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Artist Spotlight: EKTA

(11 hours ago)
A selection of recent work by Swedish artist EKTA (previously featured here). See more images below.                                                     EKTA’s Website EKTA on Instagram

90 frases inspiradoras de Paulo Coelho sobre la vida

(11 hours ago)
1. El secreto de la vida “El secreto de la vida, sin embargo, es caer siete veces y levantarse ocho.” 2. La búsqueda de tus sueños “Sólo hay una cosa que hace a un sueño imposible de alcanzar: el miedo al fracaso.” 3. Donde está tu corazón “Recuerda que donde quiera que esté tu corazón, […]

The fish who saved my life

(11 hours ago)
Illustration by Ken Crane Nasrudin is walking past a cave when he sees a yogi, deep in meditation, and he asks the yogi what he is searching for. The yogi says: ‘I study the animals and have learned many lessons from them that can transform a man’s life.’ ‘A fish once saved my life,’ Nasrudin […]

Justice

(11 hours ago)
According to the dictionary: from the Latin justitias: conformity with the law; act of giving to each what belongs to them; equity; group of magistrates and the people who work with them. According to Jesus Christ: You have heard that they were told, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But […]

The true warrior

(11 hours ago)
Of course things don’t always happen they way we wish they would. There are moments in which we feel we are seeking something that is not meant for us, knocking on doors that don’t open, waiting for miracles that don’t manifest themselves. Fortunately that is the way things are – if everything went the way […]

The importance of the eyes

(11 hours ago)
Paulo Coelho   “I sell churches.” I stood astonished as he continued: “I am employed by the Vatican to select buyers, since there are more churches than churchgoers in Holland. And since we have had awful experiences in the past, seeing sacred places turned into nightclubs, condominiums, boutiques and even sex shops, we changed our […]

Colors

(11 hours ago)
(release dates: http://bit.ly/2KthAfg

Lessons from Yabut

(11 hours ago)
Apprentice Asia’s Jonathan Yabut made a list of issues that he considers relevant to win any contest. Although I am far from being a fan of this type of TV program, I liked some points of Yabut’s list. See below 1. It pays to be prepared 2. Honesty is truly the best policy 3. Think […]

Accepting the fight

(11 hours ago)
If someone confronts you over ideas or ideals, step up and accept the fight, because conflict is present in every moment of our lives and sometimes it needs to show itself in the broad light of day. But do not fight in order to prove that you are right or to impose your ideas or […]

HIPPIE – first chapter

(11 hours ago)
RELEASE DATES: http://bit.ly/2KthAfg In September 1970, two sites squared off for the title of the center of the world: Piccadilly Circus, in London, and Dam Square, in Amsterdam. But not everyone knew this: if you asked most people, they’d have told you: “The White House, in the US, and the Kremlin in the USSR.” These […]

Vacations

(11 hours ago)
Love cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. #HIPPIE (already in Portugues, Français, Turkish, Greek, Italiano. Worldwide >>> http://bit.ly/2KthAfg Getting ready for the release of my […]

4 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Failure

(11 hours ago)
by Grace Gordon, Huffington Post 1. Accept that failure is a reality. Let’s be real here. No matter how much you learn and move forward from a failure in life, the fact of the matter is that failure does happen – even to the best of us. But you know what? Who cares! I’ve personally […]

Thank you, Satyam Vaidya

(11 hours ago)
Satyam_Vaidya “When you want something from all your heart, all the universe will conspire in helping you to achieve it.” — The Alchemist We all have heard this quote in different ways, and got motivation by these golden words. Today I’m going to talk about the man who inspired billions of people and made them […]

10 SEC READING: careful with your work

(11 hours ago)
Illustration by Ken CraneAs a boy, Abin-Alsar overheard a conversation between his father and a dervish. “Careful with your work”, said the dervish. “Think of what future generations will say about you.” “So what?”, replied his father, “When I die, everything shall end, and it will not matter what they say.” Abin-Alsar never forgot that […]

10 SECOND READING: the one who cared most

(11 hours ago)
The writer Leo Buscaglia was once invited to be on the jury of a school competition to find ‘the child who cared most for others’. The winner was a boy whose neighbour, a gentleman of over eighty, had just been widowed. When he saw the old man sitting in his garden crying, the boy jumped […]

Master, who was your master?

(11 hours ago)
One of the great Sufi Masters, Junaid, was asked this when he was dying. His chief disciple came close to him and asked, ?Master, you are leaving us. One question has always been in our minds but we could never gather courage enough to ask you. Who was your Master? This has been a great […]

Marriage & Monotony

(11 hours ago)
I read Zahir recently. I could not understand clearly though that what do u think should be done to avoid making this relationship so monotonous. What are your views on what is Marriage? (question by Shipra) How to keep our relations out of monotony is a very personal thing. In regards to the situation you […]

The five regrets before dying

(11 hours ago)
(One of my friends here sent me a link while commenting on “Insult the dead”. I checked it and I stumbled upon a very interesting text by Bonnie Ware. Below a resumée: ) For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. I was with them […]

20 SEC READING: asking questions

(11 hours ago)
Warriors of light always keep a certain gleam in their eyes. They are of this world, they are part of the lives of other people and they set out on their journey with no saddlebags and no sandals. They are often cowardly. They do not always make the right decisions. They suffer over the most […]

20 SEC READING: The window and the mirror

(11 hours ago)
A very rich young man went to see a Rabbi in order to ask his advice about what he should do with his life. The Rabbi led him over to the window and asked him: ‘What can you see through the glass?’ ‘I can see men coming and going and a blind man begging for […]

Conscious attention

(11 hours ago)
There is a meditation exercise which consists of adding – generally for ten minutes a day – the reasons for each of our actions. For example: “I now read this blog because I saw a link in Facebook or Twitter. I now think of such-and-such a person, because the subject I read about lead me […]

Taking the decision to follow the light

(11 hours ago)
Paulo Coelho The Warrior of the light had begun to believe that it is better to follow the light. He had already betrayed, told lies, strayed off his path, paid court to the darkness. And everything continued going well – as if nothing had happened. Now he wants to change his attitudes. When taking this […]

Between faith and prayer

(11 hours ago)
‘Is there anything more important than prayer?’ a disciple asked his teacher. The teacher told the disciple to go to a nearby tree and cut off a branch. The disciple obeyed. ‘Is the tree still alive?’ asked the teacher. ‘As alive as it was before.’ ‘Then go over there and slice through its roots.’ ‘If […]

Association of the Week: The Triangle

(11 hours ago)
The triangle is one of the most elementary symbolic figures due to its geometric aspect: it’s basically the simplest way of linking three points in space with straight lines. Yet not all triangles have the same meaning. In excavations made near to Lepenski Vir in the Danube, there was found many blocs of stones shaped […]

89 Quotes

(11 hours ago)
  1. “Never explain. Your friends won’t need it. And haters will continue to hate (because they also hate themselves).” – Paulo Coelho 2. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho 3. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle […]

HIPPIE: PREMIER CHAPITRE

(11 hours ago)
En septembre 1970, deux places se disputaient le privilège d’être considérées comme le centre du monde : celle de Piccadilly Circus, à Londres, et celle du Dam, à Amsterdam. Mais tout le monde ne le savait pas : la plupart des gens, si on leur avait posé la question, auraient répondu : « La Maison […]

Email de minha irmã sobre HIPPIE

(11 hours ago)
De: Sonia Maria Coelho de Souza Data: qua, 16/05/2018 às 2:03 PM Assunto: “Hippie” emocionante fantástico!!! Querido, Querido irmão: Ameeeei seu livro!!!!! Revivi muitas histórias de você. Mamãe me ligando para o trabalho: Filha seu irmão chegou!!!!! Fui direto te ver. Abracei você, beijei. Chorei. Felicidade plena, PLENA para todos!!!! Outro dia voltei pra te […]

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

(11 hours ago)
EM PORTUGUES: Quando você achou que eu não estava olhando by Mary Rita Schilke KorzanWhen 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 […]

The hidden face of love

(11 hours ago)
  For a good part of my life, one of those stories left me very intrigued: the myth of Psyche. Once upon a time … a beautiful princess was admired by all but nobody dared to ask for her hand in marriage. In despair, the king consulted the god Apollo, who told him that Psyche […]

10 SEC READ: Offending you (Engl, Port, Espa, Fran)

(11 hours ago)
I DON’T WANT TO OFFEND YOU You only understand the power and importance of forgiveness if you had been forgiven. The short story below illlustrates this: During a pilgrimage to a sacred place, a holy man began to feel the presence of God. In the midst of a trance he knelt down, hid his face […]

Artist Spotlight: WD

(23 hours ago)
A selection of murals by Bali-born, Athens-based artist WD (Wild Drawing). See more images below.                                         WD’s Website WD on Instagram

Photographer Spotlight: Molly Strohl

(23 hours ago)
Molly Strohl is a photographer and artist based in Portland, Oregon. Molly was gifted a Nimslo camera about six years ago and it has become her favorite tool when it comes to her photography. The Nimslo allows her to not only see an image compositionally in the frame but forces her to think about the … Continued

Artist Spotlight: Sarah Slappey

(23 hours ago)
Paintings by artist Sarah Slappey. Exploring subtly horrifying worlds of lushly contorted appendages, the lightness and delicacy of Slappey’s work is consistently offset by her own dark sense of humour. As she herself describes: “Paradoxes within both the natural and human world are my main concern: softness is counterbalanced with aggression, comfort with vulnerability, banal … Continued

Moving the shadow

(2 days ago)
Myiamoto Musashi, the famous samurai who wrote the book The Book of Five Rings, comments that all the people in the world are always ready to defend themselves because they live in the fear and paranoia that others do not like them. In this way, our adversary too – however brilliant he may be – […]

Artist Spotlight: Yang Cao

(3 days ago)
Recent work from artist Yang Cao (previously featured here).                 Yang Cao’s Website Yang Cao on Instagram

Artist Spotlight: Zach Mendoza

(3 days ago)
from Los Angeles-based artist Zach Mendoza (previously featured here). Francis Bacon once said “I want a very ordered image but I want it to come about by chance”. The dichotomy of chaos and order is a recurrent theme in my work and I try to reflect that in my process. “When making a painting I … Continued

Illustrator Spotlight: Andy Busc

(3 days ago)
Andy Busc                                                                                                 Andy Busc’s Website Andy Busc … Continued

The Little Handbook for Getting Stuff Done

(3 days ago)
By Leo Babauta There’s a ton to be gained by getting good at Getting Stuff Done (GSD). While I don’t think that productivity and efficiency is the answer to life, nor should it be your only focus … there are still a ton of benefits from Getting Stuff Done. A ton. Some of the benefits: […]

“Winter in Yakistan” by Photographer Albert Law

(3 days ago)
A beautiful series by Vancouver-based photographer Albert Law. See more images from “Winter in Yakistan” below.                 Albert Law’s Website Albert Law on Instagram

“Life is but a dream” by Artist Martine Johanna

(3 days ago)
Martine Johanna (previously featured here)                             Martine Johanna’s Website Martine Johanna on Instagram Martine Johanna at Massey Klein

“Tempest” by Artist Josh Keyes

(3 days ago)
New paintings by Portland-based artist Josh Keyes (previously featured here). See more images below or on display at Thinkspace Projects in Culver City until November 3.                         Josh Keyes’s Website Josh Keyes on Instagram Josh Keyes at Thinkspace

Booooooom TV Best of the Week: Music Videos, Short Films & Animation

(6 days ago)
A round-up of our favourite videos featured on Booooooom TV. From the ambitiously simple to the subtly political, the heartbreaks of the not-so-distant future to those that occur every day, this week’s selection offers an array of artists pushing the envelop and raising the bar!

Artist Spotlight: Jocelyn Hobbie

(7 days ago)
Colourful portraits by artist Jocelyn Hobbie (previously featured here). See more images below or on display at Frederick & Freiser in New York October 25 – December 22.                             Jocelyn Hobbie’s Website Jocelyn Hobbie at Fredericks & Freiser

Artist Spotlight: Alina-Ondine Slimovschi

(7 days ago)
Recent work from artist Alina-Ondine Slimovschi (previously featured here). See more images below. Each week our members share their work with us and we highlight the best of these submissions as Editors’ Picks. If you have work to share, you can learn more about becoming a member.                     … Continued

Paring Down Your Life

(7 days ago)
By Leo Babauta Our lives are overfull. There’s not a single one of us who is free of that trap, in my experience. We say yes to invitations and commitments, we answer as many emails and messages as we can, we join courses and groups, buy books and take on new hobbies, get involved in […]
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