Poem in calligraphy - The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

Peace of Wild Things

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry is said to be a poem that can actually bring down your stress level.  That's exactly what many of my clients say about this beautiful inspirational  poem. It is my most popular order for the past year. Having "words to live by" near you can remind you of the things that are out important in your life: the people you care about, the environment, your pets, a song that makes you feel good....

Power of Words for Stress Relief

I know this is a blog about calligraphy, and I want you to also realize that the power of words (along with imagery) can have a profound impact on your life. Inspirational quotes have a power to heal, especially when you repeat them - like in prayers and affirmations.

The Peace of Wild Things is about focusing on things other than human activities, which are so often destructive and violent. Animals, for the most part are uninvolved and busy living their lives- except when humans interfere.  This poem expresses the fear many of us have and offers a way to change your focus and manage or hopefully get rid of your fear.

Affirmation- I Am in calligraphy

Inspirational Words To Live By

What words have power for you? One of the most powerful quotes which was ascribed to both Nelson Mandella (incorrectly) but is actually written by Marianne Williamson is also a meaningful message to remind you of your own inner strength.

Inspirational quotes abound and you may already have a favorite quote. Perhaps you hand wrote it and stuck it near your desk to inspire and motivate you. It looks a lot better written in calligraphy with a beautiful image. Make sure you put in search words and save the pictures you love.

Maryanne Williamson quote "Deepest Fear"

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking, so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

- by Marianne Williamson

Inspirational quotes make heartfelt gifts. The Serenity Prayer is one of the most recited quotes for people in recovery. It can be made with any type of background you choose. I can add any background image you prefer. Just click below to get started on your favorite inspirational quote and words to live by.

Serenity Prayer in calligraphy above the clouds
Serenity Prayer in calligraphy on red rose petals
The Serenity Prayer calligraphy print superimposed on a vintage beach scene.
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