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

How to Love

The Four Elements of Love True love is made of four elements: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In Sanskrit, these are: maitri (metta), karuna, mudita and upeksha. If your love contains these elements,  it will be healing and transforming, and it will have the element of holiness in it. True love has the power to heal and transform any situation and bring deep meaning to our lives.  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Is Georgia on you travel bucket list?

Is Georgia on your travel bucket list? If not, you should put it on and get in there right away, before it becomes too commercial and too expensive. If you love nature, sightseeing, historical places, food and wine, creative artists and cobble stone streets, wooden balconies hanging over narrow streets,  cable courts, place which looks a bit like Paris, with books for sale along Mtkvari River and a bit like Istanbul with rounded cupulas over some building, Georgia is where to go. What the interview below does not mention: in ancient Georgia, being one of the… Read More

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

Wild is the Wind

Love me, love me, love me, love me Say you do Let me fly away With you For my love is like The wind And wild is the wind Wild is the wind Give me more Than one caress Satisfy this Hungriness Let the wind Blow through your heart For wild is the wind Wild is the wind You Touch me I hear the sound Of mandolins You Kiss me With your kiss My life begins You’re spring to me All things To me Don’t you know you’re Life itself Like a… Read More