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"I can remember standing for hours alone in our cold bleak studio,
waiting for the moment of inspiration to come to me
to express myself in movement.

At length my spirit would be uplifted
and I would follow the expression of my soul.

Isadora Duncan

"I will so trust that what is deep is holy,
that I will do strongly before the sun and moon
whatever inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"So each individual has awareness
for the things they truly identify with.
Identification is love.
What is love?
Love is recognition.

When you love,
you're so close with it,
it's a oneness.

You see, when I started in old woods,
I had a confidence that they were right.
In other words, I feel in my being
that I'm right for what I do.
I feel related."

Louise Nevelson

"When I am, as it were, completely myself,
entirely alone, and of good cheer -

say, traveling in a carriage,
or walking after a good meal,
or during the night when I cannot sleep;

it is on such occasions
that my ideas flow best and most abundantly."

Wolfgang Mozart

"Happiness to me meant:
appreciation of what you have:
anticipation of what you plan to have,
whether you ever have it:

gratitude that you are not in competition
for what others have, or want to have:

the capacity to ignore what you don't like,
or to turn it into what you do like;

and the unsurpassing reward
of finding that you can really believe in
what you hoped you could believe in."

Margaret Anderson

"I took all my painting out. They were not pleasing to me.
I could pick out, well, I did that one to please so and so,
and that one to please so and so.

So I put them all away and began over again, for me."

Georgia O'Keefe

"If I love something I do it, and if I don't, I don't.
I think that this is the most important choice
that any of us can make in life, in art, in history;
to do the thing you love.

If you love it then while you are doing it
you are a true expresison of yourself
and your time and your story. You are authentic."

Lina Wertmuller

"Meanings concern individuals
and constantly change.

One cannot give meanings to another.

Meaning must be found
by the individual seeker."

Victor Frankl

"The key then is to find your own mountain,
other wise you will be competing with people who are not even in your event,
and running up against the 'shoulds' and 'oughts' of that world, and the inevitable frustration and depression and feelings of failure.
A person can be complete or incomplete, but one thing is sure;
he cannot be someone else."

George Sheehan M.D

"Aware of it or not, each of us is involved
in the grand enterprise of evolution.

The new information being generated
in each of our lives
contibutes inevitably
to the ever-increasing complexity
and richness of the universe.

Our key choice
is whether to become aware of
and take responsibility
for the power of our intentionality."

George Leonard

"In true experience, perception is unique and undifferentiated;
there is a sense of wholeness, unity, and centeredness.
In such moments, man is immersed in the world,
exploring spontaneously, expressing himself,
and finding satisfaction in being rooted to life
as a whole person."

Clark Moustakas

"Listen to the music within your soul.
While listening, do you not feel an inner self awakening deep within you -
that it is by its strength that your head is lifted, that your arms are raised,
that you are walking slowly towards the light?"

Isadora Duncan

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