Discovering the ladder of understanding~

ascension

This morning I was driving my daughter to her weekend Chinese class and we had a very interesting conversation. She was complaining about her inability to always find interest in continuing to learn Chinese whilst living in Germany and this took us to musings about the human brain and how we, humans have so much unused potential. It has been said that humans only use 10% of the brain capacity and once we push and struggle to learn  new things, we are perhaps activating otherwise dormant wirings in our brain and faculties. She became very interested in the process and walked to the class with a spring in her step.

Day 68 of 365~ 

image is a composite of a wall in Hong Kong and a closeup portrait of my daughter. 

On Possession~

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Possessions: What do we really, truly possess? We think of possessions as things we plan and hope on keeping permanently, and the more we have the more we want to collect. But in the end, does it really matter? Maybe we can call them temporary belongings, because that is all they are. When we leave this place, the only possessions we are allowed to cary are the immaterial ones. How much love did we invest, how much care did we give and get, and how much goodness lived in us? Maybe these are the fuels that will be needed in our onwards journey into the next destination if there is one.

Day 65 of 365~ 

image is a composite of a bird I watched this week and an old portrait of my daughter. 

Day Two Hundred Seventeen, August 27, 2011

sail me away

If I were to imagine a perfect place where I long to be when the world gets too noisy, and if I were to give it a color, it would most certainly be blue. Blue is soothing, calming, quiet, swirling, cooling, peaceful, deep, gentle…

Yes, that is where I would dream of sailing, into the blue

photo: composite of 2 photos: sailboats in Andalusia and Lea the little fairy

Day One Hundred Ninety Five, August 5, 2011

where do you go to to in your dreams?

Every night at the end of our day we are compelled to sleep. This is one law of nature no one has managed to overcome yet. And we trust; we trust that we will go into the unknown and that somehow we will be safe and we will wake up again. Our consciousness is dulled for the hours of our daily recharge and we seldom remember any of the journeys our mind takes during that time. Well we sometimes dream and that is a whole other mystery…

Day One Hundred Twenty, May 22, 2011

Internal

There are times in our speedy and hectic lives when we feel drained, exhausted, worn out, a bit lost, dispersed, spent… On such days the recharging and healing can only come from one place. We are gifted with a pot of gold, it is part of our package deal. It has never failed me yet and it is so simple. It is about going inside of oneself, being internal, regathering, realigning, relocating and dipping into our inner strength. Taking the time to do this is priceless,  because living among the lost is not living at all.

Day One Hundred Two, May 4, 2011

To never let the magic die

Our little Lea will be 7 years old later this month, and it feels to me like only yesterday she was just a baby. She is the kind of child that has to have magic in her life all the time. Everyday she looks for something out of the ordinary to make her day more special because for her everyday is an exciting and amazing new possibility. For all these years we have kept the traditions alive in her little world, and we celebrated the extraordinary, we looked for fairies, we waited for Santa, we wrote letters to the Easter Bunny, we relied on the protection of angles in our sleep, we pictured the Sandman sprinkling gold on our heads at bedtime and most importantly we believed in the great power of the creator who made all this magic possible. I hope I can keep this spark with her and in here for a few more years until she makes it her own. I hope the sarcasm of the world will not fill her innocent bright mind with skepticism too soon.

What good is life and a world without awe and magic?

photo: composite of 2 shots taken indoor and outdoors on May 4th! Happy May!