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20 septembrie 2011

40 Years of Inspiring Action


               Greenpeace celebrated its 40 birthday!

A great campaign presenting their achievements...


40 years after the founding of Greenpeace, International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler discuss where the organization has come from - and where it's going:



Greenpeace victories over the years

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11 septembrie 2011

Lorelei

In caz ca v-ati intrebat de unde provine prenumele meu... :)

Lorelei de Ionel Teodoreanu

Teatru radiofonic:


Durată: 85 minute
Distribuţie: Mirela Gorea, Jeanine Stavarache, Dan Condurache, Virgil Ogăşanu, Ruxandra Sireteanu, Eugenia Bosânceanu, Lili Nica Dumitrescu, George Oancea, Rodica Sanda Ţuţuianu, Ştefan Velniciuc, Ion Pavlescu
Regie: Titel Constantinescu.
Înregistrare din 1989

Citate:

“– Cum pot trăi oamenii fără dragoste?
– Ma întreb și eu… Se vede ca de-asta-s așa mulți fumători.”

"Sunet. Ecou. Același lucru și totuși altceva."

"Condiţia dragostei este să caute, nu să descopere, să vrea să ştie, fără să afle, să fie ritmul unei continue mişcări spre un orizont mereu văzut, dar mereu îndepărtat. Mai mult decât curiozitate: nostalgie."

"Pe harfa rasturnata a ierburilor tale, Vara... trupul si sufletul meu sunt inceputul unui mare cantec si tremurul mainii care-l cauta."

"Ramas-bun.
Ma numesc numai Lorelei.
Legenda spune ca am ucis.
Anii mei tineri au sunat a cantec, dar am trecut pe langa el cu dragoste de mana si am ramas cu mana intinsa ca a regelui Lear.
Mi-e sufletul ca tufisul Paiurului pe coasta Marii Negre: numai ghimpi curbi ce-au incununat odata fruntea lui Hristos.
A trecut o ploaie de primavara si s-a tesut in zare braul frant de matase al curcubeului. Cu el imi incing mijlocul si ma duc..."

05 septembrie 2011

Intr-o gara

Dimineaţa e abia presimţită şi totuşi
sunt destui călători care vin şi călători care pleacă.
De ce vin? De ce pleacă?
Dar e prea devreme să întreb.
Filosofii, istoricii, profeţii şi toţi ceilalţi care se ocupă
cu sensul existenţei dorm încă. Au citit pînă noaptea târziu
şi nu pot să-i trezesc la o oră atât de nepotrivită.
Există şi călători care stau şi aşteaptă, bineînţeles
în sala de aşteptare, cuminţi, dar şi pe peroane. Ce aşteaptă?

30 august 2011

10 principles to live by

What enduring principles can you rely on to make choices that reflect openness, integrity and authenticity?

1. Always challenge certainty, especially your own.
When you think you're undeniably right, ask yourself "What might I be missing here?" If we could truly figure it all out, what else would there be left to do?

2. Excellence is an unrelenting struggle, but it's also the surest route to enduring satisfaction.
Amy Chua, the over-the-top "Tiger Mother," was right that there's no shortcut to excellence. Getting there requires practicing deliberately, delaying gratification, and forever challenging your current comfort zone.

3. Emotions are contagious, so it pays to know what you're feeling.
Think of the best boss you ever had. How did he or she make you feel? That's the way you want to make others feel.

4. When in doubt, ask yourself, "How would I behave here at my best?"
We know instinctively what it means to do the right thing, even when we're inclined to do the opposite. If you find it impossible, in a challenging moment, to envision how you'd behave at your best, try imagining how someone you admire would respond.

5. If you do what you love, the money may or may not follow, but you'll love what you do.
It's magical thinking to assume you'll be rewarded with riches for following your heart. What it will give you is a richer life. If material riches don't follow, and you decide they're important, there's always time for Plan B.

6. You need less than you think you do.
All your life, you've been led to believe that more is better, and that whatever you have isn't enough. It's a prescription for disappointment. Instead ask yourself this: How much of what you already have truly adds value in your life? What could you do without?

7. Accept yourself exactly as you are but never stop trying to learn and grow.
One without the other just doesn't cut it. The first, by itself, leads to complacency, the second to self-flagellation. The paradoxical trick is to embrace these opposites, using self-acceptance as an antidote to fear and as a cushion in the face of setbacks.

8. Meaning isn't something you discover, it's something you create, one step at a time.
Meaning is derived from finding a way to express your unique skills and passion in the service of something larger than yourself. Figuring out how best to contribute is a lifelong challenge, reborn every day.

9. You can't change what you don't notice and not noticing won't make it go away.
Each of us has an infinite capacity for self-deception. To avoid pain, we rationalize, minimize, deny, and go numb. The antidote is the willingness to look at yourself with unsparing honesty, and to hold yourself accountable to the person you want to be.

10. When in doubt, take responsibility. It's called being a true adult.

Establish a spiritually, ethically and intellectually sound framework and stick to it." Often it seems that many struggle with "the demands [that] come at you from every angle" because they lack a center, a compass. Too many decisions are made on the fly without context and consistency. I suggested framework in order to imply some sense of flexibility and slow purposeful evolving. Structured but not without change.

SOURCE: http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2011/07/ten-principles-for-living-in-f.html

29 august 2011

Life... as you should live it


18 mai 2011

Marriage

MARRIAGE                                                                                Source: Unconditional Love on Facebook

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.
She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

WARNING: Sad story...

07 februarie 2011

Perplexitate


Tu spui, liniştit: “adevăr”.
Ei se uită la tine şi tac,
fără să priceapă ce vrei,
dar pentru că sunt oameni educaţi
întreabă: “Cât costă?” 

Tu le arăţi mâinile goale,
dar ei nu mai pricep gestul de mult
şi, nedumeriţi, dau să plece.

Tu alergi şi le spui: “speranţă”.
Politicoşi, ei se opresc şi te întreabă
încă o dată: “Cât costă?”
Iar tu nu ştii ce valoare are speranţa. 
Şi taci.

                                                                               Octavian Paler           

26 ianuarie 2011

Hoping it's not too late

The lines about “the hidden dangers” and being “cast adrift in space” reflect worries about humanity. 

That was inspired by reading interviews with astronauts – they’d get into space and look back at the world, and couldn’t understand why people were still fighting with each other, and why we were destroying our own planet, that was so beautiful from a distance. 

The heavy breathing sound is an astronaut breathing in his helmet. He doesn’t have long to live, and at the end his breathing stops. 

He’s basically just trying to send a message that we should all get along. 
by Morcheeba


Constant drifting space no fear by a pepper moon
Look at all the waves down here, did we peak too soon?
All the deadly dreams we had that I can't believe
The universal messages that we don't receive

Even though we know it's forever changing
Even though we know we lie and wait
Even though we know the hidden danger
I hope it's not too late

Slowly follow shining stars for the solar flare
I'm on borrowed time right now running low on air
It's a pity you cant see such a travesty
Gonna give myself to the deep majesty

Even though we know it's forever changing
Even though we know we lie and wait
Even though we know the hidden danger
I hope it's not too late

Source: link

24 ianuarie 2011

Just... a million ways



But... there are JUST a million things to be, a million ways to go, a million things to do...

16 ianuarie 2011

As we began to love ourselves

Some say it was written by Charlie Chaplin on his 70th anniversary...

AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering

are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.

Today, I know, this is "AUTHENTICITY".

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person,
even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it,
and even though this person was me.
Today I call it "RESPECT".

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it "MATURITY".

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment.
So I could be calm.
Today I call it "SELF-CONFIDENCE".

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it "SIMPLICITY".

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself.
At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is "LOVE OF ONESELF".

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is "MODESTY".

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future.
Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it "FULFILLMENT".

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick.
But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection "WISDOM OF THE HEART".

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others.
Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know "THAT IS LIFE"!