Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the best-known Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in the world today. In his book No Mud, No Lotus, Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration for transforming suffering and finding true joy. The phrase used as the title of his book is inspiring to contemplate when dealing with suffering, pain and anxiety. We must accept the mud, the dirt and the grit of our lives and be present within them so that we are not overwhelmed and defeated by pain and sorrow. When we embrace turmoil and calm it down through mindfulness practices, we are able to see what... Continue Reading
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This quote is my mantra on some days. As a human, I find it difficult to not compare myself to others–and, as a business owner, I find it even harder. In our web-driven lives, it is impossible to not be eye-to-eye with other businesses on a regular basis. From connections on Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, we are lucky to be able to peek into other people’s creative business (or personal) lives but I am sure you know sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating! For me, this generates a daily barrage of “shoulds” and before I know it I’m deep in... Continue Reading
We all get that nagging feeling, that anxiousness, lurking in the back of our minds that questions if the decisions we are making, the road we are on is the correct path. But then there is that other little voice, telling us to press on, giving us reasonable feedback and encouragement. It is important to push away the negative voice and truly listen to our true intuition.
Now that we are getting the first hints of Spring and the sun is shining brighter and brighter, my energy levels are certainly rising! No more hibernating over here, though I don’t think that means I will be tackling any Spring cleaning any time soon…well, maybe a little computer desktop Spring cleaning with a fresh new desktop download with this inspiring Rumi quote! As we enjoy the beauty of Spring, I hope that you will consider these words in your daily work, interactions with those you love and goals!
Isn’t it amazing how words from ages ago still apply so well today?! I love these words from Socrates, a reminder to not focus on the missteps of one’s past, but to focus all of your energy on new endeavors and goals. I hope these words inspire you today! Feel free to download the desktop version here! Happy Monday!