Only Believe

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Photo: Walking through the sand dunes at Fairbourne with views across the estuary to Barmouth. [North-West Wales, September 2016]

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This morning I came across a message to myself that I had previously scribbled on a post-it:

Don’t sell yourself short.  

You can do it.  You can do anything.  

Only BELIEVE in the depths of your being.  

Live it.  Breathe it.  Act as though it already is.  

And IT WILL BE SO.

We Are Who We Believe We Are

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Photos: Winter at Trawsynydd Lake, North Wales.

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Excerpt From My Journal 12th April 2012

WE ARE WHO WE BELIEVE WE ARE.  All obstacles are only in the mind. There are no limitations apart from those the mind invents. If I believe in those limitations, if I truly believe that they are tangible and that they really do exist, then so they are, and so they do.

To believe in anything is to feed it, nourish it, strengthen it.  Believe in obstacles and they will bar the way.  Know, instead, that they are only fleeting inventions of the mind, and so they will be.

It is the lower mind that sets boundaries and puts limitations on our dreams.  The heart is forever free-thinking, willing to take chances, to live its dreams. 

We can change our destiny, and that of the world, by changing our thoughts and beliefs.  We can turn any situation around, because nothing is ever set in stone, even if it is written in the stars, and even if it has been prophesied for millennia.

A Higher Force to Guide Us

img_7295img_7338-2img_7249-2Live in the present moment to stay in the Flow of Life.  

No need to plan ahead.  Respond to life as it happens.

When we’re in the Flow of Life, we are naturally trusting in a Higher Force to guide us.

We let go of trying to control everything ourselves.

Get back in the Flow of Life where everything happens naturally at the right time.

Photos: Llyn Celyn, North Wales  October 2016

Simply BE

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“We are human beings not human doings –

so let’s start acting like it by taking the time simply to BE

and appreciate the beauty of the world.”

Richard Branson

Images: Autumn at Llyn Mair, North Wales  October 2016

The Divine Quest

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“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature.

It is Earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder

measures the depth of his own nature.”

Henry David Thoreau

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When I visited the lake at the end of October, the peace and tranquility were palpable.  I have come to love this solitude and silent communion with nature. My heart sings and my spirit dances with delight. I am a child again.

As I sat, entranced, I was reminded of the words of the Indian guru, Paramahansa Yogananda:

“Each minute of life should be a divine quest.”

This was one of those precious moments, an eternal moment frozen in time, as the world faded away and my heart soared.  

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Llyn Mair [Welsh for ‘Mary’s Lake’] is an artificial lake near Maentwrog in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. It was created in 1889 by William Edward Oakley, as a 21st birthday present for his daughter Mair.  The position of the lake, bordered with ancient oak woods, and its tranquil appearance, makes this a popular picnic site for visitors, and it is also a starting point for a number of local country walks. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llyn_Mair]

Autumn Glory at Moss Valley

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“Reading about nature is fine,

but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully,

he can learn more than what is in books,

for they speak with the voice of God.”

George Washington Carver

Images: Autumn Glory at Moss Valley, North Wales