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Today’s Mandala

“When Alice fell down the rabbit hole,
it was an accident,
but when she stepped through
the looking glass,
it was of her own free will,
and a braver deed by far.”

— Salman Rushdie

“It’s no use going back to yesterday,
because I was a different person then.”

— Alice, “Alice in Wonderland” Lewis Carroll

“I don’t see how he can ever finish
if he doesn’t begin.”

— The Mock, “Alice in Wonderland” Lewis Carroll

Today’s MotD inspires us to quit worrying, quit speculating, quit holding ourselves back: it’s time to step through the looking glass. Whatever “it” is that we’re hesitating to make happen for ourselves, whatever “it” is that we’re procrastinating about, whatever “it” is that we’re wondering about, it’s time to make “it” real.

In Matthew A. Burke’s post “Through The Looking Glass: Finding Light at the End of the Rabbit Hole” he writes about lessons we can learn from Lewis Carroll’s book, with this one being the most apropos for today’s MotD:

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” This is a direct quote from Alice’s father in Alice Through the Looking Glass. … For the optimists and entrepreneurs who keep trying in the face of adversity and failure, the word ‘impossible’ contains the potential translation: “I’m possible.”

We are encouraged to leave the land of wondering and take the first step towards the land of make-“it”-happen.


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this:


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