Inspirational quote of the week with Jessica

" Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King



Martin Luther King had so many beautiful quotes that really resonate with me and many others. The beautiful thing about poetry and our words is using them in ways to advocate for what we want to see in the world. Imagine having Martin Luther King at a poetry slam... He would blow us all away, his words are so powerful and he really made such a movement for civil rights. What a beautiful beautiful human being! <3 <3 <3 I love poetry and what I love so much more is watching people who are able to use their words and perform it in such a way with emotion and power, it's wordsmiths like you who really change the world.


inspirational qoute of the week with Jessica Laplante


Love transcends ownership. Love brings freedom as well as support to a partner. Love brings joy to a partner. With hidden agendas, uncommunicated needs/desires, and any other ego/fear emotion, a true partnership CANNOT work. What will cultivate is not love. Love is pure. Love is infinite. As god is love so should love shine through you. The ability to give love freely can only be attained when that love starts from within the core of your being, filling every molecule of your body, and once you are filled with self love it can pour out of you through your actions, thoughts, feelings, intentions, and only then can your love hydrate the soul of another. - Brennan Cunliffe

Such a beautiful thought provoking quote written by a friend of the IWC collective, so true what they say ..."You can't truly love another until you learn how to love yourself." 

Everything you feel inside is like a mirror and is reflected back to you. What you yearn to give to others you must first provide for yourself and as you do the more you can give to others. There will be a deeper well from which to give.  

#inspiredwordcafe #love

Inspirational quote of the week with Jessica Laplante

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is a society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but nature more." -Lord Byron

This quote was from the movie Into the wild. If you haven't seen this old movie, I highly recommend it, if you are not a free spirit, it will definitely invoke that in you. This quote  reflects to me how rewarding it is to create your own path in life because when you do, you may discover many things you may have not experienced otherwise. As the character in the movie follows his own path, he rejects the demands of his parents and society of what he should be doing with his life or what career he should have, instead he ends up living on his own in the woods.  As a fellow hiker, I can relate to the love of making new trails in the mountains and exploring new peaks and valleys, you never know what you will see around each mountain peak. Nature has his own laws and society which is in perfect balance and when immersed in it, you discover you are not separate from it, you are part of the whole. 

The whole meaning of the movie for me and the quote is that the experiences you have in the wilderness are so rewarding and healing, however, these experiences are better when you can share them with another. 


Inspirational Quote of the Week with Jessica Laplante

“The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set. ”

~Dalai Lama

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