Friday, August 28, 2009

just now

Flickr - photo by annapar
There is no other time like just now.

Quote by Mark Twain
If you are at a standstill, stuck just now, then this is the time to explore, to dream and to discover what you want. What steps are necessary in order to achieve your dreams? Is there a class or can you teach yourself? Learning should never cease, and making time to feel the energy and passion come alive can be one part scary and one part exhilarating.

Take time to listen, just now and to not be afraid to that little voice of fear. Control your destiny - just now, this once. Are you ready, just now and for what?

24 comments:

Marnie said...

i like the quote and the idea - someone once told said take a leap, the net will appear. someone i know is mid-way into the leap and the net hasn't appeared yet! scary

Laura Casey Interiors said...

What a beautiful and inspiring quote. I am always trying to jump forward, somedays are better than others!

Deidra said...

Lovely quote! You always find something that lights a fire under me! Thank you!

Simply Mel said...

This is just the quote I needed today...I was 'on the fence' about signing up for a writing class, and you pushed me to go for it with this magnificent quote!

Cease the day and all it has to offer!

Tamstyles said...

now..wow...i was thinking "later"...future..just me thinking out loud, and to my daughter.

Vitania said...

I need to print this out and tape it to the mirror. Very inspirational, and very motivating.

I love that you love green, and that we could be long lost sisters!

pve design said...

Marnie-
It is scary, like I say, it is fear or control....those are the 2 things in life that will hold us from jumping.
good luck the taking the leap...to someone you know who is mid-way.
pve

Laura,
Often stepping back or just observing is part of being just in the now.
pve

Deidra,
Right back at ya - Inspiration lady.
pve

Simply Mel,
Writing class sounds awesome...let us know how it is. I know your teacher will adore you and your bubbly dreamy self.
pve

Tamstyles,
Think now and later....
pve

Vitania,
...and I love V!
pve

qerat said...

Lovely post
You are absolutely right. Now is the moment to enjoy

pve design said...

Qerat~
Yes and now, Happy Ramadan to you~
Blessings and harmony to you.
pve

Mel said...

Well the post/quotes saids it all!
Have a lovely weekend! Hope the boy's will cheer up soon!
Big Hug M

pve design said...

Mel - aka no.3-
Welcome with your new blog!
Wishing you all the best with your artwork.
pve

style chronicle said...

Just what I needed to read today. To live in the moment, pursue one's dreams, to be a life long learner: these are all great ingredients for living a meaningful life.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Great post ... fantastic quotes and thoughts for today.
Sorry M, been rather busy and haven't had a chance to visit recently...you're watercolours are beautiful as ever...
hugs,
Char

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a beautiful and inspirational post. Thank you!

home before dark said...

Wish I could remember the exact words, but in a class in graduate school I came across the idea that it is exactly in those free fall moments we come to know our truest selves.

About life-long learning, the homemade joke in our family, "Were you born an autodidact?" "No, but I am teaching myself how to be one."

Enjoy your journey. Every nannosecond of it!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks for the morning inspiration. Happy weekend! xo

Joyce said...

My sweet friend you are the best cheerleader a girl or guy could ask for. I love the quote! xoxo

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Great quote! We've lost so many loved ones lately that I've found myself always trying to do new things (sewing is the new thing du jour! And blogging was one of my first "something new" projects) and I really want to get back to travelling...even though it's a bit cost prohibitive these days, I don’t want to find myself saying, “I wish I had gone there…” So I’m going to save my pennies and make it happen!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

I needed that.....
Thanks PVE, you are ever inspiring.

Carey said...

I love this message, I just love it! After a lifetime of wanting to be an artist, I finally signed up for Design 1 - The Principles of Design in my early 40's in Fall 2001. I can't remember anymore why I was hesitant, but it was a big decision at the time. Well, a couple of weeks after class started, as I was getting ready for class one morning, the jets crashed into the Twin Towers in New York. I joined the rest of our nation in shock and grief. Not knowing what would happen to our country, I almost dropped my class to focus on. . . what, I don't know. But after a few days I decided to keep living my life, and if God closed the door on art or anything else, that's when I would change course. Well, He didn't close the door, I'm still taking art classes, and that has led to richness, friendships, connections, and purposes I would not have found otherwise. So yes, if you feel led to something, do it now! If it's not meant to be, the doors will close. If it is, you'll blossom. If you don't take the step, you'll never know.

Karena said...

So true!! I am looking at new directions all the time! You inspire me all time Patricia...

PS~Erin said...

Love your thoughts on this. That darn voice of fear sneaks in a messes things up all too often. I'm constantly trying to squelch it.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i love this. thank you...

Haven and Home said...

Just what I needed to read today!