Archive for ‘Inspiration’

July 16, 2012

Writers on Freedom

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ~ Gloria Steinem

“Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ~ Virginia Woolf, “A Room Of One’s Own”

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first….Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and when the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” ~ Jim Morrison

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December 28, 2011

Sailing on the Winds of Change

“We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails.” ~ Bertha Calloway

Sailboat in Rough Water, Ticonderoga Race by Michael Brown

Sailboat in Rough Water, Ticonderoga Race by Michael Brown

Today is warm. A breeze is gently fluttering the curtains and chattering through the chimes hanging from the eaves. Elsewhere, perhaps in another time, the wind will not be so kind. Tornadoes will come, dropping destruction from the clouds, sucking lives into their funnels, stealing the familiar landscape, leaving behind destruction. Hurricanes will rage, tearing roofs from buildings, toppling trees, smashing everything below.

As destructive as they seem, these are the winds of change. In an instant, the life we’ve known will vanish forever, leaving behind bewilderment and devastation. How can it happen so fast? Where does our invincibility go?

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