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Just Let Go | Learn from the water, time and tenacity smooth the roughest pebbles. | HartHaiku.com

Just Let Go | And flow

Are you feeling your flow today, or are you head banging? Part of flow is knowing when to stop resisting when things aren’t going quite the way you thought they “should”. You can choose to find another way, or, keep causing yourself grief.

Many of us have a need to control and direct the universe. We have free will and intention, but, sometimes the universe has a different plan for us than we expected. That’s when adaptation and truly understanding flow comes into play.

Flow like the water.

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Inspirational Quotes:

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” ~ Margaret Atwood

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~ Lao Tzu

“I am rooted, but I flow.” ~ Virginia Woolf

“Taoists do not look upon meditation as ‘practice,’ except in the sense that a doctor ‘practices’ medicine. They have no design to subjugate or alter the universe by force or willpower, for their art is entirely to go along with the flow of things in an intelligent way.”  ~ Alan W. Watts

“A moving door hinge never corrodes. Flowing water never grows stagnant.” ~ Ming-Dao Deng

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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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Rich | We crave the glitter, but the promise is a lie. True gold lies within. | HartHaiku.com

Rich | You are the gold

Experience and learning, love and the people in your life are the gold. Your soul is the gold. YOU are the gold.

Society’s formula for rich = happy

We live in a world that prays to the almighty dollar. For many, the idea of rich is lots of money in the bank, and the ability to buy anyTHING they want. But is this true abundance? What if the money all went away overnight? Do you really have any control over that? What have you invested in today that would be worth anyTHING tomorrow?

At the end of the day, in the journey of your soul and when you look back from your deathbed, the things you accumulated will mean nothing.

YOU are the gold. Invest in yourself, starting today.

Look, I know why you hesitate. I have too. It’s called fear, and we all grapple with it. Until there arrives this magic moment (and often in desperation) when we ask ourselves, “Why am I holding myself back this way? I know there is more in me than this. I know I can be happier than this.”

We all fear risk of loss and making mistakes. But there is a goldmine waiting to be tapped within you. Learning brings wisdom, and that is gold in your pocket, wealth of a different kind. When you do the work, do the learning, your metamorphosis is inevitable.

And all those external things you yearned for will flow to you like a river. Funny thing is, you will enjoy them, but they will no longer be something you need. The true happiness already came to you from within.

The seated Buddha is giving the abaya mudra gesture, which depicts fearlessness, and the wisdom achieved with enlightenment.

Be fearless in your journey. Mine your inner gold, your learning and wisdom.

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Just a Feeling | My head's full of doubt, but my heart wins whispering, "Magic's over there". | HartHaiku.com

Just a Feeling | Trust yourself

Do you use both your head and your gut instincts to make decisions in life? Logic and reason are valuable, but limited. They do not hold all the answers. When we work with our intuition too, we are tapped into the universal consciousness, the infinite.

Here is a very good Psychology Today article, which explains why we should rely on both: What Is Intuition, And How Do We Use It?

Life’s too short. Follow the magic!

Inspirational Quotes:

“I believe in intuitions and inspirations… I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.” ~ Albert Einstein

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ~ Dean Koontz

“Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” ~ Kahlil Gibrán

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