The Flawless Life
I am a part of all that I have met.
Alfred Tennyson, The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson (via hqlines)


(via kushandwizdom)
Strolling through an art gallery, I notice how a painting is enhanced or diminished by the quality of lighting in the room. Faith affects life just as light impacts art. When I neglect to invest in the depth and quality of my spiritual faith, my life can lose its color, brilliance, and beauty. My life is not actually diminished; I have simply lost touch with God’s radiance.
After taking time to connect with the one, true, invisible Source in prayer, I notice how the visible world comes alive. My life and affairs are seen as they truly are—illumined by the Divine. I am grateful for my faith, which enhances my true vision. By my faith, I see God the Good everywhere, in all people and in all circumstances.
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The reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (via purplebuddhaproject)
Rest is essential for achieving excellence in my work and relationships. To be at my best, I must have energy, enthusiasm, and a clear head. Being tired or frazzled reminds me that it is time to recharge my batteries.
When in need of rest, I turn to the restorative power of the Silence. I begin by simply placing my attention on my breath. I set aside any concerns, responsibilities, or tasks, and reconnect with the calm and loving energy of Spirit. As I close my eyes, I become aware of my body and relax each part of it, from my head to my toes. I surrender all of me to the Silence. Its power restores me—body, mind, and soul. I am rested and refreshed.
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We may feel saddened or bewildered by a turn of events. Yet even when our spirits are low, we need only look to the Christ within us to feel strengthened, comforted, and renewed in faith and courage.
Through the power of our inner Christ Spirit, we have the strength to meet any challenge. We have divine wisdom and understanding. Peace and well-being are ours. There is no pain in the world that the indwelling Spirit cannot reach and heal.
Within our souls, we find enduring comfort and hope in God’s infinite good. We feel a resurgence of faith and courage, as we are filled with love for life and the will to go on.
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Diana Ross backstage at The Apollo Theater by Bruce Davidson, 1965

(VIA Magnum Photos)


Emerald Shaw
Photography: lex-the-creative
Editing: Emerald Shaw and Alexis Townsend


To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.
Taylor Swift (via kushandwizdom)