Compassion #1000speak

Do you find it difficult to find compassion for your mother diagnosed with cancer? For a friend whose house was burgled? Colleague who lost his child? I’m guessing no.

How about the drug addict who broke into your neighbour’s house, the drunk driver who smashed your car or the stray dog who bit your boyfriend?  What about that smelly homeless man that sleeps on the bench in front of library and picks up cigarette butts or the group of boys that leave them behind?

I think to have compassion requires willingness to understand one’s feelings, life situation, background but also to learn not to judge too quickly or too harshly.

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Growth in wisdom can be measured precisely by decline in bile.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I Believe I can Fly

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Saturday 1st August 2015

On this day, it will be the real deal. Sort of. Tandem jump. You don’t really think I’ll jump out of the plane on my own, do you? Are you crazy?

 

btw – the indoor skydive, it’s fun.

My Whereabouts

I’ve discovered ‘schedule your post’ button. I love and hate it at the same time. I love that I can sit and prep and schedule posts to be published for when I know I will not be able to blog. But I hate that I don’t have the immediate connection with you lovely folks who actually read it.

I will work on my schedule and try to find a middle way. That is a promise.

#1000Speak Call to Action

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#1000Speak for Compassion

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Happy Condom Day!

National Condom Day and Valentine’s Day are on the same day.

Part-time overview of 2014

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Reboot, revamp, reinvention?

I am many things – passionate, excited about new opportunities, I have mildly addictive personality and I love to face new challenges. I embrace these traits, and I very often get lost in them. I also have rather short span of attention and where my passion raises to heavens at faster-than-light speed, it crashes even faster back to the ground. One thing I am definitely not is being consistent.

I have been very tightly embracing my inner athlete past few months. I am not letting go of her just yet. I have run over 500 km, conquered 100km path along the Grand Union canal and I have now mentally recovered from running a marathon. This of course only means, that I am ready to train for the next one (London 2015).

So. As I feel quite bad about neglecting my blog (again) I think I have hopefully found a middle ground where I can share both my passions – writing and running. I will try not to make my blog yet ‘another running blog’ but truly merge and express all my feelings, experiences, ideas etc.

And that’s all there is to it.

at the pearly gates

Day 5 [Writing 101]

 

She smoothed the red envelope and

could just make out the cut out uneven squares

provided by the morning paper

I KILL YOU

She placed the unopened letter to the in-tray

and walked back to her desk.

She smiled.

She could still smell the glue on her fingers.

 

Writing 101 – Day 5

For the Love of Notes

I have always a notepad on me. At least one. I make notes. I love making notes. I am obsessed with making notes. I also add notes to my phone and on random pieces of paper that I then stuff inside the notepads, books, my diary or to many other places where I subsequently abandon them. When I finally attempt to bring some order to my note-making, most of the time I can’t decipher any of them as any doctor out there would be proud of my handwriting. I am compiling those notes, always thinking I will come back to them. I must. One day. When I won’t be too busy making notes about making notes.

When I was little, I noted all important information on my skin, on my arm, palm, back of my hand. That way I never forgot anything. Unless the pen washed out. I started practicing this again. However I think it might be getting little out of hand!

What do you think?

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