Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind Amit Ray quote Monday Mantra 214 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 214 – Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” ~ Amit Ray To purify your mind and soul is to free yourself from anything that debases, pollutes or contaminates it... "Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind." That deep burning sensation has returned.… Continue reading Monday Mantra 214 – Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind

riant beauty knows no boundaries via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Riant

Riant means mirthful, smiling, cheerful. Riant can also be defined as having a pleasant aspect, agreeable to the sight, looking bright or cheerful, etc. Riant derives from the Middle French term rire (to laugh) which derives from the Latin rīdēre (to laugh). Riant is such a bright way to describe a person's buoyant, jocund, effervescent… Continue reading Word Nerd: Riant

Kind reminder doing your best does not mean working yourself to any point of breakdown life wisdom quote Monday Mantra 213 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 213 – Doing your best does not mean working yourself to any point of breakdown

“Kind reminder: doing your best does not mean working yourself to any point of breakdown.” ~ Life We all want to do and be our very best, yet there is something we all must keep in mind... "Kind reminder: doing your best does not mean working yourself to any point of breakdown." Who doesn't want… Continue reading Monday Mantra 213 – Doing your best does not mean working yourself to any point of breakdown

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order John Burroughs quote Monday Mantra 212 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 212 – I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” ~ John Burroughs The greatest balm for the wounds of the soul lies right outside your door... "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." There is very little… Continue reading Monday Mantra 212 – I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order

Feeling that summer fatigue or Natsubate image crop from photo by daan huttinga via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Natsubate

Natsubate is a Japanese word that can be translated as "summer fatigue". Natsubate is the combination of the words natsu (summer) and bate, which is an abbreviation of bateru (to be very tired). Natsubate describes the fatigue (mental, emotional, and physical) that is brought on by the heat and humidity of summer weather. Natsubate has… Continue reading Word Nerd: Natsubate

Optimism does not necessarily mean ignorance or innocence life wisdom quote Monday Mantra 211 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 211 – Optimism does not necessarily mean ignorance or innocence

“Optimism does not necessarily mean ignorance or innocence.” This is a really important aspect of optimism that can never be stated enough... "Optimism does not necessarily mean ignorance or innocence." On the whole I am an optimist. I believe that a good outcome is just as likely - if not a bit more likely -… Continue reading Monday Mantra 211 – Optimism does not necessarily mean ignorance or innocence