If You Believe

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“Once upon a time you believed in Love and Magic.
Then, one day, you stopped. That’s why you never found it.
You stopped listening to what you felt. You need to fix that….
Just remember –
Playing it safe is a very risky business….
It’s what you say ‘YES’ to that determines your life.
The ‘NO’S just lead NO – where.”

[From the film “If You Believe”]

To Waste My Heart on Fear No More

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“May I have the courage, today, to live the life that I would love,

to postpone my dream no longer, but do at last what I came here for,

and waste my heart on fear no more.”

John O’Donohue

Image: Sunset over Mykonos, Greek Islands.

Heavens Embroidered Cloths

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Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths

En-wrought with golden and silver light

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light

I would spread the cloths under your feet

 

But I, being poor, have only my dreams

I have spread my dreams under your feet

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

I had an amazing experience paddling in the sea, on an almost deserted beach, with the sun setting over the Lleyn Peninsula. As it set, the almost-full moon rose behind me. I could have stayed there all night. Such awe-inspiring beauty stirring my heart.

Images: Sunset at Black Rock Beach, N W Wales  15th August, 2016

Pursue Only Those Things That Capture Your Heart

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January.  The first month of a new year.  The perfect time for new beginnings and a fresh start.  Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I intend it to be the catalyst to a fantastically fulfilling future, one where I will live the grandest vision of myself and where I will inspire and give hope to others.   This will be me making my stamp on the world by following my heart and living my dreams, thereby fulfilling my destiny, a true living legacy.

“Certain things catch your eyes,

but pursue only those that capture your heart.”

Old Indian Wisdom

Behold All Things Have Become New

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This morning at 3am, I awoke to some words resounding in my head:

“Behold, all things have become new!!”

A new day breaks, a new year dawns – heralding new beginnings, a clean slate, a fresh start, new hopes and dreams. And absolutely no regrets!

I previously observed life through negative eyes and I dwelt on that negativity – on all the things that were wrong in the world. And what we focus upon….grows!

It’s all a matter of perception – we see what we expect to see, what we’ve been conditioned to see. But we can change our perception. We can start to look for the best in everything and everyone.

I’ve had a mind makeover, and the seeds of beauty have been planted therein. I see the world through ‘new’ eyes, since I started to look at life through a lens. It’s like a spotlight on the natural world. I see beauty everywhere and in everyone. I dwell on it, focus on it, and I watch it grow- beauty springing up everywhere I look!!

“Change yourself to change your world.
Change your thoughts, your attitudes and your beliefs,
and your world will change accordingly.”

Wishing you all a beauty-filled 2015.