Posts tagged motivation
New Year, New Challenges, New Hope, New Love

For the last posting of 2017, I thought I would share a piece that I have found influential. The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). This print illustrates a massive wave threatening boats off the coast of Kanagawa Japan, with Mount Fuji in the background. Interpretation can be as simple or complex as you want, you choose the adventure. Nietzsche said, “There are no facts, only interpretations,” some believe The Great Wave is depicting the force of a tsunami, a rogue wave, or the fishermen’s struggle with the sea. Others have said it is symbolic of the western idea’s and values overtaking Japan while others maintain it is to show how the Japanese can overcome their obstacles and persevere through the dangers of the world. The real question though, is what do you see when you look at?

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Leave the Pieces on the Floor

If you are lucky enough to spend time in mindful communities you will hear the phrase “letting go” used frequently. The practice of letting go is used to support our acceptance of the way things are, and I believe it's a cornerstone of creating a happy, full life. But what happens when you're being asked to let go of something that is deeply emotionally charged or something that directly relates to how you identify yourself?

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15 Ways to Spread Joy and Goodwill in Your Community

The voice is so powerful that we forget just how influential it can be. However, we can also use our voices to volunteer, to speak up and raise our voices through our community. Sometimes that work can give a voise to the voiceless.

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