Build Your Own World

“Every spirit builds itself a house;

and beyond its house, a world; and
beyond its world a heaven.

Know then, that the world exists for you:

build, therefore, your own world.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every Day is the Best Day of the Year

“One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is a Surprise

“Life is a series of surprises

and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta; mawmag or mamag in the Visayan languages) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Live For Yourself

“It is easy to live for others, everybody does.

I call on you to live for yourself.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Why Do Things Change?

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes.

If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed.

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”

~ Rumi, Essential Rumi

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My Prayer

“My prayer is that before they die, all people know that they are loved”

~ Maryanne Raphael, What Mother Teresa Taught Me

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Rumi About Choices

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”

~ Rumi

A hummingbird and his flowers. The image was t...
A hummingbird and his flowers. The image was taken in San Francisco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)