Praying together for PEACE !

Let us send peace thoughts towards Ukraine, towards this part of Eastern Europe that is suffering today. Let’s hope for a very soon end of the violence and for Life winning over destructions. Let us pray for peace and calm in Ukraine and everywhere!

A song for peace, Eros Ramazzotti – Un attimo di pace (A moment of peace) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IVL0Sktcx0

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. Desmond Tutu

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other. Elie Wiesel

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war. Albert Einstein

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

source of photograph – courtesy of: http://www.newsbuzau.ro

“Lilacs” — The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family – for Peace

Originally posted on Portraits of Wildflowers: In 1912 my father, Jack (Jacob) Schwartzman, was born in Vinnytsia, a town then under Russian control in the part of eastern Europe that is now Ukraine. In the 1920s his family escaped from the tyranny of the Soviet Union and came to America to be free. Upon his…

“Lilacs” — The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family

Dear readers, I am sharing a post of fellow blogger Peter Klopp, as a solidarity for the people of Ukraine who are now suffering because of the lack of respect and civilisation from the Russian neighbour. It goes without saying that I, as a citizen on this planet and as a human being, totally condemn this attacks… I don’t have friends in Ukraine yet but I know how it was in my country and the countries of my friends from Eastern Europe when the Communists came and seemed that did not want to leave…They did not just come for a walk, they destroyed places and killed people for no reason…The Nazis did the same….But I am also wondering, like mr. Klopp’s father, when our and everyone’s rulers will stop KILLING & DESTROYING JUST FOR PUTTING MORE MONEY OR POWER IN THEIR POCKETS? We are already in 2022……and still in many civilised places, democracy does not exist.

Take care of yourselves and remember the song “Let it be” whenever you may be!

The Wednesday thought – Empathy

I was thinking of this word for a while and finally I dedicate it this post – EMPATHY. I think this is also an important quality for anyone of us. It can be natural or aquired consciously but it is better to have it, in my opinion. I have no idea if the rich and successful people on the planet are empathic or not, as they cannot take decisions related to feelings, emotional intelligece or such unimportant things… But not all the rich and powerful ones are also empathic. At the same time, maybe not all the empathic people are rich. Hmmm…anyway, I think that someone who lives long and wisely for sure is empathic and this can be a pretty good model for us. Empathy is not easy to show but solidarity also helps. Start by showing solidarity to someone you care about, especially when they need it the most, and you are on the right way to be empathic.

So choose to be successful, decide to stay healthy, keep your inner balance and be empathic. Sooner or later, everything you need will surely come to you, as you give out the right empathic vibes 🙂

The Wednesday thought – LIFE

Good day dear readers! I hope my post finds you in good health. Today I choose another word we can all think about, the deeper, the better. This word is ”Life”. It is an old and well-known word and we all have one but very few take time, even a little, to think if they really cherish it as they should – theirs and also the life of others.

Life is precious, essential and yet, fragile. I decided to use Life as the word of my small essay today because of a recent experience. I was on the way to a nice place where, together with my family, we wished to visit some historical heritage spots and enjoy some sunshine. On the road leading to the town that was our destination, on a bridge road, there was a blockage. I thought it is just something small, insignificant. But I had the bad idea of looking through the car when we got close and there was someone lying on a side of this upper road with blood around and some para-medics already trying the life-saving maneuvers. My good humour decreased to 0 in one second and I could only say a quick prayer that they manage to save that person. That person was riding a motorbike and who knows whose fault it was…Unfortunately, later, on the radio, in the news they reported that that person died.

I wish not to ruin your positive mood but I tell you like I would tell my family – LIFE is extremely precious and fragile, do not put it to risk anymore! Without Life, without health & safety, we have nothing. Life gives us the freedom for everything. I think you know enough about this for sure but with every sunrise or sunset, take extra 5min. to meditate and focus on yourselves – thank God or whoever for all the good in your Life and say ”forgive me” towards those to whom maybe you did something wrong. Be happy for your Life and for everything you have- non-physical, mental, physical, etc. Cleaning up a bit your mind and reminding yourself about the important things is a good self-awareness exercise that I also try to do as often as I can. Now, in this epidemy-situation, our freedom is limited but you can do a lot even at home, in your balcony, in your building/house outer space. Stay emotionally-fit and healthy and put a bigger value on your Life, day by day; respect yourselves and do not tolerate a lack of respect towards you from anyone. The fact that you live is the biggest proof of God’s/Buddha’s/etc., parents’ and remaining family’s love for you and everything you mean or represent.

As this is starting to get long and many of you, to whom I send my best thoughts of health and happiness for the special Catholic Easter days, can have Easter eggs waiting to be coloured, eaten or decorated, I shall try to finish my little story with thoughts on Life. Honour your LIFE, be grateful to those who created you spiritually & physically, take good care of your health, feed yourselves with natural stuff, sleep enough, work for ethical people/ organisations, keep music in your life – do whatever you do, but always remembering that your LIFE is precious, that is divine and amazing and take care of it! Lots of love & good thoughts from your friend, Josephina 🙂 🙂

P.S. Maybe the photo can inspire you – it is a magical spot on the island of Thassos, Greece.

The Wednesday thought

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I think the wise word for today should be RESPECT.

Nowadays it lacks a lot in our society, everywhere, in private spaces and public spaces. I think people should re-learn to be respectful towards everything – other people, the planet, animals, even objects. A healthy respect towards what is around us shows education, ethics, self-esteem, wisdom.

So, show respect and expect the same!

 

 

Am ales un cuvant intelept pentru astazi – RESPECT

Cred ca acesta lipseste foarte mult in ziua de azi, atat in spatiul privat cat si in cel public. Consider ca oamenii ar trebui sa re-invete sa fie respectuosi fata de tot ce exista – alti oameni, planeta noastra, animale, chiar si obiecte. Un respect sanatos fata de ce este in jurul nostru arata educatie, etica, stima de sine, intelepciune.

Astfel, va sfatuiesc sa aratati respect si sa asteptati acelasi lucru!

STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS AND WOMEN!

As this week is dedicated to this fight…..too old and still not defeated, I have coloured my background in orange and have selected a few portraits, old and new of happy girls and women, like all of them should be.

RETRO portrait woman

Even in my birth country, located in Europe and member of the EU there are tragical things still happening to girls and women of any age… The laws have always defeated rapists, killers and in general violence-lovers. The same goes for most of the other European countries, as I have seen during the past almost 45 years. 

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I do not understand either why violence and crime are everywhere on TV, in the press, in music even, in very many books…Even right now, while I am writing this, on an RTL channel there is a movie in which a male character is killing a female character….Then, all the marches and demonstrations in the world against violence that is directed to women, girls, kids, animals, men…will not help. On the one hand, such s… (sorry but I would even use a stronger world) should not appear anywhere, CRIME and VIOLENCE are NOT ENTERTAINMENT,  are  NOT FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sick of those who are behind these movies, these programmes, this music, the selling of guns, etc. There is a whole big industry and people in the shade are earning a lot out of the CRIMES they indirectly commit. More recent, women/girls are killing themselves because of ”internet harassement”…another big stupidity to harm others… Certain people are promoting suicide online….what this world has become….

 

Anyway, to end up with a negative subject, the change must start from the head; the big leaders should also give an example…But check just for example how many presidents treat their wives….or other women. Most of them have mistresses and it is also the fault of those women who accept to be 2nd boats….Still, there is no respect anymore today, for anything, not only towards female individuals. There is no more education….Then, how do you expect to stop with violence? This starts at home, with parents, with the family. And if in many countries, most of the families own several guns or other weapons and there are kids of 3 years old who ”kill by mistake” what fight against violence can you do? Nothing…we have to take care of ourselves alone, to fight and to react the same way people react to us. I am a fighter and a strong person  in general….. but it brings me a great deal of suffering every time I hear of a new female victim, in my home country or in any country of the world. Our planet’s human beings are worse than animals for too long now. 

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I hope that something will change to the better, as soon as possible. Along with my prayers for all the female individuals who have lost their lives so far, my hopes are going towards the ones who are living, that, together with them, there will be also men, politicians, artists, writers, scientists, educators and many others who will support this fight. Violence, in any form it happens, is the end of everything….the end of civilisation. 

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The photos are not mine, they have been collected from different public sources to which I am thankful for their courtesy.