August 17, 2019 / 1 Comment
“Being too nice? It may be worth thinking twice”
August 17, 2019 / 1 Comment
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
Light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods maybe
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”
― William Ernest Henley, Invictus
“Extinguish my eyes, I’ll go on seeing you.
Seal my ears, I’ll go on hearing from you.
And without feet, I can make my way to you,
without a mouth, I can swear your name.
Break off my arms, I’ll take hold of you
with my heart as with a hand.
Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.
And if you consume my brain with fire,
I’ll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
“I dreamed I spoke in another’s language,
I dreamed I lived in another’s skin,
I dreamed I was my own beloved,
I dreamed I was a tiger’s skin.
I dreamed that Eden lived inside me,
And when I breathed a garden came,
I dreamed I knew all of Creation,
I dreamed I knew the Creator’s name.
I dreamed–and this dream was the finest–
That all I dreamed was real and true,
And we would live in joy forever,
You in me, and me in you.”
― Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War
“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles
“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height is taken.”
― William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Beautiful day to YOU!
And please, try to pay attention to some poetry, it works very efficiently on realization what you miss from nowadays daily talk, using just the same, washed-out vocabulary, repetition of “you-know” (which drive me crazy…really) used as a crotch for lacking proper wording and uncover very shortly your degree of education. You don’t have to be a scientist or specialist on
English language to express yourself more on the level of an educated person. Learn more ways how to say whatever you wish to say, so you could present more power, more class, more value, all that elevate you up, not putting you down.
Think about it…
BTW English is actually my 5th language learned, so you certainly should have it easier… just practice and read more and for conversation choose those whose ability in that area you admire the most.
Always my best wishes in every way!
Bonus from my star!
Sadhguru meditation – Why You Will Never Find Happiness If You’ve Lost Your Purpose
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