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

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.

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 237 – It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" ~ E.E. Cummings There is a difference between growing up and growing into who you are... "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" Yesterday was my birthday and it was delightful for so many reasons. The celebration of… Continue reading Monday Mantra 237 – It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 236 – The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation

"The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation." ~ Joseph Campbell Just as it is always darkest before dawn... "The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation." Sometimes it is all too much. It is all too heavy. You feel all too hopeless and lost. I get it. I've felt it.… Continue reading Monday Mantra 236 – The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation