Tuesday, 31 March 2009

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When marriage goes on the rocks, the rocks are there. Right there!
~"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", 1958


Brick Pollitt: What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?
Margaret "Maggie" Pollitt: Just staying on it I guess, long as she can.
~"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", 1958

Monday, 30 March 2009

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A Synopsis of Abraham-Hicks' Teachings
1. You Are a Physical Extension of That Which is Non-physical.
2. You Are Here in This Body Because You Chose to Be Here.
3. The Basis of Your Life is Freedom; the Purpose of Your Life is Joy.
4. You Are a Creator; You Create With Your Every Thought.
5. Anything That You Can Imagine is Yours to Be or Do or Have.
6. As You Are Choosing Your Thoughts, Your Emotions Are Guiding You.
7. The Universe Adores You for it Knows Your Broadest Intentions.
8. Relax into Your Natural Well-Being. All is Well. (Really It Is!)
9. You Are a Creator of Thoughtways on Your Unique Path of Joy.
10. Actions to Be Taken and Possessions to Be Exchanged Are
11. You May Appropriately Depart Your Body Without Illness or Pain.
12. You Can Not Die; You Are Everlasting Life.

Monday, 23 March 2009

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"If you were cured, you'd be cured of desire, who wants to be cured of desire"

What I found out today. o40

There are some perfect nights. Some absolutely amazingly perfect nights that wake up the archetypical understanding and memories of the unknown that you are so aware of.

Since I was very little I was never scared of thunder or strom. I was never very scared of all the mess sky and earth can look like. It was always waking up the feeling of unknown though. I was always looking for answers and feeling closer to the sky at that point.
"Our bodies know they belong; it is our minds that make our lives so homeless."
~ John O'Donhue, Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong, page 3

To be honest I never actually event got to thinking of it. It's been forever I've heard thunder.
Up until tonight. It made me listen. According to Sylvia Plath - as still as an eye of tornado must feel....

And yet, today I found out ---

"The hunger to belong is not merely a desire to be attached to something. It is rather sensing that great transformation and discovery become possible when belonging is sheltered and true."
~ John O'Donhue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, page 22

Thursday, 19 March 2009

What I found out today. o39

Today I woke up with a beautiful feeling of snoozing. You know, when you put your alarm away and you know you wont fall back to sleep but still want to enjoy few moments of -- yes -- snoozing...
And it made me think: how many times a person, just like a snake, has to shed the skin and go through the changes?!

You know what -- I think its a constant state (if you don't get stuck, of course!).

Of course, I am not perfect (du-uh) nor I would like to be, to be honest. I am not a gift - even though I don't smoke, I like a glass of good wine now and again, I ended up having my own opinions, I like my private space, and, I realized, mostly I would go for a nice bubble bath instead of a big glitzy party with people with all the same lines and same chit-chats.

I keep my right to keep on changing and take everyone as a process - not as an end product.

I found out that I still think that self-critisism is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. And the only way to deal with any fear - to face it.

--- I found out today that some days are good at just stopping with everything you are busy with, taking a breath and doing something else. How refreshing is that?!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

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I found out today that sometimes it is good to rememer things you think you already know. Today I have been wondering how come it is that sometimes, those little moments in life we don't feel full or complete. Do we expect to end up with a feeling of peace and fullfilment or we sometimes look for perhaps an easier (but is it anyways?!) way out and say that there is a soulmate that should actually make you complete?!

There is a conversation in Martin Suter novel "Lila, Lila", that goes something like this:

- We are not arguing, Lars. We are different.
- We supplement each other.
- I am not looking for a big supplement, I am looking for big love.

Are we like honeycombs - expecting people, just like thos bees, filling us up with the honey or we just go ahead and do it ourselves? Can there be both?

In a beautiful book I read once, in its hundred fifth page, it says: "Our life in the world comes to us in the shape of time. Consequently, our expectation is both a creative and constructive force. If you expect to find nothing within yourself but the repressed, abandoned, and shameful elements of your past or a haunted hunger, all you will find is emptiness and desperation. . . The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. In a vital sense, perception is reality."

Today I found that I just have to keep on looking for ways and means to keep filling up my honeycomb.

Monday, 16 March 2009

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"You Are"
--anonymous Jewish Commentary

You are strong when you take your grief and teach it to smile.

You are brave when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same.
You are happy when you see a flower and give it your blessing.
You are loving when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.
You are wise when you know the limits of your wisdom.
You are true when you admit there are times you fool yourself.
You are alive when tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake.
You are growing when you know what you are but not what you will become.
You are free when you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.
You are honorable when you find your honor is to honor others.
You are generous when you take as sweetly as you can give.
You are humble when you do not know how humble you are.
You are thoughtful when you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.
You are merciful when you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.
You are beautiful when you don't need a mirror to tell you.
You are rich when you never need more that you have.
You are what you are and that is enough for anyone to be loved.

Friday, 6 March 2009

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"You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again"

Today I found out that the little red line between "naive" and "what the hell, lets try it" sometimes doesnt even exist.

Today I found out that home-made croissants can really make your morning....

Today I found out that little things in life can be really really big. And that, once again, you can't help things that don't want to be helped.

Don't limit your challenges, Challenge your Limits.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

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"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
~ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button