Believe in the impossible and see where it can take you in life. This degree of optimism will serve you well – stretching you beyond your own self-imposed limitations to discover new places of growth and attainment. The world constantly offers up many opportunities for us to pursue, many possibilities to achieve and it is up to us to step up to the mark, to face the challenge or risk a lesser life of restriction.   

“ I know a gentleman poet

who writes in the high old way –

Master of form from Han and Wei

Or new style modeled on the T’ang

With elegant strokes, he quietly composes

Deftly adding images to startle.

But he hasn’t learned to speak from the heart

All wasted! Though he writes all night long.”

Ryokan

Thought….

Look after your health – number one priority. Your body needs looking after, it needs nourishing and it needs you to be present in it. We often get too preoccupied with busy activity and forget all about trying to maintain balance, then it could be a slippery slope into illness. Be careful, be mindful….    

Thought….

Deliberately cultivate social relationships; go out and make an effort to meet new people. Be prepared to cast a wide net and see what happens. People are more than important to our individual lives, they are vital and it’s good to recognize this reality. 

          LOVE CAN ONLY BE KEPT BY BEING GIVEN AWAY

“A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found:

for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough

to make us happy. There is a false and momentary happiness in self –

satisfaction, but it always leads to sorrow because it narrows and

deadens our spirit. True happiness is found in unselfish love, a love

which increases in proportion as it is shared. There is no end to the

sharing of love, and therefore, the potential happiness of such love

is without limit.”

                                  THOMAS MERTON

“Love your joy, go against the grain. Don’t be made timid by worried rejection. Let nature’s curious wisdom fill you. Let the world’s mystical heritage guide you. Paint your canvases, play your tunes.”

Sir Thomas More

“Love your joy, go against the grain. Don’t be made timid by worried rejection. Let nature’s curious wisdom fill you. Let the world’s mystical heritage guide you. Paint your canvases, play your tunes.”

Sir Thomas More