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It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer
More Calmness = Less Depression
Research shows clearly that people who experience extreme emotions (‘positive as well as ‘negative’) are much more prone to depression.
So, if you are ‘addicted’ to getting high levels of emotional stimulation from experiences, conversations, relationships and so on, it could be time you started doing with less.
For less depression, it’s not more happiness we need, it’s more calmness.
I wanted to share with all of you one of the most beautiful documentaries i have seen so far about journeys through the Universe.
It’s so calming, so beautiful….so curious. 1 hour and 28 minutes of space travel worth every minute of your time.
Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: ’ I am very rich. Marry me! ’ - That’s Direct Marketing'
2. You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says: ’ He’s very rich. ‘Marry him.’ -That’s Advertising'
3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day, you call and say: ’ Hi, I’m very rich. ‘Marry me - That’s Telemarketing’
4. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink, you open the door (of the car)for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her ride and then say:’By the way, I’m rich. Will you ‘Marry Me?’ - That’s Public Relations’
5. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says:’You are very rich! ‘Can you marry ! Me?’ - That’s Brand Recognition’
6. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: ‘I am very rich. Marry me!’ She gives you a nice hard slap on your face. - ’ That’s Customer Feedback ‘
7. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: ‘I am very rich. Marry me!’ And she introduces you to her husband. - ‘That’s demand and supply gap’
8. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say anything, another person come and tell her: ‘I’m rich. Will you marry me?’ and she goes with him - ‘That’s competition eating into your market share’
9. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say: ‘I’m rich, Marry me!’ your wife arrives. - ’ That’s restriction for entering new markets’