Simplicity is Calling

Simplicity is calling

Sometimes the world feels like a bit much.

I’m sure I am not alone in losing friends to cancer; having to start over repeatedly; being threatened by extreme weather or wildfires; and the list goes on.

We all go through it. Life has its unexpected turns. Coming around a bend can be scary.

As I walked my dog this morning and looked at leaves covered in soot. I could feel the stillness. The depths of love and life that hold steady for our acknowledgment.

It’s like rising above the clouds or diving below stormy waves. There is a depth to being.

A peaceful, undisturbed calm. It’s always there, even in the midst of chaos and fear.

I love the feeling of being able to connect with a deeper truth. Something beyond change. Beyond the body. Beyond circumstances.

As I get older, I see the importance of spending more time there.

I have this deep urge to visit it more often and dedicate my life to it. Not sure how yet. But the thoughts and desire are there.

Simplicity is calling. I feel it.

It’s waving at me. Beckoning me to design a life with it in mind. Telling me to trust a higher truth. I love that it’s patient with me.

I’m getting closer to accepting its offer.

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A Million Really Exciting Things

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“For everything bad, there’s a million really exciting things, whether it’s someone puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, or you have the best cup of coffee you ever had in your life.”

“If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s not to be so judgmental of other people.”

“An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn’t know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.”

“Nothing is a hobby – each discipline is its own world with its own high standards. Of course, every artist has ‘minor works’ that they do, but I don’t think I have any ‘minor disciplines.'”

“I think we have a creative impulse where suffering can magnify our work, but so can joy. You can be in love and write the greatest love song ever. Sometimes I think too much suffering makes it difficult to do one’s work.”

“I never felt oppressed because of my gender. When I’m writing a poem or drawing, I’m not a female; I’m an artist.”

All quotes by Patti Smith

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How To Build Awesome Habits

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Pushing The Edge

Alex Honnold Free Solo

Alex Honnold is amazing. Whenever I find a recent interview, I’m always excited to hear what he is up to and how his life has progressed. This week he has a new interview with Joe Rogan. If you aren’t familiar with Honnold’s work and life path, I’ll include a few short videos for you. He’s a rare being.

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The Work of Katie Daisy

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All images by Katie Daisy on Instagram: @katiedaisy_artist

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The Mystery

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October 14, 2018 · 1:05 am

Rawsome Vegan Recipes

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Super-tempting and seductive recipes from Em von Euw’s Instagram feed. She loves to share her rawsome vegan life. @thisrawsomeveganlife

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avocado toast

vegan milkshake

vegan dumplings

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