Sep 30, 2008

Seek Out Vitality

cunjevoi lily, originally uploaded by omnia.

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

James Truslow Adams

Painting: Cityscape, Diebenkorn

Sep 28, 2008

First, Imagine Joy

"Stone Houses," Andy Goldsworthy, Metropolitan Museum, originally uploaded by thomwatson

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Images: Sculptures by - Andy Goldsworthy

Sep 24, 2008

Yes You, Come Blossom

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

Image: Georgia O'Keefe

Sep 21, 2008

Conscious Connections

"Did you know...that when you walk past a flower, whether it be in
somebody's garden or on a vacant hillside, the flower will always smile at you. The most polite way to respond, I've been told, is to cheerfully return the smile."

Ron Atchinson

Sep 14, 2008

Life Workmanship

It is always possible to make the workmanship of one's life surpass the materials.

Ovid Remix.

Image: Chagall
Stained Glass by Kota

Sep 13, 2008

Blissful Faith

Where there is Faith, there is Love; Where there is Love; there is Peace; Where there is Peace; there is God; Where there is God; there is Bliss.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Images: Kandinsky

Pear by HojPoj

Sep 10, 2008

Taking Good Time

Everyday offers us the chance to spend a bit of time crafting our joyful calm in the world.

Images: Yarn Painting by
Jose Benitez Sanchez
Wall Mural - Women's Building San Francisco

Sep 9, 2008

Choosing Your Way

vintage children book, originally uploaded by balavenise.

We, who lived in concentration camps, can remember the men who walked through the huts of others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a [person], but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Viktor Frankl

Illustration by K. Ovchinnikov

Tulip Flower: A Dream Path for Anyone by Sampath Madall

Sep 7, 2008

Work Your Joy

Rangoli for Festival, originally uploaded by Kamala L.

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

James Lang Allen

Sep 6, 2008

Butterfly Gentle

originally uploaded by -UnSeEn.

Kindness should be the natural rule of life, of living, and being. Often we practice kindness with others, but forget to treat ourselves kindly. Take time to be gently kind to yourself today.

Buddha Remix

Sep 5, 2008

Conscious Up

Look Up. Your conscious peace is there.

Look Within. Your conscious peace is there as well.

Image: Skyspace of James Turrell
Mandala by Photocomix

Sep 4, 2008

Perfect Planning

Be realistic: Plan for a miracle

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Images: By Realeoni

Sep 3, 2008

Day of Hope

DAY OF HOPE abstract painting, originally uploaded by RegiaArt.

It is not always possible to make sense of the world. But it is always possible to find hope and to practice peaceful calm. Engaging in a little creative joy is one pathway to feelings of hope and peace.

Image 2: Paul Klee

Sep 1, 2008

In Pursuit of Now

Rainbow drops, originally uploaded by jodi_tripp.

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Guillame Apollinaire

Glass Image: Chihuly