Our survival has been about laughter, otherwise you cry a river.

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—Leah Purcell, Aboriginal director and actor

http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/people/aboriginal-humour

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“You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.”

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It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realise the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 1 April 1933,

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God is merciful to those whom He sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that His grace will never come.

http://vivekananda.org/quotes.aspx

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NEWSAIGI CEO nominated in 100 Women of Influence AwardsPosted by AIGI Administratior on October 03, 2014  /   Posted in Announcement, NEWSThe Australian Indigenous Governance Institute’s inaugural CEO Robynne Quiggin is one of this year’s nominees in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. Robynne has been recognised in the Social Enterprise and Not for Profit category for her contribution to Indigenous governance.Robynne said, ‘It’s a great honour to be included in this extraordinary list of women, and to join the ranks of previous nominees. The nomination of women of influence is a great way to recognise the skills and expertise women bring to life in Australia and beyond. I would like to acknowledge the role of Westpac and Fairfax Media in making this contribution to our public discourse about excellence and the kinds of work we value.’

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To be as small as a vinegar fly and want to shit like an elephant

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Too big for your boots

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THAT POSSSUM’S WEARING GUMBOOTS

He’s running up and down my roof
I hear him stomping by
How can that possum be so loud? -
I think that I know why -

That possum’s wearing gumboots!
On his furry little feet
He’s there when I climb in bed
And I’m pulling up my sheet

Leslie Shane Stanford, Australia

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People need dreams, there’s as much nourishment in ‘em as food.

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Dorothy Gilman.

http://blog.gaiam.com/quotes/topics/nourishment

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The Orange Tree

The young girl stood beside me . I

Saw not what her young eyes could see.

A light, she said, not of the sky

Lives somewhere in the Orange Tree.

Listen, the young girl said. For all

Your hapless talk you fail to see

There is a light, a step, a call,

This evening on the Orange Tree.

John Shaw Neilson

http://www.thebegavalley.org.au/11367.html

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The mountain mist, which Blacks had thought the souls of bygone men, Came closing in, with swirls of rain. Mark O’Connor.

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A New Ballad of the Man From Snowy River

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The house of envy lies in the lowest hollows, golden, sunless, breathed upon by no wind, grim and filled full of inert chill, and lacking warmth, is always roiled in fog.

Greek

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I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That’s what sitting on your ass does to your face.

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– Leonard Cohen

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“Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar’s idle times. When he can read God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men’s transcripts of their readings.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. Rumi.

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Sanctuary, a poem by Chris Michael Johnson, Australia

Sanctuary

A single star
peeps
through
the mellow
night,
more
rain to
follow.
The hum
of ciccadas,
nature’s
choir
by the
creek,
serenade the
silence
of
the air.
Cheerful
friends in
this
sanctuary
of grace
in
troubled
days.

(C) 2012

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A free mobile laundry service for the homeless – Yahoo!7

The Orange Sky mobile laundry is an ambitious project that’s lifting spirits of those living on the streets of Brisbane.It’s Australia’s first mobile laundry service to give the homeless free access to washing and drying facilities.The co-founders Lucas Patchett and Nic Marchesi say they hope to achieve three things.”Restore respect, raise health standards and reduce strain on resources,” said Lucas Patchett.

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I felt old. Again. It had been happening a lot lately. I did not live the life of an old lady, but I could hear it beckoning to me, like a mermaid on a rock.”

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Michelle Tea, “Paris: A Lie”

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“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher

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There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. Lin Yutang, The Importance Of Living

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“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?” 


― Muriel BarberyThe Elegance of the Hedgehog

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In our home, something like being a poet would be thought of as putting on airs

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KAY RYAN

http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/318827.html

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They are not devious, and they fear lies as they fear fire. They don’t tell lies even in the most trivial matters. To lie to someone is to insult them, and the liar is diminished in the eyes of the person he lies to. Civilized people don’t put on airs; they behave in the street as they would at home, they don’t show off to impress their juniors.

From a letter to Nikolay Chekhov, March 1886
― Anton Chekhov, A Life in Letters

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FREE YOUR MIND

Free Your Mind… isn’t business as usual. We are a loving generous ‘Gifting Community’ that inspires people to live a sustainable lifestyle off the Grid. We are apart of a growing global ‘Pockets of Freedom’ community.That means transitioning to sustainable free housing with a free edible organic food, free education and health care. We also encourage a sustainable gifting cash based income and new ways of thinking and living.

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down by the seashore, where life is a little easier!

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“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” 

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

http://beachchairscientist.com/2012/06/08/100-ocean-quotes/

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The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

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“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”

― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

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I can feel the souls of my ancestors calling me back home To all the familiar places and tracks I once did roam

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Calling Me Home by Lyndon Lane, Goodooga, NSW

Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/calling-me-home#ixzz2jqzHuj5H

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I survived by keeping my emotions in check – by maintaining my composure and tucking it all away. I managed to stay under the radar, skating through school without anyone truly remembering I was here. My teachers acknowledged my academic successes and my coaches depended upon my athletic abilities, but I wasn’t important enough to make a recognizable social contribution. I was easily forgettable. That’s what I counted on.” 

― Rebecca Donovan, Reason to Breathe

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We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

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“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

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“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

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― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

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“Creating simplicity often makes the heart leap; order has been restored, the crooked made straight. But order is understanding that things cannot be made simple, that complexity reigns and must be accepted.”
― Marina Warner

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She learns to listen to her own heart and maintain her strength even as she hides these away beneath the scarf. She knows that sometimes the strongest force is a hidden one. JOY LUCK CLUB.

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A Poem: The Red Scarf

“I like your red scarf.” the worn lady said as she looked at the ground which served as her bed.

Our eyes never met though her words hung in my ears,

and as I walked on they became sharp and clear.

Rushing back to her corner she was still there – I gave her my scarf which she wrapped round her hair.

She looked up at me from her home on the ground, her words were soft so I knelt myself down.

“You didn’t just listen you heard what I said. It’s the warmth I was craving not the beautiful red.”

The gloves on my hands came off as well and I stood up to leave this poor woman’s hell.

As I walked away she called, “Come see me again! I’m always right here.” But she left that corner with me that day and in…

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