Category Archives: Inspiration

Thank you, Mr. Sun

The Summer Solstice is coming up soon. (Yay!) The sun has taken some real bashing the past few years over the dangers of over exposure. But as with everything in life, it’s all about balance. After all, how can something that is so life-sustaining be all bad? These articles agree on many reasons to make sure you get enough sunlight:

From Forbes: Why Sunlight Is Actually Good For You
From Self: 6 Reasons You Need More Sun, According To Science
From Healthline: The Benefits of Vitamin D

Gratitude for that which nourishes us

Gratitude is an amplifier for abundance. Yes I know, you may be thinking… “It’s the sun’s job to be up there in the sky, keeping me alive! So just do your job, Mr. Sun. I have enough to worry about.”

But wait. When we take a few moments in our day to say “thank you” here and there, life starts to feel better. We become more consciously aware of the good. We feel blessed. And there’s another big bonus. Metaphysically speaking, the universe also responds by sending us more.

Heaven knows, the media is always there to remind us of the bad or troubling. It’s our job to fill our minds and souls with the good stuff too. Balance keeps us healthy. So, next time time you step outside into sunlight, stop for just a moment and practice this. Close your eyes, tip your face upward, and feel the blissful warmth.

As you do so, think to yourself, “Ah, yes… Thank you, Mr. Sun. You are one of those things, constant and true, that I can count on to make me feel good.”

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Thank you, Mr. Sun © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy mazsoka, PIxabay

Our Big Opportunity

A little over a year ago, we all walked through a doorway of opportunity. That seems like a very odd thing to say, yes? How can there be opportunity in having life as we know it suddenly washed away in a global tidal wave of change? It quite frankly has been shocking.

You and I and everyone else on this planet have been thrust into an unexpected journey. This is where we are and what will we make of it? Denial will not make it go away.

Human beings are amazingly resilient and resourceful when put to the test. This may well prove to be the biggest test we have ever undergone as a collective.

As I observe my friends and family, I see various ways people cope. More exercise (endorphins are real mood-lifters!), bridging connections online (our contact with other humans are important to our happiness), coming up with new ways to be creative, productive, and adapt.

Now is the time to see of what we are really made. We are being challenged and stretched. We each must dig deeper to discover new attributes that we did not know we possessed. We in essence are searching for the best stuff in us.

Leaving one’s safe zone has a way of doing that. I love this quote from Walt Whitman’s poem, “Song of the Open Road”:

“I am larger, better than I thought,
I did not know I held so much goodness,
All seems beautiful to me.”

Life on this planet has been brought into sharper focus. The superficial veneer of society is being shattered with a huge invisible pick axe. It is inevitable that we will go deeper, because we really have no choice. Well, yes we do but…The alternative is to give up, and I don’t know about you, but that is simply not an option for me.

We have all mourned loss in this global scenario, but can you see past the loss? Can you feel it?

We are being born.


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Photo/art courtesy of Javier-Rodriguez, Pixabay

Just Let Go

Let go of your stranglehold on life.

Your stranglehold grows out of your fears, your judgements, your need to be right, your focus on self. These place great limitations on your life. You suffocate yourself with them.

Life becomes very small and petty and when we dwell in this behavior. (And we all do, to one degree or another.)

Start today. Be brave enough to just let go of the smallness… and fly.

Inspirational Quotes:

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“Love is the absence of judgment.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. ~ Roy T. Bennett,

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Just Let Go © Susan L Hart 2021 | Photo courtesy fietzfotos, Pixabay

Live & Learn

Mahatma Gandhi might have said it best, and is this not a big lesson we are learning in these times?

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The fact that we may only ever have today has certainly come into poignant focus. We are all acutely aware of our mortality, old and young alike. The fear of a virus and death now drives our society and every day lives.

But, virus or no virus, you many only ever have tomorrow. That is the nature of our mortal existence. Why do we have so much fear of death? It is a mystery, and we don’t like the unknown or surprises. We like life safe and predictable. Or, so we think… Is that not a rather dull and limited way of living?

Do you require a guarantee that your soul and learning and wisdom are eternal, that you never die, in order to assuage your fears? Would you then face any obstacle, including this current societal crisis, with a clearer mind and calm confidence?

This turmoil holds many lessons for us, both as individuals and as a collective humanity. These intense lessons are growing us exponentially.

It is my fervent hope that we will rise to the occasion and start to always live each day to its very fullest and learn right up to our very last breath.

Your soul is are a very precious part of the infinite All.

It has no end.

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Live & Learn © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy 4144132, Pixabay

Our Origins

I feel very connected to nature and the Earth. How about you? If I had my druthers, I would spend the rest of my days exploring her wild places (those that are left).

I love the below quote by Edward Abbey, notable American author and essayist. I do believe when we connect to nature, we feel the pulse of our origins. We somehow got this idea that taller buildings and more technology define us as more civilized. I would tend to disagree… It feels to me like we are “growing” more uncivilized by the second.

When we reconnect to the Earth and respect her in a way that she deserves to be cherished, it will be a big step towards creating a healthier, more fulfilled and truly civilized society.


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Our Origins © Susan L Hart 2021 | Photos courtesy confused_me and kareni, Pixabay