1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

What was your favourite game to play as a child? June 29, 2008

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Do you think there is a connection between your favourite childhood`s play and your profession? This seems logical to me, however I could not find any scientific evidence on that. That is why I am asking YOU!

When I was a child, I loved to “build houses”- find a cosy corner and make it a home. I never wanted to be a teacher, a mother, an actress, a doctor or to play any other popular girlie game… In that respect I do not see much connection to my present state as I love to teach and to mother around very much :) But I love to create a comfortable atmosphere and a “home” feeling wherever I am…

May be a favourite childhoods occupation gives a hint about the general nature of the person (it is creative, destructive, inventive, supportive, etc.)… Or may be it says about nothing, and a personality unfolds only much later?

1000 thanks for your ideas/experiences!

LOVE, axinia

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Beauty is Reality – Wordle revival June 25, 2008

Click on the picture and find a new toy – a cute Wordle of my old Shaktipower post on BEAUTY AND REALITY. The picture shows the key-words, intrested in the text? – click here.

LOVE, axinia

 

 

Vibrations is like a toy which is always with you June 24, 2008

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I met a child, a boy of 10 years who has got his realisation and enjoyed feeling vibrations. When i told him what actually one can do with vibrations, he got even more fascinated an exclaimed “I know now, vibrations is like a toy which is always with you!” - it was sooooo sweet and so much to the point :) I heard many comments on vibrations but never such a candid and lovely one…

But what did I tell to the child?  – What can one do with vibrations?

Let me shortly remind you what vibrations are. Normally vibrations are being perceived like a sensation of a gentle cool breeze in one`s hands, on top of one`s head or sometimes around the body. Sometimes it can be warm or even hot. Never heard of that? You can try it out here (interactive presentation).

Vibrations is a kind of the genuine flow of your being, which can be easily felt on the central nervous system. To me it is like the physical manifestation of spirituality.

These are the things you can do with vibrations: (more…)

 

Vienna in Football fever + Russia Champion (slideshow) June 23, 2008

Here is a slide-show of my expressions from the Saturday night in Vienna City – the night when the Russian team won over the Dutch. It was so unexpected for everyone, that we could not even buy any Russian flag (!) – the shops had nothing to offer! Because the play was not in Vienna, there have been very few Russian fans on the street. But many disappointed Dutch ones.

What is really positive about the whole the mega-football Party in Vienna is that it goes on rather peaceful and joyful, not as aggressive as expected. I guess that the beauty and peace of Vienna itself has that great impact on people. Enjoy the slide-show!

P.S: I learned from a reliable source that Russia will not only get to the final, but also become the Champion! :)

LOVE; axinia

 

The spirit of play is older than culture itself – HOMO LUDENS June 22, 2008

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The most fascinating and profound studies on play I found by the Dutch lingusit and historian Johan Huizinga (1872-1945). He was one of the founders of modern cultural history, started out as a student of Comparative linguistics, gaining a good command of Sanskrit. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the role of the jester in Indian drama. Huizinga had an aesthetic approach to history, where art and spectacle played an important part. His most famous work is The Autumn of the Middle Ages (a.k.a. The Waning of the Middle Ages). interestingly, he reinterprets the later Middle Ages as a period of pessimism and decadence rather than rebirth.

In his book Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture Huizinga argues that play is one of fundamental drivers of human life, and is at the root of poetry, music, philosophy – even jurisprudence and war. (more…)

 

This rose is for you! June 20, 2008

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Yes, this rose is for YOU and you only! – whoever you are, a random visitor or my passionate reader…

I shot this photo some time ago and was keeping it save for some very special post. Or some very special person…. I find this rose so breath-taking gentle and alive, that I wanted to share it on a very, very special occasion. And suddenly I realised that the most special occasion is to present this virtual rose TO MY READER.

Please, take it and enjoy it. It comes from the bottom of my heart.

You can copy, forward, do whatever you like – it is YOURS.

LOVE, axinia

 

I did it! – I watched the match Russia-Sweden on TV June 19, 2008

 Russian fan in Vienna (image by axinia)

I really watched the match! :) For someone who does not watch TV since years it is really something special. I used to watch football some years ago, so I basically know what it is about. Not every play is captivating, some are really boring. This time I was lucky enough to enjoy a good play – the young Russian team was fast and successful.

Austria is in football mood now – I would not say that Austrians are great fans and keen on that thing, but marketing and PR people are doing a their job and the crowd is being brain washed to participate and buy all sorts of products in connection with that. At some point it gets too much…

Now let me use this topic and share my thoughts on football.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT FOOTBALL: watching a play, following the ball attentively one gets thoughtless. that is almost like a mediation. It is a great effect. Apart from that one is not alone and is kind of connected to millions of others watching it at the same time. Thus, football is a kind of a collective mediation.:)

WHAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT FOOTBALL: (more…)

 

 
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