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Travel | Cultures and places, a world full of new faces, you discover You. | Susan L Hart haiku

Travel to Find You

The world is a mirror, and travel has this way of peeling back our hidden layers. It makes a lie out of some of the stories we’ve been telling ourselves, and it shines a light on good parts as yet undiscovered. It challenges, grows, expands and inspires us in ways that we never expected. We lose ourselves, and we find ourselves.


Inspirational Travel Quotes:

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ St. Augustine

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” ~ Wallace Stevens

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain

“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~ Ruminator

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Monday Compass

Recently I’ve been re-reading a little gem of a fiction book called The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, by Robin Sharma. One of the most important ideas expressed by Robin is how negative thoughts are weeds that contaminate our minds, taking up space that could be used to manifest the positive.

I feel lately like we have collectively lost our way. Our inner compasses are dangerously going awry. It is only by remembering and re-connecting to the goodness, potentiality, and belief in ourselves that we can re-set our own inner compasses. Then we will always have the wisdom and strength to find our way in the midst of the external chaos created by others.


“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but rather by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


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Creator | Your reality is a construct of your mind, careful what you build! | Susan L Hart haiku

You Are a Creator

That which we focus on expands. What will you choose to create with your thoughts today? Your dreams and aspirations, or your worries and fears?

There is so much power in our thoughts, and therefore in our own hands. This goes way beyond our personal lives. It extends to the world.

We are inundated daily with negative news, even under “normal circumstances”. Over the past couple of years has ramped up to extreme levels.  If we are not careful, it strongly affects our thinking and beliefs about what is possible. We disempower ourselves every time we buy into “this is too big for me, it is out of my hands”, or, “there are only the same old A or B solutions to choose from, oh well, I’ll just pick what seems best”, or, “authorities external to me have all the answers and power”.

Be observant of your thoughts, the words that are running around like little monkeys in your mind. Take control of your them. What messages are playing in your head? Are they a replay of the media hype you just watched on the news? Resist letting your mind become a slave to someone else’s idea of what reality “should be”. Our minds are being programmed constantly by external forces that want to own us. They know our minds are powerful tools of creation. They don’t want us having independent thoughts, or we will become too free.

Humanity is awakening. Whether you realize it or not, you hold a wealth of wisdom within you. Start to trust in the power of that and create with it. Become a player in building a positive new reality for humanity. Every positive thought, vision, and action that comes from you can help to outweigh the negative force in this world.

That is no small thing. It is HUGE and important. You create your world.

Inspirational Quotes:

“However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right. And I don’t mean fight with the power of our fists or the power of our sword… I mean the power of our brains and our thoughts and our dreams.
And as small and quiet and unimportant as our fighting may look, perhaps we might all work together… and break out of the prisons of our own making. Perhaps we might be able to keep this fierce and beautiful world of ours as free for all of us as it seemed to be on that blue afternoon of my childhood.” ~ Cressida Cowell

“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?” ~ Rumi

“Are we our bodies? Is a small person less than a big person, then? If we were our bodies, then when we lost an arm, or a leg, would we be less, would we begin to fade from existence? No. We are the same person. We are not our bodies; we are our thoughts. As they form, they define who we are, and create the reality of our existence.” ~ Terry Goodkind

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ~ Alan Watts

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Veneer | Cracking and splitting, fakery that imprisons, soon to be no more. | Susan L Hart haiku

Society’s Thin Veneer

It’s time for the fakery of society to be exposed. It’s time to get real! Can you feel it? The veneer is brittle and breaking. The rotten egg has cracked open and the innards are oozing out all over the place, messy and smelly.

Do you remember the old Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme?
“All the King’s horses and all the King’s mend, couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

Yes, and that is a good thing. As we observe the extent of the brokenness, we realize there is no turning back. Denial will not change it, and neither will standard solutions that we’ve used before. What now?

Consider this: A new world can be birthed from this brokenness. Anger and denial will turn to excitement for the opportunity that lays before us. Bulbs will flash on in minds worldwide, and the light will be glorious.

Personally, I cannot wait to see it!

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The Giraffe Shows Us

As Oscar Wilde so humorously put it, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”

Society has this need to shape and mold us, to make us “acceptable”. Perhaps this has never been more strongly evident than it is in these times.

Becoming our most authentic selves, being fully true to ourselves, is sometimes a lifetime journey. But it does not have to be! We are not born with the masks that society encourages or demands that we wear. We learn to acquire them to get along and fit in.

This may make life feel easier in the short term, but in the long run is it really?

When you do not show who you really are to the world, there is an undercurrent of self-betrayal that you hold inside. Over a lifetime, this can become an unbearable burden.

Being true to yourself is one of the most important ways to fulfill your soul.

Look to nature as an example. There are no false face games being played there. Nature is authentic. No giraffe is wasting his life bemoaning his “too long neck”…

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… or his “ugly freckles”, wishing he was a zebra with those marvelous stripes.

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No, he’s just living his life, being the best giraffe he can be!

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