“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman
Images: Spell Byron Bay’s jaw-dropping ‘Castaway‘ shoot
When three of my favourite things combine – the great outdoors, photography and inspirational words – you can bet I’m going to get ridiculously excited. Which is precisely what happened when I discovered the work of photographer and graphic designer Julian Bialowas, who has taken the ‘365 project’ (snapping a photo to document each day of the year) to a whole new level, adding powerful, motivating words alongside his stunning imagery.
I’ve got itchy feet to take off on a travel adventure at the moment and finding these photos has totally amplified that. Looks like I might have to live through these gorgeous shots for a while!
+ For more of Julian’s awesome work, check out his site here.
Remember your big dream.
Zoom in. Closer.
Really feel it.
Lift it up, put it on over your head and wear it proudly.
Share your dream.
Whisper it softly or yell it from rooftops.
Usher your daring intentions out into the world.
Peel back the layers.
Widen your eyes and open your heart to change.
Beckon in the new and the extraordinary with the promise of a tight embrace.
It’s all so close now, and you’re ready.
You are a miracle in motion.
Image: Reasons to Breathe
Friday is upon us again and that means more ‘Blogs to Bookmark’!
I’m sure you’ll love them all – special hello to Connie from ‘A Life of Perfect Days’ who stopped by In Spaces Between this week, which allowed me to find her fabulous blog! You may also know the delightful Yaz from PRIMPED, who shares her ever-present sparkle on The Happiness Cocktail (and she just got married so be sure to say hi and congrats!)
Oh and there’s an added extra at the end… Happy weekend! xx
My favourite “quote” websites (because we all love inspiring quotes!)
1. The Quotations Page
3. Quotes Daddy
4. Brainy Quote
5. Think Exist
6. Search Quotes
7. And this JUST IN (thanks Kylie for the link!) ’60 Motivational Quotes That Have Changed People’s Lives’
+ I’m always on the lookout for great quotes and inspiring posters (you’ve probably seen me post quite a few of them on the In Spaces Between Facebook ) so I’d love to know:
I’m subscribed to the DailyOM newsletter and I had to share the one I received today. Beautiful message and a timely reminder. Release, unclench, go with the flow, baby!
Riding the Wave of Life
“While riding the wave of life you must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion.
Our lives are continually in motion, buoyed by the wave that is the universe’s flow. As the wave rises and falls, we are carried forward, through life’s high and low points. The universe’s flow may take us to a place in life where we would rather not be. As tempting as it can be to fight the direction and size of this wave that propels us, riding the wave is intended to make life easier. When you ride the wave, your life can evolve naturally and with minimal effort. Riding the wave, however, is not a passive experience. It is an active process that requires you to be attentive, centered, and awake. You must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion.
Because life is dynamic and always changing, it is when we try to make the wave stand still or resist its direction that we are likely to get pulled under by its weight. If you try to move against the wave, you may feel as if you are trapped by it and have no control over your destiny. When you reach a low point while riding the wave and find your feet touching bottom, remember to stay standing so that you can leap forward along with the wave the next time it rises. Trying to resist life’s flow is a losing proposition and costly because you waste energy.
Riding the wave allows you to move forward without expending too much of your own efforts. When you ride the wave, you are carried by it and your head can “stay above water” as you go wherever it takes you. It can be difficult to trust the universe and let go of the urge to fight life’s flow, and you may find it easier to ride the wave if you can stay calm and relaxed. Riding the wave will always take you where you need to go.”
Image: Simon King
I’ve got this lovely reminder printed out and stuck on the wall beside my desk at work and I love it in all its simplicity. It’s so important to make room in every day to do more of what makes us happy – going for a walk, taking a bath, knitting a scarf, reading silly Tumblr sites. My man has made this screen saver on his iPad which I think is a brilliant idea and something I might just have to copy myself!
Image: via Pinterest