The Haiku Challenge 2012

The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 20 – Affirmation

It is Day 20 into the challenge and the prompt is “Use all or part of this quote in your haiku: “Live out of your imagination, not your history” What a wonderful quote by Dr.Stephen R.Covey!

An Affirmation
“Live out of your imagination, not your history” 
Image credit riotlainie-qotw.buzznet.com
Shelve your history 
Let your imagination 
take wing. Life awaits. 
Step out of your past 
Learn from your mistakes. Move on. 
Conquer the future 
Forget the spilled milk 
Learn from the past. Recognize 
Your true potential

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 20 – February 20th – Quote: Live out of your imagination, not your history
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Vidya

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    becca givens
    February 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Very nice set for the prompt, Vidya. Thank you for sharing!
    Here is my Day 20.

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    Amber
    February 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Nice! The first one is a pearl of wisdom. So beautifully crafted!
    Loved the “Metamorphosis”! Teaches us so much!:)

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 6:12 am

      Thank you dear Amber. I was very excited about the caterpillar to butterfly picture! 🙂

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    Chèvrefeuille
    February 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Awesome! I love the second the most. You did well. The theme was well used.

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    Ellecee
    February 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    “conquer the future” is my favorite. All are special.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Thank you, Ellecee, for your kind words

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    Someone is Special
    February 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Vidya you have created a beautiful post here.. Thanks.. I loved the concept of ‘Metamorphosis” created here.. SmileS.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Thank you so much, Saravana. I am enjoying discovering myself 😀

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    Cloaked Monk/Terri
    February 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Beautiful set. I like that you don’t have a total disregard for the past, but a learning from the past.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Ah, Terri, thank you for your comment. I believe our past can define us in many ways and it is up to us to take learning points from it!

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    Magical Mystical Teacher
    February 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I like how this starts with an injunction: “Shelve your history.” I will!

    Imagine Pigeon Pie or Imagine Corn Soup Simmering

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    Angela Artemis/Powered by Intuition
    February 21, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Vidya,
    This was a marvelous Haiku!
    Thank you for the link love!
    xoxo,
    Angela

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      A pleasure, dear Angela! I am so happy you came by!

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    Abby
    February 21, 2012 at 2:33 am

    This is a beautiful progression in regard to transformation. Nice!

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    ☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬
    February 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Lovely image of caterpillar turning to butterfly and even lovelier Haiku

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you, dear Valli. Such sweet words!

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    Unknown Mami
    February 21, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Excellent advice and very inspiring.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you, Unknown Mami, I respect my past very much, while I enjoy the present and look forward to the future!

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    Paige | simple mindfulness
    February 21, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I love this one Vidya! So often we let our past dictate our future simply because it’s the comfort zone that we’ve created for ourselves. It’s so important to push past this a little each day if we want to create the amazing future that awaits us!

    Thank you for this one!

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Yes, Paige, you’re right. Life would be so mediocre if we did not stretch ourselves. Thank you for stopping by!

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    My Inner Chick
    February 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    –Vidya,
    2 Words.

    You. ROCKkkkk.
    Xxx

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Dear Kim, thank you so much. Hugs to you!

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    Lisa @ Grandma's Bruefs
    February 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Ah, that quote–I love it! Great job putting the words into haiku action.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Oh, thank you, Lisa. Your words mean much to me! 🙂 It is an inspiring quote, isn’t it?

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    Tess The Bold Life
    February 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Simply beautiful.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you, Tess! Really appreciate your visit!

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    Kimberly
    February 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Forget the spilled milk and learn from the past.
    Yes. Exactly that.
    Learn from it.

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