Monthly Archives: January 2014

Wings for your mind

Someone has made an aeroplane entirely out of paper… Recreating tiny little details, including how the engine behaves when the plane is landing… That is some true dedication.

I could not believe when I saw it with my eyes. Although people make airplane models and I have seen some of them in my life, this one has completely stunned me. A person spending five years on it, perfecting every single detail of it, taking care of every minute imperfection, making sure everything matches the original… The seats upholstery, the head rests on every single one of its 400 seats or so… My awe is unstoppable.

The dedication of this guy reminds me of Birdy (the William Wharton one), who wanted to become a bird badly enough, that eventually, through struggle and pain and in due course, with time, he became one… This is so realistically beautiful, but I do not mean its shape (although it is very impressive and detailed), I mean the beauty of the person’s dedication. I see their meticulous cutting and structuring of tiny paper elements in every single part of this plane. Excellence of manual skills is an understatement.

I hope that one day it will fly. And not fly in the air, like a big metal plane, but to fly into your imagination and inspire more of it. Not only more of paper plane models, but more of that motivation to spend your time and energy (and a lot of it!) to create something that will touch the other person. To me, it’s a miniature of our world. It’s a symbol of times. It’s a Western worldview made of paper. It’s so many things. To you, it can be something completely different. Or it can just be a paper model. I have been told that I have a vivid imagination.

Whatever your thought is, whatever your feelings are, please enjoy it. Enjoy this meticulous journey (welcome aboard), sit back and relax, and be inspired to perfect your own work of art – your life.

Period.

Oh, and here is the link: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/paper-bowing-airplane/

What do you think?

 

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Peace & mindfulness quote

If we live our present moment mindfully, we will know what to do and what not to do, and we will try to do things in the direction of peace.

- Thich Nhat Hahn, Peace Is Every Step

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Tuesday Quote

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Obstacles? Take one step.

Stand up to your obstacles & do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

- Norman Peale

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photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinredjellies/408275494/

 

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Deers’ breath…

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Do you know what you’re capable of? #quote

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

- Thomas Edison

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photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4770437059/

 

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Selective Remembering

Forgiveness is good for you… Let me add another quote to this one, here it goes:
“The practice of forgiveness is your ticket to clarity, vitality, and freedom.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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Meditation is easy, really.

Meditation is not a difficult task. It is a way to lead you to your long-lost home.
- Soen Shaku

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My advice – no resolutions this year.

The New Year. How many times have you asked yourself – what am I going to achieve this year, what my plans and resolutions are?

My plan this year:

NO RESOLUTIONS.

Only dreams to realise in time – the best, most waited for ones. Rather a do-it-now plan for the things you wanted to do most. If you do that, everything else will fall into place. Planning and goal-setting is good, but it all comes down to what you are doing NOW. So, no television (unless this is your goal :), no other distractions. Focus on what you want the most and it will come to you (but keep working on it too, it helps ;).

Moreover, something about taking things for granted. There is nothing more saddening than not appreciating a thing while it lasts, and then regret and wishing it came back after it’s gone. Many years from now you will regret the things you didn’t do, the unread books, the people around you that you didn’t appreciate or even notice… By any means, cherish what you have this year, because you can never be sure how long it will last. That simple truth has made me a lot more aware of what’s happening around me. I sincerely recommend it.

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

- Vincent van Gogh

What are your thoughts & feelings about the idea of resolutions?

xx

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