quinta-feira, 11 de setembro de 2014

POV - Answering Blogger's Challenge


[Intro] [En]

Good evening dearest!
Today I am replying to a challenge set by a fellow blogger,
I am about to schedule new posts soon, so stay tuned.
No translation this time as the challenge was fully written in Portuguese.
Still, if you wish a translation,
Feel free to reach me or use the translator by Google at the right side of our blog.
# Challenge accepted !

[PT]
Boa noite caros leitores!
Hoje vou responder a um desafio feito por uma amiga blogger, vou agendar novos posts em breve, por isso estejam atentos.

Uma vez que fui nomeada (e agradeço) vou responder às questões que foram feitas...e apresentar novas questões.

1. Quais são os teus planos para o futuro?
R : Planos...e sonhos... Conseguir estabilidade profissional, estudar psicologia (sonho adiado) e, por muito lamechas que soe, passar a minha vida com a pessoa que amo (futuro do futuro...do futuro).

2. Que tipo de pessoa te consideras ser?
R : Embora prefira que sejam as outras pessoas a avaliar... considero ser uma pessoa sensível, sonhadora e compreensiva que tenta ajudar os outros.

3. Qual foi o último livro que leste?
R : Para Sempre, Nora Roberts

4. Qual é o país que mais gostavas de visitar?
R : Itália (ou os EUA)

5. Qual é o teu signo?
R : Touro

6. Qual é a tua bebida preferida?
R : Café e os seus derivados (cappucino, frappucino...)

7. Qual é a tua cor preferida?
R : Azul

8. Tens animais de estimação?
R : Sim. Três gatos.

8. Tens tatuagens? Se não, gostavas de fazer?
R : Não. Aprecio ver nas outras pessoas, mas creio que não faria.

9. Praticas algum desporto?
R : Caminhadas. E mais caminhadas.

10. Se pudesses ter escolhido o teu próprio nome, como te chamarias?
R : Gosto do meu nome... talvez Liliana.

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Novas Questões...
1. Qual a tua música favorita?

2. O que gostas de fazer nos teus tempos livres?

3. Quem são as 3 pessoas mais especiais para ti e porquê?

4. Qual consideras ter sido o teu acto mais corajoso para com outra pessoa?

5. Quais os teus medos?

6. Gostas de escrever? Prosa , poesia ou outro?

7. És pessoa de praia ou de campo?

8. Um emprego de sonho seria...

9. Do que é que nunca abdicarias?

10. Quais as tuas crenças ou o teu lema?

E nomeio...
Como houve um imprevisto,
Infelizmente não vou nomear ninguém 
E responde quem quiser...

~ Life

sexta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2014

Work - Struggles?


Good afternoon, dearest.

After a while thinking through about the post for Friday...
(Remember, Tuesdays and Fridays are THE days for NEW posts)
It is a reality that hit home recently and it is visible in many countries, including mine.

Some acquaintances tell me I'm lucky already because I have a job.
Long story short, I believe I can get much better than this.
In fact, we all deserve a job or work that makes us feel like we can achieve something
And Evolve.

But back to the posting...
As many, I'm having my struggles to reach my goal.
And my ways of dealing with it are...

1) I'm doing the best I can
Every day - to the point it is really annoying - I am sending resumes.
It is normal to get few replies or later on responses.
Companies rarely need the employee or employee ASAP...
They simply do not have the same timing as we have.

2) I'm going to feel the best
I get seriously nervous, but I try not to show it.
Dressed up the way I like (work appropriate, that is)

Thing is, it isn't hard for me because I love a nice looking/fitting white blouse
And Blue jeans (plain jeans without washings or modifications)
I confess it helps me - at least - to boost up the confidence.

3) Golden RULE...
Never, ever give up!
I am not a quitter even if companies don't say anything,
I'm going my own way.

Quitting is not going to help more to the situation
Instead it will leave it the same way - or worse.
You will not lose anything if you try - quite on the contrary - you can gain a new challenge.

It went well? GREAT!
It didn't turned out as expected? 
NEXT. I'M TRYING AGAIN.

4) I am happy to say that eventhough there were a lot of resumes that I sent
I am going towards my third interview this week.
To be honest, I wasn't really anxious or waiting a lot.
It just happened.
And it keeps on happening...
Starting in one company right on the beggining of September.

So if there is a need to do a list of things
To be thankful for...I'm high lighting these.
And you should too - even if it is a tiny little thing.

Lesson is...
Despite of struggles in your work or in any particular area of your life,
There will be solutions. Trust in it.

That is my message for you today.
Going to get ready for the interview and praying for the best.

Much love,



terça-feira, 26 de agosto de 2014

Relationships - When they are healthy



Good afternoon, my readers,

Probably it isn't the first perception about relationships here or out there.
There are many views, many opinions and writings.
Used to talk about toxic relationships,
whether friends or that special someone.

More focused on love but appliable on friendships
(Until a certain point, that is)

I am going to try and simplify the concepts and lessons in my heart...
And present in my head (because logic was needed), too
I might sound harsh...

[...] Look at it as it was someone dear to you talking to soften the whole speech...
In the aftermath, collect these lessons... from someone (an outsider) who aims to shake you
For your well being.

A) No PERFECTION needed.
There is no such thing as perfection.
That is one of the first things...
I accept you, you accept me.
Mutual acceptance...we all have flaws, imperfections

There will be aspects of dislike and details that we will absolutely love.
To consider this and recognize this statement 
As true is a step to success
Because otherwise we will aim for nothing, 
And cling on constant demands.

B) Following point A... NO CHANGES!
We can change a point or two, give in for our better half
But never change our essence or our style or any aspect that makes YOU...
YOU! What would surely happen in the future would be a shaped person.
Parcially or fully shaped.

One slight point or two? It's alright...
More than that like changing your whole appeareace for someone,
Cutting bounds
Breaking habits or cutting projects apart
Is a against the rules and agaist your own essence and principles, if you look closer.
If you remain close to who you are, that is great for BOTH!

C) Privacy and Trust
In an healthty relationship, there is trust.
No need to check accounts
No need to constantly text or phone someone.
Healthy relationship = Simply there is nothing to hide.

Sugestion is for you to meet his/her friends and likewise.
It can definately help you (or him/her) to feel secure!

D) Being Faithful
When you're in a relationship for «real» and healthy
Being faithful is a pleasure, not a sacrifice...

E) You are happy...and he/she is too.
What is the point of supporting a unhealthy and unhappy relationship?
What is the purpose? What is the goal?
You do not deserve less than to be happy!
Someone you love, care and feel good with.

F) Problems? Solve them NOW.
And if there is anything wrong,
You do not build it up, held it in.
You solve it in the «here and now»
Not later because it can wreck the moment
And create more damage.

G) The couple supports one another.
Happiness? Healthy couples stay together...
Sadness or crisis? Healthy couples remain together and fighting.
Not fighting against eachother,
but with one another being the problem the real enemy.

H) No private subjects of conversation, by the ear.
There could be one or two you forget talking... that's one.
But when the subject A , B and C get private and the person isn't talking,
Or bursts into argues or  avoids it it stops looking as healthy...

Besides, it is wonderful to communicate! Anytime, in any need. 
There is no «guessing» on this. And it is an interesting walk to make.
To know eachother.

H) Go out, have fun!
Go out together.... out to the movies, for a walk, dinner/lunch
Prepare something simple. Or go out with friends, you, your better half and them
Or just you and the group. Or just him/her and his group.
Keep your friends close and family, for they are precious.
Healthy relationships try their best to find the balance.

God bless you!



sexta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2014

School - Not as quite planned


Good morning, everyone!
Original data - 13-07-2013

First of all , I suppose I «owe» you an explanation.
I know I have not been writing as often as before
I had my reasons, not only in professional, but personal matters , too.

Now that I am, at least, feeling (slightly) better
I would like to share a particular episode about the course I attended.

It did not go exactly as planned.
I always aim to get things done and finished, so my wish (and ambition)
was to get the diploma stating that the course was concluded.

This course was highly demanding of 1460 hours in total
There was several subjects too, from correspondence, English,
Computing Applications, Archive...

Then numbers. Many numbers...
I have done my best, but I was not able to pass certain subjects.
I know I tried. I am aware, too, that some trainers were supporting me
And hoping that I would manage to go to the next stage
(To work and apply knowledge at a company, in a particular department)

But I still had some of those subjects/units, behind.
And I could only go with everything with positive evaluation.
That was not possible.

[...] I still remember her calling me out of the classroom
The conversation began and I knew what was going to happen.
I was sort of expecting it, seeing it coming.
But I was still fighting a lot to recover the subjects/units behind.

That moment, that time,
Was when I gained consciouness that I couldn't do much more.

The ultimate decision was...
whether I wished to go the following day or not.

I mean, as much as I resisted and fought to have a positive mark on the units
And tried to recover through tests/exams...
It got to a point when I had those units left behind and little time to recover.

My self esteem was a bit bruised.
Tears came along.


I had to stop the battle [...]



After a while, I accepted what happened and took my own time to recover. Now I absolutely have another perception about what happened.



NOTE : I do not wish to throw a pity party with THIS.

What I want to say with this post

Is that not everything goes as planned.

It is my latest lesson.



What I want to teach and the message I wish to share is this

This course was not for nothing.

I was one amongst many to enter this particular course.



Plus, I have gained so much!

- Knowledge (that cannot be taken away)

- I have met some wonderful people such as trainers and my best friend along the way.

- I met the councelor on College who was a great support during this journey and even, after that.

So, remember...

Even if things do not go as according to planned, everything happens for a reason.
There might be a new opportunity out there for you,
Just rest for a while, warrior, to come back stronger and wiser than before.

Blessings!



terça-feira, 19 de agosto de 2014

Depression - Darkness?


Good evening, my readers!
This title might be tricky... and the timing too.
I remembered something that happened, some years back.
When I asked someone how could anyone be able to live with depression :

As in, the struggles, the "fight within" behind closed doors,
Even when someone breakdown at night, for instance...
The response was to... simply and actually live with it.

Some years later on, I understood it.
But until that understanding arrived...

I was in pure disbelief!
"What?!" , "How??" , "Is it REALLY POSSIBLE??" (YES!)

If you just knew me back then...
you wouldn't tell that it is the same person talking, now...

Since around 2008 that I have been feeling with ups and downs...
Now I still have them, but those relapses no longer grab me as much as they used to...
A fuller understanding about depression without dwelling about consequences can save someone.
(i'm writting with lowercase "d" for it to decrease its value, which was a start)
Can save you.

Then I pushed depression away, like a unwanted guest,
Or that neighbour we don't really appreciate
but sometimes we have to deal with him/her (...naturally!) from time to time.

Lets push some of the darkness off of depression
and find closure, this way.

God bless!

sexta-feira, 15 de agosto de 2014

POV - Insecurities


Good afternoon!

UPDATE : Reviewed by Jam

POV : Who hasn't had any insecurities in some point of life?
I had. I mean, from minor, tiny insecurities...up to major insecurities...
it has accompanied me since childhood, until this very day.

Looking back, I see how much they chained me up.
Hence the importance of detecting and erasing those insecurities away (for good!)

Who knows me really well...knows I have two big insecurities
(quite self conscious about my body) then minor ones, as in,
thoughts trying to knock me down
(some leftovers from depression, I suppose).

I am stronger than that.

And so are you.
I confess, I still have rough times and thoughts lurking in
But I am not hitting rock bottom again.
I am «stubborn» enough to say that I won't allow it.

My advice is to directly fight those insecurities...
(Question how they appeared - source...and what can you do to lessen them)
- Plus think about the greatest in you - because it is there.
Whether it is a beautiful face or a smart, bubbly, caring or nice personality.
Nourish it, treasure it. Improve your «self».

- Think positively, it can open many doors and do wonders.
I'm curently aiming and targeting mine. I am going to win.
See? Starting one positive thought makes more pop up.
Let's do it!

Regards,




terça-feira, 12 de agosto de 2014

World - Being Vegetarian / Vegan


Note : Eventhough it isn't usual to happen,
This post contains translation in Portuguese!

[EN]
Good morning, dearest readers!
I hope everything is okay. Been busy with work (the usual...) plus trying to enjoy the Summer.
I will try to post as much as I can.

The subject for today is about being a vegan, or following a diferent lifestyle.
It is not just about stopping eating meat, or fish or eggs, unlike many might think.
Had this interesting conversation with one girl yesterday called Sara
all because I was really curious about the steps for someone to become vegetarian (and/or vegan, in her case) how long she was and what were the challenges.

I also had the chance to read her blog (fully written in Portuguese)
It makes us think twice about what we eat and mostly makes us ask questions, such as:
- "How did that animal ended up in our plate?"
- "How is everything processed?"

I believe it is very important to choose a cause and actually holding onto it.
She has a blog called "Animais fora do Prato" (Animals out of the plate)
And she is vegetarian for THREE years already. Congratulations Sara!

I'm leaving the link to her blog here.
See, read it, subscribe and / or comment at
http://animaisforadoprato.blogspot.com

God bless you,

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[PT]
Bom dia queridos/as leitores/as!
Espero que esteja tudo bem. Tenho estado ocupada com trabalho (o costume...) e também a tentar aproveitar o Verão. Tentarei postar o máximo que me for possível.

O assunto para hoje é acerca de ser Vegan ou seguir um estilo de vida diferente.
Não é só «parar de comer carne, ou peixe ou ovos», ao contrário do que muitos possam pensar.
Tive uma conversa interessante ontem com uma rapariga chamada Sara,
tudo porque eu estava mesmo curiosa sobre os passos para alguém se tornar vegetariano
(e/ou vegan, no seu caso), há quanto tempo o era e quais eram os desafios.

Tive também a oportunidade de ler o seu blog (totalmente escrito em Português)
Que nos faz pensar duas vezes acerca do que comemos e sobretudo faz-nos interrogar:
- "Como é que aquele animal foi parar ao nosso prato?"
- "Como é tudo processado?"

Eu creio que é muito importante escolher uma causa e realmente dedicarmo-nos a ela.
Ela tem um blog chamado "Animais fora do Prato"
E a Sara é vegetariana já há TRÊS anos. Parabéns Sara!

Vou deixar o link para o seu blog aqui.
Vejam, leiam, sigam e/ou comentem :
http://animaisforadoprato.blogspot.com

Deus vos abençoe,


sexta-feira, 27 de junho de 2014

Stress - Coping Methods


Good afternoon , dearest!

It has been quite a while since I last wrote.
Many things have changed and I begin to understand that is the way life is.
To fit pieces together that are apart, in any aspect.
To bring challenges and even change...even chances to improve oneself.

I don't always have time to post or bring updates or the biggest posts
But know that this blog is on my thoughts.
And you are on my prayers.  My post for today is about coping methods and regarding the tools
that I have found to handle anything. I am delighted to share them with you all :

1. Call me workahollic... but one tool that I use is to work TONS.
Working hard, to forget and cope, somehow.
The biggest reward might come by the end of the month - I think to myself!

2. Use of the Rescue Thought.
I mentioned it before and it comes in handy in case of an episode of anxiety or stress...
Basically it is the «repeating process of conforting phrases to the self»
I do get stressed at times, I am a bit of a stressful person myself.
However, I have learned to tame that side, by using those tools.

3. Use of the Positive Thought 
Instead of cursing onto everything or being frustrated at anything,
anything that has happened and/or is happening
You can't control it, not every time.
It is not in your hands to grasp it...to change it.
Not every time. So why any anxiety and stress?

"Instead of a NO... say YES...
Instead of seing the obstacles in each problem,
See the solutions, because there is no problem without its solution
There is no lock without its key". 

4. Details... 
Ask yourself : "Am I healthy?"
"Do I have a home/shelter?"
"Do I have a loving family or friends? (or even one true friend)"
"Do I have someone, anyone loving?"
If your answers are «YES», the rest are mere details.

5. The thought about good moments...
Not exactly «holding onto the past» but thinking about stuff that makes you happy!
Happy in the now, moments that are a bit away but are still there. Present.
I, for example, think about dancing... those particular memories built recently.
I think about parties and the dinners.
That makes me smile...

6. Newest Weapon : Sense of Humor
I laugh it off...
I tend to laugh it off.
Did someone treated me bad on the phone? I joke about it.
I use sarcasm as a shield.
I do not treat others badly but I use this to protect myself
And also to not get affected by daily issues.

So, for now these are the methods I use to cope.
I hope I was able to help.

Blessings,



terça-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2014

Work - The Dont's


Good afternoon,

This post comes after a brief conversation with one fellow colleague
who I built confidence with. She is older than me and wiser, I must add.
I was listening...  (Some irony and sarcasm are used in this post).

So the following advice are...

1) Don't confide to your boss.
...Don't tell where you are going,
What you do before or even after your job is done in the firm.
Work is work. Personal is personal. Why?
It can be used against you, when you least expect it.

2) Don't be too nice.
Me and my friend agree on this one.
I learned it recently, through experience.
If you are too much of a nice guy or a nice girl (in my case),
it is likely for people to say whatever they want to you
(they think they have enough «freedom» and trust to do so)
or have none respect upon your figure.

3) Smarts over Inteligence.
Sometimes being «smart» help you out of a rough situation.
Self explanatory to the ones who are smart in their job and get away with it...

4) Don't «explode»
My experience. Again. It can feel good, to reply to a colleague
who keeps on competing or gossiping or saying crap about everything or everyone.
It can feel bad to hear your boss disrespecting you...over and over...
But there are no awards nor rewards for replying.
They can only make the whole situation worse.

5) They.aren't.talking.
Or say to yourself "they are not important".
As in, someone is rambling, not quite in your favor,
but instead just throwing comments...
Well, Ignore them, they are no good.
Replying only make them feel more "accomplished" in their low life.
So, don't.

6) Don't confide to your acquaintances from work...
Because mostly aren't really your friends.
They are acquaintances from your job.

Truth is, few are or can be considered as friends.
Don't confide to your acquaintances...
...because it can be used against you (or not).
But it is better be safe now than sorry later
if anything unpleasant happens in your workplace.

I hope I was helpful...

Peace be with you,



domingo, 16 de fevereiro de 2014

Social - Free Hugs


One particular time I would like to register and leave it
for the forever-and-ever records: it's one afternoon
I went for a walk around Chiado where my hometown gains that special spark.

A spark of culture, colour and a variety of food and history,
for the ones who wish to discover it.

I was going for a walk when I found a group of girls
with a big poster saying «FREE HUGS».
Curious, of course, I had to approach.

They were speaking English, so I am not 100% sure
maybe they were English but I found that simple gesture so sweet.
The group of girls was smilling.
One hugged me and gave me a red card saying in the front
«SMILE ALL THE TIME =) »
and behind with a big smile « =) and a peace sign »

I hadn't seen the card but said « Thank you, dear ! »
« You're welcome , hun »
and off I went to my walk around the town again.
But I thought it was special, so I wished to share here,
what happened to me on this afternoon, during the summer of 2013.

Blessings,



sexta-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2014

Work - Situations (Love for Life)


Good afternoon, my readers,

I was to write this for some time.
It was something rather curious that happened to me
while I was working at a company at the same time whilst studying in 2013.
I always learn something during phonecalls.

It was a very cute thing.
A elderly man answered the phone and said he was 80
And that he was married for 60 years. Whoa.

How often do we see the so-much-called love for life?
Makes me reflect and picture this cute image that I am going to find
(Maybe I already have...w.)
That special someone to spend the years that are to come.

It is something that we have to save and keep from previous generations.
Values that must not disappear. It is a shame and pity, if it does.

Reminds me of the elderly couple that took the photos every season....
Source : fb-troublemakers.com

During each season, this couple took a photo together in front of their house. The series of photos tell a love story, but the last one will probably move you the most.
(source: viralnova)

Sad...yet beautiful, too, isn't it?

Many blessings,



terça-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2014

Depression - Hope to Live


Good evening, dearest... !

It is night here where I live and I promised to myself that I would write this.
My testimony regarding depression.

I wish to raise awareness about this mental illness.
Not wishing to neglect any other, but this is one disorder
I have been going through, for some years in my life, in particular.
I can only pronounce about illness that I know or gathered knowledge / information about it.
So, I know depression and it knows me.
It knows that I'm much stronger than this illness.

We all need to see, little by little, that we are here to support eachother.
Not to hurt, bash, judge or create a war.
We are together on this...

POV : 
For years I was negative, with poor self esteem (due to bullying at school)
My pattern of thinking was negative too...for years
(as if I had a magnifing glass
and pointed out everything that was negative,
forgeting about the positive things in my life)

A mostrar 1.jpg

Foto
Source : Depression Awareness Worldwide

It began in 2008 when I was 16. 
I was a very revolved person, negative too.
As the year passed, I went to a downwards spiral in 2009.
Back then, a very important person in my life was my psychologist.
The school psychologist and I owe much to her.
Because there was a time too when I felt helpless.

Not the «false friends» or colleagues 
because they abandoned me when I needed the most.
The «friend list» dropped and I am thankful for it (not back then, but now)
Why? Because maybe, just maybe they weren't proper people 
to be walking around and being around in my life anymore.

The hope to live... My hope to live...
It doesn't have to be this way.
Fortunately the teachers helped during classes
And my psychologist was following the situation.

That image above is... 
«What if we saw other physical illness as we see depression?»
Makes me think. I was very resistant (not to say stubborn) 
about seeking proper treatment.
I changed my way of thinking after years of therapy and much support. 
It is not easy at all. But it is possible.

From mild depression with ugly phases (done things i'm not proud of)
Up to the now that I have the tools to live and face almost anything.
I am not going to refuse treatment again because I knew the consequences.
I am not indestructible but I am strong enough 
to deal with problems that may appear on a daily basis and cope/ handle them.

My mission now is to teach you what I have learned.
See through my eyes now. Seek help.
Praying for your recovery!

Much love,




sábado, 1 de fevereiro de 2014

POV - Ego


Good evening , everyone.
Today's chosen topic is EGO.
A very important topic... often to be seen nowadays...

There is a fine line between loving oneself and between being egocentric.
The word «Ego» comes from the latin (and greek)
«I» , «myself» which are self explanatory.

Ego can be very , very destructive.
It can blind anyone from sense, truth and reason.
Can shatter one into pieces.

Let not Ego take over...

"A true Master does not show 
All of his/her cards at once"

[...] He / She is silent and has discretion...
Wise to know the how and when.
You must know your value.

You are very precious.
Tell it to the world through your mastery
Not shouting to the world, shouting louder than thunder.

It is not about having a masters degree,
but instead to stay silent, praise, thank and appreciate.

Be your own master.
Dare. Love.
Love your surroundings.

Blessings,




terça-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2014

World - Unhappy Society


Hello , dearest readers !

Good mood again... so here's another funny/helpful/uplifting post.
Society... can't stand living in it, can't live without it!

Note : Not intended to insult or talk bad about anyone.
Reflexion purposes only.

[...] During these few years of my life
I still couldn't and can't understand certain aspects of our society...

If someone has a bit more weight than normal he/she gets labelled as «fat»

If someone is underweight... he/she is told to «eat more» and that he/she is «too skinny»

If someone is short it's because he/she is short...
or the other way around for people who are tall

Or their fashion choices. Their sexual preference. Their musical taste.
The make up or clothes they choose and wear.

I have been in both ends and noticed how «picky» our society can be.

Then , I wonder :

What is «normal» after all ?

Think about it.

God bless you all.



sexta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2014

Self Injury - Summer


Good morning everyone.

I was out for a weekend during the Summer...
To be honest, I was thinking about posting this for a long time...like forever!

Some people know me for ages, others think they do.
But as some know , really know...
I was a cutter since 2008 and stopped at 2012.
(Thought it was originally on the year 2011
But sometimes my memory fails me, unfortunately)

One great memory of the past summer
was whilst on vacations with relatives away from the big city.
I spent some days with them, in fact it is a lovely place
And I get along with them well, love being around them.

So, during that time to relax I was not only gaming
But since it was summer, I went to the swimming pool, too.

It was a bit of a remarkable experience.
The attempt to swim and not worry about my scars at all
Intune with the water, such an admirable element.
And it was quite a step coming from someone
who is self conscious about her body.

I decided to share this as it is another episode of my journey
And a reminder that everything is POSSIBLE ! :)

Wishing you all the best,


terça-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2014

Self - Thought and Imagination Exercise


Good afternoon everyone !

I hope you are okay,
For this Tuesday I'm bringing you something special on this post
I have been trying it for the last two weeks.

This song has been in my mind during the process
It is called «Imagine that» by Coma ft Owsey

[...] This TIE (Thought and Imagination Exercise)
exercise is based on something I admire and recommend you reading
« The Secret » by Rhonda Byrne.

Official Website of The Secret
It is truly amazing...to say just a little of it.

NOTE : I usually do this exercise at night.
That is when everything is quiet, silent

They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore.
It's not dead, it's just that it's been forgotten,
removed from our language.
Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists.
And the dreamer is banished to obscurity.
Well, I'm trying to change all that, and I hope you are too.
By dreaming, every day.
Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds.

Source : Release Lyrics

Somewhat deep... a tiny sad, yet peaceful, yet deep in a special way.
I used to cry sometimes when I listened to it.
The grief of a missunderstanding. I am a dreamer.
Dreaming and dreamers aren't often to be seen and found in this world...

The tie between dreaming and the reality had been broken.

Then at last, I realized the true message in those lines...
«Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists»

And the answer is here...
«By dreaming, every day.
Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds»


Exercise :

Thought 1 : 
What do I want for myself?

Thought 2 : 
*Insert goal or dream here*

*PLAY*

Action :  
With your mind, stay focus and imagine.
Imagine details and the situation happening.
During the first times it will seem hard to achieve and to think
But with time, it will become easier, your mind will be clearer 
And you will become more and more focused on what you want

Note : Leave any worries behind.
If it helps, put soft songs playing, like instrumentals.
In a long run, it will become easier and easier... 
(or not so long run) To imagine and dream

Note: I do this once per night, before sleeping.
Then after the Thought and Imagination Exercise
I go and drift to sleep. It is amazing...

Stay. focused...
Keep...breathing...

[...] It is okay to dream and make a time to dream and a time to fight.

So I choose :
«I'll dream and stay focused at night... 
And fight and stay focused during the day».

Peace be with you,



sábado, 18 de janeiro de 2014

Social - False Friends


Good evening, dearest

My post for today, besides announcing our return to Life Awareness Blog.
It has been quite a twist and turn. I think life is pretty much that about.
We have our ups and downs , so and so on.
I'll bring some positive thinking and good mood, for the time being.

Oh...About fake friendships.
The false friends part is like a funny title.
We can keep it this way...

The false friends are like expressions that are similar
but if you say them without being sure of what you are going to say...
might not help at all.

"Islândia" for instance is similar to island... but means the country Iceland.
Or... "Estou constipado" = «i have a cold»
If...I say...in english...
"I'm constipated" = «I'm having intestinal problems»

[...] Like so, fake friendships are a bit like false friends
Either they are true or they are not friends, but aquaintances instead.
Either they enter your life and do good
Or leave if they hurt or drain you in any way,
It is all about knowing the difference between the two.

I had during these last months and even before,
several lessons to learn on this matter.
And if anyone asks...ever "what happened to the sweet side of you?"

I would reply : "It is safe and in store for the ones who treat me right and deserve it"
And I believe that people do not become bitter,
they only (often) raise their defenses to protect themselves from harm.

Remember,
It is all about being there and understanding.


May this year of 2014 be great for us all

Blessings,



sexta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2014

Message to the Readers!


Hello there! Life, here  :D

I have changed location
(From http://pt-en.life.blogspot.com to https://lifeawarenessblog.blogspot.com/)

I am back, hopefully the team is stabilished as well.

I have the posts back on track and they will appear Tuesdays and Fridays.

Ideas are welcome and feel free to contact us at the form!


Many blessings,

Life.

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