Le bonheur
Nov09

Le bonheur

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Entrevue avec Ira Glass : avoir confiance en nos envies
Jul21

Entrevue avec Ira Glass : avoir confiance en nos envies

Ce lundi j’avais besoin de revisionner cette entrevue avec Ira Glass qui nous explique pourquoi il ne faut pas laisser tomber nos projets et envies, même si notre expression n’est pas aussi précise que ce qu’on aimerait qu’elle soit : Do what you love, trust your taste. “Fait ce que tu aimes, et fait-en des tonnes. Crée toi des livrables, fait de ton mieux, même si tu n’arrives pas exactement au résultat...

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Xavier Dolan sur les rêves et ambitions
May25

Xavier Dolan sur les rêves et ambitions

«Une note pour les gens de mon âge, les jeunes de ma génération. Ce sont les notes des dernières années dans ce monde de fous. Malgré les gens qui s’attachent à leurs goûts et n’aiment pas ce que vous faites, restez fidèles à ce que vous êtes. Accrochons-nous à nos rêves, car nous pouvons changer le monde par nos rêves, nous pouvons faire rire les gens, les faire pleurer. Nous pouvons changer leurs idées, leurs esprits. Et en...

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It won’t work.
Aug22

It won’t work.

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Le poids des rêves
Jun30

Le poids des rêves

“Tes peurs ne sont que le poids de tes rêves” Et si c’était vrai? Et si on pouvait voir nos peurs, ce qui nous bloque et nous paralyse, comme étant des rêves déguisés, des ombres floues et obscures difficiles à identifier sous le brouillard, la distance, le vide entre maintenant et le moment où l’on sera ce que l’on veut être, lorsqu’on fera ce que l’on veut faire? Cette entrée est aussi...

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Making your unknown known
Jun24

Making your unknown known

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe

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Clarté
Jun06

Clarté

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L'imagination est un pouvoir que nous possédons tous
May22
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New grounds
Feb28

New grounds

‘When we want the best for each other, when we don’t want to win if it means someone else will lose, when we know that my joy is yours and your success is mine, we all get our wishes’. This should be the basis of our new economy. Via.

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Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off
Feb14

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

Stefan Sagmeister’s 20 commandements: 1. Helping other people helps me. 2. Having guts always works out for me. 3. Thinking that life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now. 4. Organising a charity group is surprisingly easy. 5. Being not truthful always works against me. 6. Everything I do always comes back to me. 7. Assuming is stifling. 8. Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on. 9. Over...

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Rules for being Amazing

Risk more than is required. Learn more than is normal. Be strong. Show courage. Breathe. Excel. Love. Lead. Speak you truth. Live your values. Laugh. Cry. Innovate. Simplify. Adore mystery. Release mediocrity. Aim for genius. Stay humble. Be kinder than expected. Deliver more than is needed. Exude passion. Shatter your limits. Transcend your fears. Inspire others by your bigness. Dream big but start small. Act now. Don’t stop....

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Journal

« Le journal naît volontiers d’un malaise qui cherche à se résoudre dans l’archivage de soi. C’est pourquoi il est souvent le refuge ou le remède des consciences inquiètes, perturbées, incertaines d’elles-mêmes. » HUBERT AQUIN, Journal 1948-1971

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Something to chew on

“…Around the age of fifty, my ideals and values began to change. Now I see great value in laziness, understood as giving up both effort and the attempt to justify my life. I have come to appreciate the teaching I have found in many religions that praises holy ignorance. And I have been discovering how to live with little consciousness…The most remarkable statement James Hillman ever made about the soul is that the soul leads us into...

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Freedom

“Freedom from fear is greatest freedom enjoyed by wo-mankind.” The Honorable Sir Robert Menzies, British Parliament, 1942

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You must change your life

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The thing one needs most

  “I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact. Everything I designed was unnecessary. I will definitely give up in two years’ time. I want to do something else, but I don’t know what yet. I want to find a new way of expressing myself …design is a dreadful form of expression…. In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant.”...

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Henry Miller
Mar19

Henry Miller

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Unfold
Mar18

Unfold

Inspiration of the day, by Sabrina Ward Harrison, posted by Christine Castro, see the original here!

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Wednesday Inspire
Mar05

Wednesday Inspire

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Le Slow Design
Feb04

Le Slow Design

J’ajoute cette semaine le manifeste du Slow Design aux manifestes présentés sur Vu d’ici. Guylaine en a parlé ce week-end, et je crois qu’il sera des plus inspirant pour vous tous de découvrir quelles sont les principales notions qui caractérisent le Slow Design. À garder tout près! Slow design sur Treehugger: (…) Slow Design, much like its gastronomic...

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Steve Jobs

3 intense and authentic short stories about and by Steve Jobs, almost nothing about Apple: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your god, destiny, life, karma, or whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road, will give you the confidence to...

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The science of enjoying life

“Amidst all the attention given to the sciences as to how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered “useless,” will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously. The arts are the science of enjoying life.” John...

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Shirley MacLaine

“We are revolving around religions instead of revolving around expanding our own consciousness.” Shirley MacLaine in a interview with Whitley Strieber.

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Opening
Oct25

Opening

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We should be keeping people out of stores but we all have to work with business

Guylaine pointe vers cette édition du Iconeye qui rassemble les manifestes de quelques personnalités influentes du monde du design : Peter Saville, Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau, John Maeda, Stefan Sagmeister. Le premier manifeste est de Peter Saville, qui porte un regard pessimiste et critique sur les fondements du monde du design, et qui à mes yeux a su mettre des mots sur le flou et le sentiment grandissant de...

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David Lynch
Jun07

David Lynch

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Slowing down
May15

Slowing down

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How to be creative
Jun25

How to be creative

How to be creative, a manifesto by Hugh MacLeod. Download the manifesto here. Found on Guylaine’s blog.

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Opportunity

The greatest opportunities occur far sooner than most people are ready to notice them. (…) Some of the fun in life and business is to be at the leading edge – on the curve instead of behind the curve. — Realize that by the time you can fully explain, describe, or articulate something, most the opportunity has already passed — The idea is to be flexible and fast on your feet, eager to play in newly dawning...

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Shaun McNiff

Creative expression requires an ability to work with feelings and channel them. Frustration, dissatisfaction, and even a sense of desperation may help you access an eloquence you never knew existed. Shaun McNiff.

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Anaïs Nin

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anaïs Nin.

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défricher

Pour frayer un sentier nouveau, il faut être capable de s’égarer. (To clear a new path, it is necessary to be able to be mislaid.) Jean Rostand (via guylaine)

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Holidays blogging

I must admit, the content of this blog is quite different from what it is during the rest of the year. I am on holidays, I am rested, at peace, out of this buzy-ness but still full of ideas and fire burning inside. Filling my head with words i love to read, authors that inspire me. ‘Our lives are at once ordinary and mythical. We live and die, age beautifully or full or wrinkles. We wake in the morning, buy yellow cheese, and...

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Expand

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anaïs Nin

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Ordinary

“We must remember that everything is ordinary and extraordinary. It is our mind that open or close.” Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg.

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Trust

‘Love it all. The fear, the excitement, the guilt. The power for change, the unworthiness, the hunt, feelings, the euphoric feelings, the anger, the movement, the whole process, it’s know as life.’ Unknown. From ‘The true and the Questions’ by Sabrina W. Harrison.

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Next. Et maintenant.

In sociology, counterculture is a term used to describe a cultural group whose values and norms are at odds with those of the social mainstream, a cultural equivalent of a political opposition. In casual practice, the term came to prominence in the general press as it was used to refer to the youth rebellion that swept North America and Western Europe in the 1960s and early 1970s. Earlier countercultural milieus in 19th century Europe...

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Massive Change

“The future of global design is fundamentally collaborative. In this condition there is no room for censorship.” – Massive Change More on meïdia’s blog.

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Attar (Farid al-Din)

Reste devant la porte si tu veux qu’on te l’ouvre. Ne quitte pas la voie si tu veux qu’on te guide. Rien n’est fermé jamais, sinon à tes propres yeux. Attar (Farid al-Din) et je le répéte on-a-on : Rien n’est fermé jamais, sinon à tes propres yeux. Just ask for watcha want and believe you can have it. Aide toi et le ciel t’aidera. Je sais plus comment l’écrire, mais on a tous autour de nous de...

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Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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Lululemon manifesto

‘Caus i like manifestos… Write down your short and long term GOALS four times a year. 2 personal, 2 business and one health goal. A class study at Yale found only 3 percent of the students had written goals. 20 years later, the same 3 percent were wealthier than the other 97% combined.

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Quote day.

‘I think that maybe inside any business, there is someone slowly going crazy’ – Joseph Heller, Something Happened. It might be me. So much ideas, so much will, so much i need to do. So less time, and just one head and two hands.

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The Seed Manifesto

‘think i’ve posted it a while ago. This manifesto is printed and is laying over my desk since months. Just thought i should share it over here. * THE SEED MANIFESTO.

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10 Things I Have Learned

Reading his entry remembered me of this quite inspiring manifesto by Milton Glaser i posted about years ago but totally forgot.

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Life Manifesto

All this stuff around podcasting inspired me – raising questions that are basically relating to me, my life and the way i choose to take on things. I do claim the right to be wrong – take the wrong decision, choose the wrong path, to make spelling mistakes, to balble, dable, eeeee and aaaaaaa, stumble on words ‘caus my english is not perfect. Neither are my writing skills. Neither am i. But whatever it is that i feel...

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Morni’n

I’ve wrote here before about times when i am getting confused – sickness often follow with the confusedness i am in – about decisions i have to make or directions i have to take. The easiest is often to just open a book, and read. Here’s for this morning: ‘Ideas are like seeds; when they fist come up you often don’t know what they’re going to grow into. Just keep following your joyful...

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Alex Lauzon – redux

“L’Internet, c’est quand même pas si pire… Y’a pleins de films à télécharger gratuitement.”

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Imaginer

“Imaginer, c’est choisir.” Jean Giono “Imaginer, c’est hausser le réel d’un ton.” Gaston Bachelard (merci à g!)

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Alex Lauzon

‘√áa marche pas l’Internet. c’est de la fabulation. Vive les charettes pis les lampes à huile. √áa c’est fiable.’ A. Lauzon

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D. Engelbart

“What if we used computers to think and communicate with?” Douglas Engelbart, 1963

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Le top

“tsé quand t’es rendu au top, y’é ou le top ??” Le batteur du groupe les B.B.

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Douglas Coupland

“I used to always think I had to have a reason to record my observations of the day, or even my emotions, but now i think simply being alive is more than enough reason. Unshackled!” Douglas Coupland, Microserfs

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Joko Beck

Whatever appears in your life is the perfect teacher or you. No two lives are the same. Don’t get lost in comparing your experiences to anybody else’s experiences. Each life is beautifully unique, and each reflects the whole. Joko Beck

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Mary Oliver

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Mary...

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Pour Dan

“Perfection is the enemy of done.” Jackie Landis

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hold out for the things you believe in
Jun09

hold out for the things you believe in

i have found this tonight while searching for a picture. I made a copy of this article when i was 20, starting graphic design classes. I had it on my wall for so long, now its all broken. I have no idea who wrote it, it think i found it in a old issue of print magazine. But it still gives me the same drive as it did 9 years ago. ‘Our mission here on earth is to change our environment…’ yeah.. right...

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Chandan

“Creativity has nothing to do with any particular work. Creativity has something to do with the quality of your consciousness while doing something. Whatsoever you do can become creative.” Chandan

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Peace pilgrim

Problems are opportunities in disguise. If you did not face problems you would just drift through life, and you would not gain inner growth. Peace pilgrim

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Thomas Merton

“Why do I live alone? This is crazy. It is lamentable. I am flawed, I am nuts. I can’t help it. Here I am, now,…happy as a coot. The whole business of saying I am flawed is a lie. I am happy. I cannot explain it…Freedom, darling. This is what the woods mean to me. I am free, free, a wild being, and that is all that I ever can really be. I am dedicated to it, addicted to it, sworn to it, and sold to it.” *...

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Osho

“If you really want to be creative, then there is no question of money, success, prestige, respectability – then you enjoy your activity; then each act has an intrinsic value. You dance because you like dancing; you dance because you delight in it. If somebody appreciates, good, you feel grateful. If nobody appreciates, it is none of your business to be worried about it. You danced, you enjoyed – you are already...

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Osho

‘Creativity means enjoying any work as meditation; doing any work with deep love. When you understand, whatsoever you do – cooking, cleaning, etc… Life consists of small things; just your ego goes on saying these are small things. You would like some great thing to do – a great poetry, a great painting… Drop the ego and everything is creative.’ Osho

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Nhasti (2)

We worry because we project ourselves into the future. We worry because we do not trust. We are at ease when we live in the here and now. We are at ease when we trust. Nhasti

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Cheri Huber

‘As we let go, the energy that has been tied up in the various places of resistance is released. Whoosh! Life opens up, surges through, moves, expands, and suddenly we see possibilities that weren’t available before.’ Cheri Huber

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Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Consider this: what if ‘original sin’ is denying instead of celebrating your originality? Each of us possesses an exquisite, extraordinary gift: the opportunity to give expression to Divinity on earth through our everyday lives. When we choose to honor this priceless gift, we participate in the recreation of the world” Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Bruce Mau

“Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow. The work you produce today will create your future.” Bruce Mau This quote also remembers me about how our lifes are the results of the choices we make… Every decisions, every move in one direction is creating what will be next… A mystery called life, which is in fact the result of our choices of everyday.

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An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

One of the best manifesto i have read so far… I still have a copy of it on my wall, a copy that i have since 2 years… Most challenging parts are in my opinion: 20. Be careful to take risks. Time is genetic. Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow. The work you produce today will create your future. 34. Make mistakes faster. This isn’t my idea – I borrowed it. I think it belongs to Andy Grove....

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Cheri Huber

“Nonacceptance is always suffering, no matter what you are not accepting. Acceptance is always freedom, no matter what you are accepting.” Cheri Huber

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Lao Tzu

“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu

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Chandan

“Creativity has nothing to do with any particular work. Creativity has something to do with the quality of your consciousness while doing something. Whatsoever you do can become creative.” Chandan

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Andrew Cohen

“What’s the difference between a life of comfort and security and a life of risk and total insecurity? One is just being like everyone else. The other is a great thrill, and furthers something unknown and unlimited that’s ever-present. And that’s what living the spiritual life is.” Andrew Cohen

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Margaret Mead

“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead In the memory of the 23-year-old activist Rachel Corrie who was run over by an Israeli bulldozer on Sunday the 16th of March 2003. (from Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology Newsletter)

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Andrew Cohen

“The transformation of one individual becomes a source of and a catalyst for transformation in others.” Andrew Cohen

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Unknown

Life is a journey, not a destination. Take it one day at a time. Unknown

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Anna Freud

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Freud

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Anais Nin

“Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage” Anais Nin

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Quotes from ‘Writing Down the Bones’

Havn’t wrote a lot in the last days. I feel like i have nothing to say or write, lots of things going on in my head, but it stays there. So, to feed you of magic in these gray days (at least it is here – really gray), there are some quotes related to the creative process took from a book i enjoy like a good piece of cake these days – Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg. * * *...

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Nahsti

The best way to make your dreams come true is – wake up. Never think of the future – it comes soon enough. Nahsti

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Carl Jung

~ What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Heir in lies the key to what you should be doing in your worldly pursuits. ~ Carl Jung

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Daily wisdom in your inbox

I am receiving the “daily wisdom” meditation tips since more than a year now. You have to try it for yourself, for me these simple quotes often made a difference in my days. Quotes from Osho, Lao Tzu, Krishanmurti, Zen, and even some from Sark are sent by email once a day, or once a week (you choose), for free. I highly recommend it 🙂 *...

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Osho

~ Becoming whole is becoming authentic, becoming yourself – whosoever you are, whatsoever you are. Accept your limitations, accept your imperfections. That’s what it means to be a human being. ~ Osho

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Paul Rand

the fundamental skill of a designer is talent. talent is a rare commodity. it’s all intuition. and you can’t teach intuition. Paul Rand, 1996.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Martha Graham

“..There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to deternine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions…” Martha...

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Sark

“When considering choices in your life, the most alive choice feels like a bit of a risk, makes you giggle, or makes the hairs at the back of your neck stand up…” Sark

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f.e.a.r

Here i post lyrics from Ian Brown last video, if you can see it it gets more impact than just reading, but still, i found those lyrics quite inspiring. Each sentence has a strong meaning, following f-e-a-r letters for each words… The video is simple…hm.. like someone riding his bike backward, without seeing where he is going, and this last for the whole video. Well, you must see it! F.E.A.R. For each a road For everyman a...

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Björk

“.. the creative process is like a plant. That’s the best thing about creativity. You can’t say, OK, by Tuesday, I want this twig to have grown three centimeters northwest. It won’t do that; it will just go wherever it wants to. The only thing you can do is make it feel good, and make sure you give it the nourishment it wants…” Björk

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Linus Pauling

“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.” Linus Pauling

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