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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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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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The Love Cure is You

Do you realize? You have more personal power than you likely know to change the world. The news is rife with division, hate, and fear. Some people just wait and hope for an external power or institution to cure the problems “out there”, so they can finally find some peace and happiness within themselves. They have a long wait.

If we don’t care enough about the world to personally get in the game, it will slip through our fingers like quicksand. It begins with one random act of kindness, a single word of compassion, a step upward on the stairway of understanding.

It’s one bit of love at a time. It ripples outward, and it builds. It comes from you, and me, and anyone else who chooses to participate, instead of just complaining about how bad things are. It’s what the ancient Greeks called “agape” – a selfless love for humanity – and the world sorely needs more of it.

Adopt a global consciousness. Choose to be a living example of love, compassion, and understanding. Work to bridge the divides you encounter. As Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

That which you give to the world, you ultimately give to yourself.


My travel story from Ecuador about intuition, connectedness, and love:
Eduardo & the Green Obsidian


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The Love Cure is You © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy geralt, Pixabay

Chill Out & Relax

Ah, sweet spring! Springtime is an amazing gift, when the Earth brings us back to a place of renewal and remembrance that all things are possible in an infinite universe. Its sweetness is fleeting, so…

I’m making today a time to relax, unwind, chill out, play. I’m very good at work; not so much at play. If you are the same, try to make some time today to soak up some sunshine. Or, dust off that umbrella if need be, and do a little rain.

Whatever she’s doing in your neighborhood, try to get outdoors and enjoy some Nature. She never fails to slow us down and unbend our minds, returning us to the true center of our being.

Inspirational Quotes:

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” ~ Suzanne Collins

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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Power of The Creative

In this modern world that prays to technology and the almighty dollar, some might ask, “What true value does art have?” My reply to them is, “Plenty”. If that were not the case, we would not see mass-produced prints and souvenirs with Van Gogh’s masterpiece “The Starry Night” perpetually evaporate from store shelves worldwide.

Creatives (artists, musicians, writers, etc.) and their work touch our souls, in ways that many people may not readily see or acknowledge.

Creativity Speaks to Us

Some artists paint simple pretty pictures; others create at the level of grand vision and spectacular works of art that the whole world embraces. Is one any more important than the other? If the little painting rendered by a child touches your heart, it is magnificent in its way as any famous masterpiece that may do the same.

This holds true of course for any creative soul, one who expresses themselves through the arts. At its very root, why is this so important? Creatives do not just show us the deeper essence of life in their work. They also remind us that we are all creative at our very core. Society and the grind tend to stifle that part of us. We can easily forget.

Creativity is about heart and soul. It feeds and inspires us to find more in ourselves. So I would argue, in this modern but ofttimes cold technological world, we need to get in touch with that part ourselves more than ever.

Inspirational quotes from Vincent Van Gogh:

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.”

“What is done in love is done well.”

“I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.”


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