Thursday, May 29, 2008

Beautiful video

Beautifully shot black and white video from Robert Miles 'Children' which inspires me to shoot my own black and white film.

Vicar of Dibley

Dawn French is brilliant !

Sunday, May 25, 2008

If you have nothing to lose

If you have nothing to lose, you can only win.

' of the important things in life is to be as independent as possible and rely on very few things. After all, when it comes down to it, the only thing you can really and always depend on in life is yourself. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t want a lot of things in life. Want and have as much as you like, but require as little as possible. This is the simple rule you can use to guide you in making decisions about what you want to depend on in life.' Karel Donk

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The Science of Love

Do you believe in 'The One' ?

Limbic resonance..limbic revision..interesting theory...

Part 1

Part 2

What should I do with my life?

Po Bronson aksed himself this question and discovered that many others were also asking the same question.'People are happier when they are motivated by their heart rather than their brain...'

Katherine Tate

She is extremely funny....

The Blue Day Book

When you're feeling down...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nobody's Perfect

I love this film 'Some Like it Hot' and the ending is one of the all time best ending to a movie.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Great one liners

"Great thinkers have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.

A gentleman is a patient wolf.

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

A smart man covers his ass, a wise man leaves his pants on.

Admit nothing, deny everything and make counter-accusations.

Adult: One old enough to know better.

All work and no play, will make you a manager.

Better late than really late.

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

I don't mind coming to work, but that eight hour wait to go home is a bitch!

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.

Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Smile, it's the second best thing you can do with your lips.

The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to be when you kill them.

Veni, vedi, visa. I came. I saw. I did a little shopping.

Viewer discretion may be advised, but it's never really expected

We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.

When I was young I was told that anyone could be president. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

You don't have to explain something you never said.

You will be a winner today. Pick a fight with a four-year-old.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Just Get Started!

You do not have to know everything to get going. Just get into the game.You will learn by doing. Stop being the spectator and get on to the court. Its a lot of fun as well as hard work.

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury, author

Quit waiting for things to be perfect.

Too many of us wait to do the perfect thing, with the result we do nothing. The way to get ahead is to start now. While many of us are waiting until conditions are “just right” before we go ahead, others are stumbling along, fortunately ignorant of the dangers that beset them. By the time we are, in our superior wisdom, decided to make a start, we discover that those who have gone fearlessly on before, have, in their blundering way, traveled a considerable distance. If you start now, you will know a lot next year that you don’t know now, and that you will not know next year, if you wait.
- The William Feather Magazine

As Ray Kroc , founder of McDonald's said, there are three keys to success :

1. Being at the right place at the right time

2. Knowing you are there

3. Taking action

Renew Connection with your Soul

I was sleeping, and being comforted by a cool breeze,when suddenly a grey dove from a thicket sang and sobbed with longing and reminded of my own passion.

I had been far away from my own soul so long, so late sleeping, but that dove's crying woke me and made me cry.

Adi Al Riga

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Maximize your Life

Insist on getting the maximum that an activity or action has the capacity to give you whether it be an effort, an opportunity, a day, a dollar, or a relationship.

Demand the highest standards and insist on only the best. Know who you are and what you want and stay focused. Along the way there will be many distractions, small and big to divert you and test you. There will be brick walls to see how badly you want something but as long as you know where you are going the roadblocks will only be temporary.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Become the Sky

Become the sky
Take an axe to the prison wall
Walk out like someone suddenly born into colour
Do it now.

Divine Love

Deepak Chopra reading one of Rumi's poems on divine love.


You come to us
from another world

From beyond the stars
and void of space.
Transcendent, Pure,
Of unimaginable beauty,
Bringing with you
the essence of love

You transform all
who are touched by you.
Mundane concerns,
troubles, and sorrows
dissolve in your presence,
Bringing joy
to ruler and ruled
To peasant and king

You bewilder us
with your grace.
All evils
transform into

You are the master alchemist.

You light the fire of love
in earth and sky
in heart and soul
of every being.

Through your love
existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite.
All that is profane
becomes sacred again.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Steve Pavlina

My previous post 'How to be a Woman' was in response to Steve Pavlina's 'How to be a Man' post.

Click here to go to Steve

Steve is the number one writer on personal development on the web and you can understand why when you go through his blog. Although I do not have the same point of view with Steve regarding all matters Steve Pavlina's blog has a lot of very inspirational content with regards to starting to blog and setting up one's own business and creativity.

Monday, May 12, 2008

How to be a Woman

A woman is someone who knows her place in the universe.

A woman is someone who is sure of herself.

A woman is someone who is the comfort of her man's eyes.

A woman is someone who complements her man and fits with him like a jigsaw.

A woman is someone who is the other side of the coin to that of man.

A woman is someone who inspires her man to be the best he can.

A woman is someone who is strong and is the anchor in her family.

A woman is someone when her man looks into her eyes the world stands still for him.

A woman is someone where her man finds peace and serenity within her soul.

A woman is someone who supports her man to follow his dream.

A woman is someone who stands by her man through the rough and the smooth.

A woman is someone who is the fire in the house that keeps it warm.

A woman is someone who as a mother gives her all for her children.

A woman is someone who as a daughter attends to her parents needs.

A woman is someone who as a sister is there for her siblings when they need her most.

A woman is someone who as a friend can be relied upon during the times when things are not so great.

A woman is someone who believes in her cause and easily enrols others to it.

A woman is someone who is a member of the community who is loved and respected.

A woman is someone who is a voice for the weak and oppressed.

A woman is someone who is beautiful, sexy, and intelligent.

A woman is someone full of smiles and laughter.

A woman is someone who is able to deal with the hurts and come out triumphant.

A woman is someone who keeps her man on his toes and is full of constant surprises.

A woman is someone filled with passion.

A woman is someone who is constantly striving to fulfil her dreams.

A woman is someone who has a grand vision.

A woman is someone who values her independence.

A woman is someone who knows how to listen and then understand.

A woman is someone who gives good advice.

A woman is someone full of adventure and fun.

A woman is someone who is continuously learning new things.

A woman is someone who is always exercising her creativity.

A woman is someone who is continuously pushing the limits.

A woman is someone who is filled with wonder every day.

A woman is someone who creates magic in other peoples' lives.

A woman is someone who is filled with joy at the sight of the first snow of winter.

A woman is someone who marvels at the grand design of the universe.

A woman is someone who shares herself with others.

A woman is someone from whom people learn.

A woman is someone who can see beyond the veil of reality on a daily basis.

A woman is someone who recognises that all humanity is one brotherhood and sisterhood.

A woman is someone who has decided to enjoy the journey.

A woman is someone who is the essence of integrity.

A woman is someone who is the essence of compassion and love.

A woman is someone who is always connected to her Creator.

The Power of our Creator

The universe is vast, explosively creative, eerily beautiful and mysterious.When we start contemplating on our universe , we realise how insignificant we are in the scheme of things. There are 300 billion galaxies in the universe and 250 billion stars in a galaxy and our sun is only one star. If we consider all the beaches in the world and the each grain of sand , then each grain of sand is our solar system! Thats our place in the universe, yet we go on with our day to day lives without trying to comprehend the power of our Creator.


Imagine our planet floating silently in space.
An ending is a new beginning.
Nothing stays the same.
A beautiful video of the Song from Secret Garden.

An Inspiring Speech

Steve Jobs reflects on the pivotal moments of his life and how we can turnaround what seems like life's setbacks.

Learn to Fly

Be the seagull that learns how to soar and then teaches others to do the same.

Know how it feels to be Alive

Live each day fully and learn to be alive!

Hope is a Beautiful Thing

One of my all time favourite movies, The Shawshank Redemption. The ending of the movie sums it all up.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson

Follow Your Dream

An inspiring video from Paulo Coelho's classic 'The Alchemist'

Friday, May 09, 2008

The Importance of Good Companions

Yesterday I attended a talk where one nugget stayed with me and that is the importance of having good friends and companions in your life who encourage you in your journey towards truth instead of leading you astray.

The words we say, the resources we read or watch, and the people we stick around with and speak to on a daily basis are sculpting us into the person we become or forming the thoughts we embrace. It is a form of programming or conditioning and before we know it we become like the people we have been associating with. Therefore we should always bear in mind the power of association and that we do not become deviated from our true essence.


Adversity introduces us to ourselves.

“At some time or another we all get shot down, we are all POWs, prisoners of “woe.” Be tough. Bounce back. Learn not just to survive, but to go beyond survival: finding the purpose in our adversity." Captain Gerald Coffee

The Best of Endings

Choose to have a happy life. If you want to focus on what is wrong, then so be it. Or you can focus on the lily in front yard that opened today and you get to see it today, it’s what you focus on that counts. - Tony, 66

Dive in with both feet, roll up your sleeves and get messy, dare to live, dare to love, dare to connect. - Carolyn Mann, 67

Always see the good in people, and you won’t get hurt because everybody has so much goodness in them. Don’t envy other people, because you have different gifts and blessings. - Eileen Lindesay, 78

There are ten-minute funeral lines and ten-hour funeral lines. Live your life so that when you die people will want to stay and tell stories about the kind of life you lived and how you touched them. - Ken Krambeer, town barber, 64

Love someone deeply and be loved by someone deeply; be passionate about yourself and your curiosity and exploration and really GO FOR IT. - William Hawfiled, 64

From The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die , John Izzo

Overcoming Procastination

Put an end to anxiety postponement.Imagine all the energy expended while thinking at the back of your mind that you are not doing what you should be doing.Put an end to that anxiety by making a start NOW and spending just fifteen minutes at it and you will find how much lighter you feel after the 15 minutes and perhaps you wouldn't even want to stop.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

On Life

Life is an opportunity, use it
Life is a beauty, admire it
Life is bliss, taste it
Life is a dream, realise it
Life is a challenge, meet it
Life is a duty, complete it
Life is a game , play it
Life is costly, care for it
Life is a wealth, keep it
Life is love, enjoy it
Life is mystery, know it
Life is a promise, fulfil it
Life is sorrow, overcome it
Life is a song, sing it
Life is a struggle, accept it
Life is a tragedy, brace it
Life is luck, make it
Life is an adventure, dare it.

Mother Teresa

The importance of 1,440

Whether you are rich or poor, the only thing equal for every person on this planet is the number 1,440. That's the number of minutes we are given every day of our lives.How you use those 1,440 minutes tells you how committed you are to success in your life.


'How passionate are you about your life? There's a very simple way of knowing your answer. Become aware of how often you smile and laugh. Smile , laugh and be passionate. The energy from your passion can do incredible things. Love your life- it's a gift.' Paul Smith, Sports Psychologist

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Rolling in the mud

There's a part of me that would love to settle down and have a white picket fence , a couple of kids , a wife and a goldfish. But another part of me somehow needs to go roll around in the mud. Johnny Depp ( Actor)

On Service

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali

Illness and the Art of Creative Self Expression

Children don't lurch- the way we adults often do - from past regret to future anxiety totally missing the bit in the middle : our precious gift of the present. They are artists in life relishing each minute for the juice they can wring out of it. John Graham-Pole

Lessons from Steve Jobs

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.

I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

On Risk

A survey was conducted where elderly people reaching the end of their lives were asked what they would have done differently if they had the chance to live their lives again.

The top two answers were :

1. They wish they had taken more risks

2. They wish they had spent more time with their families.

Are you taking enough risks in your life ?

The word risk comes from the arabic word rizq which means provisions. If we let our intuition guide us into doing what we think we should be doing, and not worry about what will happen if we fail but trusting that God will provide and take care of things, then we are taking enough risks and growing as a person.

The Sunrise

" Every sunrise is a second chance."
Author Unknown

On Happiness

"Happiness lives for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives." Unknown

One of You

Every single blade of grass,
And every flake of snow—
Is just a wee bit different …
There’s no two alike, you know.

From something small, like grains of sand,
To each gigantic star
All were made with THIS in mind:
To be just what they are!

How foolish then, to imitate—
How useless to pretend!
Since each of us comes from a MIND
Whose ideas never end.

There’ll only be just ONE of ME
To show what I can do—
And you should likewise feel very proud,
There’s only ONE of YOU.

That is where it all starts
With you, a wonderful
unlimited human being.

James T. Moore

On Persistence

“When the night seems to be its darkest, it means the sun will soon rise up. Press on … Don’t give up!”

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

On Crying

Don't cry over anything that won't cry over you. Bob Proctor

Don't cry because its over
Smile because it happened. Unknown