Poetry | Remember By Joy Harjo

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Remember By Joy Harjo Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star’s stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. I met her in a bar once in Iowa City. Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. Remember sundown and the giving away to night. Remember your birth, how your mother struggled to give you form and […]


Sharon Saltzberg on Connection, Compassion and Loving Kindness


“As we go about our ordinary day it’s easy to overlook how vulnerable we all are to change. In some ways I think our society is built around the notion that if we accumulate enough, or get that one, special experience, relationship or object, it will serve as a totem against change. It’s a powerful […]


8 Tools to Overcome Resistance, Uncertainty and Let Your Writing Flow

Cyclist on the top of a hill

When working on your creative projects much like climbing [or cycling] up a mountain, there are times when it feels like you are heading blindly into the mist, unsure of optimum direction and progress. Perhaps you find yourself fluctuating between confidence and uncertainty, or filled with a momentary unease or anxiety about where you and your creative offerings […]


15 Liberating Ways to Live an Inspired Life [Part 1]

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As I gazed into the flickering flame of a candle in the quiet hours of this morning, taken by its exquisite simplicity, I felt a shift. Something palpable and altered, finding myself free, liberated in spirit because of a simple moment with the moment. I came to think about this and the hidden beauty and poetry in all the […]


Henry David Thoreau on Living Deliberately

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living […]


10 Creative Benefits of Spending Time in Nature


There’s nothing more nourishing than spending time in nature. Nothing that is more nurturing to our spirit and soothing to our soul than being in the natural world. Our creative expression becomes more instinctive when immersed in the stillness of a forest or the invigorating seascape of a beach. Just as creativity is a natural part of […]


Krishnamurti on Awakening to Your Inner Being

Streams in the tropical rainforest

If you sit on the bank of a river after a storm, you see the stream going by, carrying a great deal of debris. Similarly, you have to watch the movement of yourself, following every thought, every feeling, every intention, every motive. Just watch it. That watching is also listening; it is being aware with […]


Inspire Portal | Wisdom, Wellness, Writing and Conscious Creativity


The microphone screeched for the third time then the lights went out completely. In a confusing combination of elation and fear, Brighton’s famous theatre was plunged backwards through time, pausing only after reaching the Chinese year of the Water Snake, way back in 1893. The auditorium was dark, it’s guests barely visible behind the stage […]