Let Your Life Dance Lightly

Tagore Leaf Necklace

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time

like dew on the tip of a leaf.” ~Tagore

I love this quote by 19th-20th-century Bengali poet Rabindrinath Tagore. Whenever I wear this necklace, I am reminded to look upon life as a beautiful dance of mystery and delight. The words help me orient my day towards appreciation, gratitude and joy. And this orientation invariably leads to the experience of a more positive, uplifting day.

How about you? Do you have a favorite quote or poem that helps you set the intention for your day? If you’d like to share it, I’d love to read it!

Image © 2010. Christianna Pierce.

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6 Responses to Let Your Life Dance Lightly

  1. That quote is so beautiful and elegant I hate to mess it up with my contribution, but oh well…My mom used to say every Sunday morning when getting ready for church that we should “Dress like a lily, then shake yourself silly,” prompting us kids to twirl around and wiggle our little bums for about 5 seconds of pure chaos before walking into church, where we were then expected to behave like tiny adults for two hours.

  2. MichMich, I love it! What a charming way to help children get the wiggles out before entering a quite space. Your mom was very wise!

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. My mantra is “Act the way I want to feel”, taken from Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project.

  4. Mckella, thank you for sharing your uplifting mantra. I think short, direct affirmations like this are one of the best ways we have of setting our intentions.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  5. Beautiful quote and it looks like a beautiful necklace too.

    One of my all time favourites is “Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth.” It’s from the Quran & for me it’s meaningful because it helps to put my day in perspective. There are sooo many I love though – I love quotes! I’m also very fond of “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined” by Thoreau – in fact, I named my blog after that quote.

    Mckella and MichMich – I love the ones you listed too!

  6. Majeeda, what a wonderful inspiration for your blog name! I’m going to check it out.