Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chapter 36

If you want a thing to contract,
You should stretch it first;
If you want a thing weakened,
You should strengthen it first;
If you want a thing gotten rid of,
You should promote it first;
If you want a thing taken away,
You should give to it first.
Lao Zi
Dao De Jing

Tibetan monk prays in the field of clothes disposed by pilgrims
(belief is that getting rid of old clothes is necessary for the new beginning)
Kailash, Tibet, June 2002

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ren (third tone) - to endure; tolerate; put up with

How simple and obvious is it that this character consists of two: knife on the top and heart at the bottom. Literally - to stab one's heart. The way I learnt about it today: pain is inevitable when you put up with something, somebody. After a while pain transforms into learning, awareness and expansion. Only by not tolerating pain endures and cuts heart bit by bit.

Tolerate others like you would tolerate a child

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Can you see any difference?

These two photos were taken on the same day, two clicks away from each other and except a slight change in angle they have one major difference as big as an airplane.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Mysterious shades

I like looking up
and checking the skies
just to make sure it is still there
attached to sun, moon and stars

It surprises me
with different perspectives
revealing its beauty and grandeur
solemnly retrieving into the night

Where sister moon
shyly displays her evening gowns
In matter of minutes
it takes my breath away

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Prayer and Politics

I don't like politics. I actually haven't watched more than 5 hours of any kind of news since 1999. News remind me of shopping in China - you never know if you got the fair price. If you like bargaining then it is a heaven but if you like to shop quickly and easily - it is a nightmare that often ends with a question - have I been cheated?

In past few days my email and sms have been buzzing: Serbia won Eurovision song contest! I have to admit I was really happy to hear that and thought - finally there is some good for Serbia to be noticed for. No more war, no more crimes - it is a song and apparently well done. After all, people voted for it. So I googled Molitva (Prayer - name of the song) and Eurovision and checked YouTube to hear (see) the song. I thought it was nice, the energy was apparent and Marija was herself, natural and powerful.

And then surprise: another video on YouTube states that the song was stolen from Albanian performer. No comment, really - I don't like politics. And then news from Serbia saying that Marija won as compensation for Kosovo - how nice, others say that she is lesbian - how fantastic!

Just out of curiosity, I really want to know - how many people thought that Sinatra sold so many records because he was with mafia and how many thought that Melissa Etheridge shouldn't have won Oscar because she is lesbian?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest

I was 14 years old when I saw One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest in cinema. Seeing the daylight after the show I gazed at people on the street wondering: Who was 'normal' and who was 'crazy'? How do I know? Am I crazy? (Desperate inquisitive teenage quest for the answer to: Who am I?).

Today I saw Psychiatry: No Science, No Cures

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Friday, May 04, 2007

From May to August

This month EQ calendar says MAY - STRESS
There are many writings on the page but from where I sit I can only see word STRESS.


I skip May and go to ... August (had to skip June - Judgement, July - Sacrifice, all sound so negative): EXPECTATION

After all, if I was from another planet and there was nobody to explain how calendars worked, going to Expectation instead of Stress would only be natural.

My expectations for the next 3 months: I feel health, wealth, love and happiness, not more, not less, every day, in my dreams, just despite - relaxed.

May you have a relaxed May