Category Archives: WONDER

Break the rules. Find your freedom. Live your life.

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“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1930), Sunday 22 November 1903,

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Emancipate yourself from mental slavery

A quote from Bob Marley, which means that in order for you to be truly free, you must not let others get inside your head and dictate how to live your life.

http://www.tattoo-models.net/100-best-tattoo-quotes/

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Nothing but tolerance would change the course of her winds … Freedom, to unlock denial; freedom, that incorrigible weapon.

Vicki Viidikas

http://rochfordstreetreview.com/tag/australian-poetry/

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Cats are like music. It’s foolish to try to explain their worth to those who don’t appreciate them.

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Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes you purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.

James Allen

The baskets containing the flowers are reminiscent of the canephores from Dionysian rituals: women carrying flowers and a phallus in baskets

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Canephor with a basket

Your voice is a
Canephor with a basket for songs
Coming towards me like a blue dream.
Delicate but strong, 
My silence beats your ears, 
Leaving a trace of love 
Like a fog carved in the air
Or unlike a name carved in an oak tree.
My silence and your voice
Weave new vibrations.
It’s like an embrace.
Whatever I’m touch’d from, 
It clutches my mind.

Dedicated to the singer Bryan Adams.

Marieta Maglas (19-05-1964 / Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania

It is good to die before one has done anything deserving death. Anaxandrides.

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A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

― Albert Einstein

Come, Come, Whoever you Are Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. RUMI

It doesn’t matter.

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come, even if you have broken your vow  a thousand times

Come, yet again, come, come

http://healing-hearts-blog.com/category/mawlana-jalaluddin-rumi/

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Orhan Veli Kanik

I listen to Istanbul, my eyes closed:
First, a light wind blowing
A soft wind swaying
The leaves in the trees,
And far off in the distance
The tinkling cups of the water-seller;
I listen to Istanbul, my eyes closed.
I listen to Istanbul, my eyes closed:

http://www.inspirationalstories.com/poems/i-listen-to-istanbul-orhan-veli-kanik-poems/

I thought of what you’d written in faint ink, Your journal with the sawn-off lock, that stayed behind With other things you left, all without use

Five Bells
Ken Slessor

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“Hui Tzu said to Chuang Tzu:  “I have a big stinktree in my garden.   The trunk is so bent and knotty that nobody can get a good straight plank out of it.  The branches are so crooked you can’t cut them up in any way that makes sense.  There it stands beside the road and no carpenter will even look at it.   Such is your teaching, Chuang – big and useless.”
Chuang Tzu replied: “Have you ever watched the wildcat crouching, watching its prey?   This way it leaps, and that way,
high and low, and at last – it lands in the trap.  Have you ever seen the yak?   It is great as a thundercloud, standing in his might.
Big?  Sure.  But, he can’t catch mice!  So for your big tree.  No use?   Then plant it in the wasteland – in emptiness.  Walk idly around it and rest under it’s shadow.  No axe or saw prepares its end.  No one will ever cut it down.   Useless?  You should worry!”

–  Chuang Tzu, The Useless Tree, circa 200 B.C.

The weeping of the guitar begins. Useless to silence it. It weeps for distant things…”

– Garcia Lorca

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People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands – literally thousands – of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.” 

― Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

― W.B. Yeats

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“You have lost your reason and taken the wrong path. You have taken lies for truth, and hideousness for beauty. You would marvel if, owing to strange events of some sorts, frogs and lizards suddenly grew on apple and orange trees instead of fruit, or if roses began to smell like a sweating horse; so I marvel at you who exchange heaven for earth. I don’t want to understand you.”

― Anton Chekhov

Why do you look so sad? Because you speak to me in words and I look at you with feelings.

Ferdinard, Marianne:

http://www.whosdatedwho.com/tpx_641626/pierrot-le-fou/quotes

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13.
Decapitation
The moon,
a polished scimitar
Upon a black and silken
cushion,
So strangely large
hangs menacing
Through sorrow’s
gloomy night.
Pierrot wandering restlessly
Stares upon high
in anguished fear
Of the moon,
the polished scimitar
Upon a black
and silken cushion,
Like leaves of aspen
are his knees,
Swooning
he falters,
then collapses.
He thinks:
the hissing vengeful steel
Upon his neck will
fall in judgement,
The moon,
a polished scimitar

A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.

(English proverb)

http://goproverbs.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/poster-lazy-sheep.html

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“Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, ‘Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?’ And you’ll see how everything changes…
And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” ―

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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CONFUCIANISM
To be fond of learning is to draw close to wisdom. To practice with vigour is to draw close to benevolence. To know the sense of shame is to draw close to courage. He who knows these three things knows how to cultivate his own character. Knowing how to cultivate his own character, he knows how to govern other men, he knows how to govern the world, its states, and its families.       CONFUCIUS    From the Son of Heaven down to the common people, all must regard cultivation of the personal life as the root or foundation. There is never a case in which the root is in disorder and yet the branches are in order.             CONFUCIUS

http://www.austincc.edu/~songhome/WISDOMCHINA.htm

It’s only a matter of inches, but skipping gets me just that much closer to heaven.

~Terri Guillemets

http://www.quotegarden.com/skipping.html

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Adults aren’t generally struck with the urge to skip because their worries and burdens weigh them down and they forget that they can take themselves lightly.

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“Australian Aborigines say that the big stories — the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which you may find the meaning of your life — are forever stalking the right teller, sniffing and tracking like predators hunting their prey in the bush.” Robert Moss

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“When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton

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“Our society is afflicted by a spirit of thoughtless arrogance unbecoming those who have been so magnificently blessed. How grateful we should be for the bounties we enjoy. Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief….
Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others. Without appreciation, there is arrogance and evil.
Where there is gratitude, there is humility, as opposed to pride.”

Gordon B. Hinckley