A Talmudic Saying

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am for myself only, who am I? If not now, when?

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Low Expectations

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“Nobody rises to low expectations.” – Calvin Lloyd

Dream Big

“Dream big. Hold the dream high enough, consistently enough, and the dream must manifest into form, by law. By universal law, it cannot fail to do so. Do not worry about how. It is all taken care of for you as long as you do your part of thinking, acting, speaking, and being in accordance with that dream. Just dream, visualize, and then start doing something. Do the next thing that you feel you should do in accordance to that dream, and keep on moving. The little that you do triggers something else that you had not foreseen and on and on this goes until it completes.” –I am Wealth, I am Abundance, I am Joy

The Artist Personality

artist dilemma
“In the artist of all kinds I think one can detect an inherent dilemma, which belongs to the co-existence of two trends, the urgent need to communicate and the still more urgent need not to be found….”
― Don Richard Riso, Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery

Slow Down

“Slow down. You’re too important. Life teaches you how to live it, if you can live long enough.”
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-Tony Bennett to Amy Winehouse

The Creative Bug

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“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”
― Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

Hard to Love

Stay away from people who make you feel you’re hard to love.

Surround yourself with people who remind you just how lovable you really are.

The Best Day of Your Life

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“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours- it’s an amazing journey- and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

Scars

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“Don’t be ashamed of scars. They simply mean that you’re stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” -Unknown

John Lennon Quote

“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see…”
-John Lennon