Monday, 27 April 2009

What I found out today. o55

“People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal.
The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything.”

~ Andy Warhol

Friday, 24 April 2009

What I found out today. o54

Today I am finding out that sometimes some things need air.
It's important to breath. I think I keep forgetting it!
Life is always more simple than we prefer to think of it. Life always takes a bit more space in the end because we blow bubbles, we speak a lot and walk in circles. We forget so many things and we keep reflecting on the emotions instead of basics...

Thursday, 23 April 2009

What I found out today. o53

Have you ever thought of how much can you put into the silence. How big the silence can actually be in the end. How pregnant can it get...
Today I remembered how you can put one little country into 51o seconds of silence.
Hope you like it too!......

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

What I found out today. o52

...sometimes we just simply forget to look up the sky!...

Believe that you have it, and you have it.
~Latin Proverb

Other thing I realized today - Open Space method rules actually apply for more things than just organising discussions! Amazing how new can just be well forgotten old ;]

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

What I found out today. o51

They say that future depends on your dreams. They never advice that you should go stright to sleep though :)

Monday, 20 April 2009

What I found out today o5o

Life is absolutely spectacular place. It keeps on spinning. It keeps on surprising. It keeps on questioning ...
How many questions can you get answers to and how many answers can you actually handle?!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

What I found out today. o49

"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

What I found out today. o48

Everyday is a new adventure and a constant excercise to make sure everything is as it has to be as I am once again confirmed:

And then --- there are clear blue skies and never ending Spring Fields of this 2009 [Haarlem]....

....and sometimes even spectacular beautiful summery nights [den haag].

Friday, 10 April 2009

What I found out today. o47

"If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"
~ Dolly Parton

And indeed, these days are good for life. These days are actually perfect for it. Life and Love. Because I figured we sometimes forget..

Even if there are so many things we won't remember while leaving this Earth, there are even more I do hope to remember. I want to remember days like this when I am happy that such things as phone exists. I heard so many people I love this morning. And I am so happy.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

What I found out today. o45

It is OK to be scared.
We are all afraid. It is no news. If you are alive, you are fearful.

Sometimes admiting part is tough though. It is the leap of faith to let yourself go. Because another thing I am re-discovering today -- being good, being sweet, being nice will not cause life to sing. Sometimes only through experiencing one's own shadows nature, particularly the exclusionary, jealous, and exploitative aspects of self. Acknowledging these unequivocally. Making the best relationship one can with the worst parts of oneself. Letting the pressure build between who one is taught to be and who one really is. Ultimately working toward letting the old self die and the new intuitive self be born.
...especially since it was said in one song: "every new beginning comes from some other beginning'send."

Sometimes it is indeed very easy to mix up time and eternity. We mostly think of time -- not so often of eternity. Sometimes it is very easy to forget one's own incorrigible ideas and personality. Indeed, who wants to come and say, "yes, I am incorrigible and I am defiant"?!.. That brings quite a load. It is a responsability. It is also a step to liberation.

"Oftentimes, what causes us to stop growing is simply growing up. When we are young, we are constantly exploring new ideas, new ways of being in the world. As we get older, we tend to figure out what it is we know and who it is we are. That knowing forms a filter that colors our experience. Stagnation is a peril of expertise." ~ Jae Malone

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

What I found out today. o44

Perhaps because its fool's day today or perhaps just because, I kept thinking of the 22nd or the 0 card in Tarot deck - Fool's Journey.
It's amazing how much a card can hold within. Isn't it?!

Not sounding stagnant, I prefer to think of Fools card as the card 0 since its the end and the begining of the journy in terms of the tarot journey. The Fool is located at the beginning of a trip into self-knowledge. The Fool at this stage is omnipotent, newly born, or as Ovid (1986) put it, "adorable". Indeed, the flower of Ovid's Narcissus narrative, the "White petals clustered round a cup of gold", is being carried in the palm of the Fool's hand, the sign of a yet to be realised narcissistic wound. I say not yet realised for, as we can see, at this stage, the Fool has not yet even heard Echo's reply. As Peirce put it, "That of first is so tender that you cannot touch youth, the world is fresh and we seem free".

The Fool is always journeying, both in and out , simultaneously. Indeed, this is the paradox that the Fool will progressively learn to transcend during the journey. At this stage, however, the Fool is both subject and object, both inner and outer, both yes and no. Indeed, at this stage, the Fool has no unity, for there are as yet no parts. The Fool is what Peirce called pure Firstness. In his words, firstness is all that is "present, immediate, fresh, new, initiative, original, spontaneous, free, vivid, conscious and evanescent". The Fool is all of these, and more. The Fool is pure possibility. As a possibility, the Fool is setting out into the world without an identity, hence the Fool's youthful appearance. In this sense, the Fool is the carrier of a soon to be realised identity.

Let's explore!