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Two very wise quotes!


Here are two very inspiring quotes, take a few seconds to absorb the depth of the words. The first one is wisdom in its pure form which is the characteristics of the Dalai Lama and the second makes you appreciate life doubly.
Enjoy ūüôā

Well it seems these quotes have gotten erased on my blog…so I’ll simply write them down myself here.

The Dalai Lama when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “man. because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. and then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived”

‚ÄúIf you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in your bank, your wallet, and some spare change, you are among 8% of the world‚Äôs wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering. If you can read this message, you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.‚ÄĚ

*Please note I did not create nor do I own the copyright to these texts. I am sharing it because I believe that was the original intent of the author.

A memorable day in Holland-Dordrecht # 3 (my third video!)


Quite a while back I posted a French poem translated in English on Holland the authentic.
This country has a spell on me ūüôā I find it refreshing, rejuvenating, eco-friendly, positively charming and magical.
This time I’m posting a video of another memorable day… my photos accompanied by music.
Let me know what you think of it!

P.s I have put my three videos under the tittles:

1.A memorable day in Sounds of Nature – Waterfall # 1
2.A memorable day in Relaxing sea wave sounds # 2
3.A memorable day in Holland-Dordrecht # 3

Published on Sep 25, 2013
This is a tribute to a very beautiful country. I hope you will enjoy this third video I am publishing. Positive feedback is always welcome!
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Entertainment
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Nameless flower… Not anymore! It’s the passiflora


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Nameless
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I found this on a magical visit to Dordrecht-Holland (that’ll be for another post :)) thinking it was artificial with all its layers and different shades but soon realized it was very real!
I have a slight problem… I have no idea how it’s called and tried unsuccessfully to look it up on the internet… does anyone have that kind of knowledge, name,origin and if it’s natural or manipulated?

I just got a wonderful blogger http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com/ who gave me the name so with the courtesy of Wikipedia I’m giving you more information…
It is really ironical that I used Passiflora in homeopathy, Spagyric solutions and you name it but had never seen the photo of that flower ūüôā

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. For information about the fruit of the passiflora plant, see passionfruit. The monotypic genus Hollrungia seems to be inseparable from Passiflora, but further study is needed.

The family Passifloraceae has a pantropical distribution. Passiflora itself is absent from Africa, where many other members of the family Passifloraceae occur (e.g. the more plesiomorphic Adenia).
Nine species of Passiflora are native to the USA, found from Ohio to the north, west to California and south to the Florida Keys. Most other species are found in South America, Eastern Asia, and Southern Asia, New Guinea, four or more species in Australia and a single endemic species in New Zealand. New species continue to be identified: for example, P. pardifolia and P. xishuangbannaensis have only been known to the scientific community since 2006 and 2005, respectively.

For further information here’s the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora

Layer upon layer ©copyright2013owpp

Layer upon layer
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Children Full of Life (1 of 5) (the whole set 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5)


I found this very inspiring video in… http://kindnessblog.com/2013/09/24/children-full-of-life/
and was so impressed I decided to include the whole set of 5.
Trust me on this one, it’s sheer quality time! I believe that if we all had had such a teacher, our lives
would’ve been very different as adults. Teachers have a huge impact on kids later on as they turn into
adults and he is one of the rare ones to have managed to do just that for the better reasons ūüôā

Off-Grid Farmer: Lizzie Purchase (and a 2nd video…) Planning Permission for Off-Grid Living


I found this video quite refreshing! Take a look and see for yourself ūüôā

Uploaded on May 4, 2010
Lizzie lives in one half of a Devon longcottage, OFF the grid. Her sister lives in the other half, ON the grid. Lizzie is living the old way, according to old values, her values.

Find out more about this in my book OFF THE GRID: INSIDE THE MOVEMENT FOR MORE SPACE, LESS GOVERNMENT, AND MORE INDEPENDENCE IN MODERN AMERICA.

In the US buy the book OFF THE GRID: INSIDE THE MOVEMENT FOR MORE SPACE, LESS GOVERNMENT, AND TRUE INDEPENDENCE IN MODERN AMERICA at:
http://www.amazon.com/Off-Grid-Govern…

In the UK buy the book HOW TO LIVE OFF GRID at:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/05…

Visit the Off-Grid website at: http://www.off-grid.net
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Don’t you think he has a good plan?

Uploaded on May 4, 2010
Nigel got planning permission to live in his 36 acre wood by turning part of it into a local free resource.

Ascoltare e scrivere (Poem written in t(h)ree languages…English, Italian & French)


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perpetual metempsychosis
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“Ascoltare e ripetere” is something I have heard very often twenty five years ago in my three years of Italian language studies. This poem was probably lying in my subconscious because the first words that popped into my minds for this poem was Ascoltare e scrivere which was not far from the classical audio tape’s repetitive phrase… as a result, it’s the first time I’m writing a poem in three languages. I hope the Italian version is correct, it took me some time to polish it ūüôā
Let me know!

Fallen leaf
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Listen & write the
Emotions that makes
The beating of your
Heart the quiver of
Your body as the
Fallen leaf from
The tree sinking
Back to earth in
Perpetual renaissance.
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Foglia caduta
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Ascoltare e scrivere
Le emozioni che rende
Il battito del tuo
Cuore la faretra
Del tuo corpo come
La foglia caduta
Dall’albero naufragio
Di nuovo a terra in
Una rinascita perpetua
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Feuille tombée
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Ecouter et écrire
Les émotions qui
Produisent le
battement de ton
Coeur le frémissement
De ton corps comme
La feuille tombée
De l’arbre faisant
Naufrage vers la
Terre dans une
Renaissance perpetuelle
—————-

fallen... ©copyright2013owpp

fallen…
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Coldplay – Atlas (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)(Lyric)


Here’s a most enthralling, hypnotizing, mesmerizing and soothing Coldplay song ūüėČ
Enjoy it!

Published on Sep 6, 2013
Atlas (from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack) available to download now http://smarturl.it/ColdplayAtlasiT Film in cinemas everywhere November 22, 2013
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Music
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