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

Leonard Cohen

My all times favorite poet and song writer. My secret lover from another dimension. Where are you now? Hope you are still writing and making “lives” better every day for millions of listeners; with the death of your thoughts, your suffering, your self-seeking, your “black” humor, your words, your elegance and your unconditional modesty. Miss you Leonard Cohen! “Maybe there’s a God above But all I’ve ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya And it’s not a cry that you hear at night It’s not somebody who’s… Read More

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

Perception

The only difference between self and others is how we perceive ourselves in relationship to others and the world around ourselves, vs. how the others perceive themselves in relationship to us and the world around them.

Memories

I miss my parents so much. It is strange how the longing rises,   sometimes from nowhere;  smell, color, sound or word returns memory of something, and this memory  powers through you. There is no stop for it, when this happens. Iron bars on the windows and doors is centuries old tradition in my hometown Tbilisi. They are used not to secure inside, but to dress up outside of the dwellings. This window bar is designed by my farther for their small home in the heart of Tbilisi.