Sarah Ban Breath­nach, Author, Sim­ple Abun­dance [link]

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chap­ter in life wait­ing to be writ­ten. New ques­tions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be dis­cov­ered and then lived in this trans­for­ma­tive year of delight and self-dis­cov­ery. Today carve out a qui­et inter­lude for your­self in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

T.S. Eliot, British Poet, from Four Quar­tets: “Lit­tle Gid­ding” [link]

What we call the begin­ning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.

Bruce Lee, Chi­nese Mar­tial Artist [link]

There is no such thing as matu­ri­ty. There is instead an ever-evolv­ing process of matur­ing. Because when there is a matu­ri­ty, there is a con­clu­sion and a ces­sa­tion. That’s the end. That’s when the cof­fin is closed. You might be dete­ri­o­rat­ing phys­i­cal­ly in the long process of aging, but your per­son­al process of dai­ly dis­cov­ery is ongo­ing. You con­tin­ue to learn more and more about your­self every day.

7 Great Quotes

Mar­cus Aure­lius, Roman Emper­or and Philoso­pher [link]

It is not death that a man should fear, he should fear nev­er begin­ning to live.

Bal­tasar Gra­cian, Span­ish Cler­ic and Philoso­pher [link]

One must pass through the cir­cum­fer­ence of time before arriv­ing at the cen­ter of opportunity.

Mar­i­lyn Grey, Amer­i­can Nov­el­ist [link]

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop prac­tic­ing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can trans­form today.

Johann Wolf­gang von Goethe, Ger­man Writer and States­man [link]

What­ev­er you do or dream you can do — begin it. Bold­ness has genius and pow­er and mag­ic in it.

2016

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