woensdag 20 juli 2011

Letting go...

We've all heard the cliches; God was looking in his garden, saw an empty spot, looked at earth and decided to pick a beautiful flower. In this case God is digging in the earth to pick a beautiful Rose.
It makes me angry, frustrated and sad. It's a mix of feelings, emotions and experiences. I'm thankfull this Rose is letting me in, to share this trip.

She's letting me in, so i can let go.

Man, what a hard lesson to learn.
Only the good die young, another cliche i don't wanna hear...

zondag 3 juli 2011

Vol Vertrouwen

Boek van Danielle met mijn omslag. www.vol-vertrouwen.nl


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donderdag 12 mei 2011

The right tolerance

The warriors of light always keeps their hearts clean of feelings of hatred.
When they go to fight, they always remember Christ’s words: “love your enemies”.

And the warriors obey.

But they know that the act of forgiving foes does not force them to accept everything.

Warrior cannot lower their heads – otherwise they lose sight of the horizon of their dreams.

The warrior notes that the adversaries are there to test our persistence, our ability to make decisions.
Adversaries are a blessing – because they force the warriors of light to fight for their dreams.

Love your enemy. But never forget: he is not your friend.



in WARRIOR OF THE LIGHT: A MANUAL by Paulo Coelho
http://paulocoelhoblog.com/

vrijdag 6 mei 2011

As I Began to Love Myself

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY“.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT“.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “Maturity“.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment, so I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE“.

As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY“.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF“.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY“.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT“.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART“.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE“!

~Charlie Chaplin, on his 70th birthday, 16-04-1959~


Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, begreep ik dat ik steeds weer en bij iedere gelegenheid, op het juiste moment en de juiste plaats ben. Dat alles wat gebeurt goed is. Vanaf dat moment heb ik rust. Nu weet ik dat men dat VERTROUWEN noemt.

Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, kon ik accepteren dat emotionele pijn en lijden slechts waarschuwingen voor me zijn, dat ik niet mijn waarheid leef. Nu weet ik dat men dat AUTHENTICITEIT noemt.

Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, ben ik ermee opgehouden naar een ander, beter leven te verlangen. Ik kon zien dat alles om me heen een uitnodiging is om te groeien. Nu weet ik dat men dat RIJPEN noemt.

Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, ben ik er mee opgehouden mezelf van mijn vrije tijd te beroven. Ik ben opgehouden met het bedenken van geweldige projecten voor de toekomst. Nu doe ik slechts wat me vreugde en plezier brengt, waar ik van hou en wat mijn hart blij maakt. Op mijn manier en in mijn eigen tempo. Nu weet ik dat men dat EERLIJKHEID noemt.

Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, heb ik me bevrijd van alles dat niet gezond voor me was.Van eten,mensen, dingen en situaties, van alles dat me steeds maar weer naar beneden trok, weg van mezelf. In eerste instantie noemde ik dat gezond egoïsme, nu weet ik dat het ZELFLIEFDE is.

Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, ben ik gestopt met altijd gelijk willen hebben.
Daardoor heb ik me steeds minder geïrriteerd. Nu weet ik dat men dat NEDERIGHEID noemt.

Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, heb ik geweigerd nog langer in het verleden te leven en me zorgen te maken om de toekomst. Nu leef ik alleen nog maar in het ogenblik, daar waar alles gebeurt. Zo leef ik op dit moment iedere dag en noem het BEWUST ZIJN.

Op het moment dat ik van mezelf begon te houden, begreep ik dat mijn denken me klein en ziek kan maken. Op het moment dat ik mijn hart liet spreken...werd mijn verstand, mijn denken, een belangrijke partner. Deze verbinding noem ik DE WIJSHEID VAN HET HART.

We hoeven niet bang te zijn ons bloot te geven. Ook hoeven we geen conflicten met onszelf en anderen te vrezen:zelfs sterren botsen weleens op elkaar en juist daardoor ontstaan er ook weer nieuwe...

Nu weet ik: DAT IS HET LEVEN....

~ Geschreven door Charlie Chaplin op zijn 70e verjaardag, 16 april 1959~



--- Dank je wel, Jacqueline, om dit te delen ---

vrijdag 29 april 2011

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking


When you thought I wasn’t looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You kissed me good-night
And I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw tears come from your eyes
And I learned that sometimes things hurt—
But that it’s alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You smiled
And it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking—
I looked . . .
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn’t looking.

~by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan~

dinsdag 29 maart 2011

Part of the ocean

There was once a wave in the ocean, rolling along, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the swiftness of the breeze.
It smiled at everything around it as it made its way toward the shore.

But then, it suddenly noticed that the waves in front of it, one by one, were striking against the cliff face, being savagely broken to pieces.

‘Oh God!’ it cried. ‘My end will be just like theirs. Soon I, too, will crash and disappear!’

Just then another wave passing by saw the first wave’s panic and asked:
‘Why are you so anxious? Look how beautiful the weather is, see the sun, feel the breeze…’

The first wave replied:
‘Don’t you see? See how violently those waves before us strike against the cliff, look at the terrible way they disappear. We’ll soon become nothing just like them.’

‘Oh, but you don’t understand,’ the second wave said. ‘You’re not a wave. You’re a part of the ocean.’


~Paulo Coelho~
http://paulocoelhoblog.com/

dinsdag 18 januari 2011