Showing posts with label I love you. Show all posts
Showing posts with label I love you. Show all posts

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Love, Authenticy & Predators

Be authentic, open and loving, but remember life is war.
With weak people seeking power and acting like bullies, we sometimes need to find a treehouse, just like animals -- see the video below.
Author Paulo Cuelho says, "Love does not need to be understood. It needs only to be shown ... The world around you will reward you." Sociologist/inspirational speaker Brene Brown says we should let ourselves be deeply, vulnerably seen, and love with our whole hearts, though there is no guarantee."
Still, be fierce in this hyper-technological life.
Also see the movie Life As War, part of a trilogy on modern society with Philip Glass music.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Music: The Island of Peace & Love

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” 
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music has first place among the arts. It brings us to an island with peace, beauty and love. Music is a dream. Music helped me have hope. In difficult times, when suffering … even the bad is beautiful. It is a mystery when the first tone of music starts: it goes straight into our soul. Music … is …. God.” 
Alice Herz-Sommer, pianist, Holocaust survivor 
Died 2/23/14 Age: 110

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cuelho: Love Without Trying to Understand

Love others, says author Paulo Cuelho in his new book.
"Love – because you will be the first to benefit. The world around you will reward you, even if, at first, you say to yourself: ‘They don’t understand my love.’ Love does not need to be understood. It needs only to be shown."
He wrote the well-known book, "The Alchemist." but I didn't realize he fought to be a writer, and devoted himself to it full time only after a spiritual pilgrimage in Spain, according to this biography of Cuelho. He often visits the themes of expressing love and conquering fear. Cuelho observes that by avoiding confrontations with the unpleasant, you won't suffer, but won't live in fullness. Life is so simple, isn't it?
He says he was married several times before he found his partner, in his late 30s, and talks about the great valleys one must go through to reach new highs ... in love, in life. He went to jail for a time, and was tortured.
Back to now: Cuelho has a great blog and brilliant social media connections to his new book, "Manuscript From Accra." Cuelho's video channel includes travels, advice and thoughts from his "office" -- his head -- that make a writer come alive. It's pretty genius video, and he should be making money at it. One video is him driving through a Middle Eastern desert, because, he says, try crazy things, have fun and learn from whatever happens. There's a great shot of the turbaned, robed driver standing on the SUV, phoning for help as the sun sets.
Here is Cuelho on the two angels who knock on our door, pushing us to change, to pursue our dreams: the angel of death and the angel of good luck:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Some chipper soul sprinkled sparkly hearts on a sidewalk beneath a train overpass, brightening the morning commute. Lesson here? Don't let your heart fall into the cracks .... because love is there if you look for it.
Photo by Dimitra DeFotis

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Payne Loves Mama

Alexander Payne may have received the Oscar for his adaptation on The Descendants, but he deserves another for dedicating it to his mother, and telling her Σ´αγαπω - "I love you" in Greek - on national TV. Maybe John Stamos will pop over with a case of Danon's oddly pronounced Greek yogurt being advertised all night.