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Possibilities | Explore the limits that your heart and mind allow, then soar beyond them. | HartHaiku.com

Possibilities | Our Yes

One of my all-time favorite author quotes, by e.e. cummings:

“[Thank you]… for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”

My focus point for this post is “which is infinite, which is yes”. Our world right now can make it tough to embrace our infinite possibilities. From the time we are (about) two years old and we are asserting our individuality, we are told “No” quite a lot. “Learn the rules, learn your limitations, conform.”

Yes, to have a functioning and safe society, as a collective we need certain moral agreements. But then beyond those, what if our societies and education systems were geared to nurture the “Yes” in each of us? That is, the innate creative intelligence we are born with, and the desire to express it fully? Just think of the world that we could build!

It’s time for us to fully embrace our “Yes”, and to soar.

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Susan L Hart Author

Possibilities | Our Yes © Susan L Hart 2019

Spark | Wanderlust craving, words wind and waken my mind to magic new worlds. | HartHaiku.com

Spark | Feed your mind

Words on pages shaped my life. As a child, I practically lived at the library! I voraciously fed my mind with many of the literary classics, and those great writers sparked my imagination.

The worlds that they wrote about opened my mind to many possibilities. Eventually those inspiring words contoured my adult life. It was a small leap to imagine traveling the world some day. And I have, for some 20 years now! I believe my life would have been very different without all those inspiring words my mind absorbed as a child.

Reading offers us many valuable benefits, and some you may not have considered. More about that here: 10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day. And with technology that allows us easy access to books in a nanosecond, there is bountiful and easy access to knowledge and inspiration.

There’s a great big wide world out there, and we may think we know it through the news. But knowledge we access through books is different. Books exercise our minds, honing our imaginations and critical thinking skills.

Feed your mind, light a spark, free your spirit.

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Inspirational Quotes:

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ~ Haruki Murakami

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ~ Mark Twain

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George R.R. Martin

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Susan L Hart Author

Spark | Feed your mind © Susan L Hart 2019