𝘏𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 🌄🌃🎆🌉
Reaching out across the nighttime. The city winks a sleepless eye. Hear her voice
Shake my window Sweet seducing sighs 💕💜✨
1,307181 December, 2019
SWEET SEDUCIIIIING SIGHS 🎶🎶🎶 Am I the only one who looooves the THEATRICS of it all? When people want to know what made Michael Jackson THE best entertainer of our lifetime- videos like this come to mind. For me it’s those things that often go unnoticed. He’s not only going to sing the track (sometimes better than the record!), he’s not only going to move you with his dance, but he’s also going to be IN THE ZONE on each and every song and make each performance theatrical and bring you in right there with him. Now THAT my friends is a true entertainer. #KINGOFPOP#KINGOFMUSIC .
Looking at beauty in the world is the first step at purifying the mind.
I once read a meme that said “we should romanticize the small things.” Like your morning commute or a moment on the street with a random stranger, and I remember thinking to myself, “wait... people don’t already do that?” 😳...
I think there needs to be a concept like this but for people with a similar mindset to mine. Us overly passionate and wildly fanciful folk with our heads in the clouds, always in a constant state of daydreaming ☁️ for us nothing is ever a small meaningless moment, and somewhere along the line as we’ve developed from childhood, we planted the seeds of fear around the mundane obligations of society, the fear of being just “normal.”
Take this photo for instance, look at the details. At first glance you would say “it’s just an empty hall” but look closer and notice the girl in the background. I began to create an entire story in my mind about the girl in the hall. About where she was going, how she was feeling... My mind started creating something imaginative from something that was very much real at the time
When we live in a mind of fantasy it can leave us impatient and disappointed with reality, and constantly judging ourselves for not living up to the high expectations created by our imagination. An ideal generalization for us as humans would be somewhere in the middle, to find the balance of seeing beauty in the world, through the pure eyes of our inner child, yet also with the ability to detach ourselves from expectations of remaining in a constant state of happiness and bliss.
This neutral way of thinking enables emotional intelligence, breaking away from anxiety driven paralysis in order to sharpen intuition.
The root of all suffering is attachment, when we expect nothing we gain everything 🌱
Photo by me @intotherosegardenbloom #ITRGBloom
1331 hour ago
Quella di sabato sera è stata la festa più bella della mia vita, imparagonabile a tutte le altre a cui sono stato, una festa in cui eri la protagonista ma nella quale mi sono sentito anche io un protagonista. Tutti ci siamo sentiti così. Più passano i secondi, più passano i minuti, più passano le ore, più ringrazio Dio per aver fatto scendere dal cielo questa stella luminossima e avermela fatta conoscere. Sei luce, sei incanto, sei vita, sei la bellezza della natura in tutti i suoi aspetti, non a caso ti ho dedicato Human Nature. Ti voglio bene Ele, usque ad finem 💕
A person who wants me to do something, like a favor then asks and says what he wants. Okay, it’s uncomplicated... I see the favor to be simple then HE expects some levels of competency in my performance... okay, I say “I get it!” then he thinks I don’t do the favor in a way what he wants and judges me, especially my girlfriend because he thinks as well probably she doesn’t want to help him blabla.... <— anyway, like a high school reading, right? Actually like doing a “classic over-think” as people often do... if someone judges others, they’ll judge me, as well. It’s all a continuum of the human nature... there is nothing wrong with it, just it bothers me when people judge me (or the friends of mine because of me) without even knowing me well properly... just it bothers me when people don’t know what the character of the favor is... every favor always can’t be successful, sorry... AND it just bothers me when I forget “I am not a superhuman” and say “yes, I can do” all the time.
What is intelligence and how do we measure it? One of the problems with using cognitive capacity as a yardstick of moral worth is that abilities, and the myriad tests humans make to measure abilities, do not necessarily translate across species. Consider for example the classic “mark test,” or “mirror self-recognition test,” which since it was developed in the 1970s has been the traditional method of measuring self-awareness. The mirror test describes a test in which some sort of mark is surreptitiously placed upon a subject (animal or human) somewhere they cannot see without help. They are then placed in front of a mirror. To pass the test, the subject must recognize that the image in the mirror is not someone else, which they have to demonstrate by noticing the mark and then trying to remove it. Until recently it was thought that nearly all human children older than twenty-four months who are not intellectually disabled would pass the mirror test and that most if not all animals would not. But in recent years new studies have radically challenged the reliability of the test. A 2010 study published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology found that many non-Western children fail to pass the test even at six years old. According to researchers, most of the children tested would freeze, staring at the mirror in seeming discomfort. These children do not fail the test because they are not self-aware but because the test fails to consider cultural and personal differences. The test presumes that all children will react the same way to mirrors, to authority, and to the marks themselves. It doesn't take into consideration innumerable factors that might affect the outcome, including simple embarrassment or discomfort. As an article in Scientific American put it, “If the relatively small differences among human cultures can alter mark test results so profoundly, then we have to consider what researchers really learn—and don't learn—when they run the test on an animal."
Sunaura Taylor [Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation]
"Porque o Eu é um mar sem limites e sem medidas.
Não digais: 'Encontrei a verdade'. Dizei de preferência: 'Encontrei uma verdade'.
Não digais: 'Encontrei o caminho da alma'. Dizei de preferência: 'Encontrei a alma andando em meu caminho.'
Porque a alma anda por todos os caminhos.
A alma não marcha em linha reta nem cresce como caniço.
A alma desabrocha, qual um lótus de inúmeras pétalas. "
Khalil Gibran 📸 @gutolavigne
We’ve all had to try and deal with passive-aggressive people. If we’re honest, we’ve all had our fair share of passive-aggressive moments as well. In “Dealing With Passive-Aggression in the Workplace” I explore how we might navigate these uncomfortable encounters in our day-to-day. Check it out! Link in bio 🙅🏾♂️
What does “Holiday spirit” mean to you?
As a child, the holidays were a blur of sensations and experiences created for me by my parents and grandparents. I learned that RED is my favorite color and that out was especially appropriate around the holidays. I learned to signs my name in green or red ink. I believed in St. Nick with all of my heart. I believe in Christmas miracles and that a white Christmas was a blessing. .
Now it is my turn to create the magic for my little ones and spread cheer (And maybe a few miracles) to those around me. I joke that I am “Buddy the elf” because I love this season so much. I LOVE gifting. I love decorating. I love Christmas music. I love ALL of it. .
So we are creating traditions and loving the old ones. We are spreading joy and sharing our good fortune with those who do not have enough. We are making home made hot chocolate and decorating our beautiful, fluffy tree. .
And we are practicing gratitude every day because it is too easy to take life for granted in this world where so many are suffering. .
And I am enjoying the color RED. #jolidays#redlipstick#hatlover#redrose#christmasspirit#treeshopping#decoratethetree#spreadjoy#sharelove#humannature#family#instahappy