Wellspring of Inspiration

The wellspring of inspiration is the fountain of youth. You cannot drink from it without sharing it, for the rejuvenating qualities of the waters of inspiration are only sustainable as they are given again, once received. If you try to take inspiration to yourself and don’t share it, it will quickly fade and you will …

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Nobler Loves and Nobler Cares

“Personal Talk (concluded)” by William Worsdworth Nor can I not believe but that herebyGreat gains are mine; for thus I live remoteFrom evil-speaking; rancor, never sought,Comes to me not; malignant truth, or lie.Hence have I genial seasons, hence have ISmooth passions, smooth discourse, and joyous thought;And thus from day to day my little boatRocks in …

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A Life Worth Living

We view the world through filters: the filter of our upbringing, the filter of our family patterns, the filter of our societal norms, the filter of our religious backgrounds, etc. These filters bring certain things into focus and filter other things out. Our filters shape our perception of reality. Some of my friends, for instance, …

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The Policy of Inspiration

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson The carrot and stick approach is a policy that refers to the use of rewards and punishment to effect a change in the behavior of another. I've seen parents, teachers, coaches, managers and even …

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Dulcet Vesper

In time of dulcet vesper I rambled down the lane. And listened to the whisper Of songbirds in the rain. I watched the raindrops falling Through the sagging crown, And spied the chaste fawn sprawling Beneath the hemlock's gown. The moon's soft rays did glisten Around the dancing mist, Thus nightfall did rechristen My peaceful …

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