December 5, 2011

Waking Heart

photo by *_Abhi_* on flickr
"I never want to be angry, I never want to let fear control me, I never wish to crush another. Sadness will come, it will come. It is a part of life, a part of what makes us us. Embrace it, learn, don't look on those times with negativity and curse all sadness that it should never happen and if it does something is wrong. You are very wrong. Take those things near, hold them, but don't let them overpower you in a way that ends up destroying your entire being. 

Learn the power of love. There is nothing that I hold in a higher respect than love. I am hypocritical of my own words, but I know that I will always always come back to this, my inner being. Nothing or no-one will ever take this from me. So please just know that in all my life, I've tried... to love."

Submitted by James, an extract from his blog (visit here) or check his inspiring music here  : )


Ps. it's nice to be back!
☮ & ❤,
Samm



November 27, 2011

Hiatus

Hi lovelies,

The Inspiration Tree has been on an unexpected hiatus for the last few months, as you may have noticed.
Thank you guys for still reading, sharing and leaving your comments!

Nonetheless, I have received all your (amazing!) submissions and the posting will restart during the month of December : )

☮ & ❤,
Samm

June 25, 2011

Hope

Hope


 by Emily Dickinson

It is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never gives up at all...

(Submitted by Renetta)



June 22, 2011

Some Thoughts On Love

[ Submitted by inbedallday, visit her tumblr :) ]

photo by idea ablaze on flickr
Before anything else we need self-love. Otherwise we won’t feel we have anything to offer others, and we will doubt the love offered to us.

It can be felt for people we have just met, or people we have known our whole lives. Not to say they are similar in nature, but you can love everyone you meet, even just a little.

We cannot survive with too little, we will starve for the affection. But in an ocean of love we lose ourselves, we tire and drown.

It can knock you down, and make you feel the worst you’ll ever feel. But at other times it can just as easily pick you up when you stumble and make you feel whole again.

It can be therapeutic and cleansing. When we love someone we give them a part of ourselves, we share the brightest parts of our soul with them. Whether for a few hours, or for decades, we become renewed.

Fear of losing love is perpetrated by the misconception that we are in some way alone in our experiences. Someone somewhere will always love you, and that is strength enough. Enough to forgive others, forgive yourself, and slowly start all over again.



June 21, 2011

Utopia


"Utopia is in the horizon.
I walk two steps, she moves away two steps and the horizon, ten more.

Then "What is utopia for?"
...
For that.
For walking"

- Eduardo Galeano



(Thanks to Ricardo for this submission!)