Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person, it is an attitude, an orientation of character, which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one object of love. Erich Fromm from The art of living
We are the clay sculpture our Creator is molding and shaping (Isaiah 64:8). Does any work of art-any painting, carving, drawing, tapestry, work of literature, or fine meal for that matter-have inherent power to shape itself? The natural man, even apart from God's purpose, is a magnificent work of art. David writes in Psalm 139:14, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Yet to mold and shape us into God's image requires love, wisdom, and multiple other powers far beyond anything any person has.
Miyoomo (an online-based community of Korean international students in the US) created a project that would emphasize the need for peace by metaphorically using the World Cup situation. By utilizing the Internet, they gathered the ideas they wanted to emphasize in the song from members in many different countries. All of their collaboration and brainstorming could not have been possible without a means of efficiently communicating globally, which is exactly what the Internet has provided. Through social networking, they were able to successfully complete and distribute a message of peace and humanity to all corners of the world. Internet: The Best Tool For Peace
Yelp, based on Allen Ginsberg's Howl (a call for unplugging)
Los Angeles, circa 1920, a little immigrant girl finds herself in a hospital recovering from a fall. She strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man who captivates her with a whimsical story that removes her far from the hospital doldrums into the exotic landscapes of her imagination. Making sure he keeps the girl interested in the story, he interweaves her family and people she likes from the hospital into his tale. The Fall Tarsem Singh
Pink Martini - La Soledad You came to me like a poetry in a song. Showing me a new world of passion. Loving me unselfishly and without reason. But without knowing it was love I protected my heart. The sun left...loneliness took over my heart ... and this song is all that is left...
A key to understanding and appreciating art and heritage is through direct contact with everyone who creates, invents, communicates, develops, teaches and disseminates all forms of artistic expression that underpins a society's culture. CultureDays.ca
Cultural things for you to do, make, paint, sculpt, act, sing, dance, write, and learn. Discover the world of artists, historians, architects, curators and designers in your community. Inspire the creator in you!
God is hidden in the heart of man, and neither priest nor prophet, nor the ritual of any organised religion, will help man to find him there. The search for God is one which everyone must carry out for himself.
celebrate the change in seasons and shift in attitude towards sustainability, local eating and an increased interest in urban gardening.
At the height of the creative process, the immediate brain stops recognizing itself as having to make choices at all, the inertia of creation flattens itself into sameness and the artist is able to exist in a highly meditative state of calmness and control while continuing to work at almost frenetic pace. This act of total immersion, the disappearance of time, the dismantling and reconstruction of signifiers and signified, neurological leaps and shifts and the complete and utter departure from all established "truths"...This is the painter's high I lust after. Jennifer Chernecki
Parable uses the same language and events from the everyday lives of the listeners, and then once they are drawn in, the metaphorical rug is pulled out from under their feet: assumptions are reversed, cherished beliefs are challenged, values and morals seem to be suspended. Parable is the literary genre of apocalypse, clearing the way for the emergence of new and more complex worldviews. The universe evolves by undergoing and then overcoming one cataclysm after another - or suffering crises and then creatively responding to shifting life conditions. Like nature, we have an unusual capacity to face bad things, and not be defined by them. Conditions are prime, right now, for an evolutionary leap in consciousness, and for the transformation of our social systems. Bruce Sanguin
Healing the soul longing, smoothing the energy of the day, letting go of the "little things" that get in the way of happiness in the moment, mantras and the gentle rhythmic melodies can carry you to the deeper truth of who you are and why you are here in this earthly plane. Let the music fill you with vibrations of peace and fulfillment. Maya & Sage
You should always follow the voice of your conscience despite what your parents, your school, your church, your synagogue or your mosque is telling you. Don't accept things in a docile fashion, think them through for yourself, listen to your conscience. Because conscience is an echo of the voice of God, so therefore you are not simply listening to a kind of subjective, selfish idea within your own head but something that is outside you. Newman's Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint
I went to sleep; and now I am refreshed. A strange refreshment: for I feel in me an inexpressive lightness, and a sense of freedom, as I were at length myself, and ne'er had been before. How still it is! I hear no more the busy beat of time, No, nor my fluttering breath, nor struggling pulse; Nor does one moment differ from the next. Another marvel: someone has me fast within his ample palm...a uniform. And gentle pressure tells me I am not self moving, but borne forward on my way. And hark! I hear a singing; yet in sooth I cannot of that music rightly say whether I hear or touch or taste the tones. Oh, what a heart-subduing melody!
Prime numbers are divisible only by 1 and by themselves. They stand in their place in the infinite series of natural numbers, squashed in between two others, liked all other numbers, but a step further on than the rest. They are suspicious and solitary... among prime numbers there are some that are even more special. Mathematicians call them twin primes: they are pairs of prime number that are close to one another, almost neighbors, but between them there is always an even number that prevents them from really touching. The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Paolo Giordano
Vancouver Rhythm and Dance Society fundraiser in support of flood victims in Pakistan to help our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers in Crisis. By donating money, time, talents, gifts, and Love of Rhythm & Dance! 100% Proceeds to Doctors Without Borders.
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Harmony and understanding; Empathy and trust abounding; No more falsehoods or derisions; Golden living dreams of visions; Mystic crystal revelation, And the mind's true liberation. Now everybody just sing along; Let the sun shine in; Open up your heart and let it shine on in; When you are lonely, let it shine on; Got to open up your heart and let it shine on in; And when you feel like you've been mistreated and your friends turn away just open your heart, and shine it on in.
Everything has its origin in an idea, a thought; and it has its completion in the manifestation of that thought in form. But if the thing is already in the thought, do we not see that this transcendent must be already existent in the Divine ideal of every one of us? If time does not exist on the plane of the absolute, does it not follow that this humanity is a present fact in the Divine Mind? Our share in this work commences with the recognition of the Divine ideal of man, and thus finding the pattern by which we are to be guided and the place where this process is to work must be within ourselves: in other words, the creative action of the Spirit takes place through the laws of our own mentality. The creative process in us is that we become the individual reflection of what we realise the Divine Spirit as the infinite potential of all that can constitute a perfected human being, and gradually build up a corresponding image in our mind, which in turn will act upon our external conditions. Conscious co-operation with the Creative Spirit.
Movie images are dim reflections of the beauty and ferocity in mankind - James Broughton
Jean-Luc Godard -Vivre sa vie The philosopher starts by coldly trampling on romantic concepts of love (a complication that we must "manage with").She doesn't like that, so she asks whether love isn't in fact the "only truth". He asks her to consider what she's actually saying, and then says that true love demands much work. That's key. Earlier, she says she thinks life should be easy.
There is an actual infinity of creatures in any part of the universe, and every individual substance envelops the whole series of things in its own complete concept, and is in agreement with all other things, and to such a degree that it contains something of the infinite. LEIBNIZ
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One World, One Dream
If it's for beauty you love, O love not me! If it's for youth you love, O love not me! If it's for treasures you love, O love not me! If it's for love you love, O yes - love me! Love me for ever, I love you for ever, for evermore! Poems by Friedrich Rückert. LIEBST DU UM SCHÖNHEIT- GUSTAV MAHLER
As Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince, many people in the position of political and legal power like judges act as a public figure above reproach, while privately acting amorally with deceit to achieve their personal goals and agenda and to preserve the status quo.
With total impunity they use and abuse means that are cruel and destructive of all civilized life, they avoid the values of true justice, temperance, wisdom, and love of their people in preference to the use of fear, and deception.
Tony Blair seems to be a great fan of balls. Lest we forget, he is the man who once sported "ball-crushingly tight corduroys" at Camp David. He reveals that he loves Alastair Campbell for his "great clanking balls", and admires Rupert Murdoch as having balls. Even Kate Garvey, his diary custodian, has been feted because, "She ran the diary with a grip of iron and was quite prepared to squeeze the balls very hard indeed of anyone who interfered."
The Tragedy that King Boabdil had to endure when he was forced to voluntarily leave his heavenly home, as he rode off he halted on a hill called The Last Sigh of the Moor, and wept as he looked back on the Alhambra, while his mother added to his bitterness with the cutting sarcasm, "You do well to weep like a woman for what you could not defend like a man." Alhambra Nostagias - Furtive Tears
The sun has left and forgotten me. It's dark, I cannot see Why does this rain pour down? I'm gonna drown in a sea of deep confusion.
Somebody told me, I don't know who, whenever you are sad and blue and you're feelin' all alone and left behind just take a look inside and you'll find. You gotta hold on, hold on through the night. Hang on, things will be all right. Even when it's dark and not a bit of spark. Sing-song sunshine from above spreading rays of sunny love
Just hang on, hang on to the vine, Stay on, soon you'll be divine. If you start to cry, look up to the sky, something's coming up ahead to turn your tears to dew instead
And so I hold on to his advice when change is hard and not so nice. You listen to your heart the whole night through, Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you. Pink Martini , Hang on Little Tomato
with all words with all smiles with all looks with all caresses I draw you near the water - drinking your kiss - the light of your face - the light of your body. To love you is a prayer - the song of the mute - the eyes of the blind - the naked secret. I entrust myself to your arms - I'm afraid and I am calm - a prayer in my mouth - and a prayer in my soul. I draw you near the fire - that burns all of this - the light of your face and body