Category Archives: Inspiration

Fulfillment | Be true to the You, and honor your heart's hunger, life's too short for less. | HartHaiku.com

Fulfillment | Heart’s desire

Are you living your true heart’s desire? We are encouraged and conditioned in life to make logical decisions for our happiness. We are strongly influenced in the decision-making by people close to us, who have also been programmed by society to believe happiness is a certain thing or way of being.

We have many responsibilities in our earth lives. One of the biggest, and one we may acknowledge the least, is the responsibility we have to ourselves. That is, to pay attention when our heart strings pull, trying to tell us something that is right or wrong for us.

Listen to your heart, then temper what is says with your logic and the wisdom you have already accumulated. And if what you heart says still feels right, follow it. Too many people only figure this out much later in life, and some never at all.

Give yourself the gift of your heart’s desire, as young as you are able. Live the life that will make you happy, not the one your peers or parents or society deems to be “acceptable”. It’s your life. Make it a happy one.

Inspirational Quotes:

“A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life.” ~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa

“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.” ~ Thomas Merton

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” ~ Tony DeLiso

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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Your Spark | Aspire to inspire, express that glint inside you, and fire up the world. | HartHaiku.com

Your Spark | Light a fire

Your spark lives at the core of you. It’s your passion for life, love, and all that good stuff. But sometimes the tedium of life can dim our sparks. We get mired in the humdrum existence of “the grind”, working to make a living, paying the bills, all those responsibilities of “earth life” that can weigh down our souls. And our flame burns low.

Look inside yourself. There is at least one thing you’re really good at. You didn’t really have to learn it; you were just immediately good at it when you tried it. And, it makes your heart happy when you do that thing, whether it be cooking, singing, playing an instrument, building something from wood, painting, and on and on it goes. There are a million things you might be good at and that make your heart sing when you do them.

And here’s the thing. You know that joy that you feel when you do them? It vibrates outward and brings great joy to others. It also tends to fire people up and inspire them, so they do the same. And that’s our purpose. That’s the thing we each came here to do, to express those special things we each carry inside of us, and to create, color, enrich, uplift, energize, harmonize, beautify.

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So sing your song, paint your picture, play your guitar, cook your food, build your furniture. And if your purpose also becomes your work (that thing you do to make money), so much the better for you. You are then truly blessed. But until then, just create and play. Make your heart and the world happy. Those things you love to contribute, and the people in your life, are what give life meaning.

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Your Spark | Light a fire © Susan L Hart 2019

Smile | Curved lips, welcome eyes, lift every heart they meet, spread infectious joy. | HartHaiku.com

Smile | The power gift

A smile is one of those powerful tools in our life toolbox, but sometimes we forget to use it. Distracted with our own thoughts, we easily disconnect into our own head space. But a smile is a gift, a little piece of light and hope we can send out to others, and it does not cost us anything but a little conscious thought and effort. And before we know it, it becomes an easy habit.

Even if you don’t feel like it, send a smile to at least one stranger on your path today. Perhaps you won’t get one back; maybe that person is in a place that they are simply unable return it. But you gave them a little love offering, one that may positively impact them in ways you will never know. And that’s okay.

It is also as likely you will receive a smile back that will light up your own world, even just for a moment. Each smile is full of possibility, the potential to create something good. There is a reason smiles are curved. Yours and the ones you receive back make a circle, a never-ending ripple effect of infinite joy.

Smile, and spread some joy today.

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Inspirational Smile Quotes:

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~ John Lennon

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” ~ Mark Twain

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”  ~ Marilyn Monroe

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” ~ Phyllis Diller

“Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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Not Just a Word | Freedom

Inspirational Freedom Quotes:

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“There is no force that can put an end to the human quest for freedom.” ~ Liu Xiaobo

“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~ Robert Frost

“The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ~ Virginia Woolf

“Freedom is never free.” ~ Maya Angelou

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” ~ William Faulkner 

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” ~ S.G. Tallentyre

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

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