Wednesday, May 26, 2010

... ♥ in action!

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
When I am finishing a picture I hold some God-made object up to it / a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand / as a kind of final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it is bad art.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. Will God or someone else give me the strength to breathe the breath of prayer and mourning into my paintings, the breath of prayer for redemption and resurrection?
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Marc Chagall (July 1887 – March 1985) was a Russian artist of a devout Jewish family, born in Vitebsk.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

...right ♥:-)

Needing to adapt to the new times, Satan decided to get rid of a whole lot of his stock of temptations. He placed an ad in the newspaper and attended his customers all day in his workshop.
It was a fantastic stock: stones for the virtuous to stumble over, mirrors for increasing one’s self-importance, and spectacles that reduced the importance of others. Some objects hanging on the wall drew a lot of attention: a dagger with a curved blade to be used on someone’s back, and tape-recorders that registered only gossip and lies.
- Don’t worry about the price! – shouted old Satan to the potential customers. – Take it home today and pay for it whenever you can!
One of the visitors noticed three tools lying in a corner that seemed to be quite worn and attracted little attention. But they were very expensive. Curious, he wanted to know the reason for that apparent discrepancy.
- They are worn because they are the ones that I use most of all – answered Satan with a laugh. – If they drew a lot of attention, people would know how to protect themselves.
- However, they are both worth the price I am asking for them: one is Doubt, the other is the Inferiority Complex, the third is Bitterness. All the other temptations can sometimes fail, but these three always work.
Source: link

...many people today are being destroyed for the simple reason that their hearts are not right before God. In their hearts they regard wickedness, they allow impure imaginations, and they think bad thoughts. We need to have right attitudes toward everything we do, because our attitudes basically determine everything we do. If our hearts are full of bad attitudes and our minds are full of "stinking thinking", we will not make much progress in life.
So often, we fail to guard our hearts as diligently as we should, and we allow too much junk and too many negative thoughts into our minds. Remember the phrase "garbage in, garbage out"?!:-) Well, we cannot take in garbage and produce good things. We must be attentive not only to our own actions, but also to our thoughts, imaginations, motives, and attitudes. God looks at these things because He is a God of hearts. Whatever you do, make sure you have a right ♥:-)

P.S.: "...guard your heart... for out of it flows the spring of life."
Selenity ܓ

Friday, May 21, 2010

...near, even if you don't see!

Have you ever felt like this?! When all your hopes and dreams are being shaken and you have a suddenly and not pleasant at all "wake up", and you have the feeling that all those expectations and life dreams are gone somewhere... and you even start considering yourself somehow fool because you even dared to dream or to expect those things that made your heart blossom or at least better to happen...

In these moments, I guess we need a piece of light, no matter how small and tiny it is... if there is a small piece of ray of light in the dark then there is certainly a source of it somewhere near... Search the source of that light and the road in the dark will not seem so dark and, maybe you will not even notice so much the effects of the dark on you because you will just keep on walking in finding the way out...

Sometimes, all that we need is just an "umbrella" and the sincerely encouraging words that "everything, somehow will turn out good". God never wishes "dark moments" for us. YES! He wants us to grow up, but He never wants to destroy us. He, with all His marvelous and wonderful power, can make those things work good for us... if we keep our eyes on Him and not on our problems and things that hurt us, it will happen faster. Sometimes you feel the direct contact, but sometimes He works through people, because...

...sooner or later, we all come to a place where we can’t do it on our own. Where does our hope come from? What helps us to stand up and go on is a light we suddenly find, a light in the dark that rebuilds us and helps go further!

P.S.: Treasure that light, it is sent to help you...
Take time to realize...

Selenity ܓ

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"...i wish I were me!"

Who are you?! Who is she?! Who is he?!
I guess we ask this question a lot... and we try to find who we really are... the person that is really inside of us, and not just a mask we put to play the "i'm happy", "i'm fine" role.

It is said that in God we are perfect and enough, but sometimes we behave as we don't care about this and always trying to use a more suitable mask that will cover it all: all that we think it's not beautiful enough, not good enough, not rich enough, not smart enough, not creative enough, not "pinky" enough... not "many" enough... so, we tend to become a fake version of our own original, an original that we may never know because we waste time to be somebody else, we waste time to "copy paste" somebody's way in something... and not because we sincerely like it, but because it's fashionable, trendy and all these...

If we are being made unique, why trying to become a "xerox"?! Why trying to ruin all that greatness that was given to you only especially? Don't fool yourself, you'll never be happy by being somebody's copy!

So much creativity lies within each one of us, and we need to learn to tap into it and express it without fear. Often, instead of exercising creativity, we keep repeating the same things even when we are bored with them, simply because we are afraid to step out and do something different.

Sometimes, you just need courage! Stop ruining yourself by comparing yourself with everybody!! Be you and become a better and better version of yourself, not your neighbor!


Sunday, May 16, 2010, you are wrong!

[this is a continuation from the previous post: link]


Marriages, friendships, and business relationships are destroyed due to men and women not understanding the differences that make us unique. In our pride we usually think that we are shining example of what is right and we expect everyone to act as we do and like what we like, but this is fantasy, not fact.

One man said, "I know I'm not ever going to understand women. I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your leg, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider." HAHAHAHA! Great!!:-)

Let's look at some other ways men and women are different from each other:
Women offer unsolicited advice and give direction, but men usually don't take advice very well. The woman thinks she is just trying to help, but the man thinks she doesn't trust him to make the right decision.
When a woman disagrees with a man he takes it as disapproval and it ignites his defenses. Men only want advice after they have done everything then can do. Advice given too soon or too often causes him to lose his sense of power. He may become lazy or insecure.

Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated when they feel cherished.
Men are visual creatures; once an image is in their head, it's hard to get it out. Women are more inclined to remember emotions or how something made them feel.

Men tend to go into their cave and want to think about what is bothering them, but women want to talk about what's bothering them. When a man and woman have had a problem and the man is ready to reconnect, the woman waits for him to initiate a conversation about what upset him. However, he doesn't need to talk about his upset feelings because he is no longer upset. He wants to forget it and move on, she wants to talk about it and make a list of ways they can avoid having it happen again.
In one survey, more than 80% of men, four out of five, said that in a conflict they were likely to feel disrespected. Women, on the other hand, would feel unloved.

Because a woman's vocal cords are shorter than a man's, she can actually speak with less effort than he can. Shorter vocal cords not only cause a woman's voice to be more high pitched, but also require less air to become agitated, making it possible for her to talk more with less energy expended.
Communication experts say that the average woman speaks more than 25,000 words a day while the average man speaks only a little over 10,000. One business executive said, "The problem is, that by the time I get home from work I have already spoken my 10,000 and my wife hasn't even gotten started."

Men are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men are just as complicated and intricate as they are. The whole point is that guys don't think deeply all the time like women do. See?! That's why women are not simple, because they tend to think deeply! But men are just what they appear to be.

Women want to be loved, respected, valued, complimented, listened to, trusted and sometimes, just to be held. Men want tickets for the World Series! HAHAHAHA! That's crazy and funny!
Women want affection, men want sex.
Most women cry an average of five times per month. Women are simply more emotional than men. Men are very logical.

Understanding does make all the difference in the world. Read a couple of good books on the differences between men and women and also one on the differences in personalities. It will give you insight and understanding that can prevent thousands of arguments and misunderstanding.

The information that was used in these two posts was taken from books that belong to Joyce Meyer, Emerson Eggerichs, Jane Everhart and Shaunti Feldhahn.

Hope you took some notes in your mind and
found some information useful!:-)
Selenity ܓ

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

...becoming one!

The minute two people marry, they are legally joined together. Experientially, though, they do not immediately "become one" when they say, "I do"; they simply begin the process of becoming one. As the process works itself out, each partner should hold marriage in honor and esteem the relationship as worthy and precious. They should treat each other as being very valuable.

There is a three-step progression that demonstrates how to become one: (1) Leave. Sometimes a wife clings excessively to her mother and her mother's opinions about she ought to do, or a husband runs to his father for advice, when the couple should be trusting and leaning on each other. If two people are married but have not left home (both physically and mentally), they need to do so. (2) Cleave. In practical terms, the word cleave means to stick to each other like glue. (3) Become one. Becoming one means the complete union of body, soul, and spirit - and again, this takes time.

The most difficult part of the "becoming one" process is usually the uniting of two souls - the joining of two minds, wills, and sets of emotions. Most of marital problems in the area of the soul result from strife over lack of communication, sexual misunderstanding, money, goals, and the disciplining of children. If each marriage partner is willing to be brought into agreement with the other, they no longer try to force each other to be someone they are not, but realize they need each other to be exactly who God created them to be. They no longer pick on each other's weaknesses. Instead, they partake of their strengths, they enjoy one another, and they enjoy the process of becoming one.

The Differences between Men and Women - and
Weakness Has Nothing to Do with It

God made men and women to be different in many different ways, but muscle mass is just one of those differences. Though men are usually physically stronger than women, this fact certainly does not make women "the weaker sex". It should not apply to our intelligence or our emotions and we should not allow it to! The differences aren't better or worse, they're just different; once we accept those differences, we can understand and appreciate what each of our genders offers.

Let's start with physical differences. Women's hearts beat faster. Men's brains are larger but women's brains contain more neurons. HAHAHA! Love this:-) Depending in whether you're studying the brain of man or a woman, different areas of the brain will light up in response to identical tasks. Even the rate at which we visibly age is seen differently in men and women.

In his best-selling book, Love and Respect, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs points out that the obvious differences found in men and women can be seen in something simple as looking into a closet. Eggerichs writes about a couple getting dressed in the day:

She says, "I have nothing to wear." (She means, she has nothing new.)
He says, "I have nothing to wear." (He means, he has nothing clean.)

HAHAHAHAHA! This one made me laugh!
Cool difference and interesting one!:-)

P.S.: Have to gather the other stuff and to make the conclusions:-), so making it shorter...
Hope you've liked the post on the never ending topic!:-)
Selenity ✿ܓ

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Psst! Psst! Whispers:-)

["I see you" by Aeravi: link]

"...why should I listen to my heart?"
"Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet. Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you're thinking about life and about the world."
"You mean I should listen, even if it's treasonous?"
"Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. Because you'll know its dreams and wishes, and will know how to deal with them. You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you'll never have to fear an unanticipated blow."
- taken from "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

Heart's whispers! Heart's voice! Sometimes you hear it softly, other times it's like a sudden rain shower on you... telling you the vector! Through heart God communicates with you. He puts there your great dreams, right self-image, life aims and your impact on the world. Listening to your heart rightly is like listening to God! He talks with you in this way, He convicts you. He tells you!

There are things that are being told to you over and over again... and again... and again. It can pass years and those things are still there like waiving to you: "Hellooo! I'm here:-)" But you postpone them... run away from them or pretend that they are not there. You're fooling yourself... or at least trying to! And you can do this over and over again... till it maybe hurts!

These are the things that your heart is whispering about, things that are meant to be yours and were given to you, you only! And the reason they come over and over in your life is not to upset you or to make you feel miserable (even if you might feel so), but to shake you!!! To remind you where are your dreams being placed in, your way, your sense in life; to remind your meaning... the one that makes you feel alive, that makes you feel that you are living (not existing, not surviving!); dreams that give you power to get up again and again and keep you going!

All these whispers appear and re-appear to mobilize you, to help you, to encourage you that there is a way for everything, a good solution and that impossible is just an opinion; so:

"...don't look what others want, don't look what others say... follow your own star... it's yours and only you can achieve it..."Link

P.S.: It took me time to write all this. Don't know why exactly, maybe because of trying to realize what is really with all these whispers:-), their aim... and to define the ones that are really telling something treas·ur·a·ble!

I hope I've managed:-) Great dreams to you!
Selenity ܓ

Monday, May 3, 2010


Loong time I was thinking with what to start... many friends were saying to start a blog where to post my thoughts, because it might be useful for them and maybe for other people:-)

So, I was thinking and want to begin with the words of a cool guy, named Paulo Coelho:-) whom I love a lot! His words have a great value, experience and power! Hope you'll enjoy:-)

“Over the course of one year, give a coin to each person who offends or upsets you,” instructed the abbot of a young man who wanted people to follow a spiritual path.
For the next twelve months, the boy gave a coin to each person who offended or upset him, as he was instructed. At the end of the year, he returned to the abbot to find out what the next steps were.
“Go into town and buy food for me,” the abbot responded.
Once the boy left, the abbot changed his clothes, disguised himself as a beggar and went to the gate. When the boy approached, he began to insult him.
“Good!” said the boy, “for a whole year I had to pay the people who upset or offended me, and now I can be offended for free, without spending anything!”
Hearing this, the abbot removed his disguise. “He who does not take insults seriously, is on the path to wisdom.”
- "Changing attitude" by Paulo Coelho

Life is full of people who'd adore to throw in you with a stone, to criticize you, to make you feel so tiny and so worthless... you don't need to search them so long! HAHAHA! They are everywhere: in the grocery store, on the street, at the university, at work... even sometimes home, where you are hoping to have a moral rest. But, there is a great "but":

"Extraordinary people raise themselves monuments from the stones that where thrown in them by critics."

How cool! Isn't it?! The more stones you are being thrown at, the more amazing and wonderful will look your monument! HAHAHA! And then... you might think how silly was you to pay attention to those who don't even have a clue about what is really happening, they just look and say... and then think, but some don't even think if they maybe have done a wrong thing. But you know the truth, you know what was really happening so continue your path! It'll just make you stronger!

But sometimes we need to be thrown a stone at! To wake up!!! HAHAHA! To be pruned!!! Pruning is not always pleasant, but it does ensure that the situations, activities, or relationships that are depleting us will not continue to do so. It means something must be cut off or removed from our lives, but God promises great reward as a result - more fruitfulness than ever!

Hope you've enjoyed!:-)
Have a cool beginning in what you are dreaming of and...
catch the stones for your monument!:-)