Monday, December 14

The Tiger and the Snow (La tigre e la neve)

This film is absolutely amazing. Search it, watch it, and keep it in your heart...

Wednesday, November 25

Zen stories

A conversation between the Buddha and a philosopher :

“I have heard that Buddhism is a doctrine of enlightenment. What is your method? What do you practice every day?”

“We walk, we eat, we wash ourselves, we sit down.”

“What is so special about that? Everyone walks, eats, washes, sits down…”

“Sir, when we walk, we are aware that we are walking; when we eat, we are aware that we are eating…. When others walk, eat, wash, or sit down, they are generally not aware of what they are doing.”

- Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Keys


Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“Maybe,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.

“Maybe,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.

“Maybe,” said the farmer.

Tuesday, November 10

Caroline Myss, Energetics of Healing

The full series can be found here (right click and select open in new window):
Volume 1: - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 -Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10

Volume 2: - Part1 -Part2 - Part3 - Part4 - Part5 - Part6 - Part7 -Part8 - Part9 - Part10

Tuesday, July 28

Fire the Grid part 2

Hope you can make it to this one! The first event was a blast and millions did join. This is all about being counscious about your role in the Universe. We can make a difference if we Choose to do so. The time has come to choose the World we'd like to live in. So just sit down for one hour and join the others who have the same intention. Creating a better world.
All you have to do is Immagine, Dream, Meditate, or Pray. All that matters is that you See a world healed, with clean waters and fresh air, with people loving and helping each-other. That's really all you have to do. Please check the site for more info, God bless!

Thursday, May 28

The 7 Principles of the Universe (The Kybalion)

taken from

"The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these,
understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose
touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open."--The Kybalion.

The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:

1. The Principle of Mentalism.
2. The Principle of Correspondence.
3. The Principle of Vibration.
4. The Principle of Polarity.
5. The Principle of Rhythm.
6. The Principle of Cause and Effect.
7. The Principle of Gender.

These Seven Principles will be discussed and explained as we proceed with these lessons. A short explanation of each, however, may as well be given at this point.


"THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental."--The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that "All is Mind." It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of "The Material Universe"; the "Phenomena of Life"; "Matter"; "Energy"; and, in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND. It also explains that all the phenomenal world or universe is simply a Mental Creation of THE ALL, subject to the Laws of Created Things, and that the universe, as a whole, and in its parts or units, has its existence in the Mind of THE ALL, in which Mind we "live and move and have our being." This Principle, by establishing the Mental Nature of the Universe, easily explains all of the varied mental and psychic phenomena that occupy such a large portion of the public attention, and which, without such explanation, are non-understandable and defy scientific treatment. An understanding of this great Hermetic Principle of Mentalism enables the individual to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and to apply the same to his well-being and advancement. The Hermetic Student is enabled to apply intelligently the great Mental Laws, instead of using them in a haphazard manner. With the Master-Key in his possession, the student may unlock the many doors of the mental and psychic temple of knowledge, and enter the same freely and intelligently. This Principle explains the true nature of "Energy," "Power," and "Matter," and why and how all these are subordinate to the Mastery of Mind. One of the old Hermetic Masters wrote, long ages ago: "He who grasps the truth of the Mental Nature of the Universe is well advanced on The Path to Mastery." And these words are as true today as at the time they were first written. Without this Master-Key, Mastery is impossible, and the student knocks in vain at the many doors of The Temple.


"As above, so below; as below, so above."--The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that there is always a Correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: "As above, so below; as below, so above." And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature. There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us. This Principle is of universal application and manifestation, on the various planes of the material, mental, and spiritual universe--it is an Universal Law. The ancient Hermetists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the obstacles which hid from view the Unknown. Its use even tore aside the Veil of Isis to the extent that a glimpse of the face of the goddess might be caught. Just as a knowledge of the Principles of Geometry enables man to measure distant suns and their movements, while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of the Principle of Correspondence enables Man to reason intelligently from the Known to the Unknown. Studying the monad, he understands the archangel.


"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."--The

This Principle embodies the truth that "everything is in motion"; "everything vibrates"; "nothing is at rest"; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration--the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of Spirit is at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is practically at rest--just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. And at the other end of the scale, there are gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these poles, there are millions upon millions of varying degrees of vibration. From corpuscle and electron, atom and molecule, to worlds and universes, everything is in vibratory motion. This is also true on the planes of energy and force (which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also on the mental planes (whose states depend upon vibrations); and even on to the spiritual planes. An understanding of this Principle, with the appropriate formulas, enables Hermetic students to control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of Natural phenomena, in various ways. "He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the scepter of power," says one of the old writers.


"Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its
pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are
identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet;
all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be
reconciled."--The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that "everything is dual"; "everything has two poles"; "everything has its pair of opposites," all of which were old Hermetic axioms. It explains the old paradoxes, that have perplexed so many, which have been stated as follows: "Thesis and antithesis are identical in nature, but different in degree"; "opposites are the same, differing only in degree"; "the pairs of opposites may be reconciled"; "extremes meet"; "everything is and isn't, at the same time"; "all truths are but half-truths"; "every truth is half-false"; "there are two sides to everything," etc., etc., etc. It explains that in everything there are two poles, or opposite aspects, and that "opposites" are really only the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them. To illustrate: Heat and Cold, although "opposites," are really the same thing, the differences consisting merely of degrees of the same thing. Look at your thermometer and see if you can discover where "heat" terminates and "cold" begins! There is no such thing as "absolute heat" or "absolute cold"--the two terms "heat" and "cold" simply indicate varying degrees of the same thing, and that "same thing" which manifests as "heat" and "cold" is merely a form, variety, and rate of Vibration. So "heat" and "cold" are simply the "two poles" of that which we call "Heat"--and the phenomena attendant thereupon are manifestations of the Principle of Polarity. The same Principle manifests in the case of "Light and Darkness," which are the same thing, the difference consisting of varying degrees between the two poles of the phenomena. Where does "darkness" leave off, and "light" begin? What is the difference between "Large and Small"? Between "Hard and Soft"? Between "Black and White"? Between "Sharp and Dull"? Between "Noise and Quiet"? Between "High and Low"? Between "Positive and Negative"? The Principle of Polarity explains these paradoxes, and no other Principle can supersede it. The same Principle operates on the Mental Plane. Let us take a radical and extreme example--that of "Love and Hate," two mental states apparently totally different. And yet there are degrees of Hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms "Like or Dislike," which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we "like" or "dislike" or "neither." And all are simply degrees of the same thing, as you will see if you will but think a moment. And, more than this (and considered of more importance by the Hermetists), it is possible to change the vibrations of Hate to the vibrations of Love, in one's own mind, and in the minds of others. Many of you, who read these lines, have had personal experiences of the involuntary rapid transition from Love to Hate, and the reverse, in your own case and that of others. And you will therefore realize the possibility of this being accomplished by the use of the Will, by means of the Hermetic formulas. "Good and Evil" are but the poles of the same thing, and the Hermetist understands the art of transmuting Evil into Good, by means of an application of the Principle of Polarity. In short, the "Art of Polarization" becomes a phase of "Mental Alchemy" known and practiced by the ancient and modern Hermetic Masters. An understanding of the Principle will enable one to change his own Polarity, as well as that of others, if he will devote the time and study necessary to master the art.


"Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides;
all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in
everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the
measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates."--The

This Principle embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, to and fro; a flow and inflow; a swing backward and forward; a pendulum-like movement; a tide-like ebb and flow; a high-tide and low-tide; between the two poles which exist in accordance with the Principle of Polarity described a moment ago. There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking. This is in the affairs of the Universe, suns, worlds, men, animals, mind, energy, and matter. This law is manifest in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; in the life of all things; and finally in the mental states of Man (and it is with this latter that the Hermetists find the understanding of the Principle most important). The Hermetists have grasped this Principle, finding its universal application, and have also discovered certain means to overcome its effects in themselves by the use of the appropriate formulas and methods. They apply the Mental Law of Neutralization. They cannot annul the Principle, or cause it to cease its operation, but they have learned how to escape its effects upon themselves to a certain degree depending upon the Mastery of the Principle. They have learned how to USE it, instead of being USED BY it. In this and similar methods, consist the Art of the Hermetists. The Master of Hermetics polarizes himself at the point at which he desires to rest, and then neutralizes the Rhythmic swing of the pendulum which would tend to carry him to the other pole. All individuals who have attained any degree of Self-Mastery do this to a certain degree, more or less unconsciously, but the Master does this consciously, and by the use of his Will, and attains a degree of Poise and Mental Firmness almost impossible of belief on the part of the masses who are swung backward and forward like a pendulum. This Principle and that of Polarity have been closely studied by the Hermetists, and the methods of counteracting, neutralizing, and USING them form an important part of the Hermetic Mental Alchemy.


"Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause;
everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name
for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation,
but nothing escapes the Law."--The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect from every Cause. It explains that: "Everything Happens according to Law"; that nothing ever "merely happens"; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higher dominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law. The Hermetists understand the art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree, and by mentally rising to a higher plane they become Causers instead of Effects. The masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment. They USE the Principle instead of being its tools. The Masters obey the Causation of the higher planes, but they help to RULE on their own plane. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of Hermetic knowledge--let him read who can.


"Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine
and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all
planes."--The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that there is GENDER manifested in everything--the Masculine and Feminine Principles ever at work. This is true not only of the Physical Plane, but of the Mental and even the Spiritual Planes. On the Physical Plane, the Principle manifests as SEX, on the higher planes it takes higher forms, but the Principle is ever the same. No creation, physical, mental or spiritual, is possible without this Principle. An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of men. The Principle of Gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation. Everything, and every person, contains the two Elements or Principles, or this great Principle, within it, him or her. Every Male thing has the Female Element also; every Female contains also the Male Principle. If you would understand the philosophy of Mental and Spiritual Creation, Generation, and Re-generation, you must understand and study this Hermetic Principle. It contains the solution of many mysteries of Life. We caution you that this Principle has no reference to the many base, pernicious and degrading lustful theories, teachings and practices, which are taught under fanciful titles, and which are a prostitution of the great natural principle of Gender. Such base revivals of the ancient infamous forms of Phallicism tend to ruin mind, body and soul, and the Hermetic Philosophy has ever sounded the warning note against these degraded teachings which tend toward lust, licentiousness, and perversion of Nature's principles. If you seek such teachings, you must go elsewhere for them--Hermeticism contains nothing for you along these lines. To the pure, all things are pure; to the base, all things are base.

A bit of Quantum physics :)

Tuesday, May 19

Consider these quotes...

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Khalil Gibran.

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
John Mason.

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Mother Teresa.

The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
Allen J. Bone.

Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Serbian Proverb.

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
Carl Sagan.

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens.

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
Robert Alden.

You pray in your distress and in your need; you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Khalil Gibran.

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Richard Henry Dann.

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Red Auerbach.

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
Kahlil Gibran.

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
Susan B. Anthony.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Henry Ford

Thought is action in rehearsal.
Sigmund Freud

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Roberto Benigni

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -that's why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Norman Vincent Peale

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive it isn't.
Richard Bach

Monday, May 4

Handling Change -excerpt from NDW discussion regarding his new book

on 'When Everything Changes, Change Everything'

“I think that change is going to be the social and spiritual challenge of the 21st century;

Change indicates that something old is not working anymore, is out of harmony with your life so something new has to come.
There’s no such thing as change for the worse. All change is for the better. The process of evolution is a process of change itself.

Change is not a disruption, but an eruption.
Is not a break in the flow but it is the flow. Is not a shift in the direction, it is the direction in which all life moves.The key is to hold the idea of change as a gift instead of a disaster.

All life is in motion. Even a rock at the atom level is. Everything is in motion. Change and life is the same thing. The difficulty is to understand why things are changing. After that , you will be able not only to manage , but to create the changes of your choice.

Is there a way that I can direct at least a part of the changes in my life?
Yes, by understanding the mechanics of the mind:
The reality is the result of the experience that we are having day to day. And the experience that we have is the result of the emotion that we are moving through. The emotion that we are moving through is the result of the thoughts that we are holding about any particular event. And the thoughts that we hold emerge from the truth that we have formed around that event. And the truth emerges from the data that we have stored in our prior memory bank about an event. This truth can be either the imagined truth, the apparent truth or the actual truth. This means you will have either a distorted reality,(that most of us are living in), or simply the observed reality, (objective),or the ultimate reality –in which masters live in.
We tend to overlay prior data stored in our mind,on the present moment (old reality, past experiences), thus creating an imagined truth.


The soul on the other hand has a different perspective, and has access to data that the mind can't even begin to grasp. The truth of the soul is bigger and larger than that of the mind. You need to access the wisdom of the soul.
To listen to the voice of your soul, you can do meditation.
The stopping meditation:
Stop whatever you are doing for 10 seconds. And breathe.
Just be with the silence. Six times a day for 10 seconds. Access the wisdom of the soul. it is in the silence.
It has to be a deliberate, conscious intent. It has to be habitual.

If you don't go within, you go without. Learn to use the wisdom of your soul. you are a 3 fold being. To have a broader perspective on life, you need to use the soul as well, not just your body and your mind."

Monday, April 27

Excerpt from “Tomorrow’s God” by Neale Donald Walsch

(The Big Idea)

The Big Idea is that We Are All One.
The Big Idea is that there is only One God, and this One God does not
care whether you are Catholic or Protestant, Jewish or Muslim, Hindu or
Mormons, or have no religion at all.
The Big Idea is that all we have to do is love each other, and
everything else in our world will take care of itself out of our willingness to
act in loving ways with each other.
The Big Idea is that none of us is any better than any other of us.
The Big Idea is that all the earth’s natural resources belong to all the
world’s people, and this has nothing to do with what land mass that resource
is located on, over, or under.
The Big Idea is that no one really “owns” anything, least of all each
other, or chunks of the planet itself, which is the home of our species.
The Big Idea is that freedom is the essence of Life, not something you
earn or can be granted, but What You ARE, and any effort to limit its
expression is an effort to limit Life Itself, which will be re-created by the
soul at every level until the soul, which IS freedom, is fully expressed in
every moment.
The Big Idea is that love knows no condition or limitation of any kind,
and that any effort to limit its expression is an effort to limit Life Itself,
which will be re-created by the soul at every level until the soul, which IS
love, is fully expressed in every moment.
The Big Idea is that joy is your natural state of being, and that joy is
always most fully and most rapidly experienced by giving it away.
These are some of the Big Ideas, and there are more.
In truth, You are the Big Idea, and the sooner you understand this, the
sooner you will experience the wonder of it, moving in, as, and through you
into your world.