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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

 

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...

Stories on the walls

Have you ever strolled a city, 'reading' the stories of the city's walls? Sometimes there are just empty windows with cold looks, open doors with inviting stairs, and sometimes you can find walls with colorful, rich and exciting stories on them.

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I don't see many stories in the modern cities anymore. Just graffiti. No artists employed to decorate the facades, no creative stories to share with visitors, no space for imagination...

I wonder where did all the stories go? 

Luckily there are people who are writing their stories on  the walls 'for free'. Great stories, soulful stories... My favourite is artist JR whose wish is to use art to turn the world inside out. He is an inspiration how to make our place on Earth a little better.                                                                                                   

 http://www.jr-art.net/

http://www.jr-art.net/

Doesn't he make you wonder how would your story look like on the walls of your town? Be creative!

Inspiring click

People say all sorts of things about what makes a great photograph. They argue about the photo gear, composition, light etc. I think it's all in the click.

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If you know your camera (no matter how big or small the camera is) and if you listen to your inner voice, then you know exactly what to do in a particular moment. You know when to click. 

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That's why I don't like 'staged' pictures, pictures made with all sorts of extra equipment, pictures so perfect that you find them too perfect, unreal... For me, photographs are experiments - experiments with perspective, view, light, expressions etc., etc.

If I lived in a city, I would go on the streets and just click, click, click. Like Vivian Maier did years ago (this photo is one of my favourites, but of course there are many more). Exploring, clicking, experimenting... Not making a big science out of it, but still dedicating the entire soul to every click. Taking pictures of the beautiful 'here and now'.

Life is made of clicks, inspiring clicks. We should all focus on the good ones and create a visual board we want to see. Enjoy!

Dancing with Cosmos

Here we are, in a new year. New beginnings, fresh ideas, the whole new blank canvas in front of us... What kind of a life will you paint on it?

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Have you made any new year's resolutions? Have you chose a word, a mantra that will guide you through this year?...

How about if you just follow the rhythm of the Universe and let go? There are universal patterns everywhere. There is a plan in a 'chaos'. There is you on the right place, in the right time...

Look how wonderful the dance of our Earth and Venus is! (Check out more beautiful orbital patterns here.) And we think the Earth is 'just there'...

Imagine what a beautiful pattern you can create with your lifestyle as well - just dance with the Cosmos and be who you are!

Have a wonderful, special, creative dance through the year 2014!