When we embrace our deepest obsessions, we find ourselves living from our passions with vibrant aliveness and uncompromising purpose.
~ Judit e. Szabo
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gratitude is being in a mental and emotional state of thankfulness and appreciation. It is about thinking, feeling and expressing what we are grateful for. Research has shown that a daily practice of gratitude can bestow a whole range of benefits in every aspect of our lives.
As a transformational experiment, I challenge you to acknowledge or express everyday for 21 consecutive days 3-5 things or experiences that you are grateful for. If you are willing to journal your gratitude journey, the benefits will be exponentially more profound.
~ Judit e. Szabo
By addressing the underlying core issue of a problem (the cause), rather than the outer appearances (the effect), we move into an indispensable and highly effective thinking process to overcoming problems, especially the recurring ones. By acknowledging the fundamental issue, we are able to come up with fresh and innovative ideas or as cliche states, we begin to ‘think outside of the box’.
~ Judit Szabo
To my friends who live outside of Turkey:
I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are.
You trade in your reality for a role.
You trade in your sense for an act.
You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.
There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level.
It’s got to happen inside first.
~ Jim Morrison
Artist: Gina Livingston Murray