Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 240 – Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion

"Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh There is one sure fire way to ease pain and heal our wounds and the wounds of the world around us... "Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion" There is so much pain and suffering and hate and ill-ease everywhere… Continue reading Monday Mantra 240 – Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Ipseity

Ipseity means selfhood or self identity. Ipseity derives from the Latin ipse (self). Ipseity is the quality and nature of being oneself. It so many words, ipseity is the quintessential element of identity. We each of us posses ipseity and can define and identify our unique individuality by our ipseity. Ipseity means self, identity, nature… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ipseity

my querencia digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Querencia

Querencia means home, a favorite spot. Querencia can also mean the part of a bullring where the bull takes its stand, however I much prefer the metaphysical concept. Querencia derives from the Spanish verb querer (to desire) which derives from the Latin quaerere (seek, gain, obtain). Combined these provide the base for the concept of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Querencia

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Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

Estival means of or pertaining to the summer and Aestival is a variant of estival. Estival and Aestival both derive from the Latin aestīv(us) (of summer). The 21st of June is the official start of the Summer season in the Eastern Hemisphere and what better way to mark it then by discovering the word Aestival?… Continue reading Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

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Word Nerd : Petrichor

Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. Petrichor is formed from the Greek petra, meaning "stone", and īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. Petrichor was named by two Australian researchers, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence emitted from rocks… Continue reading Word Nerd : Petrichor

Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be Monday Mantra 58 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 58 – Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be

"Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be." The road of life is rarely straightforward, and never how we think it should be... "Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be." The road of your life is one filled with so many questions, potholes, dips, curves, wonders,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 58 – Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be