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The Serenity Prayer God, grant me the
to accept the things
I cannot change,
to change the things
I can, and
to know the difference.

by Reinhold Niebuhr

The Serenity Prayer

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Nature's Breath, Australia Nature's Breath, Australia

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Enchanted Glen, Ireland Enchanted Glen, Ireland

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Ghostly Calm, UK Ghostly Calm, UK

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Crab Cave, UK Crab Cave, UK

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Days of Glory, UK Days of Glory, UK

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The Flow of Peace, UK The Flow of Peace, UK

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Rest, UK Rest, UK

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The Fairy's Garden, UK The Fairy's Garden, UK

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Bluebells, UK Bluebells, UK

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The Beginning of Love, Australia The Beginning of Love, Australia

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Quiet Moments of Reflection, Australia Quiet Moments of Reflection, Australia

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To Know Peace Bless
What you would change.

What you would shun.

Look upon
With eyes of compassion
What you would judge.

In others.
In the world.
In yourself.

Only then
Will you know

by Lisa Frost

To Know Peace

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Sleep Well, Australia Sleep Well, Australia

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Love's Light, Australia Love's Light, Australia

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Rainforest Delight, Australia Rainforest Delight, Australia

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Busy Bee, Australia Busy Bee, Australia

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Spider's Pearls, Australia Spider's Pearls, Australia

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Heart's Dawn, Australia Heart's Dawn, Australia

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Sonnet 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 116

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Choosing Happiness, Australia Choosing Happiness, Australia

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Moments of Stillness, Australia Moments of Stillness, Australia

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Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

by Max Ehrmann


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The Fool In Me I must learn to love the fool in me.

The one who feels too much,
talks too much,
takes too many chances,
wins sometimes and loses often,
lacks self-control,
loves and hates,
hurts and gets hurt,
promises and breaks promises,
laughs and cries.

It alone protects me
against that utterly self-controlled,
masterful tyrant
whom I also harbor
and who would rob me
of my human aliveness,
humility and dignity
but for my Fool.

by Theodore I. Rubin

The Fool In Me

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Life's Too Short Life's too short to be unhappy. It's too short to be stuffing around not doing what you really want. It's too short not to send that text, write that email or make that phone call to say 'Hi' to someone. It's too short not to go out with your friends for a drink.

It's too short to keep working in a job where the only thing going for it is the paycheck. Money can certainly make you comfortable, and it can buy you things that make you happy, but in the long run most of us could still be happy with a lot less than we have, we just need to realise that. Your bank balance doesn't mean much when you're dead.

Life's too short to have issues and hangups and to go around worrying what everyone else thinks of you all the time. Make the decision to show your issues the door. It may not be easy, it may not be quick, but the only person who can get rid of them is you, and you have to really want to and make a conscious (and constant) decision to do so. Stop blaming things on others and take control of your own life. Stop expecting people to give you what you want, instead go out and get it yourself. The only person you have control of is yourself.

Life's too short to be unhappy with who you are. It's time to take a good look at yourself and acknowledge the good things about you. It's time to be proud of the person you are and the great things you have to offer. If you see something negative then resolve to change it rather than cry over it. Always be willing to acknowledge mistakes to others and attempt to make amends.

It's time to realise that other people act the way they do for their own reasons, most of which have nothing to do with you, so stop reading into every little thing people do (or don't do) and say. It's time to start accepting other people for who they are.

Life is too short. So start living the life you want to live instead of the one you think you should.

by Lisa Frost

Life's Too Short

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The Heart's Path, USA The Heart's Path, USA

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Honouring Your Truth, USA Honouring Your Truth, USA

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Come Back To Love Come back to love.
Honour yourself.
Come back to love.

Love has no obligation.
Love has no requirement.
Love has no need.

Let go of fear,
Come back to love
And live as love will.

by Lisa Frost

Come Back To Love

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Be True, Australia Be True, Australia

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Reflection, Australia Reflection, Australia

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Letting Go, Australia Letting Go, Australia

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Heaven's Door, Australia Heaven's Door, Australia

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The Voice of Friendship We shall not hide from one another,
But lay our hearts and souls bare
For each other to see.

We shall not attempt to
Polish the darkness,
But allow the light of friendship
To dissolve it in gentle acceptance.

We all have dark places.
Of sadness.
And fear.
And doubt.

When we can show these to another,
And still receive their love,
We have found a true friend.

The spirit of friendship
Lies in having
The trust
And courage
To bare our quiveringly imperfect,
Yet exquisitely beautiful,
Souls to another -
In all its messiness
And all its glory.

And of embracing
Their naked heart too.

by Lisa Frost

The Voice of Friendship

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Impermanence, Australia Impermanence, Australia

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Joy, Australia Joy, Australia

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Your Power, Australia Your Power, Australia

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Glory, Australia Glory, Australia

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Wisdom of the Soul What if the Sun
Stopped shining
Because it saw
Darkness surrounding it
So believed
It was wrong?

What if the Rain
Stopped falling
Because it heard
Someone curse it
So believed
It was worthless?

What if the Soul
Stopped sharing
Because it lacked
The wisdom
Of the Sun
And the Rain?

by Lisa Frost

Wisdom of the Soul

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The Way Home, Australia The Way Home, Australia

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Fly, Australia Fly, Australia

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Share Your Gospel That's all anyone needs to do.
Everyone has something to share.
Everyone has themselves to share.

You are here to share yourself.
Nothing more, nothing less.

It's not about achieving anything,
Accumulating anything,
Or even impacting people in a particular way.

Sharing who you are is your destiny.

Your only mission is to become
As authentic in the unique aspect
Of love that you are as you can.

So give. Give yourself with love.
Serve. Serve others with love.

Embrace who you are.
Love it!

Celebrate your differences
- they light up the world!
Embrace your similarities
- for truly we are one.

Just be you
And share your gospel.

by Lisa Frost

Share Your Gospel

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Enough, Australia Enough, Australia

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Change, Australia Change, Australia

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Welcome the Light, Australia Welcome the Light, Australia

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Baby Steps Baby Steps

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Your Truth You began your life in love and joy.

May you remember
Through all the days of your life
That love and joy
Are who you truly are.

Know that many people love you
Right this moment,
Just as you are.

They may not always tell you,
They may not always act like it,
But the truth is they love you
Just for being

May you always create
The life you desire
In your heart and soul.

May you love every moment!

by Lisa Frost

Your Truth

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What Would Love Do, Australia What Would Love Do, Australia

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True Beauty, Australia True Beauty, Australia

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Remember the Light, Australia Remember the Light, Australia

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The Spirit of Grace, Australia The Spirit of Grace, Australia

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Glimmer of Light, Australia Glimmer of Light, Australia

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The Dance of Life, Australia The Dance of Life, Australia

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Hidden Worlds Hidden Worlds

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The Way, Australia The Way, Australia

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Just Be, Australia Just Be, Australia

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Courage, Australia Courage, Australia

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Bliss Bliss

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Relaxation, Australia Relaxation, Australia

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Eternal Shelter Deep beneath the forest growth
Lies the decayed remains of hope.
Broken dreams, shattered past,
No morsel of love to break the fast.

There its precious body lies,
Staring with vacant, glassy eyes.
And sure it seems the hope is lost,
As dead and cold as a winters frost.

But dig down deep through dirt and mould
For the hidden truth which is foretold.
For every coin has two sides;
From every death a new dawn arises.

And so that dead and broken hope
Feeds the new and sprouting growth,
Until one day more glorious there stands,
The truth of love. Of life. Of man.

Its branches spread towards the stars.
Each blight it cherishes, so no more mars.
And always it shelters from above,
With wondrous limbs of eternal love.

by Lisa Frost

Eternal Shelter

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Resilience, Australia Resilience, Australia

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Joyful Times, Australia Joyful Times, Australia

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Generosity, Australia Generosity, Australia

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Perfection, Australia Perfection, Australia

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Stream of Life, Australia Stream of Life, Australia

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To Live an Amazing Life 1. Honour Yourself
Have alignment between your thoughts,
words and actions, and your heart/spirit.

2. Be Loving
Give up judgement. Allow yourself to love without condition.

3. Be Loved
Have faith that you are completely loved by every person,
whatever their actions.

4. Be Authentic
Be authentic in your communication.
Give up attachment to the outcome.

5. Be Courageous
Acknowledge your fear, then act.

6. Be Surrendered
Give up believing something is wrong.
Embrace the perfection of what is.

7. Be Present
Give up trying to get somewhere.
Be present and love what you're doing right now.

8. Be Passionate
Live your passion.
Share your vision and enthusiasm with the world!

9. Be Appreciative
Notice the beauty and wonder of the world
and appreciate its presence in your life.

10. Be Joyous
Smile! Laugh! Have fun!
Be light-hearted and revel in the moment.

by Lisa Frost

To Live an Amazing Life

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Prayer of Abundance I acknowledge that the greatest service
I can offer the world is to live a life of love and joy,
Living the life of my dreams, doing what I love the most
And sharing it with the world.

I allow abundance to flow to and through my life
In an ever widening, infinite stream,
Expanding my horizons, transforming my experiences
And growing the positive difference I make in this world.

I allow the creation of my visions and dreams
With ease and grace,
Along a beautiful and magical path of wonder and joy.

I choose to honour myself, taking delight in my journey
And the exciting new life that unfolds before me.

I choose to appreciate the abundance and beauty
That exists in myself and my life in every moment.

I allow the universe to honour me abundantly in
Love, health, wealth, friendship, family and fun!!

Given and received with Thanks!

by Lisa Frost

Prayer of Abundance

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Perceptions, Australia Perceptions, Australia

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Your Value To the amazing person that you are,
on this day I want you to know:

You are one-of-a-kind.
Like no other being that has ever been or ever will be,
And that's something to celebrate,
For the world is a different place because of you.

Did you know that your smile can change a day
And your love can change a life?

In fact, every life you come in contact with
you leave changed forever.
The change may be big or it may be small,
But their life will always be different because of you.

Never underestimate the little things in life -
Their effect is far greater than you even suspect.

You are more powerful than you know, more loved than you feel,
And of more value to others than you can guess.

Life is too short for self-pity and too long for blame.

Always remember that you are the source of love in your life,
For love is who you truly are.

Regardless of whoever you've chosen to be in the past
You can always choose to be something completely
new in this moment.

And most importantly...
You do not need to be, do or have a single other thing
In order to be perfect,
Not even if it's being happy, doing what you love
Or having your dream life,
For you are perfect right now, just as you are.

Thank you for being you!

by Lisa Frost

Your Value

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Song of the Morning, Australia Song of the Morning, Australia

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Surrender, Australia Surrender, Australia

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Stand Tall, Australia Stand Tall, Australia

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Elixir, Australia Elixir, Australia

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Love This Moment One day as I trudged wearily
Down a path not far away,
I came upon a bright old man
Travelling the other way.

He walked along with a jaunty step
That was so free and light,
While his smile shone like the fullest moon
Upon the darkest night.

When our paths did meet I begged of him
To stop but a little while,
For I had to ask in bafflement,
"Dear sir, why do you smile?"

"For I walk this road every single day
Through wind and rain and sun,
And for each heavy step I tread
I wish the journey done."

The man replied in a merry voice
That was music to my ears,
"My friend, I've learnt a thing or two
Throughout my many years."

"While it's great to have a purpose
From which you do not stray,
More important by far it is to love
Your journey along the way."

To that reply I looked askance
And voiced my inner doubt,
"How can you love a well-worn path
That rambles all about?"

"For it does not run straight and true
Towards my desired goal,
Instead it wastes my precious time
With all its bumps and holes."

"And do you know the worst thing of all,
That makes me quite lose heart?
While every morning I reach the end,
Each night I'm back at the start!"

That wise old man smiled knowingly
And gently turned to say,
"You won't travel very far in life
Marching the same track every day."

"You think that to gain your far off dreams
This path needs to re-arrange,
But there'll never be a different end
Unless you decide to change."

"To reach a dream that seems remote
You must round every bend,
Instead of always turning back
To retrace your steps again."

"And once again I say to you,
If I might be so bold,
While the dream may be the silver,
The journey is the gold."

"For every person's true desire,
Throughout their very soul,
Is to live a life of love and joy.
To be one and true and whole."

"It is our hope most precious,
To connect with all the Earth,
To feel life's energies within
All moments from our birth."

Then he answered my next question,
Which was very simply, "How?"
"Just live each day inside your heart.
See the beauty of right now."

"For no matter if the path you step
Is an old one or a new,
Behold it with the eyes of your soul
To find wonder in all views."

"When you are grateful for all the world
As a gift from up above,
You'll realise that what you're doing
Is simply allowing love."

"And when that love completely fills
Every crevice of your heart,
Your journey will be one of joy
- What you wanted from start!"

Then satisfied he'd made his point
This great man did turn away,
To continue down the splendid path
Of magic in every day.

Since that encounter I have walked
Many roads towards my goal,
With forever his gift inside my heart:
To love this moment with all my soul.

by Lisa Frost

Love This Moment

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Remember Me Whether in body or spirit
Let all remember me in love and joy,
With a smile on my face
And a laugh on my breath.

Remember me as a song,
Dancing freely through the air.

Wherever I am,
Think of me unshackled like the wind
And know that I am happy.

Whenever you feel the sun upon your back
Know that I love you,
Even though you have
For the moment turned away.

Whenever you see the stars
Remember that I am one of them,
Only I am infinite.

Wherever you go remember always
That I am with you.

by Lisa Frost

Remember Me

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Within Within

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Connection, Bali Connection, Bali

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Little Spaces When a person leaves us
They leave a space that can
Never be filled by another being.

But the space isn't empty.

Our thoughts and memories and
Feelings of the person will always live on there.

And while they will always remind us of our loss,
They will also remind us of how lucky we were
To share a part of our lives with that person.

The pain of losing someone close never goes away.

But with time you can more appreciate all the
Wonderful moments you had together.

You can smile and laugh as you remember all of the
Details that made them special to you.

And you can cry as you know that those memories
Will never be added to in this life.

The important things about a person
Will always remain with us.

And if we keep that place within us open
They will never truly die.

by Lisa Frost

Little Spaces

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Presence, UK Presence, UK

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Persistence, UK Persistence, UK

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Love This Moment, Turkey Love This Moment, Turkey

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Empathy, Hawaii Empathy, Hawaii

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The Beauty of Life, New Zealand The Beauty of Life, New Zealand

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New Horizon's, New Zealand New Horizon's, New Zealand

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Wonder, Australia Wonder, Australia

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Create Space, USA Create Space, USA

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