Monday Mantra 129 – I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.

I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things. Emma Goldman-quote-monday mantra 129 via lawhimsy“I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.”~ Emma Goldman

This quote hits upon a fundamental truth about freedom and particularly the freedom of self-expression. So often the freedom of self-expression is used to excuse scathing rudeness and ruthless bullying – the acts of cowards too afraid to face their own inner truths and demons. Freedom is a gift and while it should be a basic human right, it is one right that is abused, manipulated, and stolen. To really exercise your freedom of self-expression is to be subversive in a world where being true to You and Your Voice is a rare, beautiful and radiant thing. Don’t waste your precious self-expression to tear down others or spread vileness or hate. Use your freedom of voice to create wonder, harmony, peace, and joy. Even if it may seem to cause discord, if your voice is pure, your intentions based in harming no one, but raising all to greater heights, well, then that is true freedom, true self-expression. The World needs more of it and more of YOU!

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 Mantra Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!

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Word Nerd: Jacinthe

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyjacinthe definition word nerd via lawhimsyJacinthe (pronounced as zha-SANT in French) is a beautiful color described as a moderate orange that is yellower and stronger than honeydew and yellower and slightly lighter than Persian orange. Or in simpler terms, jacinthe is a lovely yellowish orange shade. Jacinthe is also a rather delightful name variation of Hyacinth.

jacinthe highlight of lady in a yellow dress by max kurzweil via lawhimsyThe jacinthe color of the dress in Lady in a Yellow Dress by Max Kurzweil has been highlighted for your sensory engagement…

Jacinthe is a very Autumnal color and it’s a color I quite love. What do you think about the color of jacinthe?

Namaste ~ Ella

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Monday Mantra 128 – When we love and accept ourselves, the World fits around us

when-we-love-and-accept-ourselves-the-world-fits-around-us-tiny-buddha-quote-monday-mantra-128-via-lawhimsy“When we love and accept ourselves, the World fits around us”~ Dawn Turner via Tiny Buddha

This quote jumped out at me from my inbox last week and struck the cords of my heart-strings like some sort of melodic harp. Just how beautiful, magical, and utterly truthful are Dawn Turner’s words – “When we love and accept ourselves, the World fits around us.”?! There is no need for this tug-of-war that we wage within and with-out ourselves as we try to fit into the World around us. If we simply embrace our own truth and provide ourselves with love and acceptance, the World does this seemingly extraordinary thing by fitting around us. There is room for everyone and the World can be quite the accommodating place once we stop struggling to be something we are not and just become fully what we are. I encourage you to read Dawn’s lovely article (click here) and provide yourself with the greatest gift you can give to the World – YOU!!!

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 Mantra Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!

~ Check my Instagram on Mondays for Inspirational quotes and every day for a little jolt of happiness!

~ I am not affiliated with Tiny Buddha in any way, I just really, really, really love ’em and wanted to share!