Sunday, November 30, 2014

Travel inwards

A wonderful talk about the art of stillness.
So much of our lives happens in our heads. 
We can only catch the larger picture when we take time to step back.
Go slow to understand 
and gain real sight.
Enjoy the luxury of paying attention in an age of distractions.
In an age of constant movement
nothing is so urgent as sitting still.
Take time for introspection.
the best way to travel
is by going nowhere.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Spiegel im Spiegel

"The meaning of life 
is to find your gift.

The purpose of life
is to give it away,"
J. J. Golliver
A. Pärt

Compassion has the eyes of wisdom

We all think we have time.

Until we don't.
We are all imposed to suffering. Suffering is a part of humanity,
as is compassion.

The true meaning of compassion and empathy

is to see clearly into the nature of suffering

and to transform suffering.
Our compassion makes a difference.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


"...he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What if..

What if we would never grow up? 
What if we would always find wonderous joy in things our grown up brains don't notice anymore - like raindrops?
Think about it - there is water coming down from the sky! 
Just..buckets and buckets and buckets! How weird is that?
..and then sometimes, when these raindrops freeze on the way, they make snowflakes!
The prettiest most delicate things that melt away the moment you touch them; each one unique, just suddenly appearing in front of you, here - a snowflake..
In the middle of a normal everyday fuzz, life gives us a glimpse of "magic".
 It's all around. All the time. Life is it - life is "magic".
It's a curious world and you once knew it. Once. Before your brain "grew up". 
Now you just need to remember again - a world full wonder.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How to pass exams? came up with another 10 hacks for life:
 How to pass exams.

Tip no 7: Teach a class of stuffed animals:
"Get a stuffed animal. Maybe get a few. A dozen or so. Then arrange them into an approximate class on your bed or in a study room (or classroom, if you can) and teach them the subject you're learning ... Teach a few classes to your stuffed menagerie, and then (and this is the really important part) get some f*cking sleep."

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Build your dreams

"There are so many people 
that use 'following your dreams' 
as an excuse to not work. 
When in reality, 
following your dreams, 
is nothing but work."

-Humans of New York 
creator and photographer 
Brandon Stanton 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The tree of life

Oh, November,
The month when color is finally stripped off of everything.
No more protection  only foundations remain.
What summer secrets will be revealed for everyone to see?

Monday, November 3, 2014


“I want to build a bridge.”
“How do you build a bridge?”
“If you want to build a bridge it’s going to take a long time and it might be hard because your employees might not be as interested in building the bridge as you are. You have to think about what kind of bridge you want to make. One type of bridge is a suspension bridge and another type of bridge is an arch bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge and it was built by John Roebling and his family and that’s all I remember from second grade. And the bridge has to be strong because the water can rise and push up the bridge. I’d maybe like to build a bridge in Wisconsin because there are a lot of people in Wisconsin who might not have bridges but I don’t really know where Wisconsin is.”
Some people just want to build bridges...
-Humans of NY

Sunday, November 2, 2014


“This bud of love 
by summer’s ripening breath,
may prove
a beauteous flower 
when next we meet...”