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A recommended spiritual song!

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Also you need to memorise the words. This video is very helpful for that:

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March 31, 2011 at 8:11 am

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Sarah Kay. Inspired. Spiritual. Powerful. Alive. And SOOO young!

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March 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Le Roi et Mort, Vive le ROI!

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What are you insanely great at doing?

What I always felt insecure about is my sticking to the realistic representation of the people and objects in my visual art. The problem with that is, as common criticism these days goes, there is not much creativity involved in doing that. It’s just a copy of the nature. And NOW I see it for what it is. (I am thinking along as I write here). I see things realistically. That is my way of seeing things – as they are. If I were a writer, I’d write realism rather than sci-fi, if I were a painter, I’d paint realistic photographic portraits rather than abstract cubes or splodges… You see, I wrote “if I were a painter”… Funny that, because I kind of am a painter. Just now, just moments ago I made a transition from a visual artist to … what? Who am I? I finished Me The Painter now, and who am I then? I am a helper. Am I a healer? That doesn’t sound quite right. Am I a facilitator, an inspirator? Something along those lines. I am kind of a little ahead on the path and I am calling the others to follow, I trod a path, I am a path-treader. Fun!

There are millions of paths, there are millions of path-treaders. I just tread and show one of the millions of possible paths, and most likely this path will be suitable only for me, but it might help someone to see HOW I trod it. It is about applying the method of finding one’s path rather than the path itself.

Or, yeah. I remember now. There is a term for it which I came across a lot recently. A way-shower. So that’s what I am . That, I must admit, spoiled much fun for me – first, I wasn’t the first; secondly, that term comes from those creepy alien, new-agey, spirit-channelling people… Hmm.

But I strayed away from the question.

Ah! The answer came to me just now! (I have definitely tuned myself into something good!)
I am insanely good at analysing myself and applying it to a human behaviour in general, listening, comparing, analysing again, learning. And I can see now where all of that is leading me. I am a helper. A way-shower.

I am having a special moment here… Sorry. Back soon.

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March 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

Being ridiculous is fun!

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I am researching being ridiculous. Before I dive into actually being ridiculous. I know it is inevitable, but my mind needs some convincing in order to cooperate rather than sabotage. We’ll get there…

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March 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

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JR – Art to Change the World

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Everyone must see this latest TED talk by French artist JR. He takes it further along the road which Banksy walks. Or used to walk. This is the art concept which touched me like no other art for the last couple of years.

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March 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

Happiness, thankfulness, appreciation

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The topic of the present time is the gratefulness or thankfulness, which is a better consept when described as appreciation. I am not even sure if the two can be described as one stricktly speeking, but they ARE confused quite often anyway. The appreciation is probably closer to a wonder at the way the things turned out to be so good, or the wonder at the skill and goodness of the people having done something amazing, kind, devine, skillful, inspired… While in the words “gratefilnes” or “thankfulnes” there is a bit of a slave, a poor relative, something of deficiency. A bit of something we could do without.

Here is a story on BBC website to illustrate this appreciation of life’s little wonders…

A simple truth about appreciation was revealed to me recently – that it is equal to happiness. Or perhaps one can say, it is one of the sides of happiness, or one of the ways to it. So many things we have, which we do not cherish. Somehow being critical, demanding is often viewed as a virtue, a sign of sofistication and discernment. That it might be, but it also takes us even further away from happiness, kindness, child-like-ness. Away from health and down the road of Ego…

Poking about in the dark corners of my own Ego, I try to figure where this ansavoury self- and others-critic comes from, and come to a coclusion, that I view it as the ultimate quality-control device, whitout which I’ll be on a slippery-sliding slope to the gatters. Is it really so? Is it really so?.. A doubt is seeded. Perhaps I’ll soon be free. I’ll be free!

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February 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Dogon tribe

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Don’t you wish you were a little plasticine person who gets to live in this enchanting plasticine village when you look at this picture?

A trail of YouTube clips, starting from Australian whales, brought me eventually to an article on Dogon people in Wikipedia. It is extremely interesting.

A few brief facts:

– Dogon people are The Most Positive Tribe of the planet Earth. They are known among the neighbours as Sewa People (Everything is Fine People)

– Women are economically independent from men (their husbands) and the equivalent of a jewelry box in Dogon is the size of a house.

– Man too have their own space for “boy’s only” time. Very wisely, the roof of the building they use for that is made low, so that to prevent fighting, in case a conversation heats up somewhat (below is an example. Isn’t it a fun place to spend afternoons with the mates?)

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– Women have 5 days a month off family duties in their “girls only hut”

–  Makes one cringe a bit – both genders undergo a ritual of circumcision…

– The Dogons are very harmony oriented. In their rituals, the men praise the women, the women praise the man, the young appreciate the old and the old appreciate the young!

– In their myths, for apparently millennia Dogons cary knowledge about Sirius star system, which modern science came upon only within the last few decades.

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January 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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