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Be Inspired

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

Joseph Campbell

Be Inspired

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” 

David Frost

In Honor Of Maya Angelou – A Rainbow In The Clouds

Maya Angelou is one of my hero’s – she is an awe inspiring person who has bought a huge amount of wonder and light into this beautiful world.

I saw a rainbow in the clouds today and thought that this small bit of inspiration from her is an appropriate memorial for her passing.

Check it out here.

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I’ve discovered so many wonderful books, articles, apps, and courses available for free lately that it just seems crazy not to start sharing them with you.

So now there is a new section in Inspired Journeys/Hidden Treasure and it’s called ‘freebies’.

As I discover new things I’ll post about them, but keep checking back to the freebie section if you want to find something inspiring for not one cent.

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Brain Pickings

Brain Pickings has a free weekly interestingness digest. It is released on Sundays and offers the week’s best articles.  Where do those best articles come from you may well ask. Not from all over the world or from other publications, but from the Brain Pickings site which is filled with intelligent, interesting and unique articles. I recommend it.



I received a very inspirational email from a friend this week. It requested that I send an inspirational poem or quote to a friend of hers and then to pass the message on to my group of friends.

It reminded me of the importance of those infrequently read pieces of literary art. Those uplifting poems and quotes that should be read more often, and shared. And it also reminded me of a promise I made to myself in January to share some of these artworks with you.

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Going Against the Stream

I love this quote. And although I’m sure it speaks differently to different people, to me it confirms that going against the stream is the right way to go.  We don’t have to follow social norms, or do exactly what others are doing. Finding your own way and questioning things as you go along is the wise way forward.

The Buddha described the dharma as ‘going against the stream.’ As long as one swims with the current of a river, one remains unaware of it. But if one chooses to turn against it, suddenly it is revealed as a powerful, discomforting force. The ‘stream’ refers to the accumulated habits of conditioning. The practice of dharma means to turn around midstream, to observe mindfully and intelligently the forces of conditioning instead of impulsively reacting to their promptings.

– Stephen Batchelor, “Dharma in the War Zone

Left Brain Right Brain – The Debate Continues

The debate continues – some believe in the left brain, right brain split, and others don’t.  Is the left brain the logical side of our mind and the right creative?

Check out these articles and make up your own mind:

Despite What You’ve Been Told , You Aren’t ‘Left-Brained’ or ‘Right-Brained’.

Beyond The ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Brain

Researchers Believe Brain Functions Split Between Top And Bottom Not Left And Right

Debunking The Left Brain Right Brain Myth

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets

Read this article and kick your weekend off to an inspiring start. It’s a brilliant summary of all we need to remember to keep us motivated and happy.

10 Obvious Truths