Peace from Within

joi, ianuarie 29, 2009

Aphorisms by Sri Chinmoy



If we can dive deep within
On the strength of our prayers
And meditations,
We shall clearly see
That peace comes to us
From all directions.

If you live in the mind,
Problems will always remain,
For the mind is where problems begin.

The mind's old conflicts
Can be conquered
Only by the heart's
New solutions.

Have a special time,
Shanti

duminică, ianuarie 25, 2009

Awaking...

My Country Awake by Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee into-ever widening thought and action;
Into the heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.



Have a delightful week. Hugz, Shanti

vineri, ianuarie 23, 2009

What is Success? by Dr.Nutan Pol

Havasu Falls and Cascades

Success is not merely becoming wealthy.
Success is not only working for remaining healthy.
Success is not going after fame and name.
Success is not living life for such mind game.

Success is not just taking career to the top.
Success is not staying in a bungalow at the hill top.
Success is working hard for your dreams you believe.
Success is perseverance and efforts till you achieve your deal.

Success is having consideration for everyone.
Success is a strong desire and to live to help each one.
Success is to follow the religion of humanity.
Success is to always remember all pervading divinity.

Success is to follow the principle, “Live and let others live.”
Success is to accept others as diversity of nature; beautiful and alive.
Success is working for happiness of the world, a dedication.
Success is to love everyone unconditionally without any expectation.

Have a successful weekend & life,
Hugs,
Shanti

duminică, ianuarie 18, 2009

The Great Wall Of China



Today, people from all over the world visit to walk on the Great Wall of China, to stand on a watchtower and view the wall snaking into the distance. This treasure is now protected so that future generations can see the Great Wall with the same wonder and amazement as we do now.

vineri, ianuarie 16, 2009

Native American Musical Instruments



Singing is today the center of Native American tradition (now also known as "First Nations" or "First People"). Here you can see several instruments that are integral to the music, often as accompaniment. Drums, rattles, and flutes are the most common traditional instruments played, but certain peoples have distinct instrumental traditions and legends related to their instruments.

joi, ianuarie 15, 2009

marți, ianuarie 13, 2009

Joy by Jake Erkens


Joy give you wings
In difficult circumstances;
The problems don't go away,
but you can rise above them

Joy is not just a feeling or emotion
Joy is the pleasure of life
Life in itself cannot be life without Joy
Life is hard, but Joy can overcome it

Joy is only there if you accept it
Joy can be found at any time of the day
Say Joy were an angel, it would save you
Say Joy were a demon, it would haunt you

However, Joy can be anything you like or love
Mainly Joy comes to help you through life

Times of trials comes
Times of sadness comes
Joy is in the heart
Joy is bigger then sadness

Joy gives you wings to live another day
Joy is the reason why people smile back at you
Joy is Joy when you accept it

sâmbătă, ianuarie 10, 2009

Palestine. Dying to Live!

Quiet Winter

THE MAGIC FROM A WINTERS MORNING  2 (WINNING  PHOTO WINTER CHALLENGE  29 01 2008 )

Nature in winter is a time of struggle and beauty. Winter signals the end of a long productive year.

Beautiful Day

Plants shut down. making food, animals migrate to warmer climates and humans snuggle up and stay indoors.

coyote in yosemite valley

After the glorious riot of color in autumn with its clear, brisk days, the quiet of winter sneaks up on us. It is a time of introspection and long quiet evenings spent at home.

Natural Curtain, St. Paul, MN

I like the feeling of being insulated and protected in my snug house. I like waking up to cold frosty mornings and seeing a light snow covering the trees and cars.

Have a quiet winter, dear friend
Shanti

joi, ianuarie 08, 2009

Between Concrete & Abstract Images

The colours are even reflected in the water
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art. (Salvador Dali)
A green arc building up over the mountains

duminică, ianuarie 04, 2009

The Meaning of Hands (Art & Friendship)

The upside is your future is in your hands.And the downside is your future is in your hands.(Russ Myers)

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.(Billy Graham)

You've got so much ice on your hands I could skate on them.(John Curry)