THE TOOLS OF MAGIC

The power of magic in our lives is based on our beliefs. Do you believe in magic? Does life seem magical at times? Can magic fill you with glee at the memory of your childhood? Is that innocence no longer part of your day? We are born filled with all possibility to create a magical … Continue reading THE TOOLS OF MAGIC

What Do You Believe? IS HUMANITY’S SADNESS ANCIENT?

"Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back..." - Arthur Rubinstein What does this mean? Do we all carry buried grief from lifetimes lived? Is the sadness within that fills our heart and daily thoughts from ancient times? How do we survive in today's world with sadness … Continue reading What Do You Believe? IS HUMANITY’S SADNESS ANCIENT?

I LOVE YOU… DO YOU BELIEVE ME?

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -Lao Tzu I love you! I swear I do! Yes, I do. Love is how I feel about you, I swear... I also love puppies, chocolate, apple pie, sunrises, sunsets and snow. I love the smell of fresh clothes. I … Continue reading I LOVE YOU… DO YOU BELIEVE ME?

WARNING: It’s Time to Wake Up!

"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." - Maya Angelou There are many different relationships that we will all live through. Some we will survive, and others will damage us beyond repair. Does one need to ask himself, 'Why?' That magic word that tears at our heart when we cannot … Continue reading WARNING: It’s Time to Wake Up!

The Ultimate Guide to Processing Loss

There is sadness, and an ache for all that will never be. The loss is part of life as change is the process. Nothing ever stays the same. We live, and we die. We discover, and we make choices. Sometimes they are excellent choices and sometimes they are not. My thought is about processing the … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Processing Loss

The Art of Paper & Pen = The Teachings of Louise L. Hay

Here we go again…

Linda Amato

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius


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Let us come together for a cup of warmth and sit in my library of books and teachings that I would like to share with you through this blog! I truly look forward to your comments and all the books that have helped you in life as well. I believe in all my lifetimes that the smell, feel and touch of paper and pen has empowered me!

At a very young age, I fell in love with the written word. Books fueled my mind. Writing in a diary as it was called in my youth nurtured my soul. My heart today is searching for something I cannot put my finger on. It’s a constant ache within that I need to gently listen to. I am amazed at…

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The Images That Stir The Soul Stem From The ‘Lil Things!’

We all need to STOP and pay attention to our lives, the dreams we dream and the joy and happiness that we can manifest on a daily basis. It can be the 'lil things' that place a laugh in our throat, a smile on our lips or an opening of our hearts. The wonder of … Continue reading The Images That Stir The Soul Stem From The ‘Lil Things!’

HE WAS MY DAD …

"I thank you for your part in my journey..." As the only daughter of my dad, I cherished him. Today, I miss him and his wisdom. I imagine he did not have an easy childhood and one I cannot ever imagine. Born in 1927, he lived until 1998 when he died of lung cancer. He … Continue reading HE WAS MY DAD …

THE WONDER OF MAGIC = PLAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME ... Daily I awaken to the wonder that surrounds my existence. Feeling blessed for all the experiences I have journeyed through in life. I am aware that not everyone believes as I do. I wonder why? As I travel forward on a ride that has filled me to many levels of … Continue reading THE WONDER OF MAGIC = PLAY

THE MEMORY OF HER HANDS

  "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage..." - Lao Tzu I am amazed at the thoughts and images that pop into my mind since the passing of my mom. It is shattering to realize the truth of death, the final vision of the person I loved. It … Continue reading THE MEMORY OF HER HANDS

THE ESSENTIALS OF GRIEF, LOSS & FEAR

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live..." - Norman Cousins I'm wondering if there are tools to help one process the death of a loved one. I believe it does not matter as much as who died, when or where but that they … Continue reading THE ESSENTIALS OF GRIEF, LOSS & FEAR

THE KEYS OF FREEDOM

As a lover of the written word, I have spent my entire life taking pen to paper. Some may call it a form of therapy. I believe it is a release of that which no longer serves me that my mind clings to. In 1984, I began the journey of writing poetry to deal with … Continue reading THE KEYS OF FREEDOM

TIS THE SEASON…

I am flying high on the spirit of the season. My mind travels to the days of my childhood and the excitement and wonder of this time of year. I love the simplicity that allows me to give gifts as a way of expressing my appreciation to those in my life. To me, the energy … Continue reading TIS THE SEASON…

THE SHADOWS OF LIFE

As we travel close to the holiday season I have been reflecting on the changes in my personal life this past year. In the past I tended to fear change but today I welcome it as part of my growth process. Fear is the main function of belief that is claimed by most of us … Continue reading THE SHADOWS OF LIFE

The Gift of Time!

"The  present moment  is a powerful goddess..." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The beauty of daily life is to be aware of the moment that ignites your senses to become present. To treasure these days as points of the mind where one feels encouraged to be calm, happy and grateful.  To be witness that one is … Continue reading The Gift of Time!

The Sorrow of Loss

Can it be that we struggle daily to find ourselves? Is it our truth and essence that sits deep within but which we cannot grasp that calls to us? We know of a place that is not here but still there is a loss that stirs our soul to all that we believe in. What … Continue reading The Sorrow of Loss

BLOGGING

  It has come to my attention that my followers were having difficulty trying to comment on my blog... As a blogger I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read and then comment. It seems that there was a glitch and now if you choose to, you will be able to comment. Please try … Continue reading BLOGGING

Life is Constantly Changing

"The magic of water has been in my life for years now as I wake up every day to  behold the beautiful sight of Mother Nature..."-Linda Amato As I sit here in my library and fill with a heart full of gratitude for the days that are moving me forward. I am blessed. My life … Continue reading Life is Constantly Changing

Our Fathers Brothers and Sons …

The memories of being his daughter can only be shared from the eyes of the child I was. I recall that I held on so tight to his hand when we walked the streets of our neighborhood. Even today, I could see the birds in the trees as they chirped while children played stick ball … Continue reading Our Fathers Brothers and Sons …

What a Great Ride it Has Been

             "In youth we learn; in age we understand." - Marie Ebner-Eschenbach This morning I opened my eyes and thought of the amazing ride I have been on. I sat up in bed and fell into my morning ritual; I meditated, prayed and contemplated on being sixty-five years old. I'm … Continue reading What a Great Ride it Has Been