Feeling Weary or Too Ordinary? These Quotes are for You

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Each of us is an artist, capable of conceiving and creating a vision from the depths of our being.
~ Dorothy Fadiman

Whatever your vision, by taking small steps to make it happen, you are an artist. Whether your vision is to raise confident children, to run a successful business, be kind, model integrity, or make the world’s most beautiful toilet brush you are an artist as long as you add to the picture each day (or almost each day, we all have bum ones).

We are full of rhythms . . . our pulse, our gestures, our digestive tracts, the lunar and seasonal cycles. ~ Yehudi Menuhin, musician

Never forget your connection to the Earth’s rhythm, and that you also have a personal beat to march to. We stop feeling connected to the world when moving out of our natural step, whether racing to get things done, or not getting enough done.

Some people have a quick, persistent internal rhythm, others are steady and measured, and some people’s rhythm is more of a flow, as a slow river. You will not be at peace living outside your personal pace, whatever it is. This is one of the things that make you a unique individual.

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful things: that is enough for one person’s life. ~ T.S. Eliot

Not everyone becomes famous or wealthy by being useful, courageous, and appreciating beauty (darn). Yet, we all become enriched in mind, heart, soul, or spirit by these three actions.

If scientists and mystics are right, and everything is energy, we must do the things that support and raise our own. Beauty, courage, and service (however you interpret them) are universally uplifting, available by choice, and enough to fulfill a life.

Many times we will get more ideas and better ideas in two hours of creative loafing than in eight hours at a desk. ~ Wilfred Peterson

You are smart and wise enough to define creative loafing for yourself, and you should come up with your own definition. Your creative loafing may look quite different from someone else’s. However you loaf, there is one thing required of all loafers. Though you will have thoughts while on-the-loaf, don’t think about them.

Let your mind be a thought drop-in center. Let them come and go. If some of your ideas are worthy of remembrance, write them down, then let them go.

As long as I continue to hear “normal” people telling me I am too childish, I know I’m doing just fine. ~ Wayne Dyer

We can be responsible adults and still be curious, try things we are not good at, act silly, and see the best in people. A childlike adult is open and likes to explore without necessarily getting anywhere.

Normal is you being authentic, and authentic is acknowledging how you feel, what you think, what you like or don’t like. People who achieve this kind of honesty are also in touch with their childlike wonder because they have nothing to hide.

Sometimes your light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. ~ Albert Schweitzer

It’s true that we need to borrow a spark plug from others now and again. That also means we are each, at different times that regenerating spark for someone else. When others lifted your spirits, weren’t you relieved and grateful? It is not a small thing to ignite another soul. Without this sharing humans would have been lost in darkness long ago.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The next time life feels overwhelming, frustrating, or stupid, let your attention float down to heart level and rest there. Your heart has its own way of seeing that cannot be forced. It requires only the presence of your attention. If you find yourself upset again, let your attention float back down to the heart again, and again.

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. ~ Richard Fenman, physicist

You are part of nature’s entire tapestry. The rhythm and patterns of nature are in your body, in each cell. It is not possible to be separate from this as long as you live. You might feel separate, but feelings are not facts; you belong.


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