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

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”

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