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

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 105 – To live happily is an inward power of the soul

"To live happily is an inward power of the soul."~ Marcus Aurelius Happiness is a gift and a power... "To live happily is an inward power of the soul." Happiness is bandied about so much that, after awhile, it can almost lose a certain sense of meaning. We all want happiness, we desire to live… Continue reading Monday Mantra 105 – To live happily is an inward power of the soul

Only the ideas we live have any value. Hermann Hesse quote Monday Mantra 101 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 101 – Only the ideas we live have any value.

"Only the ideas we live have any value."~ Hermann Hesse Life is filled with ideas. They flood every bit of our very beings, however... "Only the ideas we live have any value." Ideas are excellent things to have. They are built on inspiration, idealism, and dreams. Ideas are one of the key components of life,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 101 – Only the ideas we live have any value.

A book can teach you, a conversation can assure you, a poem can seduce you, a genius can inspire you but only you can save yourself. Anthony Anaxagorou quote Monday Mantra 78 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 78 – A book can teach you…but only you can save yourself

"A book can teach you, a conversation can assure you, a poem can seduce you, a genius can inspire you but only you can save yourself." ~ Anthony Anaxagorou Inspiration floods this world at every turn and there are so many things that can influence you from the outside, however... "A book can teach you,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 78 – A book can teach you…but only you can save yourself

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 239 – Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don’t be a fool.

"Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don't be a fool." Many live unknowingly with hate thinking it may solve and salve their wounds... "Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don't be a fool." It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged, that two negatives do not make a… Continue reading Monday Mantra 239 – Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don’t be a fool.

Remember to breathe It is after all the secret of life Gregory Maguire quote Monday Mantra 238 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 238 – Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life.

"Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life." ~ Gregory Maguire Your breath is always there, simply waiting for you to return your focus to it... "Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life." Your breath is a miracle in action. You breathe in and out without even noticing… Continue reading Monday Mantra 238 – Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life.