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What’s Inspiring Me Now 9.15.23

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Creative Sparks, Soulful Living

Don and I watched a gorgeous and incredibly moving and inspiring film called Pride. It’s about a small group of gay and lesbian activists in the UK, deciding to support Welsh miners who were on strike. So beautifully acted, scripted, directed. It’s a testament to the famous quote by Margaret Mead “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Amazing what the power of love can do. Oh, and in case that didn’t convince you to watch it immediately, it also has Bill Nighy in it.

I continue to love our subscription to PBS, very high quality programming. We are particularly smitten with watching the American Masters series and have seen excellent, engaging documentaries about Little Richard, Roberta Flack, Alvin Ailey and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Our trip to Costa Rica introduced us to people and projects that are reimagining how to live together in deep, intergenerational communities in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. Very inspiring.

I recently re-read Jerry Jampolsky’s Teach Only Love, which features the core principles of what he calls “attitudinal healing.” The book suggests a profound shift in how we see the world and relate to ourselves and others, so that we can be “love-finders” instead of “fault-finders” and live with much more inner freedom, peace, and joy. I’ll probably devote a whole blog post to this.

I’m also inspired by these first days of early Autumn. It’s warm and bright during the day, cooler at night, with the first leaves just starting to turn and our garden abundantly producing tomatos and cucumbers. Also, we discovered an apple tree and fig tree in our yard that are giving us more fruit than we can possibly consume.

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