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The Peace of Wild Things

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” 
― Wendell BerryThe Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

The Freedom to be Ourselves

Copyright 2017 by R. A. Robbins

“The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others …
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.”
– Don Miguel Ruiz

I Choose Life

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”  — Kevyn Aucoin

Dare to Be

Copyright 2014 by R.A Robbins
“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

The Ultimate Human Freedom

Copyright 2015 by R,.A. Robbins

“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom…
The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
– Stephen Covey

One Generation Away from Extinction

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

 “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
–Ronald Reagan

Lend your Voices Only to Sounds of Freedom

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.”
– Jewel