Daniella Whyte

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We All Face Challenges but Some of Us Are Finding Our Fire: A Message on Perseverance (Soul. Musings. 02/07/17)

Irish poet and novelist Oscar Wilde so accurately said some time ago, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Everyone you meet, whether they admit it or not, is fighting a very difficult battle, striving to overcome a challenge, problem, or hardship. While some of us choose to settle into the struggle and allow it to control us, others of us choose to dig in, deeper and deeper. Read more…

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3 Additional Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 113)

3 Additional Signs You’re Moving Forward

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”
— Arthur Ashe

Making progress is hard work. It’s much easier to stay in one place, one position, with the covers over our head, pretending that we don’t exist. But after a while staying still begins to feel cramped and your insides start to push against your nerves. And you seriously find yourself yearning to move on to better things. When your guts get hot enough, dedication and commitment start to show. And that’s all you really need to push yourself to the reality that life moves on.  Read more…

Nobody’s Thinking About You Anyway (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 55)

Nobody’s Thinking About You Anyway

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
— Oscar Wilde

We often spend our lives trying to please people. It’s the most boring job in the world. We try so hard to be perfect and to make everybody like us. Worry about what people think or how they will view us overwhelms us at times when it really shouldn’t matter. Our perception of what people might think, or could think, or probably will think gets into our heads and confines us into little cubby holes made for kids’ clothes.  Read more…

To Live Is the Rarest Thing (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 1)

To Live Is the Rarest Thing

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
— Oscar Wilde

Isn’t it amazing that billions of people exist in the world but very few people actually live? Existing is going through life on autopilot, slow-walking through the motions, and letting each day pass like a blip on the radar. Existing is waking up in the morning and doing the same old things, with no goals, no direction, and no passion. Existing is also easy — very, very easy. And this is why many people in the world just exist, and are content to do so.  Read more…

You Can’t Be Everyone, but You Can Be You

You Cant Be Everyone but You Can Be You

There is only one kind of every person in the world. No matter where you go, you will never find another person just like you. You will never find another person who can do exactly what you can do exactly the way you can do it. You can be you because you’re the only person in the world who can be you. Oscar Wilde said as much when he said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Read more…

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