Spaces of Calm #1

June 10, 2008 by  
Filed under Happening Space

Welcome to Spaces of Calm. Each month (or possibly more often) we’ll bring you a selection of spaces, places and goodies around the world, online and offline, that we hope will enhance your life. It’s our way of sharing the love, and the peace, just that little bit more…

This month, we’re looking at inspirational wisdom – on the net and delivered daily to your inbox.

Our inboxes can become so full of junk, not to mention our physical letterboxes – stuffed full of bills, requests, spam and, well, junk! There is nothing nicer than something uplifting, something positive, popping up each morning… just in time for us to start our day in an upbeat and positive way. I know my days go all the smoother and calmer if I take time when wrestling with my morning routine to read one of my favourite inspirations…

These three people make a significant difference in my life (and the lives of many, many others), helping me start the day well, and allowing me to remain cool, calm and positive every single day:

Positive Attitude Quotes

Lucy McDonald’s positive quotes have been joyously welcomed into my inbox for a long time now (I hesitate to say ‘years’, but I am sure it has been!). Now at Positive Attitude Quotes, Lucy is publishing these quotes and adding beautiful, appropriate photos every day of the week. Great for when you need a pick-me-up during a hard day.

“For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the Universe” – anon

Concentrated Wisdom for the Busy Self-Actualiser

The classic Greek philosophers had a word for the process of self-actualizing and striving to reach your highest potential. They called it ‘Areté. Brian Johnson’s is a treasure trove of quotes, big ideas and inspiration… sign up for his daily Big Idea and receive a quick jolt of wisdom, encouragement and va-va-va-voom in your inbox (you’ll love reading it, guaranteed!).

Emerson instructed us to “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your reading have been to you like the blast of truimph out of Shakespeare, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul.”

Notes from the Universe

Mike Dooley from delivers a Note from the Universe directly to your inbox each weekday. They are often provocative, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, ever inspirational and always, always spot on the mark. I’ve talked to other Adventurers, and we all say the same thing – that was exactly what I needed to hear today!

“We believe that thought, imagination and creative visualization are the most powerful tools at our disposal to manifest dreams, affect change and create new beginnings.”


3 Responses to “Spaces of Calm #1”
  1. Joanna Young says:

    Great idea Karen

    I eagerly wait my note from the universe each morning… and my reel life wisdom quote. Many thanks to you for providing me with the link to the latter.


  2. Danika says:

    Jambo Karen!

    YOU ROCK!!

    Love, your friends at TUT!


  3. karen says:

    Joanna – thanks my friend. Reel Life Wisdom does deserve it’s own spot in Spaces of Calm and I appreciate the reminder… will certainly highligh it next time!

    Danika – thank you!!! It’s a big thrill to have you visit and take the time to leave a comment. I absolutely love TUT and Mike… Jambo to you all for all you do, all the tears you bring to my eyes and all the hope you bring to my heart.