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give: a hug can go a long way

A hug warms not only the body but the soul too. Give someone a hug. It may be just what the person or animal or tree needs to get through the day. A hug can bind a broken bridge between two. A hug can connect a person to nature. A hug can allow another to feel again. A hug can be healing to an old wound. A hug can speak love without any words so try one out today and enjoy it.

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learn & love: the pursuit of perfection 2.0

There are two ways to look at the pursuit of perfection. One way is the explanation that is often used–when one strives for perfection, one becomes stuck in their pursuit because one is striving for something that does not exist. There is no such thing as perfection because we are all innately flawed since we are humans. Second way is that we are already perfection because we are reflections and directly connected to All There Is so no need to pursue for something that we already are simply by being in existence. So perfection is possible, depending on which way you look at it.

be inspired: the half step that will change your life

The following excerpt is from one of my favorite blogs, ZenHabits.net.  I hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me.

You’d be surprised to know how many emails I get where people are stuck in their lives.

They’re broke, or unmotivated, or in a job they hate, or they can’t find their passion, or they can’t get motivated to get healthy.

And they don’t know where to start.

It hurts to read these emails. It brings back to life the pain I lived through not too many years ago, when I too was stuck.

I know the feeling of despair when you are unhappy with your life and don’t know how to change. When you’ve tried lots of changes, but couldn’t find the discipline to make them stick. When you feel crappy about yourself because you know you should get off your butt and start improving your life, but you’d rather put it off for another day.

Problems go away when you ignore them, right?

I also know that there is really only one way out of this mire of despair.

It’s to take an action, no matter how tiny.

You don’t need to fix everything in your life right now. You don’t even need to fix one thing.

You just need to do one little, miniscule, almost nothing thing.

Make a list. Go outside and take a walk. Get rid of some of your junk food. Clear off your kitchen table. Cancel something tomorrow so you can make time to create something, no matter how small.

Don’t do all of these. Do one. Or half of one, or one thousandth. It doesn’t matter how small — the smaller, the better.

Take that first step. Celebrate that first step. Love the step, not the destination. That step, even the motion of taking the first foot off the ground and moving it forward — that’s everything.

That’s the truth, and you’ll not read it in many self-help books: put every microparticle of your existence into that half step, and be nothing but that half step, and love it with all you have … and your life has changed.

With this half step, everything is different. You haven’t achieved any goals … but you’ve moved. You haven’t created something amazing … and yet, more than ever before, you have.

You’ve created beauty and joy and movement where none existed before, where previously only constriction and paralysis and confusion lived. You have changed the world.

You can read the rest HERE.

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listen & love: the stand

The Stand
by The Floacist (Natalie Stewart)
Floetic Soul

To life
Why are you afraid?
What you gonna do?
Scared that you may change?
Isn’t that the truth?
Who are you to say
You’re not gonna win?
How’ll you ever know
If you just give in?

Tell me how will you know?
How will you know
If you just give in?
Tell me how you’ll grow?
Stand up, you’d better stand up, come on,
Every time you fall down
Stand up, stand up, even if you’re small
You can stand tall, come on, come on, yeah

Believe in yourself or who’s gonna?
If you never dream for yourself then who’s gonna?
How you gonna do for yourself
How you gonna and
You know you have to prove it to yourself
So you’ve gotta
Gotta make a change
Rearrange if you wanna
Make it to the top
It’s your day now you’ve got it
It’s a spotlight all for you
But you bring it
Bring an A-game
A-Team cause you want it
Stand up
Stand up, come on

What you gonna do, what you gonna do?
You’ll just have to choose, choose, where you wanna go, where you wanna go?
What is there to loose, yeah
How you gonna move, how you gonna move?
If you won’t stay, stay, how you gonna flow? If you’re in your way
Tell me, why do you delay? Why do you delay?
And what you got to say? Say
It’s gonna be ok, stand up, you better stand up, come on now, every time you fall down
Stand up, stand up, even if you’re small, even if you’re small
You can stand tall, I’m feeling you

Believe in yourself or who’s gonna?
If you never dream for yourself then who’s gonna?
How you gonna do for yourself, how you gonna … ?
You know you have to prove it to yourself so you’re gotta
Gotta make a change rearrange if you wanna
To the top is a short day you got it
Spotlight all for you gotta bring it
Bring your A game 18 if you want it,
Believe in yourself or who’s gonna?
If you never dream for yourself then who’s gonna?
How you gonna do for yourself, how you gonna … ?
You know you have to prove it to yourself so you’re gotta
Change rearrange if you want it
To the top is a short day if you got it
Spotlight all for you gotta bring it
A game 18 if you want it.
Stand up, come on, stand up.
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be active: go outside and connect

Winter Scene

It’s January so the weather may be getting colder in your area and this weather may make you want to crawl into your sheets and snuggle in the warm interior of home. However, there is a whole world out there. Don’t let the weather make you miss the beauty of Mother Nature. Go out for the new year and connect to your surroundings, to people, to the sky, to the moment. Just make sure you wear lots of layers so you don’t get sick. :)