Friday, 20 February 2009

What I found out today. o33

How often and how much do we judge?! How much and how often do we judge the judgement?!.....
How often do we have our expectations way up high and end up dissapointed and lacking the motivation in the end...!?
It makes me wonder. It makes me want to understand if our reaction to the reality only depends on ourselves and / or does reality have something to do with it?!........
Does our expectation reflect and mirror how we see the reality?
Can you have a double mirror!?.........Mirrors used to make me a bit scared. The meaning of the mirror goes beyond its practical function and is supposed to reveal, according to ancient beliefs, the magical link between the model and its image. That’s why mirrors were believed to capture the soul of a man that would look into them and - from this belief - people would cover mirrors when someone would die, so that the soul would not become a prisoner of its image. That’s also the reason why demons and supernatural beings don’t have a reflection.

Friday, 6 February 2009

What I found out today. o32

Some things I am learning while reflecting on the life.......

-that love is not something we create but something we access, it is always there whenever we need it
-that a large part of experiencing love is allowing yourself to receive it
-that fear is a constant companion with us on all of our adventures
-that i am not responsible for other people's emotions (ooh that's a hard one, ongoing yes)
-that life (and relationships) shrink and expand in proportion to what we are willing to give to them/it
-that being gentle with oneself is much harder than it sounds
-that it is o.k. for people to be upset
-that there are no such things as mistakes
-that 'not taking yourself too seriously' is about surrendering to your true self and losing the mask
-that one will be regularly required to leap, jump, throw, spin, hurl, fall, run, scream, plummet, etc. in order to learn what trust really means
-that being honest sometimes requires getting dirty, one must be willing to play in the mud without worrying about their clothes. SAY YES TO MUD!
-that in order to feel successful you must stop and acknowledge your successes
-that music and dancing ALWAYS help
-that I am whole and complete right were I am now, wholeness is not some destination I will only visit in the future when i achieve ______?
-that I don't know much of anything
-that when things get really bad, it can only help to dress like a pirate

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

What I found out today. o31

I figured this should put a smile to certain female friends of mine:

"Well behaved women rarely make history."
-Laurel Thatcher Birch

Ghosts, stories, new friends, enlightenment?.... what else happen on the trains?! Isn't it always little things that make all the things worth meanwhile, fills up the days and heads..?! I read this quote today:

"Charles {Eames} said that the first step in designing a lamp (or anything) was not to ask how it should look--but whether it should even be. He always started fresh from the beginning. He showed us how to develop principles rather than follow formulas."
- Corita Kent (from Learning By Heart)

....and I thought... isn't it how designing our own lifes goes like?!... It's pretty simple and nothing ground-shaking, I know but sometime little things.... you know. And then again, as Schopenhauer said, "When you look back on your life, it looks as though it were a plot, but when you are into it, it's a mess: just one surprise after another. Then, later, you see it was perfect."

What I found out today. o3o

"Learn to say, 'Fuck You' to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, gasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, rumbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose-sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding grinding grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO. Don't worry about cool. Make your own uncool.
Make your own, your own world."
~ excerpted from "The Accidental Masterpiece" by Michael Kimmelman

"Making things complicated is easy. Achieving simplicity is tough."
~Bruno Munari

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

What I found out today. o29

It’s a little funny how life goes indeed. And it keeps surprising me. And that makes me happy. To certain point since as Holly Golightly said, "I'll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead". When you stop wondering and take everything for granted, you loose a little bit of yourself... bit by bit you grow bored. And thats the form of growing old I suppose.

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Bertrand Russell