Friday, December 03, 2010

You already have all the resources you need right now.

If you need time and only have a little, that’s what you’ll use.
If you need space but it’s crowded, go outside.
If you need energy, try drinking a green smoothie for breakfast.
If you need love, it’s already inside of you.
If you need peace, breath.
If you need permission, you can say yes to yourself, right now.
If you need a friend, you can email me.
If you need mentoring, get a library card.
If you need freedom, minimize your commitments.
If you need clarity, go for a walk.
If you need creativity, daydream.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Rule of Truth

For the rule of truth is to do nothing to advance yourself that actually makes you go backward, and not to use whatever good you have to disgrace or blame someone else.

Have a good day! 

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Take Time for Yourself

When we do not reverence our individual selves by taking time to pray, rest and recreate, we soon run out of energy which is needed in order to maintain healthy relationships.

Have a good day! 

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Vacations and cultural conventions

Now that the summer vacation has started for many I would like to share with you etiquette's when visiting other countries and cultures. The ideas came from a SWISS on board magazine. 
  • Expensive deckchair reservation: In Italy reserving your place in the sun with towels or other personal articles is not just impolite, it is also a punishable offense ... you might get a fine!
  • Forget the compliments: In Luxembourg making a compliment on how someone is dressed, they will feel obliged to make a gift of them - on the spot!
  • Chopsticks: In Japan don't put your chopsticks upright in your food, this is only done with incense sticks and only then as an offering to the ghost of someone deceased.
  • Leave your head alone: In Thailand and other Buddhist countries, a person's head is considered holy and may not be touched. You should therefore not stroke children's heads.
  • Fatal choice of seats: On Turkish public transport or in a restaurant, women should never take a free seat next to a man. This is considered to be an explicit offer.
  • Shaking of the head means "Yes": Shaking your head from left to right in Bulgaria means you agree. And of course logically nodding indicates "No".
  • Flags forbidden: In Denmark it is strictly forbidden to raise a foreign flag. Only the Danish flag, known as the "Danneborg" may waft in the Danish wind.
  • No gifts: A gift for the host in India can easily be taken as an insult. On the border of acceptability is some form of food, if possible from your own country.
  • Cheek contact: In France greetings are exchanged with an air kiss. One plants a firm kiss in the air next to the person's cheek, mind you, no touching. 
And a couple from my friend Ze2red (thanks!):

  • Tanning: Seated topless under the sun on Egyptian beaches, to enjoy a bronze natural tan is considered impolite... even if it's normal to other nationalities.
  • Street Crossing: has no rules in Egypt. You should be smart and a risk taker in order to cross safe and sound because of all the chaos we have on our streets
    Do you have others to add?

    Wishing you all a wonderful summer time.
    Take care

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Letting go of attachments ...

    “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.”  
    ~Dalai Lama