Samstag, 28. Juni 2008

~ Don Juan - The BonVivan who loves me ;)

 In a time of discovery and decadence, when the gold that poured endlessly into the port of Sevilla devalued money, marriage, and love itself, young Juan Tenorio was abandoned and raised by nuns. 

He grew up loving and worshipping all women, but a clandestine affair with one of the sisters forces him to leave the Church— and his plans for the priesthood forever. 

Juan becomes a spy, as well as the world’s greatest libertine.

But far from the heartless seducer that legend recounts, he seeks liberation and redemption as much as personal pleasure and gratification. 

He begins to keep a diary of his greatest adventures and the arts of passion he has mastered.

The most dangerous adventure of all: the irresistible fall
into the madness of love with the only woman who could ever make him forget all others — finally compels him to confess everything.


The Author: Douglas Carlton Abrams
is a former editor at the University of California Press and HarperSanFrancisco. 

He is the co-author of a number of books on love, sexuality, and spirituality, including books written with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, and Taoist Master Mantak Chia. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and three children. In his life and work, he is interested in cultivating all aspects of our humanity —body, emotions, mind, and spirit. 
His goal in writing fiction is to create stories that not only entertain, but also attempt to question, enchant, and transform.
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Dienstag, 17. Juni 2008

~ Own What You Know ;)

Marshall McLuhan was the first person to popularize the concept of a global village and to consider its social effects. His insights were revolutionary at the time, and fundamentally changed how everyone has thought about media, technology, and communications ever since. McLuhan chose the insightful phrase "global village" to highlight his observation that an electronic nervous system (the media) was rapidly integrating the planet -- events in one part of the world could be experienced from other parts in real-time.

Marshall McLuhan believed that the media is the message: change the media, change your mind. His idea that our medias are extensions of who we are, made us wonder, how does television, internet and cell phone technology change who I am? He believed that the extension of any one sense alters the other senses and changes our world. Our many technologies change many of our senses. How does that effect our lives?

McLuhan once remarked that the one thing a fish is not aware of is water. The water determines everything the fish does yet the fish is blissfully unaware. The point is that we are the fish and technology our water.

Concerning the new status of man in technological, and media-dominated society, he said: “If the work of the city is the remaking or translating of man into a more suitable form than his nomadic ancestors achieved, then might not our current translation of our entire lives into the spiritual form of information seem to make of the entire globe, and of the human family, a single consciousness?”

share with kind permission from my SoulSister Molly Brogan


Hmmh. ;)

The Unity Of Consciousness

The State of being awake of what is happening around you, having a sense of self.

What do YOU think? share your ideas thoughts. Inspire the world.
17. Juni 2008

Freitag, 13. Juni 2008

~ A King knows what a Queen needs

Young King was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by his youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question is:

What do women really want?

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.
He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princesses, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer. Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first.
The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend! Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table. Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus: What a woman really wants, she answered....

"She wants to be in charge of her own life."

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared.
And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding. The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened. The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer?
Beautiful during the day....or night?
Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

What would YOU do?

Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself. Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

So Lovelies, what is the moral to this story? Read the comments :-)

12.06.2008 - Bremen

~ God took my father to heaven

I´ll cry him a river for many a coming years
so he shall sail on oceans heavenly
may gabriel soon open paradises´door,

for he shall live eternally in peace up thy,
you will always be in our hearts, and
forever loved by me. your daughter.

Urplötzlich ist mein Vater in der Nacht zum 
29. Mai 2008 verstorben.  Wahrscheinlich nach einem Gehirnschlag. Unsere Nachbarn fanden Ihn in seinem Bett morgens um 10.00 Uhr zuhause in Bremen. Bitte betet für ihn.

My father suddenly died on may, 29th 2008. He was found in his bed. No one understands. Please pray for him with me. Merci!