How to Love

Compassion The second element of true love is compassion. Compassion is the capacity to understand the suffering in oneself and in the other person. If you understand your own suffering, you can help him to understand his suffering. Understanding suffering brings compassion and relief. You can transform your own suffering and help transform the suffering of the other person  with the practice of mindfulness and looking deeply. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love

Symmetry & Proportion in Designing Rooms

Proportion is the relation between elements and a whole. Symmetry is a vague sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. Photos below illustrate how proportion and symmetry can  be used in in interior design. These below are French antique gold platted cherubs: And this one below is French antique garden iron bench:   From glancing at these two images, one may think that there is no connection between them ; usage, color, application all are different. But the trained eye will notice a balance and symmetry, and see a rhythm like… Read More

Answer

The boldest answer always comes from silence. Find a minute to hear silence. Amazing answers will appear!   “The greatest sound is silence” Tao Te Ching Lao-tzu Chapter 41 A poetic take of “Sound of Silence” written by one poet, by another poet “And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence”

Brush stroke

Learning is a complex process. Sharing your knowledge with others brings satisfaction. Knowing that others understood and appreciated your knowledge brings fulfilment and closure to all the doubts we teachers have daily: do I have enough knowledge to teach? Am I good enough to be allowed to share what I know with others? And then you go in class, you go and take teachers place and here you see a clear willingness to learn…   This is a small painting I did today. I was experimenting with drawings for a while; but now I… Read More

Life Force

Chi same as prana, same a life force, same as energy always flows in and out. Its everywhere around us and in us. Once its stops moving the live ends. As long, as we are alive it moves in and out in constant circular motion, just like our planet itself. Take some time out from the busy life. Just sit. Just breathe. Sit in solitude. Try solitude even though it may be hard for mind. You may cry first, or you may lough. Feel or imagine energy coming in and out;  more you can… Read More