to live by

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I love inspiring quotes. Especially short ones that make a bold statement. I have a collection of them and picked a handful that I find worthy of living by.

  1.  Be the change that you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  2. As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
  3. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.  ~Will Garcia
  4. The quieter you become, the more you can hear. ~Ram Dass
  5. Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. ~Earl Gray Stevens
  6. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~Dr. Wayne Dyer
  7. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  8. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. ~H. Jackson Browne
  9. Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck
  10. Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. ~Michael Jordon

 

Do you have a favorite quote? What core ideas do you live by? Is there an inspirational idea that you want to carry into the new year?

 

* I took this photo last summer in Bellinzona Switzerland at Castle Montebello.

What’s waiting

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Invited to open

To what’s waiting

There under the old

 

Have you ever had a sense that something significant is happening in your life, although there’s really nothing noteworthy you can point to that reveals what’s actually unfolding? I have this sense that something special is emerging from what has come before. There’s a part of me that wants to move into action, to find answers, to be doing something, anything, to nail things down. And, there’s a part of me that knows the path lies in going slow, embracing life’s flow, in listening, and in simply being with what is, open and accepting. I’m doing my best to listen to the latter.

 

* I took this photo of a morning glory late one morning in Lugano Switzerland, walking down from Chiesa Santa Maria del Sasso toward toward Lake Maggiore. I’ve included a couple of other photos featuring that walk (a boat on the lake, the church).