| afflatus

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Leadership doesn’t mean huge crowds and megaphones or being someone’s boss. It means living your life with intention, tuned to your life’s purpose. It means, as Ghandi’s popular saying goes, Being the change you wish to see. When you do that, you intrinsically lead others by your example… This is how change should be made: the microcosm leading the macro; living in peace with ourselves before demanding it of our fellow citizens. 
| The Occupied Body, Earthbody 

Leadership doesn’t mean huge crowds and megaphones or being someone’s boss. It means living your life with intention, tuned to your life’s purpose. It means, as Ghandi’s popular saying goes, Being the change you wish to see. When you do that, you intrinsically lead others by your example… This is how change should be made: the microcosm leading the macro; living in peace with ourselves before demanding it of our fellow citizens. 

| The Occupied Body, Earthbody 

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When we bravely claim those quiet moments in our life, we allow for perspective and reflection. If I’m always so involved in creating my life, how can I then see what life is creating? When I create a space to de-compress – a week retreat, a weekend in the woods, an hour of body time, a 10-minute meditation – whatever it is, I can return to life with more focus and a deeper sense of clarity. It’s okay to unplug. In fact, I’d say it’s vital for a balanced life. Carving out time to unplug makes the world a better place. We become grounded, more in tune. We have more energy, more patience, and more love.


So, the next time you find yourself filling space with insignificant tasks - notice it. Ask yourself, “Is this serving my life?” When we become aware of these patterns, we are empowered to change in a total and complete way.

| Denmo Ibrahim

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| two against the world

Dr. Dakota Black: You know, my girlfriend had a theory. She said at some point in your life, you find a use for every useless talent you ever had. It’s like connecting the dots. 

Cherry Darling: I’m not that optimistic. I feel like I’m sinking down a drain and I can’t get out. 

Dr. Dakota Black: She’d say, “When you’re stuck in that spiral, you reach up.”

Cherry Darling: What if there’s nothing up there? 

Dr. Dakota Black: Just reach up. 

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His whole thing was getting people to bring to the forefront the superhero inside them… I don’t think he was an unrealistic optimist. Anybody who has got some sense about him knows that horrible things happen in the world and that doesn’t mean that you despair. This is definitely the worst thing that has ever happened to me, without a close second, without anything even comparable. And I refuse to let that turn me into a pessimist. 
| Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his late brother Dan

His whole thing was getting people to bring to the forefront the superhero inside them… I don’t think he was an unrealistic optimist. Anybody who has got some sense about him knows that horrible things happen in the world and that doesn’t mean that you despair. This is definitely the worst thing that has ever happened to me, without a close second, without anything even comparable. And I refuse to let that turn me into a pessimist. 

| Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his late brother Dan

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Life boils down to a series of choices.  Before long, the choices you make, and the ones you don’t, become you.  But… which you?  Worse?  Better?  Someone you can’t even recognize?  It can make you question everything.  Whether you’re strong enough, good enough. All choices lead you somewhere.  Bold choices take you where you’re supposed to be.

| Commercial for Jim Beam Whiskey

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Funny how the most lasting life lessons are the ones we learned as kids.

Simba: I know what I have to do. But going back will mean facing my past. I’ve been running from it for so long. 

[Rafiki hits Simba in the head with his stick]

Simba: Ow! Jeez, what was that for?

Rafiki: It doesn’t matter! It’s in the past.

Simba: Yeah, but it still hurts.

Rafiki: Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or… learn from it. 

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There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. Being alive is a gift, living life happy is a choice.
| Unknown

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