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No | Two little letters, seemingly innocuous, but with a big punch. | HartHaiku.com

No | Word of the day

The people, it would seem, have had enough. All across the planet, we are seeing an increase in uprisings and protests. The little word “no” is spreading like a virus.

The people are tired of many things, but, at the root of it all is the loss of higher principles in our societies. Important ideals like truth, integrity and responsibility are ending up on the garbage heap. And the people don’t like it. Deep down they know, these fundamental principles are the foundation of a good society.

The winds of change are blowing, and they carry on them the word “No”. It’s time for a new vision, a new way of being.

Inspirational Quotes:

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” ~ Ernst Fischer

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Tom Schulman

“Civil unrest occurs when the feelings of overwhelming powerlessness hit critical mass.” ~ Michael Connelly

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Infinite Supply | Risk always to spend all the love in your wallet, you'll never be broke. | HartHaiku.com

Infinite Supply | Of love

In our world as it stands, we are taught to believe in limitations and finite supply. That certainly applies to money. We can tend to harbor a lot of fear around money, the fundamental one being that of survival. “If I don’t have enough, how will I support my family?” Our society is set up that way. There are rules to abide by to obtain money and keep it flowing.

Our fears about love are different. A big one is, of course, the fear of getting hurt. But there is no institution, government, or other rule maker saying how much we can love. It is all up to us, and the supply is infinite. Think of it! No external force has figured out how to choke off our supply, or tax us on it.

How much love you have in your life, how much you express it, is all up to you! The wonderful thing about love is,… The more you spend it, the more it expands and comes right back to you. So have the courage and will to love, in all kinds of ways, in every direction. The only one limiting your supply is you.

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Genuine | Simply Daisy

Simple, straightforward, and true, the lovely daisy reminds me of the girl next door in movies. She’s just there, being herself, being a friend, while the male protagonist is gaga over the breathtaking rose who is “stuck on herself” at school.

Sometimes we are blind to what is right in front of us. The daisy grows wild in the field, with the wind “blowing through her hair”. Yes, she can be grown in a hothouse too. But the essence of this flower is purity, innocence, and freedom. It’s no wonder that during the hippie movement of the 60’s, daisies were common in floral crowns worn by women, and a “flower in the gun” peaceful symbol of protest against war.

Do not underestimate the power of the demure daisy. Her genuine honesty and freedom-loving nature will sneak up on you, and steal your heart away.

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Stories | Words shared between hearts, powerful threads of life's dreams, our humnaity. | HartHaiku.com

Stories | Bind us together

We make sense of life through our stories. Life is mysterious, scary, wonderful, big – replete with challenges, stumbling blocks, triumphs, sorrow and joy – and we feel a deep need to put it into words. As Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”.

When the person hearing our story looks in our eyes and nods, we feel that we are coming home, we are understood, the challenges are surmountable, and it will all be alright. We find delight, solace and strength in our shared humanity, and our stories.

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