{Inspired ~ quotes and images}

.Candlestick, Shadows, our house, California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm.

Whatever you do,
or dream you can,
begin it.
Boldness has genius
and power and
magic in it.
~Johann Wolfgang von Geothe
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White Rose in Water Detail our house, California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm
White Rose in Water Detail our house, California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htmWhite Rose in Water Detail our house, California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm
White Rose in Water Detail our house, California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.   ~Henry David Thoreau


Human Beings Are... quote by Desmond Tutu, image by lb for linenandlavender.net - http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.html


"Metabolism is vibrational response to your moment in time.
Metabolism is the way the Energy is moving through your body.
And so, everything is in response to the way you feel—everything is.
Everything is mind over matter.
Every disease is mental first.
Everything is about thought.
Everything is about vibration.
Everything is about the way you feel.
Practice scenarios that feel good
—and never mind reality.
Reality is only a brief moment in time that you keep repeating." 
(Abraham-Hicks)





Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
~Rumi





I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder
 for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden,
and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance
than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden


hummingbird in tree tops, our garden, California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm







Your work is to discover your world and
then -with all your heart- give yourself to it.
~Buddha




Miracle of a Single Flower, image by LeAnn, l&l at home, linenandlavender.net, {Inspired ~ quotes and images} http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm







You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
~Henry David Thoreau


Enlightened,Palos Verdes California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm


Rose Detail, our garden, California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
~Henri Matisse




Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!
~Kalidasa,
4th or 5th Century A.D.



  

The world is but a canvas to our imagination.
~Henry David Thoreau

Image via Côté Ouest Magazine Dec 05-Jan06, edited by lb for linenandlavender.net,  "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm

If there is no passion...created by lb for linenandlavender.net


Palos Verdes, California, image by LeAnn, linenandlavender.net, {Inspired ~ quotes and images} http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm



Today, begin to adopt the following habits:
Talk to the universe.
Listen for its reply.
Be on intimate terms with Nature.
See the life in everything.
Carry yourself like a child of the universe.
~Deepak ChoprahMoon over California Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm





When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, 
I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover 
that I have been defrauding myself all this time
 in letting others do for me 
what I should have done with my own hands.
  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson








Tree-lined Road, Idaho, Image by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm
Trees are sanctuaries.
Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them,
can learn the truth.

They do not preach learning and precepts,
they preach undeterred by particulars,
the ancient law of life.

- Hermann Hesse, Wandering



via Irish folk music video by Zoltan as seen on linenandlavender.net, "Inspired" page:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/p/inspired-quotes-and-images.htm

What does the path to zen look like?

It is as different as each individual, of course. However, there is one commonality:

The “path” is a circle.

We go out seeking answers, but eventually find them back where we started…within.

The best advice -all the answers- are there, waiting to be tapped.

Be still and listen.

Path to Zen wrriten by LeAnn, shared on linenandlavender.net



You might also like:  The Heart Expansion Experiment
Sunset in Santa Monica, photograph by LeAnn, as seen on linenandlavender.net, post:  http://linenandlavender.blogspot.com/2011/09/heart-expansion-experiment.html





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image 9 via Irish folk music video by Zoltan
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