Words and images to calm the mind and uplift the heart...
The best everyday mind/ body medicine is a simple 'time out'- how often we forget to stop for a break, to unwind a little and benefit from the wonders of simple relaxation. Even five minutes can work minor miracles! Enjoy a slow scroll through the gallery ( ideally with a cuppa!) The specially chosen quotes and pictures might keep you absorbed for a while, and if any of them particularly resonate with you, spend a little longer there...
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
— Aaron Rose
You have the answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it.
— Pat Obuchowski
Remember, we all stumble. Every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
— Emily Kimbrough
The imagination is a palette of bright colours. You can use it to touch up memories - or you can use it to paint dreams.
— Robert Brault
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky
— Rabindranath Tagore
The heart has it’s reasons, which reason does not know. We feel it in a thousand things.
— Blaise Pascal
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
— Gabrielle Roth
Deep in our hearts, we hid our peace and innocence, that we might rediscover it someday.
One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality
— Albert Einstein
Dignity is not holding your head up high, but knowing how to bow to life with strength and grace.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not
— Hanoch McCarty
Pleasure is spread through the earth, in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find
— William Wordsworth
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
— Raymond Inmon
I perhaps owe having become a painter, to flowers
— Claude Monet
I never saw a thing that looked more like a soul, than a butterfly
A hug is an amazing thing It’s just the perfect way To show the love we’re feeling But can’t find the words to say
— Johnny Ray Ryder, Jnr.
If there were no flowers, and then suddenly there were flowers, we would all be standing and staring at them with wide eyes and opened hearts and proclaiming it a miracle
— Joy Leibling
I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own Being.
He who knows others is learned, He who knows himself is wise.
There is a morning inside you, waiting to burst open into light.
Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
You’ve been walking the ocean’s edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive naked under, and deeper under, a thousand times deeper!
Solitude coaxes magical things from our souls.
— Terri Guillemets
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
— Henry Miller
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
— Robert Wagner
Be there to greet the dawn and you will find peace.
What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
— Pearl Bailey
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
— Henry David Thoreau
You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
— J.M. Barrie
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
— Jean Anouilh
The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun
— John Greenleaf Whittier
Don’t let the past steal your present
— Terri Guillemets