Sunday, December 30, 2012

the story of two wolves

One day an old Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson. He said, "There are two wolves fighting inside all of us - the wolf of fear and hate, and the wolf of love and peace."
The grandson listened, then looked up at his grandfather and asked, "Which one will win?"
The grandfather replied, "The one we feed."

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The imperfect attracts us :: Paulo Coelho

Beauty exists not in sameness but in difference.

Who could imagine a giraffe without its long neck or a cactus without its spines?
The irregularity of the mountain peaks that surround us is what makes them so imposing. If we tried to make them all the same, they would no longer command our respect.

It is the imperfect that astonishes and attracts us.

When we look at a cedar tree, we don’t think: ‘The branches should be all the same length.’
We think: ‘How strong it is.’

When we see a snake, we never say: ‘He is crawling along the ground, while I am walking with head erect.’
We think: ‘He might be small, but his skin is colourful, his movements elegant, and he is more powerful than me.’

When the camel crosses the desert and takes us to the place we want to reach, we never say: ‘He’s humpbacked and has ugly teeth.’

We think: ‘He deserves my love for his loyalty and help. Without him, I would never be able to explore the world.’

A sunset is always more beautiful when it is covered with irregularly shaped clouds, because only then can it reflect the many colours out of which dreams and poetry are made. 

Pity those who think: ‘I am not beautiful. That’s why Love has not knocked at my door.’
In fact, Love did knock, but when they opened the door, they weren’t prepared to welcome Love in.

They were too busy trying to make themselves beautiful first, when, in fact, they were fine as they were.
They were trying to imitate others, when Love was looking for something original.

They were trying to reflect what came from outside, forgetting that the brightest light comes from within.

Friday, December 28, 2012

In the middle of my Heart

"In the middle of my Heart,
a star appeared,
and the seven heavens were lost
in its brilliance."


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

merely a strand in it

"Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
Chief Seattle, Suquamish Tribe

Thursday, December 20, 2012

and what is it to work with love?

"And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart,
even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.
It is to build a house with affection,
even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.
It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy,
even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.
It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit,
And to know that all the blessed dead
are standing about you and watching."

Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

give a little love :: Rilo Kiley

love and compassion :: Dalai Lama

"By implementing the practice of love and compassion, we will naturally live a non-violent way of life. Helping others and not harming them is the work of non-violence. We need to develop love, compassion and forgiveness to develop inner peace and that naturally gives rise to non-violent conduct."
Dalai Lama

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

take hold

Take hold of your own life.
See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
Watch existence,
listen to the existence and become part of it.


Monday, December 17, 2012

cultivating joy

Assume that your drive to experience pleasure isn't a barrier to your spiritual growth, but is in fact essential to it.

Proceed on the hypothesis that cultivating joy can make you a more ethical and compassionate person.

Imagine that feeling good has something important to teach you every day.

What might you do differently from what you do now?
Rob Brezsny

Sunday, December 16, 2012


laughter :: good for you!
pain reliever
stress reliever
internal massage
releases endorphins
lowers blood pressure
boosts immune system
speeds recovery
it feels great!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Water, Consciousness & Intent

Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto

Dr. Masaru Emoto undertook extensive research of water around the planet. At length he realized that it was in the frozen crystal form that water showed us its true nature through. He has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Every Pull Draws Us To The Ocean

“From the urgent way lovers want each other 
to the seeker’s search for truth, 
all moving is from the mover. 
Every Pull Draws Us To The Ocean.”


Thursday, December 13, 2012

‎"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
image via

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

spread the love

(watermark does not appear on notecards & postcards)
spread the love & resurrect the fine art of letter writing!
why wait?  express your love freely & often.  it can change the world

full colour photo note card suitable for framing
blank inside
with blank white envelope

5.5" x 4.25" (horizontal)
professionally printed
100% recycled (post consumer waste) card stock
linen finish

still believe :: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” 
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

the language of G*d

"Laughter is the language of G*d.  And we can all live happily ever laughter."

Yakov Smirnoff

*Happy Hanukkah*

love :: John Lennon

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

Friday, December 7, 2012

have you ever been loved? :: Rob Brezsny

Have you ever been loved? I bet you have been loved so much and so deeply that you have become blasé about the enormity of the grace it confers.

So let me remind you: To be loved is a privilege and prize equivalent to being born. If you're smart, you pause regularly to bask in the astonishing knowledge that there are many people out there who care for you and want you to thrive and hold you in their thoughts with fondness.

Animals, too: You have been the recipient of their boundless affection. The spirits of allies who've left this world continue to send their tender regards, as well. Do you "believe" in angels and other divine beings? Whether or not you do, I can assure you that there are hordes of them beaming their uncanny consecrations your way. You are awash in torrents of love.

As tremendous a gift it is to get love, giving love is an equal boon. Many scientific studies demonstrate that whenever you bestow blessings on other people, you bless yourself. Expressing practical compassion not only strengthens your immune system and bolsters your health, but also promotes self-esteem, enhances longevity, and stimulates tranquility and even euphoria. As the scientists say, we humans are hardwired to benefit from altruism.

What's your position on making love? Do you regard it as one of the nicer fringe benefits of being alive? Or are you more inclined to see it as a central proof of the primal magnanimity of the universe? I'm more aligned with the latter view.

Imagine yourself in the fluidic blaze of that intimate spectacle right now. Savor the fantasy of entwining bodies and hearts and minds with an appealing partner who has the power to enchant you. What better way do you know of to dwell in sacred space while immersed in your body's delight? To commune with the Divine Wow while having fun? To tap into your own deeper knowing while at the same time gazing into the mysterious light of a fellow creature?
Rob Brezsny

Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

bloom like flowers

"The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers." 
Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, December 2, 2012

love on fire

This piece is made up of approximately 2,500 match sticks and a total of 24 hours. The board is a reclaimed art board / plywood. It was previously used as a glueing surface. The type is hand drawn.
Love on fire represents romance and passion or destructions and jealousy.  It is raw and gritty.

love is waiting :: the carnival band