Friday, April 17, 2015

may this dress bring us focus and clarity . . .

Realize deeply 
that the present moment is all you ever have. 
Make the Now 
the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

May this dress bring us strength and clarity . . .

“Be kind, 
for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
Plato

The below text appeared on my facebook timeline yesterday which I 'shared' for the friend who posted it, and for all of us who have been in this place or who are currently in this place. 
This morning I realized I needed to share the post (a bit edited) here, as a dailydress inspiration because we all need to be reminded of the struggles seen and unseen.
For all my friends, whether close or casual, just because . . .
"This is one of the longest posts I will ever make, and one of the most real too. Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. Just something to think about.

Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and help me?

Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile to see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--let's start an intentional avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now."
So today be mindful of all; you!!, those around you, friends, strangers. Practice compassion and self-compassion. Be kind to everyone, yourself included, because you don't know who is having family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just needs to know that someone cares!!! 
Practice kindness for all of us, for nobody is immune. 


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

may this dress remind us to live our own personal truths . . .

new dresscard design
What lies before us and what lies behind us are 
small matters compared 
to what lies within us. 
And when we bring what is within 
out into the world, 
miracles happen. 

Henry David Thoreau

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Monday, April 13, 2015

May this dress remind us to like ourselves because we are LOVED!! XX


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, 

and liking how you do it.”

 Maya Angelou



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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Today let us remember to take our time on our own personal journeys . . .

'discover . . .' scratchboard

“O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!”



In Issa's time, to climb Mount Fuji was thought to be a sacred pilgrimage and each person would climb it, or smaller replicas, in their own time, at their own pace.
In reference to current times, this haiku reminds us that there is no correct speed for which to live our life.  There is no prescribed pace for which to achievement enlightenment.  
We are all on our own spiritual quest with our own personal speed.  
However in this world of social media and the rat race mentality it is too easy to compare yourself with others, feeling as though you are not good enough, or not going fast enough.  But your personal growth is not a race, it is for you and only you to explore, climb, discover on your own terms.  

So for today, stop judging yourself in terms of others and embrace your personal journey.  
See if, for today, you can sit back and observe what is your pace; the pace that allows you to breathe and feel peaceful and calm?!? 

namaste ~


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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Remember you are beautiful, you are beauty!!

#fromthelandofdragons


"All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection. Your wounds and imperfections are your beauty. Like the broken pottery mended with gold, we are all Kintsugi. Its philosophy and art state that breakage and mending are honest parts of a past which should not be hidden. Your wounds and healing are a part of your history; a part of who you are. Every beautiful thing is damaged. You are that beauty; we all are." — Bryant McGill

I love how the universe works . . .

here is a wonderful and (for me) incredibly timely quote that Ginger Armstrong​ shared on FB and that I had not read before.  She posted it with one of my #fromthelandofdragons photos & now I wish to share with this lovely group!  There seems like a beautiful interrelationship in the sharing of inspiration! Thx Ginger!


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Blessing


Spring Blessing

One day you wake up
able to name the weight 
you’ve been carrying.
Realizing it’s not part of your body or your being,
not essential in any way to journeying or joy,
you set it down gently, without fanfare
in the long soft grass at the side of the road
and walk on
surprised to find yourself
smiling in the warm sun
for no particular reason.
 Oriah Houser © 2015


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Monday, April 6, 2015

May this dress remind us of our inner strength . . .


“You may encounter many defeats, 
but you must not be defeated. 
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, 
so you can know who you are,
what you can rise from, 
how you can still come out of it.” 


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Sunday, April 5, 2015

may this dress remind us of miracles . . . Happy Easter!!


“There are only two ways to live your life. 
One is as though nothing is a miracle. 
The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

May this dress bring us confidence and perseverance . . .


“Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that? 
We must have perseverance and, 
above all, confidence in ourselves. 
We must believe that 
we are gifted for something, 
and that this thing, 
at whatever cost, must be attained.” 


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