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Quote of the Day – July 1 2012

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


I left off yesterday talking about the Canadian custom’s questions. Who are you? Where are you going? and What do you have to Declare? as being story prompts. Of these questions we build our life.
Tonight my story got hijacked in the nicest way possible. I was responsible pet owner and I was taking care of the dogs needs and I had little to declare. The moon was almost full and showing through and against the backdrop of white clouds that broke up the line of the sky. The temperature was about 23 C with a slight breeze and the dogs on good behaviour. The soundtrack provided by the universe and what I had on my iDevice playlist seemed designed to and succeeded in combination with the other things listed above to give me a blissed-out good time…
Soundtrack for an early summer’s evening bliss upliftment


Animals as Leaders – Soraya

Shpongle – Before the Big Bang




Joshn-E-Bahaara from the Indian film Jodha Akbar


Seal-Kiss From a Rose on a Hill


All in all I’d declare it a pretty amazing half hour. Each one of these songs struck my spirit in a different way. One of the small magic’s that I’ll take any day of the week. More reasons to feel grateful. =)


Blessings, G

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Flowing Plant Mandala by G A Rosenberg


Advising Flames by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 30 2012

“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.”
― John Berger, Keeping a Rendezvous

Nothing can draw us in like a good story. Also at times nothing can be harder to escape. We tend to get trapped in our own mythologies, the stories we broadcast to ourselves for years on end. Somewhere in there is a cautionary tale not only about the stories we tell ourselves but the stories we expose ourselves to. Not only in books but in movies, plays and tv shows as well. Too often it seems that we fall into stories that we haven’t chosen. There’s way too many cool ones to visit to allow that to happen.

Today I had breakfast with some wonderful friends who among other things are narrative therapists. I told them how much the story prompt “What do you remember?” helped me and asked them for others that might prove equally inspiring. One friend looked at me and said “Canadian Customs”
“…?” I said
“Canadian Customs always gives a really great story prompt “Who are you? Where are you going and what do you have to declare?”
Wow… Just imagining how the answers to that can change from day to day or hour to hour. Just wow.
Blessings, G

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Radient Mandala by G A Rosenberg
Phoenix Mandala by G A Rosenberg