Category Archives: Positive thoughts

Switching wounds into wisdom


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

Oprah Winfrey

English: cropped version of Image:Oprah Winfre...

Oprah Winfrey (2004).jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Wonden omzetten tot wijsheid

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Keeping faith in youth dreams


” Stay true to the dreams of your youth. ”

Friedrich von Schiller

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Trouw blijven aan jeugddromen

Friedrich von Schiller Coloured Drawing

Friedrich von Schiller Coloured Drawing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Be for others or yourself


“I do not care so much what I am to others
as I care what I am to myself.”
Michel de Montaigne


Michel de Montaigne wrote of his condition tha...

Michel de Montaigne wrote of his condition that, “I am at grips with the worst of all maladies, the most sudden, the most painful, the most mortal and the most irremediable. I have already experienced five or six very long and painful bouts of it.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Zijn voor anderen of jezelf

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To Endeavour to live the life which one has imagined


“I learned this, at least, by my experiment;
that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours..”
― Henry David Thoreau


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Getting up to bring changes into your life


“Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!”
Mark A. Cooper, (Edelweiss Pirates #1) ‘Operation Einstein’


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Opstaan in het leven om zelf verandering aan te brengen

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To make onself miserable or strong


“We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.”
Carlos Castaneda


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Onszelf Ellendig of sterk maken

Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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A dame that knows the ropes


“A dame that knows the ropes
isn’t likely to get tied up.”
― Mae West


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Een dame die de touwen kent

Mae West

Mae West (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is the time of the opening of the rose.

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(Poem) Endless Time

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There comes a holy and transparent time
when every touch of beauty opens the heart to tears.
This is the time the beloved of heaven is brought tenderly on earth.
This is the time of the opening of the rose.

~ Rumi

Text & image source: Earthschool Harmony https://web.facebook.com/SpiritualQuotesandSoulfood/

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Say yes

Say yes

It seems strange to say yes for no reason.
Especially in a world that teaches us to draw boundaries, to say no.
Still, to say yes is the most powerful thing there is.

Not to each question from outside.
That would make us out of control.
But a wholehearted YES to everything you feel.

Yes to love.
Yes to fear.
Yes to pain.

A difficult exercise.
But worthwhile to try.

Because in your YES lies a profound trust.
A warm belief in your own voice.
A soft stone deep inside, a little piece that only belongs to you.
Something that brings you peace.

Say yes to life that embraces you.
Say yes.

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From left to right: Devan Brockenberry; Jahnae...

From left to right: Devan Brockenberry; Jahnae Johnson; Kie’Arra Pretlow; and Larry Pretlow II (2006). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Zeg Ja

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Rise of women does not mean Fall of men


“The rise of women does not mean the fall of men”

 Preceding article: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

English: One of the symbols of German Women's ...

English: One of the symbols of German Women’s movement (from the 1970s) Deutsch: Ein Logo der deutschen Frauenbewegung (aus den 70er Jahren) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Further reading

  1. Run Like A Girl
  2. What is the gender of a soul?
  3. Why Calling Yourself A Feminist Matters
  4. Nevertheless, She Persisted
  5. The boy is dying!
  6. Equality for women, really?
  7. Is feminism really a new version of male chauvinism?
  8. I’m no cat
  9. Introducing The Future Female Series
  10. An open letter to all Feminists
  11. The Impossible Dream
  12. HeForShe, Stand Together
  13. What Does Feminism Mean?
  14. What feminism means to me
  15. Three Books Every Girl Must Read Today
  16. Asked, “As businesswomen, do you ever suffer in your workplace?” They replied:
  17. It’s all about him
  18. Period Leave: Step Forward At A Time When Women Are Fighting For Equal Rights?
  19. The Patriarchy And Other Feminist Half-Truths
  20. Wimbledon must scrap Manic Monday 
  21. 2 Tier Status: Human Trafficking in the Land of Wood and Water
  22. A Different View of Feminism
  23. Selling a Home!
  24. The Gap
  25. Why men often die earlier than women
  26. The Conquest
  27. Random Thoughts: Feminism does not mean defending the bad decisions women make
  28. It’s a tired topic, but when will it be different?
  29. On legalizing prostitution
  30. Miriam Dalli. Who else?
  31. Justice is All Seeing

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