Author Archives: Phoebe Featherly
No Beginning, No End
“I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.” ~ Augusta Savage Augusta Savage was a sculptor, art teacher, and art program director who moved from Florida to Harlem. She wasContinue reading “Inspiration”
Rumi on Flying v. Crawling
Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī more popularly known as Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the most popular poet in the United States.
“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control.” Jack Kornfield “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. ~Chris Pine Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is freeContinue reading “Control”
Why Be Normal?
“If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou “There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape thatContinue reading “Why Be Normal?”
“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” – William Shakespeare “Sometimes heroism is nothing more than patience, curiosity, and a refusal to panic.” – Leif Enger “I am patient with stupidity but not with those whoContinue reading “Patience”
Adversity In Our Lives
“Storms Make Trees Take Deeper Roots” Dolly Parton In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. ~ Lee Iacocca You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcomingContinue reading “Adversity In Our Lives”
“You always drop by, to enlighten my mind, when my wings are feeling heavy & I’ve forgotten how to fly.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones More on Heaviness “I believe that with all things in life, there is a constant need to let go of the idea of “trying hard”, there’s a heaviness in trying hardContinue reading “Heaviness”