Rediscovering My Daughter Through Instagram

“Social media has been blamed for ruining our democracy, shortening our children’s attention spans and undermining the fabric of society. But through it, I was able to be with Paulina out in the world again, to see what she sees, to virtually stand beside her and witness the people and places she moves through, in nearly real time. Not in a parent-policing role, but in a wonderful-world sort of way.”

Rediscovering My Daughter Through Instagram, by Helene Stapinski

Recreate and Repeat

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.
Warsawn Shire

The Planet Does Not Need…

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
David W. Orr

Leading From The Heart

“Without self-awareness and the ability to manage our emotions, we often unknowingly lead from hurt, not heart. Not only is this a huge energy suck for us and the people around us, it creates distrust, disengagement, and an eggshell culture.”
— Brené Brown

Leading from Hurt Versus Leading from Heart

Takes Time

“To see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
Georgia O’Keeffe

Leaders

“Leaders bring the weather.”

Heard in this podcast interview on leadership in the new age with Bob Anderson.

Repeating Mistakes

“Sometimes we go back and repeat an old mistake just so that we can remember why we moved forward.”
– Yung Pueblo

Power of Love

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
— Jimi Hendrix

Forward

“Be around the energy that pushes you forward.”
Do Lectures

Pulling

“You can always tell when someone wants something from you. Their energy has a ‘pulling’ quality.”
Phil Good

The Heart

“The Heart that gives, gathers.”
— Tao Te Ching

We All Have Hurt Someone

“we all have hurt someone tremendously. whether by intent or accident. we have all loved someone tremendously. whether by intent or accident. it is an intrinsic human trait. and a deep responsibility. i think. to be an organ and a blade. but. learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human. we make horrible mistakes. it’s how learn. we breathe love. it’s how we learn. and it is inevitable. ”
– nayyirah waheed

Trust Your Body

“trust your body
it reacts to right and wrong
better than your mind does
it is speaking to you”
— Rupi Kaur

Aphorisms on Kindness

“We can be kind and successful, kind and exciting, kind and wealthy and kind and potent. Kindness is a virtue awaiting our rediscovery and our renewed, un-conflicted appreciation.”
Aphorisms on Kindness

One’s Own World

“To create one’s own world takes courage.”
— Georgia O’Keeffe

Anger

“anger. is often grief that has been silent for too long.”
Nayyirah Waheed

The Simple Joy of “No Phones Allowed”

“Every time someone in a group of people deploys a screen, the whole group is affected. Each disengaged person in a crowd is like a little black hole, a dead zone for social energy, radiating a noticeable field of apathy towards the rest of the room and what’s happening there.”

Read the full post: The Simple Joy of “No Phones Allowed”

(via Hurry Slowly)

The Fear of Being You

Relationship with Others

“If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. In relationship with others, it is only you, mirrored.”
— Osho

Mountains

“Now, every time I witness
a strong person,
I want to know:
What card did you conquer
in your story?
Mountains do not rise
without earthquakes.”
— Katherine Mackenett

Essential

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Your Heart. Growing.

that feeling. that you can not name.
that. is your heart. growing.
Nayyirah Waheed

Renewal

“The story of renewal is about letting the light in and also being willing to sit in the dark.”
– Keith Yamashita

A Humanistic Enterprise

“I believe in a humanistic enterprise: business should comply in the noblest manner with all the rules of ethics that man has devised over the centuries. I dream about a form of humanistic modern capitalism with strong ancient roots, where profit is made without harm or offence to anyone, and part of it is set aside for any initiative that can really improve the condition of human life: services, schools, places of worship and cultural heritage.”

Bruno Cucinelli

(via Jason)