“You have to become very still and listen while your inner voice – the very essence of you – tells you who you are. You’ll know you’ve found it when every cell in your body practically vibrates; when you’re filled up by what you’re doing instead of being drained by it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. ~Toni MorrisonExcess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. ~W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up, 1938I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it…. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back. ~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982

lotus-782973_1280On the bathing-tub of King T’ang the following words were engraved: “If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation.” ~Confucian AnalectsThe difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~Jimmy Johnson
“I’ve come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way.” – Marianne Williamson
“Intuition is the spontaneous appearance of knowledge: a new idea, the solution to a problem, a clear sense of where to go or what to do next. (It occurs) in the absence of sufficient background or information to think one’s way to that conclusion.” – Rev. Mary Murray Shelton
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We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~Ray Bradbury
Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you’re tired, go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand. ~Bruce Lee
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. ~Sarah Bernhardt