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It isn’t about the world you’re living in; it is about you.

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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” — Aristotle

Introverts make up to one-third of the world population. And now more than ever before, our world is recognizing us — and our quiet mood but loud minds.

Susan Cain’s book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That…


4 lessons that I borrowed from ‘Big Magic’ to enjoy and enrich art as a process

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I have always loved reading books on writing, even before I decided to pursue writing. A writer’s memoir about his craft satisfies my curiosity about the behind-the-scenes of my favorite books.

For instance, Stephen King’s memoir On Writing is one of the best books on practical writing. But the way…


A deeper look at why we need to replace the pursuit of self-confidence and healthy self-criticism with self-compassion?

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“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.” — Carl Jung

Nature greets every one of us with open arms every morning. The trees bathing in light — echoing breeze — chirping birds and thus in all moods of nature we glimpse the lessons yet to learn.

There’s no such…


A gush of serenity clawing its way from ink to heart.

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“When you finally discover your happy place, your soul will be more easily protected from all the darkness around.” — Christine E. Szymanski

My eternal happy place:

There’s always a place promising to wrap us all in warmth and love — a place that conjures lovely visuals offering solace and belonging.

In the static…


How we can help an aching soul when the words vanish into air

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“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.” — Norman B. Rice

There are moments in our life when we find ourselves at crossroads. Our inner voices at those moments become louder and closer and then fade away again.

When little remnants…


Broaden your perspective on life to live lightly — in a state of eternal bliss.

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“No sky is heavy if the heart be light.” Charles Churchill

From my earliest childhood, I had aquaphobia. As time went by, I learned to cope with phobic reactions. But even on the days when splashes would give me enough fright, I felt a connection with water.

I longed…


Poetry

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Night washes over the skies,
I slither beneath the clouds.
Shadows of a former life,
Breathe into a new life.
In the abyss of loneliness,
I hear hushed screeches.
Until my moon peels away the clouds
A coy smile shuns my sadness

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All the roads lead to Rome — only when we follow our hearts

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“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” — Peter Hagerty

When I pour out my thoughts into words, I feel a sense of belonging. …


Gratitude for hope, abundance, and beauty that surrounds fruit trees

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Beneath the glimmering rays,
Among shaded green leaves
Shining fruits in cheery hues
Dripping scent of juicy fruits
Beautiful nature reminds
Of gems in hope, and glees
When clouds fog hopeful skies
Fruit trees still shimmer lights

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

Kahlil Gibran


A deeper look at positive and negative behavior and ways to control negative influence on your positive life.

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"You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." — Maya Angelou

It’s been a while since I’m planning my…

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