"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." -- Pablo Picasso
About Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter at the forefront of Cubism, is perhaps best known for his painting Guernica, which depicts the hopelessness and violence of war.The masterpiece hung in the Museum of Modern Art in New York until democracy was restored in; the painting was then sent home, where it hangs now at Reina Sofía, Spain's national museum of modern art.
Born in Spain in 1881, spent his adult life in France. Although he's known for his, his realistic work, particularly his Blue Period, was equally accomplished. He loved to be surrounded by friends and had multiple love affairs. He died in 1973.
Arts and Photography
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." – Andy Warhol
Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful.
Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve
37. You will at once see that this is a radically new and different idea; most men try to change effects by working with effects.
To remove discord, we must remove the cause, and this cause can be found only in the world within.
The search for truth is no longer a haphazard adventure, but it is a systematic process, and is logical in its operation. Every kind of experience is given a voice in shaping its decision.
In seeking the truth we are seeking ultimate cause; we know that every human experience is an effect; then if we may ascertain the cause, and if we shall find that this cause is one which we can consciously control, the effect or the experience will be within our control also.
Human experience will then no longer be the football of fate; a man will not be the child of fortune, but destiny.
Fate and fortune will be controlled as readily as a captain controls his ship, or an engineer his train.
All things are finally resolvable into the same element and as they are thus translatable, one into the other, they must ever be in relation and may never be in opposition to one another.
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn
Don Miguel Ruiz's book, The Four Agreements was published in 1997. For many, The Four Agreements is a life-changing book, whose ideas come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people of Southern Mexico.
I AM WHOLE.
I AM PERFECT.
I AM STRONG.
I AM LOVING.
I AM KIND.
I AM HAPPY.
I AM HARMONIOUS.
I AM BEAUTIFUL.
I AM SMART
PRACTICING MANTRA MEDITATION
1. Find a quiet place where you can be alone:
Sit in a comfortable chair or go some place where you can be with nature; a park, the beach, outside in your backyard, etc.
2. Starting the mantra:
There are two primary ways to meditate on your mantra.
One is by pronouncing your mantra out loud using your voice and focusing attention on the physical sound.
You may also choose to chant the mantra physically for a while so the sound can vertebrate through your mind. (If you enjoy chanting, check out this Taize video.)
The second method is by repeating the mantra only in your mind.
3. Letting go:
Let everything that follows just happen/go/be. You may experience many different sensations. The effects could range from a tingling sensation in your hand, to a complete transcendence of mind/body consciousness. LET IT ALL HAPPEN. Don't force anything. Don't try to focus. Just listen to your mantra and keep repeating it, let everything else happen on its own. Mantra meditation should be one of the most effortless meditation techniques available so don't force anything, just keep on listening to the repetition of the mantra and everything else will happen on its own. Be patient and listen without tension. Just follow these instructions in effortless mantra meditation and it will come to you.
Hear the mantra in your mind whenever you choose:
When this meditation technique starts to bring you to that transcendental place or at least at some place you feel centered, blissful, focusses or just comfortable with, start meditating by repeating your mantra mentally whenever you think of it. You can do it while in public transport, while walking through a busy, noisy street, while working with the computer, while doing yoga or while working out. After a while it will become effortless.
When you are getting the hang of this meditation or meditation in general, you will be able to choose between distractions; what is going on in the external world on one level, and that centered place of focused awareness inside on another level.
The above is my own personal matra. Do you have a mantra you meditate on? We'd love to hear your feed back.