Saturday, 19 February 2011

Listen to your heart...

another story: the Alchemist
“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked, when they had made camp that day.
“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.”
“But my heart is agitated,” the boy said. “It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it’s become passionate over a woman of the desert. It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights, when I’m thinking about her.”
“Well, that’s good. Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say.”
“My heart is a traitor,” the boy said to the alchemist, when they had paused to rest the horses. “It doesn’t want me to go on.”
“That makes sense. Naturally it’s afraid that, in pursuing your dream, you might lose everything you’ve won.”
“Well, then, why should I listen to my heart?”
“Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet. Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you’re thinking about life and about the world.”
“You mean I should listen, even if it’s treasonous?”
“Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. Because you’ll know its dreams and wishes, and will know how to deal with them.
“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
“Every second of the search is an encounter with God,” the boy told his heart.
Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him,” his heart said. “We, people’s hearts, seldom say much about those treasures, because people no longer want to go in search of them. We speak of them only to children. Later, we simply let life proceed, in its own direction, toward its own fate. But, unfortunately, very few follow the path laid out for them—the path to their destinies, and to happiness. Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out indeed, to be threatening place.
“So, we, their hearts, speak more and more softly. We never stop speaking out, but we begin to hope that our words won’t be heard: we don’t want people to suffer because they don’t follow their hearts.”

(from the book "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho)
foto of wrapping paper :) by 8shadows
M xx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Monday, 14 February 2011

Heart


"Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it." 
(D. Hardy Jackson)

Did you put your heart into what you are doing?
Nature did...






... and even my morning coffee! :)

& Happy Valentine's day!
M xxx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

The Little Prince

Do you still remember Antoine De Saint-Exupery book "The Little Prince"?

A pilot forced to land in the Sahara meets a Little Prince. The wise and enchanting stories the prince tells of his own planet with its three volcanoes and a haughty flower are unforgettable...

I found this inspiring video, from the opera presented by the BBC, on Slovenian web TV Studio12 (most of the videos, features, interviews are in Slovenian language, but you can find some in English as well).


Amazing voice! Enjoy :)



"...Goodbye, " said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; 
what is essential is invisible to the eye."

"What is essential is invisible to the eye, "the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."
"It is the time I have wasted for my rose-" said the little prince, so that he would be sure to remember.
"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose..."
"I am responsible for my rose," the little prince repeated, so that would be sure to remember.

(fragment from the book, chapter xxI)


M x

Friday, 4 February 2011

Colours


Different colours are like different words that are together creating the language. The meaning of the colours varies from culture, continent... for example - BLACK & WHITE In Europe black is traditionally associated with death, but in China mourners wear white, because for them white is the colour of the winter - when all things return to the Earth. For western people white stands for innocence, purity, new beginning. 

We connect colours also with...
* four elements (fire, earth, air, water), seasons and personality types: 
  • spring colours are linked to the water element (turquoise, lilac, peach, coral, scarlet, violet, emerald, sunshine yellow, cream, sand - they create a joyful nurturing ambience). These colours are usually  popular among people with artistic, sensitive disposition.
  • summer colours are linked to the air element (maroon, rose, powder blue, pale yellow, lavender, plum, oyster, toupe). They includes darker but not heavy colours (lot of grey in them), they have an elegance that is cool and contained.
  • autumn colours are linked to the fire element (mustard, olive green, flame, peacock, burnt orange, teal, burgundy - they all have black shade in them). These colours are very rich and suggest depth and maturity.
  • winter colours are connected with earth element (black, white, magenta, cyan, purple, lemon, silver, indigo, royal blue, jade). They are all bold and powerful and often liked with people with strong business sense, confidence and practical nature.

* our home (blues & whites also in combination with violet & purple encourage the mind to calm down, to rest),
* advertising (dark blue in combination with rich yellow or gold, often suggesting a certain level of detachment or even superiority from the everyday), 
* business environment (yellows, oranges & peachy pinks with turquoise and warm shades of green can transform place from mediocre to efficient).

Few more things to think about while making decision on how to achieve relaxed, joyful or "things get done" environment or attitude :) 
  
p.s. I also recommend you to watch the speech from TED about: optical illusions show how we see or read the book "Healing with crystals and chakra energies" by Sue & Simon Lilly (few explanations above are taken from this book).

Enjoy ;)

M x