Friday, November 27, 2009

Quote of the Day



What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it? Would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. -  Ralph Marston


         

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving

 
Red Pumpkin by Thomas J. Story

 For the beauty of the earth

For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise,

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour,

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.

From the traditional Thanksgiving hymn
"For the Beauty of the Earth" by
 Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1864

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Dominique 


         

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Philip Glas' Opera "Kepler"



The U.S. Premiere!

Minimalist pioneer composer Philip Glass turns to science with a new opera based on the life and work of Johannes Kepler, the founding father of modern astronomy. The opera "Kepler" was commissioned  by the city of Linz in Austria and saw its world premiere there in September. Linz is the European Cultural Capitol for 2009.

Johannes Kepler lived in Linz from 1612 on where he was a professor of mathematics at a district school. During this time he developed his work "Harmonices Mundi"as well as his planets charts.

To read more about the premiere at BAM click the link


Friday, November 20, 2009

Quote of the Day


In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it's what's under the ground that creates what's above the ground. That's why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow's fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots. - Harv T. Eker

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gentle Breeze

 
Angel wings made of clouds

Today I felt an angel
As the wind gently blew
Though I couldn't see her
In my heart I simply knew

That the Lord had sent her
To wipe away my tears
And gather up my heartache
And carry away my fears
And as that wind gently blew
I felt a presence around me
It was one of God's angels
Filling my heart with peace...



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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Light of the Muse


Two Philosophers by Philip Rubinov Jacobson

What I learn and feel, and what I artistically express all reflect an underlying spiritual quest. My work is concerned with the mysteries of life and the perennial questions that arise from such a pursuit. Art is a spiritual practice that casts aside the fallacies of dogma and tenet, expresses Goodness, Beauty and Truth and is never satisfied with anything substitute or counterfeit. - Philip Rubinov Jacobson

Philip Rubinov Jacobson  is an artist, writer, teacher, philosopher and traveler and recognized as a central figure in both the Fantastic and Visionary genres’ of art. To visit his website, please click here

Quote of the Day



The only place where dreams are impossible is in your own mind. - Bob Proctor

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Quote of the Day



This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind... let it be something good. - Author Unknown but greatly appreciated

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Power of Positive Quitting


Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it's not. 'Winners never quit,' we're told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren't creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren't working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you'll create a positive 'charge' in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences. - Jim Allen

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Magdalena Abakanowicz


Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz

When examining the man, I am in fact examining myself ... My forms are the skins I strip off myself one by one, marking the milestones along my road. Each time they belong so much to me and I belong to them so that we cannot exist without one another. Soft, they contain an infinite number of possible shapes of which only one can be selected by myself as the right, meaningful one. I create space for them in exhibition rooms where they radiate the energy I have given them. They exist with me, they depend on me, I depend on them … Without me they make no sense, like discarded body parts separated from the torso. - Magdalena Abakanowicz

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Monday, November 2, 2009

The Shift of Identity



When the evolutionary impulse is manifesting in our experience as either an inspired act of creative genius or as a surge of spiritually illuminated wisdom or insight, it temporarily becomes the self, the Authentic Self of the individual. In those moments, we become animated by that same inspired energy and intelligence that initiated the creative process. 

This is when the ego is displaced by the presence of a higher consciousness and the self becomes illumined by that consciousness. When this shift of identity occurs, the Authentic Self becomes the driver of the personality and the personal self takes a back seat. In Evolutionary Enlightenment, first awakening to the evolutionary impulse and then striving wholeheartedly to become a living example of its expression, which is the Authentic Self, is both the path and the goal. - Andrew Cohen