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Where there is absence of noise, silence goes unappreciated.


16.5.2014 (2)-a-1-

Those words popped into my mind this morning when silence was as thick as knee deep snow & as deafening as nature before a tsunami.
No-thing interrupted its vacuousness. There was no possible way of measuring it. That is when I realised that whenever I wrote about the quietude peaceful spots provide us with, it involved a symphony with brief in-betweens.
The sea being among my favourites, roars many seasons a year. Intervals minimal in comparison with its rambunctious charm.
I remembered the poem & essay I had written a while back, on silence too.
All involved a lot of noise.
The poem was literally crackling with outdoor’s natural interruptions & “Fiat Silentium” was about distant noises magnifying the cocoon of bliss I had found myself in.
Silence on its own is dead whereas accompanied becomes an entity. Each & everything on this planet comes chaperoned, hence, the expression “it’s a package deal”. People,objects,circumstances,emotions… I haven’t yet seen anything shining without a contrast or a system of support sustaining its light.
Silence goes very far where noise is concerned… 😉

Have a great noisy week!
You can check the posts I mentioned if you feel like it…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/through-noise-do-we-decipher-silence/#comments
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/and-there-was-silence-fiat-lux/

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Getting rid of excessive luggage


20.8.2015 katwijk aan zee (22)-a-1-

Getting rid of excessive luggage came about as I was having a conversation with a dear friend about making amends & the stress that comes along with it.
As it often happens in Whatsup there were fragments of conversations which had to be rearranged which is what I have been doing all day 😉
I hope this will be as enjoyable to read as enlightening!

To understand how to go about Step eight we have to learn how to let go & one way of doing it is by searching in the works of our contemporary philosophers.

Eckhart Tolle says in The power of now,
Pride is ego, ego becomes mind, mind becomes thought, thought becomes emotion…

In order to internalise this concept introduced so beautifully to us in his book, it has become a must to read over & over again.
As habit forming creatures the next step to take would be to exercise that idea, thus creating a behaviour pattern, resulting in ownership.

Impatience here is a killer. It leads to frustration which leads to… you get the picture 😉
Everything done is a step by step, moment by moment process. All that is asked of us is to do what is possible, right now. No more. We cannot bite more than a mouthful.
What we want to fix now (ALL our past behaviour) is fixed in God’s time not ours. Maybe it is time we try to delegate, not tick it all off our list.

By the way, fixing the now is what fixes our past because every second of now becomes immediately past the second after.

Nevertheless, we can understand where we come from. We focus all of our energy working on our past in order to be happy now. But by being happy now with what IS might be an effective way of dealing with our past. It’s simply planning our strategy differently.

Mind is made for practical reasons. For decision making, promote DOING, planning…
By overusing it, it becomes an opponent. Overthinking being so common nowadays, has become a dis-ease we are unaware of. Negative emotions are the results.
Nothing good has ever come out of it.

Dealing effectively with the present moment (which is all that is real in this world) enables us to deal with what we call past.

Another thing worth to mention… although some might disagree, we could try to keep in mind to use our common sense, not search for people to dictate us & if they do, practice sifting, as we have been so beautifully taught in o.a literature.
People are not a higher power, they are human & speak from a human perspective, sometimes even a personal one. After all they’re here to help, out of their experiences & challenges. Every challenge is different but we can consider the possibility that advice, in some cases, can be very helpful.
What we strongly believe is right, what we feel comfortable & at peace with, is a pleasant way indeed, going against your gut feeling is being out of tune. If possible, create a quiet meditative place in your mind unencumbered by ego, when you want to make important decisions.

We were given a mind so we can reason, make sense out of things coming our way, we are no robot with a program built by a higher intelligence. Some might disagree here too, but having a difference in opinion is no tragedy. We can respect that.
Let’s try to see it from a different angle…

If our ego is out of the way we have our path clear to go forward. Nobody can contradict such logic.

We can only feel comfortable dealing with our past & make amends IF we can step out of our SELF. The ego.

Dr.Wayne Dyer said in one of his lectures… Unease creates dis-ease.
Nevertheless, we cannot make amends for the sole purpose of unburdening ourselves, that would be selfish. First we have to get rid of guilt before we can face the ones we have to make amends to, in an honest peaceful way.

We could do it forcefully but would you conscientiously choose to?

An inward cleansing so we can deal with amends efficiently might be the ideal ground.
Doing it out of love for the welfare of the recipient not ours, BECAUSE we have cleaned up our side is not such a crazy concept either.
Only then can it be dealt with, genuinely & honestly.
We have seen it over & over again, negative emotions produce unsatisfactory results, to say the least.
In short, loving ourselves is the way to do a satisfactory job. Changing directions & perspectives versus set & rigid ways of thinking might just be our salvation!

Challenges (even the ones seen as trivial in daily occurrences) happen in our life because it’s the right, the most perfect thing to happen. Sometimes we see it shortly after, others much later. The present is all that counts & our trust complete for he sees as we can never see… (or let’s say, by some gift, can sometimes see, in limited ways ;)).

Amends directed negatively might also be the ego speaking as a result of not having completed our inner job. Genuine amends can come from a place of inner peace, where worry, fear, guilt & stress cannot exist.
Fear of going back to eating compulsively as a result of not having done our amends has no future. Don’t be mistaken, getting the job done is a good thing, but doing it out of fear is accumulating points in our favour toward failure.

We could start with a first aid bandage.

By loving & respecting ourselves… learning how to LIVE. We radiate enough positivity to allow doors to open one after the other, invite miracles into our lives.
Amends has then the possibility to unfold naturally, the process is not a struggle anymore.
In short, if emotions (as fear) are the trigger to our escalation (toward food) then, maybe we can cut the chase, go to the root of the matter & try to deal with emotions rather than feeding them further.
Accept, surrender to the knowledge of our addiction. A fact not a tragedy. Actually, a point in our favour in the long run. Live with it rather than fight it. Fighting is fuel to fear, fear fuel to fight & we are gone on a roller coasters…
Teaching ourselves to live in its true sense (the one mentioned above) channelling our emotions adequately & effectively leaves us room to see the miracle of all life & living entities surrounding us, “fooling” our addiction (call it distraction if you want) by devoting ourselves to the beauty & gratitude inhabiting us moment by moment rather than what our mind calls, the ugly, the work or duty… Going with the flow is far less taxing by any means.

We can then cope with addiction, take it to its rightful place… the background.
Being aware of its presence without allowing it to invade every inch of our beautiful lives.

What I’m trying to say is that the most important tool to acquire in our beautiful life story is, to have peace. Having that, we emanate an energy that breaks away any resistance.
The results become spectacular & will stun us!

The only way I see amends in its true sense happening, is by getting rid of excessive luggage in a constructive way. Getting rid of it, as we mentioned earlier on, with the knowledge that we are human, signing our path in life the best way we know how, with the best tools given, taking in account that sometimes we will be confronted with co-workers, partners, relationships we have chosen as a consequence.

If we manage to do that & be as kind to ourselves as we try to be to others (if not more, for the more we are with ourselves the more we can give to others) we can rest assured.

Success is on its way!

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Purple rose. A new addition!


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I have so little time to post with all the painting, that today I’m going to post as much as possible 🙂
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

This is another addition to the Zen flower collection.
Including close ups of brush strokes & tones

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Painting still wet! ©copyright2015owpp

Painting still wet!
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Taking quality time for family


Time off... ©copyright2014owpp

Time off…
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I am taking time off until after holidays so I can spend quality time with my family & come back energized to go on painting, writing & posting…
Thanks for all the positive feedback, I know it’s very time consuming, that is why I appreciate it all the more!
Wishing all of you a warm, healthy & cozy holiday 🙂

Baby Water Massage – Acquaterapia


An amazing way to welcome our new generation found on http://davidkanigan.com/2014/11/09/sunday-morning-life/
you can fall asleep… it is so deeply relaxing to watch, we can understand the bliss on this baby’s face 🙂

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Those lazy summer days…


It would be nice to begin our days with tranquility... ©copyright2014owpp

It would be nice to begin our days with tranquility…
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Don’t you like those lazy summer days
Where going out for a stroll means
Leaving the trail of uncertainties
Behind, enjoy life’s miracle and
Exquisite grace, unfold at
Its own pace…

Do this ;) ©copyright2014owpp

Do this 😉
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Swim at leisure... ©copyright2014owpp

Swim at leisure…
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In a clear pond... ©copyright2014owpp

In a clear pond…
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Enjoy nesting with a view ©copyright2014owpp

Enjoy nesting with a view
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With stars sparkling on waters ©copyright2014owpp

With stars sparkling on waters
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Flying & gliding... ©copyright2014owpp

Flying & gliding…
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Keeping an eye on our cherished ones :) ©copyright2014owpp

Keeping an eye on our cherished ones 🙂
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And forever ending our days with an Aaah picture! ©copyright2014owpp

And forever ending our days with an Aaah picture!
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That one chance we have at living… (climbing the stairs of our life)


Climbing my way up... ©copyright2014owpp

Climbing my way up…
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I always thought my happiness was dependent on a disciplined life and misery on a chaotic food plan.

I believed my behavior was the culprit of my inner-hell.

But a few weeks of frantic bingeing triggered off by some stone in the way of my life made me realize that yes, a clean organic measured food plan contributes to a clear mind, a certain level of stability, an awareness and ability of absorbing the NOW fully but it is not responsible for life and the realities surrounding it.
It does not answer for your reactions towards it and it is surely not the coordinator of your inner.

The inner is your sacred place, you are the only one owning it, it is the birthplace of bliss that you will help grow, the stillness that you will lovingly water and observe carefully as each leaf appears, each twig added, it is you that makes it happen, it is where it all begins…

As you nourish it, its heartbeat will get stronger, it will take all the place, pulsate and vibrate, let itself be cradled in the niche of your soul.

An amazing blogger http://soberidentity.com/ told me not too long ago “that whatever I do toward my food does not change my true self” which I understood to be my soul.

Its health is dependent on my choices, true (whether I nourish that bliss and stillness or not) but it will never change size 😉 nor betray me in any other way. It is intact, unblemished and most importantly it is and will always be what defines me.

True peace and happiness is WITHIN independent of exterior consequences. One can be a total living misery with complete abstinence. Mind-torture is a frame, a free lodger, a habit gone wrong, it is especially badly-wired energy. Our choices are to direct it.

The way is not simple but it is easy as long as we are determined to make a difference in this ONE chance we have at LIVING.