Monday Mantra 73

Imagination is the force that pulls your physical, emotional, and mental energies into dynamic harmony, giving wings to your soul. Gabrielle Roth quote Monday Mantra via LaWhimsy

“Imagination is the force that pulls your physical, emotional, and mental energies into dynamic harmony, giving wings to your soul.” ~ Gabrielle Roth

Imagination is the life force of the soul. It is what creates magic, mystery, harmony, exploration, curiosity, and wonder. Imagination is one of the most wonderful, enchanting skills we, as humans, have. It’s a skill that should be encouraged, developed, and practiced. Imagination can be private, or shared, or a combination of both. There is truly nothing that one’s imagination cannot do, except be worn out or exhausted. To diminish or demean one’s imagination is akin to snuffing out a vital flame. Imagination is a super power, unique to each of us, that should be utilized to make this world a better place and to help others and ourselves be the best we can be. Children know. The wise know. Our spirits know. Don’t let anyone take away from or make you feel embarrassed or afraid to imagine, to play, to create, to be free. Let your very soul take flight and let your imagination flourish and be a living, breathing, essential part of your being and life. You’ll be so very much more YOU, and all the better for it. Imagine that!

Namaste ~ Ella

~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantras Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!

Word Nerd: Ravel

Word Nerd Header 2015 by LaWhimsyWord Nerd is an on-going feature that shares and highlights unique, whimsical and sometimes forgotten or overlooked words. It’s dedicated to the logophile in us all.

ravel Word Nerd definition via lawhimsyRavel is a quirky and unique word since it can mean both tangle and untangle. How is this possible, you may be asking, well if you stop and think about knitting or sewing (or have had any experience with thread, rope, etc. at any time) you’ll realize very quickly that tangling and untangling are never far apart. In this way, ravel can mean both! I know there have been times when I have been caught in an almost infinite ravel loop, where it seems I’m untangling and tangling the same darn threads over and over again (cats, btw, never help, go figure!).

ravel nightmares from overknitting by LaWhimsyPoor Eliza’s nightmares consisted of an endless ravel of knitting, tangled wool, and tears.

I like the word ravel and it was really neat to learn that it actually means two opposites that are almost always inevitably joined!

Namaste ~ Ella

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Monday Mantra 72

Today isn't just an ordinary day. Today I'll create something beautiful. Monday Mantra via LaWhimsy“Today isn’t just an ordinary day. Today I’ll create something beautiful.” ~ Unknown

This is something of a very personal mantra for me since it’s one that I do my best to live by each day. Mondays in particular fill me with a certain sort of joy, since they represent a brand new week filled with all sorts of opportunities. Each Morning I like to tell myself as I’m getting ready that today I’ll create something beautiful, something that will add to the joy of my life and those who I share it with. Days don’t have to be ordinary, or at least, they don’t have to be the boring, dull sort of ordinary that one tends to think of when the term “ordinary day” is used. Ordinary can be a wonderful thing, so long as you are willing to think and act outside the box and create your own sort of delightful normal and ordinary. With that in mind I encourage you to create something beautiful today and start your way to your own kind of amazingly ordinary and wonderful!

Namaste ~ Ella

~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantras Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!