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Quotes to Live By - The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not twist them to fit our own image.  Otherwise we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton I wanted to pick a quote this week on the subject of love because the Valentine's Day holiday is tomorrow.  I didn't want to focus on just the topic of romantic love, because there are many forms of love in our lives including love for our family and friends and even the practice of self-love. To me, this quote is about challenging us to...

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Quotes to Live By - Do It For Your Love of It

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - Do It For Your Love of It

"Your own reasons to create are reason enough.  Merely by pursuing what you love, you may inadvertently end up healing us plenty.  Do whatever brings you to life, then.  Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions.  Trust them.  Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.  The rest of it will take care of itself." -Elizabeth Gilbert This quote comes from the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Many of you may know her more for her book, Eat, Pray, Love.  I recently went back to Big Magic after reading it earlier this year because she has so many good...

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Quotes to Live By - Do What You Love

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - Do What You Love

"If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time." -Billy Joel As I was looking for some inspiration this week about life, and thinking about my WHY, what my goals are, etc.  I stumbled across a quote that singer/songwriter Billy Joel said in a commencement speech.  He said "If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time."  It's one of those quotes that you think, of course, wouldn't we all like to be doing what we love all the time?  I like this quote though because it really made me stop and...

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Quotes to Live By - Valentine's Day Episode

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - Valentine's Day Episode

Valentine's Day isn't just a day for romance and between two lovers.  It's a day to celebrate love of all things and the power of love. For this episode of "Quotes to Live By" I wanted to focus on the topic of love as a driving force in our lives.   "Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Maya Angelou   Love is pure and limitless, and it uncovers what the opposite of love is: fear.  It uncovers what our fear attempts to hide in us.  When...

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