Sunday, June 04, 2006

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Words that spoke to me this week...

The Bhagavad Gita--that ancient Indian Yogic text--says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection. ~Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

...and though the questions that have assailed us all day remain--not a single answer has been found--walking out now into the silence and the light under the trees, and through the fields, feels like one.~Mary Oliver, First Snow

All enjoying is your best gift to your self.~SARK, the June 4th message in Living Juicy

Poetry has an interesting function. It helps people be where they are.~Gary Snyder

To experience a place I need to walk in it as often as I can.~Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, Poemcrazy...and I think she means the places within as well as the places of this world.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Irene said...

these words speak to me too. thanks for sharing.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Mmmm...you have been listening in good company!

2:48 AM  
Blogger Rainbow dreams said...

Thanks for sharing these -

"To experience a place I need to walk in it as often as I can"

how reassuring when I seem to tread old ground over and over again!

Am loving your space here, you write so beautifully,thankyou

4:21 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I adore this picture...I want to jump inside of it! And these words are great! I'm about to leave my house for the day...what a great way to start the morning! Thank you!

5:43 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

This picture rocks! Wow, what a stunning home. I loved your words too...well the words that inspired you this week.
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6:01 AM  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

i mentioned that elizabeth gilbert quote a while back when i read her book...how powerful is that? i keep thinking of this quote over and over when i need a reminder to just be me.

check your mailbox today! hopefully you'll have a treat waiting for you.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Star said...

I love the Elizabeth Gilbert quote and am anxious to get into this book. Five others await my attention before I reach it, however.

Is that your house?

8:02 AM  
Blogger megg said...

What a post today - every single word has something to think about. Thank you.

P.S. I'm just finished Eat Pray Love - what a BOOK!! WHich place would you go tomorrow if you could? I don't think I could pick. (tonight I'd probably pick the medicine man's porch in Bali - I would love one of his paintings!!)

xo

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Beansprout said...

Thanks for all these great words and your kind comment on my blog. Just what I needed as I try my best simply to "hang on" today.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

WOW the first and last one's hit me in the perfect place.

Terrific.

Love and hugs to you!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

OK, that's it. I am going to have to buy a copy of Poemcrazy.

8:40 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

I was just going to write what Lynn said...hmmm...

Alexandra was just telling me about Elizabeth Bishop this weekend. I need to read this book! thank you for sharing these quotes my dear.

11:28 PM  
Blogger BendingPeak said...

These quotes spoke to me today. Thank you for sharing these bits of inspiration.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Your photo is of your front door? Can I come in?

11:51 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

what a nice portrait of the places you have been! :)

2:06 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Glamorous Jo said...

Beautiful photo......

7:56 PM  

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