Tag Archives: Motivation

The Bahari Paradox | Seeking Literary Agent Representation



Book of Magic (Full), Photo by Catherine L Mommsen

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 17:46 p.m. EDT, 23 January 2014 Agents interested in projects similar to Malika Oufkir’s Stolen Lives will see the potential in marketing my first novel, The Bahari Paradox. This book project grapples with perseverance, survival, and the triumph of a woman journeying to realize her full potential. Synopsis: She teeters on […]

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The Secret to a Peaceful House



Man's Hand Touching Tree, Photo by Opacity

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 23:35 PM EDT, 30 July 2012 The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While […]

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A Tale of Two Pots



Two Clay Pots, Courtyard of Palma Cathedral, Photo by SF Photocraft

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 23:45 PM EDT, 21 June 2012 A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfectly made and never leaked. The other pot had a crack in it and by the time […]

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The Prophet’s Children | Khalil Gibran



Happy Children Playing on Brazilian Beach, Photo by Pic Hunting

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you, they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house […]

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Twelve Rules for Being Human



Ancient Abacus, Photo by Joey Alaiza

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 01:09 AM EDT, 21 May 2012 Life and maturity, willpower and reason, knowledge and virtue, station and rank, piety and reverence have all been entrusted to human beings by God. The failure to fulfill one’s duties toward any of these therefore amounts to a betrayal of that trust. Accordingly, to neglect […]

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