Peace from Within

miercuri, februarie 25, 2009

Leonardo DaVinci - paintings & inventions

Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

"Art is never finished, only abandoned. "
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do."

" I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."
"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works.
If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else.
The trick is the doing something else."

luni, februarie 23, 2009


If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that's all I have to say
(Jack Handy)

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
(Rabindranath Tagore)

joi, februarie 19, 2009


Everglades National Park in Florida

From Book "My Soul is not for Sale!" by Vaughn T. Aiken, 2005


If you can move a person with your words
make a person think and listen to what you say
If you can help one person across the street
give a dollar to a complete stranger if they need it
Take time out to give someone some advice
stand up for what is right
without worries of what may happen next
Can make a difference in someone’s life
by touch, by a wink of an eye
or just your mere presence
The day you die everyone talks about the good you have done
and what you meant to each person,
That is success, because you have made a difference in this world.

Ty for your beautiful words & wishes for my Bday.
Hugs & kisses from Shanti - Muah!

marți, februarie 17, 2009


Adagio Pictures, Images and Photos
“ Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.”

I wish u a marvelous week. Hugs, Shanti

luni, februarie 16, 2009

The Samurai

The most common forms of bushido martial arts, still practiced in Japan today, are:
* judo * karate * jujutsu * aikido * kendo

There are seven virtues associated with the samurai bushido code:
* Gi - Rectitude * Yu - Courage * Jin - Benevolence * Rei - Respect * Makoto - Honesty * Meiyo - Honor * Chugi - Loyalty

sâmbătă, februarie 14, 2009

Romeo & Juliet


Act 2, Scene 2

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, 'tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!


Ay me!


She speaks:
O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art
As glorious to this night, being o'er my head
As is a winged messenger of heaven
Unto the white-upturned wondering eyes
Of mortals that fall back to gaze on him
When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds
And sails upon the bosom of the air.


O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.


[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?


'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself

vineri, februarie 13, 2009

You've touched my heart...It's Valentine's Day

You've given me a reason
For smiling once again,
You've filled my life with peaceful dreams
and you've become my closest friend.

You've shared your heartfelt secrets
And your trust you've given me,
You showed me how to feel again
To laugh, and love, and see.

If life should end tomorrow
And from this world I should part,
I shall be forever young
For you have touched my heart.

I wish u a HAPPY & SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY! Kisses from Shanti

joi, februarie 12, 2009

Love & Sockets

Little Boris lives in a beautiful land filled with mechanical fireflies. Everyone is aglow with happiness. Everyone that is, but Boris.

marți, februarie 10, 2009

The Real Friendship by Paula Scottish

If I happened to show up on your door step crying,
Would you Care?

If I called you and asked you to pick me up because something Happened,
Would you come?

If I had one day left,
to live my life;
Would you be part of That las t day?

If I needed a shoulder
to cry on,
Would you give me Yours?

This is a test to see
who your real
Friends are or if you are just someone to talk to you when they are bored

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

They blink together, they move together,
They cry together, they see things together, and they sleep together,
But they never see each other;

.. that's what friendship is.
Your aspiration is your motivation, your motivation is your belief, your
Belief is your peace, your peace is your target, your target is heaven, and
Life is like hard core torture without it

Cupid & Psyche

vineri, februarie 06, 2009

Power of Love by Sri Chinmoy

A moment's love
Can and shall
Make the world perfect.

When my peace - heart dreams,
My bliss life sings.

Yesterday I was clever.
That is why I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise.
That is why I am changing myself.

Alabama Hills

I wish u a lovely weekend,
Many hugs, Shanti

marți, februarie 03, 2009

There is that friend by Anon

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There is that friend
that is so much a part of you, that you feel alone just thinking about the thought of her not being there.

There is that friendship
that has so much that it is based on that nothing could ever dissolve or even threaten it.

There is that friend
with whom you share so much history that one fight or misunderstanding rolls off nearly instantaneously,
because one issue is so insignificant, and could never come close to shattering the bond.

There is that friendship
that cannot always be explained, but only understood and cherished by the two people that share it.

There is that friend
that mean so much to you, that you honestly believe you would stop studying for a final exam, break a date with your crush of five years, or risk being grounded just so you could be there to lend a shoulder to cry on, offer a hug, or spend three hours just sitting with her if that would make it at all better.

There is that friendship
that has lasted through ten years of your life, and is still growing.

There is that friend
who you can talk to about something that happened when you were eight years old, and she can relive that moment so vividly along with you..

There is that friend
that knows you as well as you know yourself, and finds it special that you know her just as well.

There is that friend
who can make you smile through your tears, or cry out of happiness.

There is that friend
who is always there for you, and just realizing that she would be there is more than enough to make it better.

There is that friend
who cares about clearing away your tears no less if you are crying over absolutely nothing or over something she may have done to hurt you.

I have one friend like that, and it is that friend that will always occupy a precious part of my heart.

I wish u a friendly time,
Hugs, Shanti