All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace. — Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
A place to ponder peaceful thoughts.
Mother Nature’s gifts bring me peace.
A reminder of God’s love that always brings peace to me.
Frequently given to promote peaceful feelings.
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What’s your heart’s desire? Is it for peace too? If so, do you think a peaceful environment helps promote peace? I know it helps with my inner peace.
Today I’m grateful for places that help me find my heart’s desire for inner peace and joy, for Ese’s challenge that helps me to find many wonderful quotes, and that I see God’s love all around me especially in Mother Nature’s gifts.
Don’t forget to stop over at Ese’s Voice to see her post and to get links to other posts for this week’s challenge.
If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment, the opportunity is his own — the road to immortal renown lies straight, open, and unencumbered before him. All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simple — a few plain words — “My Heart Laid Bare.” But — this little book must be true to its title. —- Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe was on the mark with this quote.
I think any author motivated to change the world bares her heart and soul.
I know I bared my soul when I wrote my novel. Still, I took liberties in writing the pat happy ending because my muse deserves that ending, and I wrote to inspire more kindness and understanding in the world. Real life is of course more complex.
You need so much energy and encouragement to write that if someone says something negative, some of that energy goes. —- Joyce Carol Oates
Yet, Joyce Carol Oates was brave enough to use the title, My Heart Laid Bare and like Edgar Allen Poe she tells the dark sides in her stories. Apparently this works well for her. People are still talking about My Heart Laid Bare on Goodreads.
You can go to Ese’s Voice to see more photos and quotes related to bare and to learn how you can join her challenge.
I’m curious. Do you bare your heart and soul?
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.—- John Steinbeck
Black and white photo of Diamond Head Lighthouse obscured by Kiawe Trees.
Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone. —- Paul Tillich
Looks can be deceiving.
The kayaker wasn’t really alone nor was the surfer pictured just above the trees. There was a second kayaker and another surfer hidden from view.
Which word do you prefer loneliness or solitude? Do you have photos and quotes you would like to share? Go to Ese’s Voice to learn how you can join the challenge?
This week Ese of Ese’s Voice asked us to share a photo and quote related to feel. Kozo’s September bloggers for peace challenge is Quote This.
I’m grateful to both of them for the inspiration. Click on their links to see their contributions and to learn how you can join.