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Viral Song | Italy's streets ring with musical joy tonic, fortifying hearts. | HartHaiku.com

Viral Song | Heart of Italy

Italy’s rebuttal to COVID-19? Their war cry against the invisible enemy is being heard loud and clear across Italy in the form of song. The message? “You are hurting us, but you will NEVER defeat our spirit!”

Would you like to hear for yourself? It will lift your heart and confirm your faith in the indomitable human spirit.  Check out the full story and the video at the link below (and there are links to more videos in the article). It started in one neighborhood, and the Italian call for resilience has gone viral across the country.

Coronavirus: Residents across Italy sing from windows and balconies to boost lockdown morale

The streets of Italy are not empty; they are filling with song. The hearts of Italians are not empty; they are choosing to express joy.  Music has built a bridge between fear and determination. Thank you, dear Italy, for setting such a wonderful example of strength in the face of uncertainty and loss.

Inspirational Quotes:

“The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos. This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth. No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life. The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hope – all reside within you.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

“That’s it. Love makes us all strong.” ~ E.A. Bucchianeri

“Everything can be taken from you in a second, but the human spirit is so strong. War can teach you so much about evil, and so much about good.” ~ Zainab Salbi

“One thing I’ve learnt about humans: you can’t judge their strength by the size of their actions, but by the devotion of an act, no matter how small.” ~ Dianna Hardy

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Photos courtesy of Keith Wako and Pixabay, Pexels

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Viral Song | Heart of Italy © Susan L Hart 2020

New Frontier | Explorer Spirit, the haunting call of my soul to forge new frontiers. | HartHaiku.com

New Frontier | Spirit

Famous explorers of old had the support of their kings and queens to discover new lands, fresh opportunities for growth and settlement, expansion of old empires. Supplies and some men and ships, plus gold coins as incentive and fortification of the spirit, got the job done. Rumors of more riches to be had, as well as peoples to be conquered, further fueled the desire of some power hungry leaders of exploration.

But for the more common men and women who followed them into the New World, their reasons were different. A deep desire burned for a new life outside of their known society, to feel the wide open spaces where one’s spirit could breathe again, and explore the freedom of a more personal say in the course of one’s own destiny. This was not an easy path. It took courage, sacrifice, hard work, and diligence to make a life in unknown territory.

Determination of the human spirit

History has a way of repeating itself. We see patterns of domination and control, followed by humanity’s uprising of spirit to find a way out, onward and upward. The human spirit has proven over and over again, it will never be defeated. Sometimes it gets lost, but in times of challenge it reveals itself one again, ready to blossom and flourish.

Our current experience is feeling limited in potential and tired in spirit. In short, it is old. The question to ask ourselves right now is, “What is that next frontier we want to carve out? What does that next new world we desire look and feel like?”

We will create that next new experience

Consider that since new places on this Earth are getting used up, perhaps that next frontier is not one just fueled by spirit, but it will be one OF spirit, an expansion of our collective consciousness.

It is time for us to develop that vision in our imaginations, creating and honing it with the fire of our deep desire. This new world will be ours. We just need to muster a little courage to head out into the unknown, and we will never look back.

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Photos courtesy Max Ravier and Sebastian Voortman, Pexels

Susan L Hart Author

New Frontier | Spirit © Susan L Hart 2020

Renaissance | In problems let's see infinite creative seeds for innovation. | HartHaiku.com

Renaissance | Minds

On a scale of 1 to 10, problems we face run in our minds from mildly inconvenient to massively frightening and insurmountable. However, with some time and creative thought, problems can be and are overcome. Even as you read this, there are brilliant minds in the world working on solving our current global challenges.

Consider this: Given the scope of the hurdles that face us, should we not all be contributing to solutions? What if we all started to think of ourselves as Renaissance minds?

I can hear the retort now, “But wait a minute, we’re not all Leonardo da Vincis!” That may true, but, we ARE all endowed with Leonardo’s most basic tools: Curiosity, thought, and intuition. Leonardo tirelessly imagined and worked on his ideas.

Leonardo constantly looked at the world around him and wondered “What if? What if man could fly in the sky like a bird? How far could he go, and how quickly? What if man could swim under water for extended lengths of time? What would he discover?” These ideas and his ensuing drawings richly seeded the collective mind during his lifetime, 1452 to 1519.

So, let’s take Leonardo da Vinci as example and inspiration. Let us look for the genius within ourselves. The definition of a Renaissance person is “one with many talents or areas of knowledge”. I daresay each of us has much more within us than we have dared let ourselves explore.

Let us each take an objective inventory of our own unique talents and knowledge. Let us think of how we can utilize and even stretch those, expanding them beyond the norm into something extraordinary. Let us also think of how we can share them, so others can help to build on them.

When we apply our minds in this way, we will not spend a nano second watching (in fear) and waiting. We will feel empowered. When we believe that we can be part of the creativity and innovation that could positively remodel our world, we will be.

Then just as Leonardo da Vinci envisioned, we will truly soar, together.

Imagine that!

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More on Leonardo’s inventions here: Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

Susan L Hart Author

Renaissance | Minds © Susan L Hart 2020

Pulsing | With Life

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for an important break.

A nature break, that is. Nature’s poetry brought to your doorstep. Just breathe in the green and feel the gentle pulse of the sweet soul of the Earth…

Inspirational Quotes from John Muir:

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” 

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.”

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Susan L Hart Author

Pulsing | With Life © Susan L Hart 2020