Summer - 2017

The Wilderness of Your Intuition - A Quote by Alan Alda

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. Alan Alda. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

When I first saw this quote, I fell instantly in love with it. Then I looked at who'd said it, and raised my eyebrows in surprise.

Alan Alda - the well regarded actor of various movies and the TV series M.A.S.H (which had a huge fan base, but was never a show I particularly liked).

It made me curious, as way too many things do! I did a bit of reading about Alan Alda, read some more quotes, and decided he's quite fascinating.

I like him!

Anyone who's written a book called 'Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: and Other Things I've Learned', and a memoir titled 'Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself,' peaks my interest.

He may even make it to my list of 'people you'd like to have around your dinner table' (if you could have anyone).

Now that's saying something.

Because I adore the quote so much, here it is in several versions.

'You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.' Alan Alda. Circle of Daydreams
You have to give up the city of your comfort. Alan Alda quote. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com
'You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.' Alan Alda. Cicle of Daydreams.

I've been working on strengthening and trusting my intuition for many years now, and getting out of my comfort zone is another current area of focus. I found this quote striking a deep chord with my inner work and mindset.

Do you like it?

Linda. xox

You can download the various versions of the quote via PDF here.




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The Creed of 'HOME'

I believe, with unwavering intent, that the way you create, use, and live within your home can have a fundamental effect on your psyche, your emotions, and your life.

It's important you have a strong 'home-base'....

Somewhere stable and nurturing.

Your own soul supporting 'corner of the world'. 

A 'soft place to fall'.

A place where you can be completely at ease, and authentically yourself.

In my raw and vulnerable moments, my home is always there for me. It's a comfort, a place of joy, and a space for deep reflection.

I have a 'creed' in relation to my feelings about 'home'.

Here it is...

I believe HOME is so much more than just a shelter... it is an extension of the soul, a representation of the people within, a repository of personality.

I believe HOME is a safe, nurturing, supportive and happy place, where all who abide there feel 'loved' and 'free'.

I believe HOME is a soft place to fall, a welcoming place for family and friends, an incubator of dreams.

I believe HOME is not held to anyone's standards but our own. There are no expectations, no 'we must keep up with the latest fads', no feeling bad if we don't have lots of money to spend on it.

I believe HOME is a melting pot of ideas, emotions, laughter, pets (cats anyone?), people, books, colour, music, conversation, scents, tastes, texture, pattern.... what-ever it is that makes your house a HOME for you.

I believe decorating HOME is more about the 'gut' and the 'heart', than what's 'in' and what's 'out'.

I believe HOME is the champion of our unguarded moments.

What do you think of your 'home'?

Linda. xox

PS: I've added this post to Alicia's Open Slather over at One Mother Hen.




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In My Daydreams Lately - Attaining the Seemingly Unreachable

Your daydream is a seed - what will you do to make it grow. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

I sometimes lay on the couch and wander through the daydream of 'If I won the lotto, what would I do?'

You may know the one?

Pretty silly really, as I don't buy Lotto tickets and never have!

I let my mind meander dreamily through who I'd give some money to (charities etc), where I'd go, what my new home might look like, and what I'd do with my time if I no longer had to work.

Money's not everything, but it would sure add a few sparkles and make adventuring easy.

It's a lovely way to doze hazily and relax for a brief amount of time.

But hey..... I'm a strong, capable person, so I got to thinking about how I could make these daydreams come true anyway.

As much as daydreaming is one of my favourite ways to pass the time (and always has been), on the occasions when I want something to materialize from a daydream, then I know I'm not going to get anywhere without purpose, focus and action.

I figure I don't need a lot of money to be able to help out my favored charities somehow, particularly if they're local. I can volunteer time, donate stuff, help with marketing campaigns, or give a little here and there.

I can also still plan to travel to my dream destinations, I'm just going to have to work harder at saving, or find a way to raise a little extra income. And, I'm going have to delay gratification and do that hardest of things..... wait. It will happen, it just won't be this year, and I can't go everywhere at once!

As for what I'd do if I didn't have to work, I'd help out at school anyway..... but not full time (I have too many other things I'd like to do). While I still need to keep working full time currently, it doesn't mean I can't try and slot in some time to immerse myself in some of my passions.

It's well past time I got back to my drawing and art, and I'm very excited about creating my own set of oracle cards (I think I'm going to use watercolours).

I also want to get back to reading more, and paint BIG canvases as an experiment. There's no reason why some smart prioritizing and judicious spending of funds can't lead to enjoyment of these much loved and anticipated activities.

Are there any seemingly unreachable daydreams you'd like to turn into reality?

Think laterally...... how could you do it anyway?

Gather your intent, and propel yourself into action.

Linda. xox

PS. You can download the image and quote from this post here.




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Keeping It Simple + PDF Quotes Download

My word for 2017 is simplicity.

I need to slow down, get back to myself, and take some time to breathe life into my most loved (and missed) activities. I'll be doing that by getting back to my drawing and reading.

Here are some pertinent quotes I found about simplicity that struck me as apt for my current feelings and mindset.

If you like them, you can download them for free (and no strings) at the end of this post.

I'll be investigating and experimenting with simplicity all this year!

What about you?

What's the focus for you moving forward this year?

Linda. xox

(This blog post has been added to 'Open Slather'. A link up over at One Mother Hen!)

PS. You can download these lovely quotes here.




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Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

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