Inspirational women: Mary “Mother” Jones, 1830-1930

I saw one quote from Mary “Mother” Jones, and I had to read more on this amazing woman, especially as I feel that I can relate very much to the quote:

“I am an organizer, an agitator and an aggravator. I act because I love humanity.”

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, 1905

Some of her other quotes are pretty damn motivating as well, and you can see how she could have riled up the authorities with her opinions and “fight not flight” attitude to life:

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It is wonderful to know that there are so many inspiring ladies in history – it just takes one a bit longer to find them, as they are not celebrated quite so much as men.

After all, it is said that, “History is written by the victors” – and men have been the “victors” for a couple thousand years now.

I believe it’s time to give men a break, let them take a back seat, and put their legs up – learn to meditate and understand that they do not need to be aggressive or preempt aggression with aggression.


Note: I am completely aware that not all men are of the same ilk, or women for that matter… I am making a generalisation based on the majority of incidents throughout history.

Beauty is loved because it is Being

“Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly.”
― Plotinus


childhood discoveries

childhood discoveries

childhood discoveries

I started drawing again… I forgot how therapeutic it is, even if just scribbles. It reminds me that there are depths to myself I have forgotten, or lost along the way.

How many things we are capable of doing when we are young but that we then forget as we grow older, as we succumb to this ideal of society, of being mature, responsible, of being an adult?

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Rumi: on LOVE

“Love is our Mother and
The way of our Prophet.
Yet it is in our nature
To fight with Love.
We can’t see you, mother,
Hidden behind dark veils
Woven by ourselves.”

– Rumi

Rumi, 1207-1273

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Learn more here: Rumi (1207-1273)

Blog post: Rumi – 13th Century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic

Joanna HH – lover of life, utopian dreamer, free spirit, blogger

Ignorance breeds hatred. Learn, and love.

Joanna HH – lover of life, utopian dreamer, free spirit, blogger


Read more here: A bit about lil ol’ me

A comment on “With guns you can kills terrorists. With education you can kill terrorism.” ~ a quote by Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Children’s and Women’s Rights Activist. Read more here: