“When it comes to creating lives in which we thrive, balance is what happens when all of our needs are met. It is the harmonious dance of who we truly are.” “And, that, my friends, is something we deliberately create for ourselves.” Christie Inge
“Faith: To open one’s heart unashamedly even when we are uncertain, is to truly live, to believe in what is not immediate or sure, to take faith and say: I trust in where you will bring me.” Corrine De Winter
“What we are about to undertake is an expedition together . . . Forget everything you know about yourself; forget everything that you have thought about yourself; we are going to set off as if we know nothing”. Krishnamurti
I am enough, right now, just as I am. I don’t need to pretend. I don’t need to be validated. I don’t need to play a role. I don’t need to do what’s expected. I don’t need any frills. I don’t need to prove anything. My doubts and fears are natural, and they only have power if I give them power. I am free to make choices based on what I want rather than what I fear. All I have to do is what matters to me.
“Constantly a man should reflect and ask himself, “What good thing have I done this day? The setting sun will carry with it a portion of my life.” Sarngadhara Paddhati
“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life” William Morris.
“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labour tends.” Samuel Johnson
“I would rather have a little rose
from the garden of a friend,
Than flowers strewn around my casket
When my days on earth must end.
I would rather have a living smile
From one I know is true,
Than tears around my casket,
When this world I bid adieu.
Bring me all the flowers today,
Whether pink or white or red.
I would rather have one blossom now,
Than a truckload when I’m dead.”
“Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“Let me remember that each life must follow its own course, and that what happens to other people has absolutely nothing to do with what happens to me.” Marjorie Holmes, an inspirational author and columnist often called “the patron saint of housewives”.
“In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find, because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.” Saul Bellow