Monday, 16 March 2009

Favorite words...

We love words.

We like, scratch that - we LOVE collecting quotes, reading and sometimes writing poems, diving head first into amazing books and then chatting away about them. Sometimes we even find ourselves reading the same books at the same time and NOT knowing it. Or better yet compiling an 'Amazon wishlist' of books on the same night only to share our wishlist the next day and notice the striking similarity!

We share inspiring words with each other, so we thought why not share them with everyone? We hope to have 'favorite words' to share more often, but for now we will just start with a yogi tea bag mantra.

...isn't that so true? When we can control the mind we can control our body, our mood, our emotions and our destiny really. We can say that is enough. Tomorrow will be better, brighter, more blissful. If I will it in my mind than I will it in my body and I make it a reality.

May your tea bag guide you...more yogi tea readings to come...


Charlotte and Jacqueline


  1. I cannot give the reasons,
    I only sing the tunes,
    The sadness of the seasons,
    The madness of the moons.

    ~ Mervyn Peake ~

  2. Thank you for your contribution. Beautiful poem!

  3. Crackberry momma19 March 2009 at 20:58

    Ludwig Wittgenstein said
    " the limits of my language are the limits of my world"

  4. I know a girl with a firey passion,
    to not eat meat as if it were going out of fashion,
    so everyday,
    when she came to stay,
    it was salad or some type of fish,
    but this girl,
    as many of you will know,
    is my very own... big sis!!

    J'taime!! love the blog char! love moo

  5. hey ladies!!! well done the blog is amazing and i am definitely going to spend many an afternoon with you two. I have this poem by Mother Theresa, and it is quite long but TOTALLY worth it. Also many people have probably read it before. I just think it is so amazing!

    People are often unreasonable, illogical,
    And self-centered;
    Forgive them anyway.
    If you are kind, people may accuse you
    Of selfish, ulterior motives;
    Be kind anyway.
    If you are successful, you will win some
    False friends and some true enemies;
    Succeed anyway.
    If you are honest and frank;
    People may cheat you;
    Be honest and frank anyway.
    What you spend years building,
    someone could destroy overnight;
    Build anyway.
    If you find serenity and happiness,
    they may be jealous;
    Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today,
    people will often forget tomorrow;
    Do good anyway.
    Give the world the best you have,
    and it may never be enough;
    Give the world the best you've got anyway.
    You see, in the final analysis
    it is between you and God
    It was never between you and them anyway.

  6. "Feet, what do I need you, when I have wings to fly?" -Frida Kahlo

  7. " And a man said, "Speak to us of Self-Knowledge."
    And he answered, saying:
    Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
    But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
    You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
    You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.
    And it is well you should.

    The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
    And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
    But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
    And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
    For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

    Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."
    Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
    For the soul walks upon all paths.
    The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
    The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. "

    - Khalil Gibran

    I love the blog! xoxo

  8. hey hey, ok so one of my favorite words because of its history (not jsut its meaning) is serendipity.
    Here it the etymology, according to the O.E.D.:
    A word coined by Horace Walpole, who says (Let. to Mann, 28 Jan. 1754) that he had formed it upon the title of the fairy-tale ‘The Three Princes of Serendip’, the heroes of which ‘were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of’.]
    Serendip is modern-day Sri Lanka.

    I just think it's pretty cool.


  9. "Life is not perfect, and never will be. You just have to make the very best of it and you have to open your heart to what the world can show you. And sometimes it’s terrifying and sometimes it’s incredibly beautiful, and I’ll take both, thanks."

    - Graham Nash