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Be all you can be.  Be who you are.  Use your Fears, don’t let them use you.

 

 

Our Greatest Fear

it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson

 

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They chose to hear one another, to consider each other’s perspective and not simply made demands. They worked within one another’s Yes Zone.

The McKay Tract will not be cut.

via One Poem That Saved a Forest by Jacqueline Suskin — YES! Magazine.

Big business, the little guy. Big Oil and Gas, the little guy. We often feel pitted against each other, at war where the only result can hold defined winners and losers. There can be no common ground. Until someone changes the script.

Sometimes those experiences happen unexpectedly like in the case of an innocent meeting between poet Jacqueline Suskin and Neal Ewald, Senior Vice President of Green Diamond Resource Company.

The innocent meeting was a Poem Store, “a public project that consist of exchanging on demand poetry about any subject composed on a manual typewrite, in trade for any donation.”

The first poem was on the subject of being underwater.  Later, he contacted the poet again. This time with a much more personal request  – special personal poem the family could read when they spread his late wife’s ashes.

A bond and a friendship were formed. Out of that friendship came action. Neal didn’t want to be the bad big business guy. He really did prefer to work with his protagonists to find ways to do things better.

Above all we focused on one word: yes

Neal is dedicated to the discovery of how to say

yes. He wants to disrupt the concept that there

needs to be opposition. Throughout his career

in forestry he has strived to find a way to

dismantle dichotomy and meet his adversaries

in the middle.

Her poetry, the connections they made together resulted in ripples that did create a wave. Land that was scheduled to be destroyed wasn’t, and the solution ended up letting everyone win.

These two rivals figured out how to meet and discuss the forest while avoiding dehumanization. It didn’t matter that they disagree about so many things. They chose to hear one another, to consider each other’s perspective and not simply made demands. They worked within one another’s Yes Zone.The McKay Tract will not be cut.

It’s always possible if you believe it is and then do the work to make it so.

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Happy Monday everyone.

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Lanterns flicker in the night,

Holding the dark at bay.

Safe within its light,

Our fears are kept away.

 

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What's your "lucky charm"?

What’s your “lucky charm”?

There’s a secret you need to know.

Lean in and listen closely.

You are your own best good luck charm.

You carry it with you all the time

And everywhere you go.

Seems obvious now doesn’t it?

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Anticipation

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Photo credit: J Fries

Delicious

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photo by JFries ©2015

photo by JFries ©2015

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Roses are red and some are white.

But all the colours are perfectly right.

So today we show how much we care,

For those who make us Rise Like Air.

So thanks to all of you our friends.

Valentine’s wishes we lovingly send.

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You cannot share what you do not have. If you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else either. Don Miguel Ruiz.

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I Love Me!

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Love yourself. Accept yourself. Forgive yourself and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. Dr. Leonardo Duscaglia

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Illusions of Reality

4 Tue difficulties

It feels real

It sounds real

It is real

And then we wake up

We can imagine

A way out

A way through

A solution

Or

We can imagine

Bars

A cell

A lock with no key

And then we are

Trapped

If only

We would walk around the corner

And open our eyes

We would be free.

  — J Fries

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Keep your childhood close.

Revisit it time and time again.

photography J Fries

photography J Fries

Have you?

Or did you manage to remember.

Remember to play

To allow your inner child

Your inner enthusiasm

Your life force

to burst forth

and play.

Yes?

No?

The past

Is over.

Don’t wait

No excuses

Play.

Today.

Right now

In this very moment.

Don’t delay one more second

Do something just a little silly

Just a little playful

Just a little childlike.

Play like your life

Depends on it.

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Peeking above the snow so white
A beacon of brilliant red
Now this welcome sight
Brings thoughts of spring ahead.

J.Fries

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20150101-180720-65240155.jpg Soft snowflakes

Gently falling

Wetly kissing

Rosy cheeks

Floating soundless

Graceful chaos

A moment of

Eternal Bliss

J.Fries

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