Project Spirit Journal: Wisdom

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This is one of my favorite quotes because it is so true.  Joy isn’t something that comes to us through material things or moments of fate, but rather a choice we make inside ourselves.

This little owl is pretty smart!

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What wise piece of advice has stuck with you the most?

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c.b.w. 2012

Lifewalk

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A true end
just begins
On this path
each step counts
Where it leads
matters not
Loss of way
guides the truth
Joy maps out
twists and turns

Green Park, London, June 2011, c.b.w.

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c.b. 2012

Project Spirit Journal

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In addition to Project Art Journal, I created a journal dedicated to positive and optimistic quotes.  The inspiration came from a stack of vellum printed quotes I’d been stockpiling and a super cute paper tablet full of whimsical and brightly colored paper with a nature theme.

I thought I might share some pages over the next few weeks to pass along the spirit of positive thinking and perhaps inspire the creation of more Spirit Journals.

A little optimism goes a long way . . .

The cover page sums up the overall theme and purpose of my Spirit Journal.

Do you believe?

The quote is one that comes from none other than Vincent Van Gogh.  His quotations are among my favorite and I’ve posted them several times.  It seems fitting that he open Project Spirit Journal with a burst of wisdom.

The key to life? Love.

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What are some of the many things you love?

Stay inspired! If you create a page or choose to carry the message forth, please leave your thoughts in the comments or post a link to your blog.

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c.b. 2012

Calendar Wisdom

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I’m always late on flipping my calendar pages when a new month begins.  Last month, none of my calendars matched the month until around April 12th!  So, I’m actually pretty proud that all of my calendars (2 at work and 1 at home) all say May at the top and its only the third day!  I know this is a stupid subject, but sometimes something as simple as a calendar page can lead to an intense train of thought.

May is looking to be a busy month in terms of my 2012 goals.  On some of these goals, I’m at the point of no return.  Preparation is nearing the end of its course and its time to take the big steps. While I’m driven, its a scary thought to jump into something where I have no experience.  In a sense, I’m asking myself to leave my comfort zone and that’s never an easy thing to do.  It’s like fate was listening to my inner mutterings, because when I flipped my calendar page to May, this is the quote that looked me spare in the face:

If that’s not a sign, I don’t what is.  2012 Goals, here I come.

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This quote also reminds me of a fellow blogger who is embarking on the ultimate “out of your comfort zone” experience.  Check out Crowing Crone Joss and read all about her Grand Adventure.

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c.b. 2012