A piece of midnight’s contemplation (after watching “Water for Elephants”)

You are walking… You are walking on a path filled with success and hope. You are becoming somebody who will bring the proper contribution to this world. You are living your dream…You are living in your world full of small worries, full of unnecessary things, full of people who make you feel great or small. And after years of fighting for something you thought was right, life comes in like a bolt and takes all away from you. Yes, my friend, it is the naked truth, an unbearable truth, but in the same time it represents your blood.

Each drop of blood you spilled or you will spill comes with a change, comes with a choice. You can fight or you can reconcile with it. They used to say that all happens with a reason. Maybe you will find out a greater path, but maybe you will struggle and suffer and eat up all the crap that you can swallow. Nobody knows what the next second will bring…

Life has it. It is in her hands… You cannot take it from her. But why is she born with this gift? Why can’t we control our own lives? It’s a question that can bring many answers and many doubts.” God has a plan for all”…Really? Then why did He give us our free will. I think He has a plan, but we are the ones who change it, we choose our path, we choose if we die of sadness or if we die of stupid courageous acts, we choose if we let the world kill us or if we will fight until our last breath, and then this world will say:  ” Damn! This was a hard one, very spirited one!” . God only gives us a vision of His plan….we are the ones who accept it or not. We are the ones who control everything….God is different in the perspective of each and everyone of us.

Love…the ultimate power. You go on a stage full of different colors, a stage which is near the crowd or somewhere where you can barely see it. This stage is decorated with your thoughts, with your actions, with your feelings. Your mind and your soul creates the show (in many cases the soul is the boss, but it is not a rule) and after you are done watching your own show, you decide you should do something because even if your mind and your soul are present, you feel your body’s absent. You start touching, tasting and smelling each part of your show. That’s the moment when you make the discovery of your life, that’s the moment when you really start living. Now don’t get me wrong! Don’t take the denotative meaning of each word. Your body doesn’t have to be there , in order to actually be there. Think about it! Love, love is what allows us to see, to taste , to feel , to smell each beautiful thing this life offers us…love, hope, but hate and hopeless thoughts as well. You cannot be really happy if you haven’t experienced the real suffering. Until you haven’t lost what you loved, you won’t be able to appreciate what you have. Don’t wait for the loss…don’t make that so typically human mistake. Love in order to live!

Have you ever needed an advice, but no one was there to give it to you? Have you ever needed a hug, but no one was there to hug you?Have you ever needed anything, but in that moment you couldn’t have it? Have you ever needed love, but she turned her back at you? I can believe you, if you  say “yes” to all the questions except the last. She is like God…she will never abandon you; only if you drive her away, but she will come back whenever you call for her. You know, my dear reader, those foremost requests are very often met. Do not wait to answer “yes”  the question ” Have you ever needed life, but she didn’t come?”…

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Close your eyes…just do it!

Have you ever closed your eyes and let your imagination go wild?

Do it NOW! It’s never too late, but it won’t work if you are “blind”…

Did you close them? Did you manage to escape?

Did you see the darkness? Did you manage to feel great?

 

Close your eyes and let your body wander

Close your eyes and drown into the slumber

Look right in front of you and do not care

Whether you smell the grass or feel the air.

 

Don’t let your other senses play you as you dream

Something that doesn’t let you be great is always mean

I’m not saying that your senses aren’t good

I’m just telling you to follow what you should

 

Close your eyes and feel the morning breeze

Close your eyes and see the Elysian Fields

Close your eyes and see the one you want to be

Keep it quiet and you’ll see exactly what you want to see

 

Follow my advice, take my hand and let it go

I’m not referring to the hand, and do not keep it slow

Do not be afraid and start running on a cliff

And when you reach the edge, just jump, don’t wonder “if”…

 

One thing is for sure: that you will fall

But if you hold me tight you’ll land on midnight’s wall

And if you let me go you’ll fly to foreign moors

Just make sure you’ll land safe, but have that ride which cures.

Bed Bath & Beyond Coupons

Bed Bath & Beyond is a store from where you can buy a great deal of household items. One can make the purchase directly from the store, or he or she can shop online. As you have probably figured it out from the name the focus is on bedding and bath items. However, you can shop for almost any kind of household item. A great news when it comes to this store is that you can find coupons that will allow you to save money. Why shouldn’t you buy the same product at a lower price even if there is no sale? You can find all kinds of offers online and all you need is an e-mail account and a printer. If you don’t have the second one at home, you can easily copy the coupon on a USB and go to the nearest copy center.

One of the most popular offers, the Bed bath and beyond 20 off coupon, will allow you to diminish your costs substantially if you are planning to make a big purchase. All you have to do is to go on their website and search for their e-mail sign up service. The next step is to enter your data and, of course, your e-mail address. You will receive offers and promotions plus a 20 % off one item in-store Savings Certificate. Subscribing to this online service will bring you more advantages than you have ever thought. You may also receive promotional discounts from Bed Bath & Beyond whenever available. You can benefit from this coupon weekly, thus you don’t have to plan your shopping with precaution. This renewable coupon can be yours in just minutes if you subscribe.

Another way to access this 20 % off printable coupon is to go on their Facebook page. After you reached this page, click on the Sign Up For Offers section and fill in the form. It’s practically the same form available on their website, but much easier to find. Due to the fact that the website has hundreds of pages, sometimes it is very hard to find the one mentioned in the second paragraph. Most of us use Facebook nowadays, so there shouldn’t be problems finding the 20 % off coupon. However, if you are a bit out-dated, you can get the coupon directly from the store. People who like to go out and do their shopping have the same benefits as those who browse the Internet. Nonetheless, if everyone got it from the store, a long queue would also exist. In conclusion, one of the two methods mentioned above will save you a lot of time and, of course, money.

The coupons are a great asset, but make sure they are not expired. The chances here vary since some stores do not accept more than one valid coupon per purchase. However, some stores will accept more than one coupon, and it will not matter if they are expired or not. This coupon and many other offers can be found on the official website of the store. Bed Bath & Beyond has a great deal of promotions and it’s a pity not to take advantage of them.

On the balcony

The sea winks and a boat is coming.

There are few still ones near the other shore.

I hear the pain cuz some kids are crying,

While others play football on nature’s floor.

 

The sun prepares to set, the night is near.

I’m letting the wind go through my hair

And wonder if the ships will disappear

Because I don’t know how much they care.

 

The buildings I see will be here tomorrow.

The noises I hear will change every minute.

The smells I can’t sense because of sorrow,

But I can taste everything I intuit.

 

What sorrow? I really don’t know!

I’m making up stuff while others sleep.

I’m standing right here on my own

And I’m enjoying the silence and the beat.

 

It’s almost 5 o’clock and I do not know

How long the sun will tap my shoulder.

The view’s amazing, but I cannot throw

Words that won’t be worthy of its Owner.

 

My left view is blocked by the sun

And the one on my right is not impressing.

Straight ahead is everything I’ve done

And at the same time all the confessing.

 

Here, on the balcony it’s a new ground;

It’s a place I like to call my own.

But in order to be safe and sound

I embrace a new life and admire the dawn.

 

 

 

Inspired by a Creature

dog behind bars

 

 

I wake up at the same time with the sun.
My biological clock lets me know it’s on.
I stretch and make some childish sounds,
But then I’m up despite the bounds.

Here I start a new day in this life.
I face the morning’s playful knife,
And as I head towards my meeting
I suddenly feel so alive.

The sun casts upon us lovely lines.
He sends sometimes some charming signs.
Other times the rain has to do her shift
And blinds the earth and goes adrift.

Sunny or rainy, the dog doesn’t care.
He stands there behind bars, but he’s aware
Of everything that happens nearby,
And so he stays and watches the whole lie.

Does he watch a lie or a joke?
Is it better in the yard than in this smoke?
He doesn’t know because he didn’t try
To cross the other side, but you know why?

He looks just like a statue near a wall,
And you could swear he isn’t bound to fall.
The pigeons won’t rest on him cuz he’s still,
And the moon will guide him cuz of freewill.

He analyzes well and he stands by.
He’s waiting for the proper sign.
And when he’ll manage to be free,
He’ll be the great thing you’ve ever seen.

A thing to remember for all you here:
The time will not make you shed only a tear.
He’ll kill you step by step with his sweet feel,
But those who wait, will break this deal.

Stress – part II

Stress…a subject about which debates could continue forever and ever. As I mentioned in my first article, the most important thing is to learn how to deal with your problems. Running away from them is not a solution. I know sometimes you just feel like throwing your PC out of the window or breaking something, but think about it! This will cause more damage, thus more problems. You don’t want to do that! Plus you do not deserve to be killed or tortured step by step by people who undermine you or simply do not care.

We encounter everyday situations that stress us. If the situation is of such nature it does not mean that it is necessarily bad. This is where things turn to be very hard to deal with. We all know that one can eliminate the stress caused by bad situations by simply having patience or using relaxing techniques. Meditating, practicing yoga, qiqong or any kind of sport, doing something you enjoy, are some of the most common methods to relieve stress. Even if they are very helpful, this nasty hormonal imbalance will have major impacts on us while we are preparing for something important (even if that “something” makes us happy). Here’s the paradox: the happier it makes us ,  the more stressful it is.

 

       Examples: weddings (if it’s your own then is the worst kind of stress :D), new jobs, new relationships, new homes. Practically, anything that’s new and obliges you to take decisions, which will be imprinted on your life thread. Yeah!!! It sounds really, really scary! That sentence: you cannot do anything about it anymore! Only if I wouldn’t… Uf, uf, uf! Regret and fear. These two feelings will eat you alive. Add a bit of frustration, some complexes, a bit of anger and Voila! you’ll have the perfect combination for the most delicious stress. Ok, ok …we talked a lot about the theoretical part, and you are probably wondering what can you do? Simple: stop caring! I know it’s not simple at all, but in a world where not everybody can meditate, not everybody likes to exercise and sometimes you really don’t have time to do things that you love, all you have left is indifference. I’m not saying it’s easy…it will be very very hard actually! But if you manage to fight with your fears, you’ll be able to handle anything that will cross your path. You do not know where to start… well, I am going to let you read a book I read a few weeks ago and I would like you to let me know how you feel when reading it or after. You may say that it has no connection whatsoever with stress. Fear and stress are two completely different things. From my experience, stress is caused mainly by fear…and this ain’t the fear you feel when you walk alone at night on an alley filled with thugs.

      Download the pdf. and let me know how are you feeling. If it helped you in any way, then my job here is done. 😉 Happy reading!  2011_1203-the-flinch

More about stress in the next post 🙂 . See ya guys!