself
then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
That would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision
raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen
incidents and meetings and material assistance
which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

~ W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

feminine space in nature

At home in nature. Photo by Emily Soto

I love that we have a whole month dedicated to poetry. I will be posting a poem a day until the end of the month. What will you incline your heart toward? What seeds of trust will you nourish in the garden of your heart? Life blooms in her own time. As Pema Chodron reminds us: “When there is a great dissapointment, we don’t know if that is the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure.” Here is to seeing the beauty that is already here. May it instill in us the commitment, boldness, and courage to steadily work for our life-sustaining dreams and desires. 

Blessed be,

The art of Intimacy

“Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue.” ~ Osho

Indeed, we thrive when we experience a dialogue with all life. This dialogue is an exchange, enlivened by intimacy, the kind that fills you with trust, curiosity and real engagement. A certain intimacy with the objects that surrounds us, the people we come into contact with, the art we create, the gifts we explore and the spaces we inhabit.

May 12, 2012 | continue reading →