Monday, November 26, 2007

Passionate Mondays

I took last Monday off, in fact, I took most of last week off from blogging. I needed some more "down time" and just wanted to slow down for the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope all of you (in the U.S.) had a wonderful, long holiday weekend.

Today I am passionate about SARK.

If you don't know who Sark is, she is Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, and she is one inspirational woman. I first became aware of Sark while I was living in San Francisco in 1987 and would read her cards and posters. Many years, books, events, cards, newsletters, and websites later, she is still going strong, relentless in her ability to inspire.

Here are some random "sarkisms":

"We are each directly or indirectly asked to fulfill our dreams and destiny. Sometimes we crawl there, or find ourselves stuck outside of our dreams."

"Leaps of faith can put us in a new spot we couldn't see from where we stood before."

"We deserve to be caretakers for our spirits and dreams, and this means truly sensing and listening four our most alive route. It may not be a common path, or a popular one, yet it will be clearly ours."

"When considering choices in your life, the 'most alive choice' feels like a bit of a risk, makes you giggle, or makes the hairs at the back of your neck stand up. It can be a simple and tiny shift, such as taking a new route. Or as large as moving your whole life somewhere you haven't lived before."

"Learn to fight your inner critics as fiercely as you would an attacker."

I am currently reading her book THE BODACIOUS BOOK OF SUCCULENCE and it is helping me tremendously - helping me to be motivated, to create, to trust myself and to love myself more deeply. She has written many other books which you can find on her website Planet Sark.

Sark's creative energies overflow and are very contagious. Reading her books leaves you wanting to jump up and create a beautiful world for you and for everyone around you. For wherever you are at in life, Sark can speak to that place, nudging you toward what it authentically you, toward your destination, toward love and peace.

Have a Passionate Monday, or as Sark says, "Let the world speak succulently to you."


Chloe said...

I’ve seen the name SARK here and there but never knew who/what she was. Thanks for sharing. I could use some succulence right about now.

african vanielje said...

This made me smile, Jeni. Sarkisms seem a good way to start the day

The Passionate Palate said...

Chloe - if you need succulence, check out her books. They're wonderfully inspiring.

AV - If I can make someone smile, then I am happy!

sognatrice said...

Yeah for SARK! You know I'm a fan :) I just asked my mom today to keep an eye out for my SARK box o' books so she can ship me them soon....

The Passionate Palate said...

Sognatrice - I know you are a fan and I can understand why. I love the Dolce Italiano event you are participating in and I will post something about it when I get a minute.

Rebecca Lemke said...

I had not heard of SARK so I'm glad you shared this. I need all the inspiration I can get, so I'll be checking out her website and books at the bookstore.
Thank you, Jeni

Anonymous said...

Wonderful quotes, Jeni. I've been so busy these days. I hardly have time to visit my favorite blogs. Hope you are well and that you had a great Thanksgiving :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Thanks for the Sarkisms Jeni,
We all need some inspiration at times!

Tamara said...

I had a workbook by SARK a few years ago that was great fun! I never knew what Sark stood for and now I do.

I am planning an entry for the December Apples and Thyme :-) I loved reading some of the posts from last months.

The Passionate Palate said...

Rebecca - do check it out. Call her phone line to for some added inspiration!

Maryann - I know the feeling. I miss visiting all my favorite blogs lately too. Glad to hear from you.

Proud - yes, we all need inspiration, don't we?

Tamara - we'll be looking for your December Apples & Thyme entry!

Dana said...

I love that you love SARK! :)
I've cherished her words and her new friendship book a few weeks ago and am reading a few pages a day to enjoy it slowly.

The Passionate Palate said...

Dana - I am interested in her new book and glad to know someone who is reading it. Yes, Sark is great, isn't she?

myfrenchkitchen said...

Oh, I need to fight my inner critic quite a few times every day and I'm losing more battles than I win! Thanks for sharing some of her quotes.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Absolute Vanilla just put a Sarkism up. Wondered if she is the same as African Vanielje... as Absolute Vanilla lives in Africa.


Love the post, it's very good!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

The Passionate Palate said...

Ronnel - keep fighting the good battle!

Scarlett - thank you so much for mentioning Absolute Vanilla's website. I love it, and I really like her related sites. Good stuff, good feelings, inspiring all, all around. xo

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Italy and Sarkisms - what an inspired mix - I'm coming back for more!
I have a pile of SARK books on my self, having started with Inspiration Sandwich and I think one of my favourite has to be Succulent Wild Woman. Oh yes, let's live juicy!

And to Scarlett, no, African Vanielje an I are different beings (but with the same passion for vanilla, it seems!) - AV lives in London, I still live in South Africa :-)

The Passionate Palate said...

Absolute - welcome and I hope you do come back. Another person who loves Sark...yeah! Yes, let's live succulently. :-)