meditations

“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”   I was having a conversation over the weekend at a friend’s birthday gathering. We were discussing housing in Luxembourg, and the fact that a lot of first-time buyers can’t actually afford the housing in the city.  I mentioned my own housing situation and the fact that…

lessons from a tree

if you feel like you’re losing everything, just remember that trees lose their leaves every year, and they stand tall, content, waiting for better days to come. JojoBean xx Written and photographic content is © All rights are reserved.

inspirational quotes: Marcus Aurelius

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” Along with the quote: “Be the change you want to see.” Which has been falsely linked to Mahatma Ghandi (even while it remains an excellent precept to live by, in my opinion), put me in mind of a recent public discussion…

learning to listen

listening deeply is the key to understanding. for when we have taken the time for things, and get to know them, only then, will we have a better understanding of them.

acceptance

Accept the things to which nature binds you and let life unfold as it will, but for each breath you take, do so with your heart.

advice from a tree

one of my sisters sent me this today – it really cheered me! hope you have a blessed day too!   JoJo xx

quote: Rumi on love

your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

quote: Maya Angelou

  “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou        

Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and…