Net of Wonder

The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.~Jacques Cousteau

From land to sea, there are many landscapes returning us to wonder and awe. Whatever the current situation, nature awaits our presence…escape to mystery within the Canvas of Life. Take a ride, a walk or a swim…no matter, nature will share the dance…

net of wonder

 

Daily Mood that Makes the Weather

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture, or an instrument of inspiration.

I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or dehumanized.

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

~Goethe

sitting in zen

Freedom Comes To Us

Freedom comes to us as we realize all that holds us back from where we truly desire to arrive.~Ani Po

I am often asked about what to do when someone keeps us from attaining our own goals. If it is a casual friend or a stranger it is pretty easy, but when it is someone close to us we often feel trapped as to making the decision that feels so right. Let it go.

We have a goal in mind, one that will lead us to happiness, but yet we fail to make the appropriate shift towards our happiness. We sacrifice our own, so that we may remain happily with those around us. Which is a greater risk? Staying miserably happy in the current situation or reaching for our own happiness? Let it go.

Stepping into the Canvas selfishly towards our own happiness. In doing so we allow those closest to decide whether our happiness is more important or keeping us in our current reality. Let it go.

waterfall

 

The Sun is New Each Day

The Sun is New Each Day.~Heraclitus

Just s the sun rises each new day, so shall we with new vibrant outlook on the day. As the sun shines, may we be reminded to shine forth throughout the day…no matter the clouds that fill our sky.

sun rising

Complimentary vs. Complementary

What a way to make someone’s day, but to pay them a compliment?! Is it compliment or complement? This was the discussion early this morning while at work. My friend Mags and I pondered this thought, as she shared a vision she had about “the source of our compliments.”

“Complement versus compliment makes a difference. le vs. li this is what they told me in my vision. What do you think this means?”

Smiling, as I knew what this meant. To pay another a compliment is to say something nice about someone, while a complement is the totality of sharing space with another and bringing their spirits up.

The Webster’s dictionary says:

Complement

Complement is a noun and verb. It also has a matching adjective,complementary. In any case, it refers to something that completes or goes well with something.

Compliment

Compliment is also a noun and a verb. It indicates the offering of praise or flattery to another person, as does the adjective complimentary.

So which is it? I think we can pay a compliment to someone, but then we run the risk of falling into the category of “small talk” or obligatory kind words…because that is what we are taught to do. However a complement, while it can be as Webster’s sates “it goes well with something,” it can be held in our intent of the connection with another.

If we complement someone, then we are adding value to their day as we connect with them on a more soulful level. A compliment can be regarded as superficial while a complement is much deeper rooted to the soul.

It is more important to pay a complement than a compliment.~Ani Po

Stepping into the Canvas today, we make an effort to complement someone. As we add value to their day, we add value to our own. It is a win-win combination as we bare our soul to another, receiving theirs in return.

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Beauty is God’s Handwriting

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Again we are reminded to see with eyes of Spirit…not of flesh. For the flesh shall leave images distorted and dis-configured, whilst Spirit shall leave it perfectly imperfect. In all the varying colors we are witnessed to…beauty remains…

beauty is God's Handwriting

 

 

Through Great Excitation

It is my soul through great excitation, which paints the Canvas of Life.~Ani Po

While we can choose any color or media to contrast our Canvas of Life, we are the eyes which sees happiness in its purest of forms. Likewise it is our own passion that brings forth the music…allowing our soul to Dance with Inspiration…

through great excitation