100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 75 – Iyanla Vanzant on The Wisdom & Power of Love

Wisdom Day 75

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“In love, there is a total acceptance of self, and a willingness to give of self without an expectation of receiving anything in return. When you love, you are not afraid to share the truth of who you are, and you accept the truth of others without judgment.”

~Iyanla Vanzant~

Iyanla Vanzant returns to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network with season 2 of Iyanla: Fix My Life this Saturday, April 13th 9/8c.

Click here to see the trailer and full episodes or to find OWN on your TV!

Be well, loving … & WISE!

Tonya Marie

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100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 52 – Joseph Campbell Wisdom … “Follow Your Bliss”

Wisdom Day 52

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“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

~ Joseph Campbell ~

So I guess I’ve been under a rock or something, and I must be the only one not intimately familiar with Joseph Campbell’s work. But thanks to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, Super Soul Sunday and Mastin Kipp from TheDailyLove.com, I am now a spiritual FAN of his work and really look forward to getting my hands on all things Joseph Campbell. Any suggestion.

Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: “Follow your bliss.” [Source: Wikipedia.org]

So although I am just starting to unpack and immerse myself in “Joseph Campbell” wisdom, here are a few quotes that are absolute life-changers. Enjoy and share any Campbell quotes you love in the comments section below.

Be well … & WISE!

Tonya Marie

Joseph Campbell Quotes

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.”

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure ”

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

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100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 20 — Get Good Counsel, But Do Your Own Decidin’ (Nana’s wisdom)

Wisdom Day 20

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“Get good counsel, but do your own decidin’!” a favorite “Nanaism” by my Nana Celeste Jones Borden

Greetings!

I love this picture I took in December of 2011 of my Nana. She was resting in her favorite recliner completely enveloped in a warm bright white light, as all Angels are.

To hear her tell it though, she was “resting her eyes”. This explanation, of course, is despite all outward appearances to the contrary — especially that all-too familiar lean-to-the-right — suggesting that she’d actually nodded off.

But resting her eyes is probably the better explanation. Try to change the channel, for example. You’d soon find out just how not asleep she was. Did I mention she also had a mean right hook?

In retrospect, there’s a really good chance she was actually deep in thought, contemplating her existence, weighing her options.  Continue reading