There is sometimes a bit of confusion in regards to a passage of my book The Alchemist “When you really want something, the world conspires to make a dream come true”. Mind you, some people don’t truly want something or sometimes want things that in the end won’t truly help them. The Universe is a […]
New paintings by my talented friend, artist Scott Sueme, his show opens here in Vancouver at Kimoto Gallery on Friday, 6-9pm. Love the new direction his work is headed, more images below!View the whole post: Vancouver-Based Painter: Scott Sueme over on BOOOOOOOM!.
By Leo Babauta For the last eight years, I’ve had an internal struggle: between wanting to improve myself, and wanting to be content. To be honest, I haven’t completely figured out how to resolve that struggle. But I’m working on it. What’s the root of this struggle? Well, when I started Zen Habits more than […]
A warrior of the light needs patience and speed at the same time. The two greatest faults of a strategy are: acting too soon, or allowing an opportunity to slip too far away. In order to avoid this, the warrior deals with each situation as if it were unique, and does not apply formulas, […]
By Paulo Coelho A warrior of the light who trusts too much in his intelligence ends up under-estimating the power of the adversary. One must not forget: there are moments when strength is more effective than sagacity. And when we find ourselves faced with a certain kind of violence, no brilliance, argument, intelligence or charm […]
In your novels, you transmit a wonderful magical world, full of spirituality and goodness, and you insist that goodness is not limited to a place, religion or group. How did you reach this conclusion, especially with all that you went through earlier in your life? The cost is always high but worth it. If I […]
One of Brazil’s great philosophers, Tim Maia, once said: “I decided to go on a strict diet. I cut out alcohol, all fats and sugar. In two weeks I lost 14 days”. The worst of it all is that at each and every moment there appears a new way to lose weight: eating calories, then […]
A gestalt has two or more parts (like figure and ground) that are so integrated together that we perceive them as one object. Think of teaching “the whole child,” and you have the idea behind gestalt. The perception of oneness from many is the basis of gestalt. It derived from the 1890 German philosophy of […]
Todos os caminhos do mundo levam ao coração do guerreiro; ele mergulha sem hesitar no rio de paixões que sempre corre por sua vida. O guerreiro sabe que é livre para escolher o que desejar; suas decisões são tomadas com coragem, desprendimento, e – as vezes – com uma certa dose de loucura. Aceita suas […]
A warrior of light does not rely on strength alone, he makes use of his opponent’s energy too. When he enters the fight, all he has is his enthusiasm and the moves and strikes that he learned during his training. As the fight progresses, he discovers that enthusiasm and training are not enough to win: […]
I am someone who believes in the judicial system despite all the drawbacks we see. The United States Supreme Court disqualifying torture as an interrogation method, for example, even when the president of the country and his VP have, through legal artifices, tried to justify it. Nonetheless, my belief is not shared by many people. […]
Pode uma folha, quando cai da árvore no inverno, sentir-se derrotada pelo frio? A árvore diz para a folha: ‘Este é o ciclo da vida. Embora você pense que irá morrer, na verdade ainda continua em mim. Graças a você estou viva, porque pude respirar. Também graças a você senti-me amada, porque pude dar sombra […]
By Paulo Coelho The aikidô master demanded intensive training but never allowed his pupils to compete with other martial-arts academies. They all complained among themselves but no-one ever had the nerve to bring up the subject in class. And then one day one of the boys dared to ask: – We have dedicated ourselves wholeheartedly […]
Diz a freira Balbas Miguel, do Mosteiro de Huelgas: “San Juan de La Cruz nos ensina que o silêncio tem sua própria música; é o silêncio que nos permite ver a nós mesmos e as coisas que nos cercam. “Eu gostaria de acrescentar: existem palavras que só podem ser ditas em silêncio, por mais absurdo […]
I was walking on the gardens of an insane asylum when I met a young man reading a philosophy book. For his manners and the health he portrayed, he didn’t quite match with the patients there. I sat beside him and asked: “What are you doing here?” He looked at me surprised. But as he […]
By Paulo Coelho The warrior of the light always manages to balance Rigor and Mercy. To attain his dream he needs to have a strong will – as well as an immense capacity of self-surrender. Although he has an objective, the road to reach it is not always the one he imagines, so he has […]
Dr. Victor Frankl, survivor of the concentration camp in Auschwitz, wrote in his diary: “Those who lived in these places of death can still recall that at night, some of those who were there, would go from tent to tent, comforting the most desperate, many times offering a piece of leftover bread or potato.” “Only […]
Certo dia, um camponês bateu com força na porta de um convento. Quando o irmão porteiro abriu, ele lhe estendeu um magnífico cacho de uvas. – Caro irmão porteiro, estas são as mais belas produzidas pelo meu vinhedo. E venho aqui para dá-las de presente. – Obrigado! Vou levá-las imediatamente ao Abade, que ficará alegre […]
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Adapted from a text by Portia Nelson (in Stories for the Heart): ■ I walk along the street. There is a hole in the sidewalk. I am distracted, thinking about myself, and fall inside. I feel lost, unhappy and incapable of asking for help. It wasn’t my fault, but the ones who dug that hole […]
One of Napoleon’s soldiers committed a crime — the story doesn’t tell which crime — and he was sentenced to death. On the eve of his execution, the soldier’s mother implored that the life of her son be spared. “Dear lady, what your son did doesn’t deserve clemency.” “I know,” said the mother, “If it […]
|(the post below is the edited version of an article written by a dear friend of mine, Alex Sandra Miles. If you want to read it fully, please CLICK HERE ) The feeling of an orgasm is one of the greatest sensations our bodies can experience. Women are thought to have up to 11 […]
Zhuangzi, a renowned Chinese author, tells the story of Zhu Pingman, who went after a master in order to learn the best way to kill dragons. The master taught Pingman for 10 years uninterrupted, until his pupil was able to develop — to perfection — the most sophisticated technique to kill dragons. From then on, […]
A legend tells of a man who used to carry water every day to his village, using two large pitchers tied on either end of a piece of wood, which he placed across his shoulders. One of the pitchers was older than the other and was full of small cracks; every time the man came […]
Posted by Smitha Abraham in E-Books India Brazilian author Paulo Coelho is the proud recipient of many international awards and the author of works like The Alchemist, The Devil and Miss Prym, 11 Minutes, and The Zahir. His most famous novel The Alchemist has sold 165 million copies globally and has been translated into 80 […]
Ever since he was young, the painter Henri Matisse used to visit the great Renoir at his atelier every week. When Renoir was crippled with arthritis, Matisse began to visit him daily, taking food, paintbrushes and paint, always trying to convince the master that he worked to hard. He needed to rest a little. […]
A Sufi master and his disciple were walking in an African desert. When the night fell, both of them built a tent and prepared to rest. “What a silence,” observed the disciple. “Never say ‘what a silence’,” answered the master. “Always say: I am not being able to listen to nature.”
A widow from a village in Bengal didn’t have the money to pay her son’s bus fare, for she had enrolled him in a school far away from home. The boy would have to cross a forest all by himself. In order to reassure him, she said: “Don’t be afraid of the forest, son. “Ask […]
sent by Pierre Rotschild for the full article, go to Jewish Business News Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That’s just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever. It was undertaken by researchers at […]
Fantastic paintings from Miami, Florida based artist Jean-Paul Mallozzi.View the whole post: Jean-Paul Mallozzi over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Installation by design studio Job, Joris & Marieke recreate a 100 frame animation in a physical space. Each frame has been constructed with 3D printing and arranged collectively, illustrating how subjects within the cartoon move and alter over time.View the whole post: FREEZE! an adventure in 100 frames over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Independent publishing house Zioxla has just announced the publication of Strange Plants II, the second book in a series that celebrates plants in contemporary art. The book features the work of 30 artists, including: Friedrich Kunath, Rosson Crow, Troels Carlsen, Eric Yahnker, … Continue reading →View the whole post: Bookshelf: Strange Plants II over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Really enjoying this series called, California Inspires Me, a collaboration between Google Play and California Sunday. A creative person is interviewed for each episode and then an animator creates visuals to go with the person’s voice. Last time I posted about this … Continue reading →View the whole post: Animation: California Inspires Mark Mothersbaugh over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Stephen Gibb is a talented traditional artist / illustrator from Canada. His paintings are psychological offerings, rich in irony and distortions, bristling with sublime, psychotropic colours. Stephen is a member of Her Majesty's Secret Art Assembly, a collective of artists living and working in the Detroit/Windsor area. He is also a graduate of the University of Windsor's Lebel School of Art. Let's take a look at some of his artworks.Read More
Today from 11am to 2pm I’ll be at the Juice Truck shop (5th and Ontario) decorating pencils with anyone who wants to join me! Feel free to bring a pencil and art supplies or just show up without anything as … Continue reading →View the whole post: Booooooom Project: Make Pencil art at the Juice Truck over on BOOOOOOOM!.
The effect in this video is so simple; I can’t believe I haven’t seen this done before. This single channel video by artist Daniel Crooks was commissioned by Michael and Silvia Kantor for the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, with … Continue reading →View the whole post: Trippy Video of the Day: An Embroidery of Voids over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Tomorrow night JustKids presents the Brazilian artist duo known as Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first-ever show in London. See more of the works below.View the whole post: Brazilian Artist Duo Bicicleta Sem Freio over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Beautiful little dioramas built inside of ring boxes by Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst. More images below!View the whole post: Ring Box Dioramas by artist Talwst over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Digital artist Nicolas Sassoon curates an exhibition featuring four artists whose works incorporates metaphysical themes in a time of digital creativity. This group of artists (with the exception of Brenna Murphy) was originally involved in an early web-based collective entitled … Continue reading →View the whole post: From Computer to Gallery – Part One: Witchcraft over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Many centuries ago, in the days of the samurais, a text was written in Japan on the spiritual art of wielding the sword: “Impassive comprehension”, also known as “The Treatise of Tahlan”, the name of the author (a fencing master and Zen monk). Below are an extract that I have adapted: Finding the right master […]
Vincent Thavenet aka Vinz el Tabanas is a 31-year-old comic artist based in Cachans, France. If you're into comic or manga, make sure to check out some of Vinz's artworks below. Enjoy!Read More
I’m excited to finally announce the official release of “Skate Heads” our art/skate film, directed by Vancouver-based Zenga Bros. This film is part of an ongoing collaboration between Booooooom and Flexfit, to give emerging creators a chance turn a dream … Continue reading →View the whole post: Booooooom x Flexfit: “Skate Heads” by Zenga Bros over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Martin de Diego Sádaba aka AlMaNeGrA is a talented Spanish digital artist specializing in fantasy / surreal conceptual artworks. Below, you may scroll through several pieces selected from his dA portfolio. Enjoy!Read More
There were two artists that worked exclusively with yarn at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival: Hot Tea (Minnesota), and Olek (New York). The video below captures Olek as she crochets a beautiful canoe using materials generously provided by Anthropologie. … Continue reading →View the whole post: Artist Profile: Olek over on BOOOOOOOM!.
By Leo Babauta It’s a fact of life that without constant vigilance, clutter creeps up in our lives, accumulating into piles and closets and drawers and shelves so that it can overwhelm us. One of the best things I’ve done is simplify my life and pare down the clutter. How do you pare down when […]
Thank you to everyone who has already sent in pencils to our latest project! We’ve got so many already! Pencils are coming in from all over North America, UK, Asia, Australia, Brazil, even Sri Lanka – it’s amazing! If you haven’t heard we … Continue reading →View the whole post: Booooooom Project: Pencil Submissions! over on BOOOOOOOM!.
Benjamin Schulz aka GrandPa is a digital artist / illustrator based in the German city of Wiesbaden. I'm quite excited I stumbled upon Ben's portfolio ... his artworks simply took my breath away ... and that doesn't happen that frequently. If you're into quality digital illustrations, make sure to scroll through. Enjoy!Read More
Paintings by Los Angeles-based Allison Torneros, better known as Hueman. I was fortunate enough to meet her a couple weeks ago, during Pow! Wow! Hawaii, what a sweet person. I’d seen her work on Instagram but knew very little about her. She’s incredibly talented; big things … Continue reading →View the whole post: Hueman over on BOOOOOOOM!.
So many strange moments in this video for José González, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. Apparently this weird church is a real place in Sweden, and the portraits in this video are of members of the congregation. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: José González “Leaf Off / The Cave” over on BOOOOOOOM!.