The Universal Language of Poets and Thinkers - Quotes

Poetry and thoughts from great thinkers speaks the universal language of love, faith, and tolerance. It reminds us if we allow it, of how intriguing being human and living in this planet can be.

I do not for one minute think that what our five senses tells us, is all there is regarding reality. It humbles me at times to think of the potential that creation has given us; the journey of learning, seeing with a new perception, never ends. Life with its roses and thorns is an everyday miracle, and my old buddy Albert Einstein agrees:

" There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle"

We can choose what we focus on, so I choose to often fill my mind and spirit with the beauty of inspiration in art, poetry or music, because it gives me an inner silence. When we have an inner silence we can hear God or nature, and have a greater appreciation for the miracle of life.

Here I share a few thoughts with photos that I found beautiful. It inspires me that several of these poets, such as Rumi, were born hundreds of years ago, and yet their message still apply to the human condition and to the soul.

Enjoy!

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Einstein

 

You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

. Max Ehrmann from Desiderata

 This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

Rumi

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

A Return to Love
Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Marianne Williamson

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Wayne Dyer

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ASHWINSPGA 6 years ago from Lion City ( Singapore)

This is a beautiful hub Miss Violet.Its always so amazing how a few words or a picture can touch us so deeply.

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit."

This is my favourite. Maybe you should post this in the religious forums. :=)

Thumbs up for this wonderful hub.

Love you to bits.


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hubby7 6 years ago from Chicago

Very touching and moving hub. The words touched me deeply inside! There is no greater artist than Nature herself!


ralwus 6 years ago

I like this, the pictures as well. Ah yes, the poets. Don't know a damn thing about it, but they can write and so well too.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful pix and quotes - thanks for putting them together so well.

Love and peace

Tony


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I love the images, Violetsun and really enjoyed the hub. Thanks.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I enjoyed everything about this hub, VS. I loved the message, the images, and the intention of its author. Wonderful and enlightening. Thanks for sending out such an message.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Ashwin: The quote you mentioned about religion is one of my favorites ones, and you are baad, hehe, imagine me posting this in the religion forums, I would have to run and hide!

Hubby: Sometimes a picture can say more than a thousand words, or give power to words, thank you for appreciating.

Ralwus: Even if you don't know the poets or writers, I am happy you took the time to read and look at th photos. Good to see ya.

Tony: Knowing that you are into poetry and a poet yourself, I take that as compliment!

Alexhouse: Thanks for your comments, and I like the image of a reader enjoying a little bit of relaxing images and inspiring thoughts.

Dohn: I thought to myself last night, why not do what I love to do the best, which is to hopefully give a few minutes of inspiration and with the help of nature's gifts in the form of photos, I hoped to accomplish this by mixing the words and photos. I have a lenghtier hub in the wings, but for will publish in the future. Thank you for being supportive!

Thanks everyone for your presence, its appreciated and fun! :)


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

Wow! Those pics were simply 'jaw dropping'. I've been reading newsletters from Marianne Williamson for quite some time. She amazes me with that vast reservoir of knowledge and wisdom, she has been graced with. Writers like her are perhaps at a very advanced stage of spirituality which manifests in the form of heightened creativity. People like her are so perfectly attuned to higher energies that writing comes naturally and effortlessly to them just like a flowing stream of pure water. A great hub Marie.


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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

VS, here I sit snowed in beyond belief here in Baltimore, yet I look around and see the beauty of it all. The snow, the reflections and yes, the concept of neighbors helping neighbors shovel ourselves out of this mess. The quotes and imagery you developed here brought for me the beauty which has been created for us to praise and enjoy. Sure, we gotta fight.

As far as shrinking to fit someone else's comfort zone? Ain't happenin' VS. Ain't happening. Although we are not meant to be proud nor judgmental or any of that, we have the right to shine. How can we possibly expect others to follow Jesus in the way if we appear to be at the same level with others? They are left with nothing to aspire to. No motivations. No reason to go to Jesus.

Show them the lighthouse in the storm. How else could a small boat reach safety without the the beacon of love and safety?


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Anajli: I believe writer's like Marianne Williamson are practically "channeling" inspiration as they write, they are such a blessing to the world. I love her work and have her book "A Return to Love" which I read years ago. Thanks for stopping by, its always good to see you, my friend.

Unchained Grace: Yes, we need to let our light shine! And the way I see it, when we truly let our light shine, it doesn't dim the light of others, so its not a proud shining, but one that brings people together. Thanks for your your comments and beautiful spirit.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Marie, I sit in awe watching the photos and reading the words. It resonates deeply within me and stirs my soul beckoning for it to fly. Thank you very very much for posting this lovely quotes and photos. I will surely bookmark this hub so I can bask in its wisdom and poetry and love. Hugs...hugs..and more hugs... :)


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

I am still enjoying refreshing and loving energy of your Hub, and had to laugh on your answer to Ashwin...

Hugs and love


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johnwindbell 6 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

AHHHH Men....Not that I ever left it, but the outdoors have always been my church as well as the discovery chanel and National G; and today I was there when reading your HUB.

Thank you.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

as always a beautiful hub, excellent, made my day!


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Michelle: I feel your hugs, :) and so glad I was able to inspire you through this hub, it makes my day. You often inspire and bring light to my day!

Tatjana: Isn't it amazing how we can pick up loving energy from a writing, a creation or the energy of the writer. I often pick up your energy and that of Michelle's, I feel lifted and energized. Thanks for your words and adding your energy here. :)

John: Your amen made me smile, I can practically "hear" it my mind. LOL. I understand about the discovery channel. I was watching an awesome documentary of nature places in the world and I was humbled by the power and beauty of nature, so yes, nature can indeed be our church.

Rebecca: Glad to be able to add a smile to your day! Thanks for stopping by. :)


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Elena. 6 years ago from Madrid

Very pretty, Violet! You know I'm not too spiritual, but even a dudette like me can appreciate the harmony of these quotes :-)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hola Elena,

Glad that even if you are a dudette who is not too much into spirituality, you appreciated the quotes. Good to see you! :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Great hub Violet, and wonderful pictures. Rated up and stumbled. :)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hypnodude: How nice you stumbled it and for the up rating, its truly appreciated! I have tried to use Stumble but my browser gives me a hard time. Thanks for the visit and comments. :)


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

You are truly an inspirational writer. Another beautiful inspiring hub. You have chosen some of my favorite quotes and I absolutely love the pictures.

Love and Peace,

Sage


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Sage: Glad to see you here too! Thanks for your presence here, gave me a lift! :)


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

Some awesome quotes there Violet. Especially the miracle one and Khalil Gibran's quote are great.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Ultimate Hubber: Einstein is one of my most favorite people and often use his quotes, and Khalil I enjoy because his writing trancends all paths, pretty awesome to be able to write like that. Appreciate your reading and adding your comments. :)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

I so appreciate this hub and the time you have taken to share it..... thankyou so much....


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Poetlorraine. Nice to have a poet visit my hub. :)


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Marie...

These are truly inspiring quotes! I loved each and every one of them. Kahlil Gibran´s I loved the most, as it is all encompassing. Great hub!

Thumbs up!

warmest regards and blessings,

Al


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hola Al,

Your words, "all encompassing", is the perfect phrase, I kept using "transcend" to describe Khalil's quote and works, but all encompassing is exactly what this gifted, highly spiritually aware writer could do with his writing. Thank for stopping by and adding your comments! :)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi Kimberly: I was happy to see you share Marianne Williamson's quote in Facebook, so thought I would mentioned I did too. Great mind think alike. :) Thanks for your comments, its appreciated.

Hugs,

Marie


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India

I realy enjoyed this hub


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi Jacob: Thank you! :)


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emohealer 6 years ago from South Carolina

Marie, have read a couple of times and keep coming back, suppose it is time to tell you just how much I appreciate this hub! The beautiful pictures, nature, the spirit, the content and the context. So simply put, yet the granduer that I feel.....Thank You for this! Hugs and Love...I feel your energy and light radiate from this...Sue


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks Sue, for adding your energy here, its appreciated! I wanted to create something that was easy and relaxing to read and hopefully inspire, not my usual longer hubs as I sometimes enjoy reading just a few words, and at others longer writings.

Mucho Amor y Luz, :)

Marie


AARON99 6 years ago

A very good hub, must say. Keep writing.


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

I have been gone from the hub it seems forever, I must say that I was very pleased to see you still here. I have always found wisdom in your words.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Aaaron: Thank you for reading and adding your comments. :)

Loveofnight: So good to see you! I follow you on Twitter under the name Sufilight, don't know why I didn't pick Violetsun so folks from the Hubpages community would recognize me. Thanks for your comments, and again happy to have you back!


AARON99 6 years ago

Thanks VioletSun, for your encouraging words. Hope you enjoyed my other hubs also. Enjoy.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

loved the pictures too. Yes, I agree. This is the truth. Sometimes, we think we write those lines or the lines were written by someone we know so well. All in all; our feelings and thoughts relate to the events of our lives, which is a universal phenomenon in our existence. Thank you for sharing this. More power.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Teresa: I agree with your wise thoughts, guess we share some similiarities when it comes to spiritual musings. Thanks for visiting!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

VioletSun - so happy to have found you.

Your writing is inspirational, your graphics exhalting.

The images match the wondrous quotes making the hub one I want to read and reread.

Thank you.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Drbj: Thank you so much! I am also glad I found you, so I am now following you. :) Thanks for your comments!


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andromida 6 years ago

Great hub.I also believe that no matter how old a wise saying or poetry can be, they still fit into our modern life-that's the universality of great thinkers. My instinct always tell me in some way we all are manifesting the purpose of someone or something special,really I don't know what that great thing is-perhaps mother nature;.Thank you so much. :)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Andromida: I so agree that poetry and wise saying are timeless reason why I am drawn to them. I like your take on purpose. Thanks for reading and adding your insightful comments. :)


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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

This hub is a great work of art!


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi Michael: Thank you for appreciating! And also thanks for becoming a hubapages follower. :)


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Lgali 6 years ago

Very wonderful Hub nice pictures with good message


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Lgali! Appreciate your reading and comments. :)


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Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

Wonderful! Full of wonder...


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Joshua for reading and your comments.


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tfhodge 6 years ago from California - U.S.A.

Your quote: "I do not for one minute think that what our five senses tells us, is all there is regarding reality," is not only agreeable, but a sign of humble wisdom. The sixth sense can perceive much greater (universal) consciousness. Great hub!


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you, thhodge for your words, they warmed me. :) I just came back from a walk and the library and checked out a book with stories from 14 healers worldwide. Can't wait to read it as they will surely will be sharing the 6th sense. Nice to meet you!


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

VioletSun- "Ahhhhhh" I just took that deep, cleansing breath that the words and images prompted in me. Releasing all tension...

Put together very beautifully. Inspiring.

I know where to return if I need another reminder to 'breathe'. Namaste.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Denise, I smiled and took a look at images and said "Ahhhhhh" with you. LOL. Thanks so much for the positive energy and your comments. :)

Namaste~


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oscillationatend 6 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

"...is the source of all true art and all science..."

Science is so segmented and fragmented among each other. But everything links in some way.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

oscillationatend: Yes, I agree~ Have to catch up with your hubs. :)


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

VioletSun. Hi. I have read through this beautiful hub several times, and each time felt a little different,(in a very good way)

The pictures and quotes are wonderful and seem to give you a sense of peace and tranquility.

Thank you so very much for sharing it with us. I loved it. :) :)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Oliversmum: Hey,haven't seen you in a while, we must cross each other's path in Hubapges again. :) I am happy to read that this hub gives you a sense of peace and tranquility.


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

Such beautiful and inspirational quotes, and the photography is just breathtaking, lovely I think I will rate this hub as beautiful. Thanks


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi RA: So good to see you! :) thanks for reading and adding your comments. Last night I took a look a the photos myself as I needed a beauty and inspiration "fix." By the way, love your hair!


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

What a treat, Violet! Beauty of images, wisdom of thought, music of love, peace of the soul all in one beautifully written and most spiritual hub. Thank You


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Petra: Thank you so much, your comments and response are appreciated. :)


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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

Absolutely beautiful hub, the pictures, the words, I have been deeply moved and somehow refreshed reading it. I was particularly moved by the line 'When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself'. Thank you so much.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Gigi: Happy to read that the hub had this affect on you; encourages me to continue writing hubs. :)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Ah, yes, Violet Sun - I need these quotes every now and then. They are reminders and a good pep talk. We need to read them again and again because we forget and clutter our heads with so much of the negative - and indeed as Marianne Wiliamson reminds us - we are meant to shine and not to shrink. The glow does affect others.

Thanks so much for a much needed pep talk at 5:38am Monday in NYC.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

BK: Everytime I get a comment from you or see yours in other's hubs, I get a tad wistful for my beloved New York. :) The human brain needs repetition in order to surpass the negativity that we are constantly bombarded with. We need not even watch the news to get into a negative state of mind; just the collective consciousness that is suffering is bound to affect us, reason why focusing on what is beautiful or peaceful or joyful helps.

Thanks for your visit, always good to see you!


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

"You are a child of the universe

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."

I love this quote! It's something I said similar not too long ago in (as of now) my latest hub, in some way.

You're right--there is timeless commonality in the thoughts of one being to another. When all shine, there is no ego to understand.

We can choose to either feel isolated as if we are but an insignificant speck of dust floating through space-time, or realize that we are just another brightly burning light that makes up the All.

Your words and these quotes are quite beautiful, you have truly uplifted my spirit more. And K@ri's. She says hello, by the way.

Until our next intersection in space-time,

Namaste!


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi Lexi: Your words "that we are just another brightly burning light that makes up the All" kinda made my eyes wet as its easy to forget we are this bright light in a world that a times can seem chaotic, this is why I love to read and connect to uplifting reminders of who we really are.

Give a warm hug to K@ri for me, and thanks for friending me in Facebook. I was happy when I checked and realized you are K@ri's soulmate. :)


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for these inspired thoughts and beautiful images ~ sorry I didn't discover your hubs earlier ~ I'm looking forward to reading more!


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Tracy: Glad you enjoyed them! I also had not seen you in Hubland, its so huge that its hard to meet all the writers here. Nice meeting you!


jansjourney 5 years ago

Can I purchase any of these images? The one of the hands with light?


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi Jansjouerney, you can purchase the images at Bigstockphoto.com, its where I purchased the hands with light, and where I get most of my images.


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superpipoy 4 years ago

Its a great way to live life along with an inspiration. Living your life without inspiration is likely to be compared as nothing. So live your life along with an inspiration. Find something or someone that makes you inspired.

This is a very inspiring and thoughtful hub. Thanks for sharing.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

I agree, living an inspired life is a great way to live. Thanks for reading and your comments!


manuela barroso 3 years ago

Encontrei seu blog por "acaso".

Simplesmente fantastico!


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VioletSun 3 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Muchas gracias! :)

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