quoetic possibility

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I’ve had a fascination with ‘possibility’ for more than a decade now. And, I love quotes – mainly because they inspire possibility in me. 🙂 I thought it would be fun to gather a collection of ‘possibility quotes’ and put them together into a sort-of poem. (Scroll to the very bottom of this post for the names of those credited with each of the quotes.)

Quoetic Possibility

“When nothing is certain, everything is possible.”

“Our thoughts and imaginations are the  only real limits to our possibilities.”

“Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”

“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”

“Many are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Dow you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself.”

“The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for the future.”

“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.”

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.”

“Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.”

 

* I took this photo at my friend’s cabin on Lake Koronis at sunset.

 

Quote Credits: 1. Unknown 2. Orison Swett Marden 3. Jeffrey Fry 4. Les Brown 5. Ralph Waldo Trine 6. Gifford Pinchot 7. Thich Nhat Hanh 8. Thomas Edison 9. Elizabeth David

today’s opportunity

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today’s opportunity

be still
stop striving
just for this moment
allow yourself to soften
open your heart
your mind
your body
invite the gifts of a new day
believe in the possibility that is
YOU

meaning awaits
connection with life beckons
your purpose is alive
and breathing
ready to unfold
today’s opportunity
begins with trust
in your grace
your joy
your light
SHINE!

There’s something precious to me about the beginning of a new day…the mystery of just how it will unfold. This poem came to me like a hopeful little prayer. May it inspire joy and light to fill your day. In your shining, may you find magic.

 

*  I took this photo during a morning walk with Jim along Playa La Concha in San Sebastian, Spain – a new day’s opportunity beckoning.

Music

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Music

Your words a song
Your power the beat of a drum
Your grace notes filling the air
A resounding instrument
Your song leads me
To discover
Who I want to be

My favorite word coming out of the transformational Radical Leadership retreats I attended back in 2005 is possibility. As I’ve reviewed my writings over these past dozen years, curiosity, openness, wonder and hope fill my experience.

In 2009, I began to play with the possibility (smile) of writing a book of poetry. I had a rough collection of some 25-30 poems that I titled “She Just Left Neverland: In Search of Possibility”. My journal has a description of what was happening for me at the time:

It’s coming together
These flashes, these little ideas
Hinting at something
…
Glimpses of what I can create
when I slow down
And am open in my looking
…
Through the haze
I see the possibilities shining
And leading me to action

I wrote Music about a colleague, Otema, who gave me the courage to play with my words and explore writing poetry. She was an inspiration and invitation that opened the possibility of poetry for me, and put me in action. Her early advice was so brilliant:

  1. Look for themes in what you are writing
  2. Identify your purpose in sharing
  3. Read lots of poetry
  4. Be authentic
  5. Leave spaces for the reader to fill in

In gratitude.

* I took this photo in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland in 2016.