Your Inspiration For 08 March 2017

Some inspiration to guide you along your day for 09 March 2017…BE INSPIRED today!

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If we train ourselves to reach for a snack or pick up the phone to text-message whenever we feel frightened or bored, this is definitely training. The next time we feel uncomfortable we will also tend to reach for some comfort outside ourselves, eventually establishing a deeply ingrained habit, another brick in the wall of our mental prison.

—Gaylon Ferguson, “Fruitless Labor

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No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts

When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere. An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

You want to know about anybody? See what books they read, and how they’ve been read…
Keri Hulme

When a distraught mother asked [the Buddha] to heal the dead child she carried in her arms, he did not perform a miracle, but instead instructed her to bring him a mustard seed from a house where no one had ever died. She returned from her search without the seed, but with the knowledge that death is universal.

—The Buddha, “Who is the Buddha?

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I love Rumi…

Inspiration for the Day: Try to pay attention to your intentions.

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The Robins Have Returned

“When Spring returns, the Earth becomes a child who recites poetry.”

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Shot on 06 March 2017 in Olean, NY by Serene View Photography

When Spring returns, the Earth becomes a child who recites poetry.

There’s a reason we “start singing that old sweet song when that red robin comes bob bob bobbing along.”

Foremost, the red robin is a portent of spring. Robins are one of our first visual signs from the animal kingdom that the return of warmth is on its way after a long winter haul. This is a time for celebration! Bird song returns to the skies, little buds on trees are ready to burst open, and the spring flowers are poised for blooming. At long last we can put away our coats and mittens; the first red robin has been sighted!

The red robin reminds us it’s time to shake the sleepiness out of our head (both figuratively and literally), get alert, get moving, and start enjoying life! Spring has sprung, tides have turned, and no matter how crummy or grey our world has been it is time for new beginnings! Enjoy the bright road ahead because it’s only going to get brighter!

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Shot on 06 March 2017 in Olean, NY by Serene View Photography

 

Not only is the robin a promise of new beginnings with the new cycle of spring in our midst, it carries symbolic meanings of cheer, joviality and light-heartedness. We can see this in the spring of the robin’s step, and it reminds us of that wonderful song I quoted in the intro of this post. The song also hails the message: “Live, love, laugh and be happy” and that is precisely what the symbolic meaning of the red robin tells us too.

Your Inspiration For 05 March 2017

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Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

– Og Mandino

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

– Aristophanes

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Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.

– Phil Jackson

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