Always there

"Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death." - Hunter Doherty Patch Adams

When I heard about Robin Williams and his sad goodbye, my World stopped for a while. I was soaked into my deep Self, where things from my past were waiting to be awakened again. And that day came...

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There he was, a boy from my childhood, the happiest kid in the neighborhood. Always laughing, always full of life, always making others people's lives a little bit brighter. And then, one day, he was gone. A suicide. At age 13. And a big wound in my heart.

Years passed by. The best years of my life were spent in a beautiful presence of a guy I really liked. He made us laugh, love life and he was our guide into a soulful life, focusing on the others. He was my inspiration - to live better, to do better. And then, one day, he was gone. Cancer. At age 20. And a big wound in my heart.

In a way, Robin Williams was for me a projection of those two people. He had the same 'glow' around him as I remembered I saw around my friends. He helped me to keep my friends in my heart - they were always there, very alive, very true.

I believe they were part of my path into Art therapy. I've always had a need to help people to be who they really are. The quiet ones, depressed ones, sad ones, the 'happy' ones, the abused ones, the poor ones... They were my teachers and they were my patients. They were my motivation and inspiration.

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So I chose a path, called Art Therapy. But the World today doesn't want to deal with people who need help. The World closes its eyes and pretends they are gone. And for those, who do want to help, it feels like they are fighting with the windmills. The system wanted my money, but not my help. So, my life-path had to change a direction. I decided to invest the money into people, not a system. Because of that, my journey will be longer and harder, but Art therapy will always be with me, no matter what. And my friends, and Robin Williams and all the people I've worked with on my journey will always be there, too. Because of them I won't give up the things that are written in my heart, probably from the day I was born.

That's why I would like to dedicate this post and a video from my favorite Williams's movie role 'Patch Adams' to all of you who dream about a better World, better people and things we could do to make our lives brighter. Let the video inspire you to give, do and feel the best you can, and never give up your dreams, your true Self.

"You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome." - Hunter Doherty Patch Adams

 

Amazing silence

Life has its own ways...

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Lately, mine are better than I've expected them to be. Many times I'm feeling like riding a roller-coaster and feeling tired after the ride, but the gifts I receive on this journey leave me speechless. Amazed...
Meeting new people, shiny people..., being inspired by beautiful nature..., doing what my soul loves to do... 

So, my friends, I'm sorry to be quiet here for such a long time. My Life needs some time to settle down, to let me speak loud again, to share my thoughts with you...
At the moment I'm still in the phase of listening. And clicking. And changing. Just me and the perfect World. Everything else needs to wait a little bit.

I hope to come back to 'you' as soon as possible, with fresh news, fresh ideas, fresh me. I hope you'll still be there, sharing with me your thoughts and opinions, your bits and pieces of your life.

Thank you for your patience and faithfulness. Until then... all the best.

Never too late

There are some days when I wonder who holds my life in his/her hands... Is it really me, just me? Or is there something beyond my power, beyond my knowledge?

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Sometimes my path brings me to the places I didn't want to go. Should I say thank you or complain? Should I stop there or continue my journey? I wish somebody would wisper the answer to my ear...

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But I am grateful for my life. I found my place on Earth, where I can spread my love to Mother Nature, where my heart is full of joy when watching the sky, listening to water symphonies, and where the mountains protect you from evil.

One thing I know: if I was younger and braver, I would dedicate my life to Mother Nature and photography. I would want to be part of Yann Arthus Bertrand's team, educate young children how to take care of our planet, tell stories with pictures, heal ourselves with nature and pictures.
I still can't believe it how many children (and adults) don't know how to recycle or do other little steps to protect our planet, our environment, ourselves. We are all connected! We are One! (Maybe this magnificant video can explain what I mean:)

I wish they'd teach me in school how to live on planet Earth to keep its balance. I wish that at history lessons I wouldn't hear about us, humans, like we are the only living beings on the Earth - the history is not only ours... The history goes beyond us. I wish that at biology lessons I would learn how to touch a living creature to not hurt it, destroy it. How to take care of it, understand why it is there, its mission, its story - not because of us, but next to us... Everything is linked, everything is connected.

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It is not too late to set ourselves free from our daily unimportant stories, written in our daily newspapers, on TV screens, on the radio. We can focus our 'cameras' onto the things that are important, important for us and important for our planet.  Set yourself free from your stories!

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Balance yourself, be you (the person who lives in your heart), let the Earth and Universe inspire you to live a life above the games people play to avoid responsibilities and to pretend there's nothing to be done.

Set yourself free, - it is not too late, and listen to the Mother Earth. She has a lot to say...

Gift of the gifts

Today, in the World of plenty and in the World of nothing, I wonder what is the real gift that I can give or receive... Is it something material, is it the money, is it something intangible? Where to find a key to answer this question?

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Through the years of life experiences and challanges, through the work I did with children and their parents, and through the trails and fails, I've found the gift of gifts I cherish the most now.

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It is 'the time'.
The time that you take for me, spend with me.

It is the (quality) time that parents spend with their children, which makes a huge difference in child's life. Sometimes children don't understand or appreciate parents' efforts to give them their true love, but I always say to them: don't give up! One day things will change. One day we will all see a clearer picture of the world around us. One day we will all remember (not all the material things we've got) the precious time that someone spent with us especially because of us.

Take your time, my friends. Take it today. And use it wisely...

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Let this week be the one to remember forever!

Earth of plenty

The last few months I was lucky enough to spend some time in Nature's lap. I could see how mother Earth took care of her child (- Nature) and made her feel good.

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From time to time she washed her and showered her. For the holidays she dressed her into white. With the wind she helped the Nature to fix her hair. And with the singing birds she gently woke her up. When you are so close to this magnificant being, like in a womb of mother Earth, you don't have any words left. Quietly you listen to the beating of big heart, decanting of blood (the rivers and streams) through the blood vessels, surrendering to the rhythm which takes you away. The time flies, but you feel fulfilled and happy - in the world of abundance, the world of plenty.

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I hope, the day, when I will be able to share this love to Earth with kids and you, is near. That we all get closer to Nature, to caress her with our creative hands and to whisper tender lullabies to her ear. The time in the womb, in silence, is almost over..., the birth is near by and hopefully there will be enough time for new experiments, explorations - with the camera or without it. Although, I must admit, the silence is so full of rich words..., that it is hard to leave this safe and fulfilling world.

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The Earth of plenty is round and it never ends. It gives, gives, gives in so many different ways, that we would finally see, understand, take and give - like she does. I've never met such a creative, universal being as the Earth is. Therefore, dear Earth, all the best and let me touch you and feel you for many, many more years. Thank you!

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