Tuesday, 30 June 2009

What I found out today. o76

It's absolutely amazing how you can bounce back.
How you can come back to the you that you have been missing.

You must dance your life.

And then they say happiness belongs to the self-sufficient. They say they say they say.
I just try to remember simple things:

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to seek, and a time to lose;

A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate,

A time for war, and a time for peace.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Monday, 29 June 2009

What I found out today. o75

What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment.
And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new.
Right now.

Friday, 26 June 2009

What I found out today. o74

When you decide to do something brilliant, profound and simply amazing and everything is going smoothly, what is that moment when you start wondering -- where is the catch?!. There must be something. Where is the dude you call Murphy with his laws?!....

Or maybe, just maybe, things can go smooth...?!.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

What I found out today. o73

Today I have learned about coming together with yourself. And --- about sometimes leaving everything for a moment. Just taking a breath. Hence, I've learned th
at there are many ways, many alleys and many thoughts that in the end lead you to the final destination and in many case it's never known in advance. Not to us anyways. I have also learned that freedom is not the absence of commitments. It is the ability to choose -- and commit myself to -- what is best for me. I have learned to let go and don't wallow in pain. As much as it is a teaching tool and something that scars you, it's always better to learn ways to free yourself from it. Pain may show you that you are on the right way but it should also remind you that it isn't the only way.

...suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself - free and untrammelled, guiding us with its force and driving us on.
~Paulo Coelho, 'Zahir'

p.s. Never forget this:
Stop being who you were and become what you are!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

What I found out today. o72

I found out today that it's always worth considering *any* advice. Even something that doesn't sound like one.

...because sometimes, just sometimes, it's like this:

Thursday, 18 June 2009

What I found out today. o71

I must be honest, not all the attempts to think are successful in the end. Especially if it is something deep and profound; or even if it's simple and symbolic.

Therefore m
on petit manifeste for today is: I'm just a thought for a day today.

And I keep learning, I keep trying to find the questions to the answers I have and vice versa. Yesterday a friend reminded me of an old truth -- If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. It's all about being able to challenge yourself, to surprise yourself and to be creative within. On the other hand, Hugh was right, Wanting to be "creative" is a bit like wanting to be loved. It's a universal desire, but for SOME REASON it's something we're embarrassed to talk about.

"This is Edith Piaf. I just adore her. She was this marvellous Parisian woman who had such a wonderfully tragic life. She was married 3 times & each husband died in mysterious circumstances. The last one was a boxing champion and she killed him with a fork. She didn't even go to prison because in France crimes of passion are forgiven. " ~ Tamsin from My Summer of Love

P.P.S. Daar zit muziek in/////////

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

What I found out today. o7o

"Myths do not tell us how, they
simply give us the invisible
background which starts us
imagining, questioning,
going deeper."
~ James Hillman

Friday, 5 June 2009

What I found out today. 068

Damaged people are dangerous - they know they can survive.
~ Josephine Hart

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

What I found out today. o67

It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

What I found out today. o66

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

~Max Ehrmann