There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.Edith WhartonSometimes you can not be the light, there is nothing wrong, all our energies can get depleted. Sometimes though you are in the presence of light and love and hope. After that you can not do anything but shine that light around you, reflecting and hopefully lighting it again inside you.
“I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. “
I wanted to share this picture that came out better than expected. My hands were shaking and my focus kept blurring but somehow it came out. No tripod available it was just a game of clicking until a snap could be taken between the blur.
“Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about your pathway to the future, but all there will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear.
So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying, I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it — please! (applause) And if it doesn’t happen for you right away, it’s only because the universe is so busy fulfilling my order. It’s party size! (laughter)
My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant, and when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive.
I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. (applause)”
Official Commencement Address Graduating Class of 2014
from Maharishi University of Management, May 24th, 2014
“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”John F. Kennedy
Baltimore Aquarium- Baltimore, MD
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
A trip to the National Arboretum is not done until you go to the Capitol Columns. While they are beautiful I found it was the light and shadows of dusk that caught my eye. Enjoy!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
“I won’t tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world’s voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.
You have that moment now. Choose!”
― Oscar Wilde
While the choice is not easy, standing up for yourself against a crowd of expectations can be the most difficult, yet most rewarding experience. .
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon B. Johnson
This picture was taken on a trip to Half Moon Bay California. While the colors were lovely the blank and white version seemed to say more visually.
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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. Gilbert K. Chesterton