Dreams do come true?

Last night I had a weird dream. A heavy dream.

I dreamed that I was struggling to climb a rough, muddy hill. The path was harsh, there were obstacles along the way, rocks falling down and that it was really cold.

I also dreamed that the hill was so slippery and slimy, and even if the journey was so hard I still got to arrive at the top where a long and scary crocodile met me on the way.

I was so happy that I managed to arrive at least at the top but I was so frightened when I encountered the forceful animal.  The animal though did not try to bite me or fight with me, he just chased and followed me along the way.

The new path on the top was green and beautiful, surrounded by amazingly old buildings and stones. It felt like every single one of them had their own soul and purity, bringing magic to the place.

I was so disappointed though that I could not be free and eventually team up with the crocodile. His deeds were bad and cruel, bringing up to life stoned creatures and stealing their kind soul away.

One by one, the stones became cold and scary creatures and the crocodile was bringing them to life despite their will.

During the dream I felt so many things, that I cannot even explain. I felt sadness, disgrace, joy and then fear, unwillingness and helplessness.

I don’t even know how to understand this dream and how to explain it. All I know is that I felt it and just want to know the path to escape the crocodile.

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Welcome back, dear Fall

I’m not sure if the fact that I was born in September is a reason to love you more, but I really missed you, gray autumn.

Since the summer I felt that something did not fit in the decor. The breathable heat, the scorching sun and the sweat made me want you more and more.

Many people become nostalgic with the arrival of your season, autumn. But I don’t feel that at all. I love the sweet expression of wind after the drizzle of summer, the cool splashes of rain entering the skin burnt by the sun, the sky steeped by clouds.

Maybe you feel what I feel, dear autumn. In a way, our feelings are reciprocal at this time of life, feeling together an unexpected sadness.

Like me, you change the shades of your soul to more serious and dry colors, from light green to dark brown, orange and red. We mature together in the monotonous dance of life, a long-desired season.

From the early hours of the morning you bring cold and moist shivers, sprinkling mist over the summer bedding, possessing the entire world. As a hesitant young girl you play with the temperatures and make changes to the world at your leisure without thinking about the consequences.

So while the morning is cold and ignorant, the noon brings unruly sunshine and high temperatures. In the evening it is much harsher than in the morning, the degrees falling far below the thermometer.

Nothing compares to a cup of hot tea, sipped intensely in front of the fire that burns the wet wood. Even the mohair in the cardigan braided by the mother has its place and handles the skin frightened by low temperature.

I like the sound of wilted leaves freshly fallen from the trees and their unmistakable scent. I would play all day hiding in the dry garden behind the house, enjoying myself as a child of your gifts.

The aroma of ripe apples, the sound of walnuts tumbling on the ground from the old tree, the cherries full and tasty in the fall, the burgundy plums and black grapes, all are gifts brought by you, rich autumn.

The strong smell of resin and wood, the stratified wood in algorithmic rows on the thick wall belonging to the house fence. The hard working people preparing for winter healthy and delicious preparations, all of which are part of your favorite activities in the fall.

The same activities are repeated every season, but each year is special in its own way and you make this possible every fall. Thank you for being here!

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Thursday in a few rows

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What were you doing last year at this time?

I don’t know about you but I lower my head down and smile. There has been so many things, so many memories, so many worries that are not present in the now.

Today we have other things to care about, to think and process. Things are different but somehow carry the same feelings and emotions.

Don’t let yourself carried by the wind and moments, they will happen anyway. Or better said, don’t worry about today, just live it. In an year from now you will smile again.

Happy Thursday, dear readers!

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Tuesday inspiration within quotes

Hello, dear writers and readers! Today’s post will be about awareness, better thinking and consciousness.

I have come to realize yesterday that our daily actions, our activities and the way we actually comport in various situations define who we are. We are usually advised to be ourselves and act in consequence, but should we all the time?

We have a lot of colleagues, a lot of unknown persons around us, and for a fact we know them by the surface, but are those persons really who they claim they are? Behind us we may hear often unspoken words about our behavior or our response to reality… . In the end, the way we react and behave in situations create our character and the way the entire world sees us.

So, today, Tuesday, my advice for you and me, will be to raise consciousness, to think and before talking and acting, to be aware.

And as I accustomed you in the last posts, I will enlighten you with a few motivational quotes for a better day. Hope you will enjoy!

  1. The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. Paul Cezanne
  2. The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets.  Jacques Yves Cousteau
  3. What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. Abraham Maslow
  4. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. Eckhart Tolle
  5. Contemplation is the highest expression of man’s intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is a spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness and for being. Thomas Merton
  6. If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
    Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies
  7. The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. David Foster Wallace
  8. Be present in all things and thankful for all things. Maya Angelou
  9. The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden
  10. Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance. Anthony de Mello
  11. Being self-aware is not the absence of mistakes, but the ability to learn and correct them. Daniel Chidiac
  12. The better awareness, the better your choices. As you make better choices, you will see better results.
  13. Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you. Deepak Chopra
  14. Once you awaken you become fully aware of your true potential. ATGW
  15. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.   Albert Einstein

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Do you hate Mondays? Start to love them!

Today is Monday. Another day, from another week, from another month and a brand new year, 2019.

I never understood why the world hated so much Mondays. Yes, I understand it’s another beginning of the week, and we need to carry our daily activities that we left on Friday before the weekend.

Returning back to work and daily week activities should not be seen as a rerun, especially if you want to make a change, and live every second of your life to the fullest.

Of course, going back to work is not easy, and for sure implies a lot of attention, hard work and perseverance but we are not lazy people and we started this journey called life with a purpose in mind.

In my opinion Mondays should not be seen as such a burden every single week, simply because:

  • We have the right to start a new journey, make a difference in people’s life, in our life;
  • We must be thankful for every day we live, thankful that we are present in now, the day that we so awful call Monday;
  • We had to opportunity to rest and start refreshed a new beginning. There are people who haven’t had a free weekend in years.

In the end, my advice is to gather all bad emotions that we accumulated in the past few days, to throw them in a basket and start a new day with positivity and good vibes.

I gathered for you a few Monday Motivation Quotes. Hope your Monday will be better!

  1. When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.
  2. “Candy is natures way of making up for Mondays.”
    Rebecca Gober
  3. “Monday is the day of silence, day of the whole white mung bean, which is sacred to the moon.”
    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices
  4. “What about Monday? That could be our one day we look at things the same way, and wear funny shoes.”
    Kevin Dalton – Faubush Hill
  5. “Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life.”
    Ken Poirot
  6. “Mindful Monday Humans, May your coffee kick in before reality does.”
    Napz Cherub Pellazo
  7. “Good Morning.
    Let Monday be your friend and he will show you a wonderful week.”
    Anthony T. Hincks
  8. “The thing about today is…
    It’s Monday!
    No other day could get the week off to such a great start.”
    Anthony T. Hincks
  9. “Monday is a new experience waiting to be enjoyed.”
    Anthony T. Hincks
  10. Hey I know it’s Monday but it’s also a new day, a new week, and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen. Michael Ely
  11. For me, Monday represents a fresh start to the week. It is the day where the slate from the previous week is wiped clean. It is a day of new beginnings.
  12. Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year! David Dweck
  13. Monday is a fresh start. It’s never too late to dig in and begin a new journey of success.

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Learn to say „NO”!

Hello, dear readers! So, upon a few moments that happened recently in my life I understand that having to say „NO” shouldn’t be forbidden. Sometimes, a simple „NO” is a luxury that every person must afford, once in a while.

So, on that thought, I would like to challenge you to say „NO” to some things in our life, to embrace your own desires and dreams, and care about yourself as a person more.

Why is so important to just say „NO”? Here, let me explain you through some quotes:

  1. “Let today mark a new beginning for you. Give yourself permission to say NO without feeling guilty, mean, or selfish. Anybody who gets upset and/or expects you to say YES all of the time clearly doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Always remember: You have a right to say NO without having to explain yourself. Be at peace with your decisions.”
    Stephanie Lahart
  2. “Take „no” as an encouragement to redouble his efforts, so it was easier to say „yes” right away.”
    Stieg Larsson
  3. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious.  You get to choose how you use it.  You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
    Anna Taylor
  4. “We must say „no” to what, in our heart, we don’t want. We must say „no” to doing things out of obligation, thereby cheating those important to us of the purest expression of our love. We must say „no” to treating ourselves, our health, our needs as not as important as someone else’s. We must say “no.”
    Suzette R. Hinton
  5. “Sometimes „No” is the kindest word.”
    Vironika Tugaleva
  6. “It is extremely important to be able to make negative assertions. We must be able to say what is ‘not me’ in order to have a ‘me’. What we like has no meaning unless we know what we don’t like. Our yes has no meaning if we never say no. My chosen profession has no passion if ‘just anyone would do’. Our opinions and thoughts mean very little if there is nothing we disagree with.”
    Henry Cloud, Changes That Heal: The Four Shifts That Make Everything Better…And That Anyone Can Do
  7. “Real freedom is saying ‘no’ without giving a reason.”
    Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
  8. “NO” is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple No.”
    Sharon E. Rainey, The Best Part of My Day Healing Journal
  9. “Learn to say “no” to the good and the advantageous, in order to receive the best.”
    Sunday Adelaja
  10. “In order for us to practice self-control, we must have a goal. We must have something we are saying “yes” to, which necessarily comes with things that we must say “no” to. We use self-control to maneuver ourselves toward this “yes.” This goal must be entirely our own. The minute another person is choosing and managing our goals for us, we have left self-control behind.”
    Danny Silk, Keep Your Love On: Connection Communication And Boundaries

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Inspirational quotes that will raise your motivation on Monday

Hey, guys! Today I thought that it will be a great idea if I share with you some motivational quotes that will raise our moral and build the idea of happiness and greatness!

1. „Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda

2. „You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

3. „Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Charles Darwin

4. „When writing the story of life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” – Harley Davidson

5. „Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; It is something that you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

6. „When you change your thoughts, you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

7. „People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

8. „I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” –Estée Lauder

9. „You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” –Shonda Rhimes

10. „Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” –Stephen Covey

11. „Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.” –Simon Sinek

12. „Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” –Og Mandino

13. „Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” –Brian Tracy

14. „Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” –Robert Kiyosaki

15. „Energy and persistence conquer all things.” –Benjamin Franklin

16. „Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” –Julie Andrews

17. „The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” –Ayn Rand

18. „Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” –Henry Ford

19. „Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” –Abraham Lincoln

20. „You and you alone are the only person who can live the life that can write the story that you were meant to tell. „Kerry Washington

Let your day be awesome and you amazing. Set goals and be happy! Make the best out of this Monday!

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Tu esti prost?/ Are you stupid?

In rutina cotidiana ascult in fiecare zi opinii, pareri diverse cu voia si fara voia mea. Uneori fiind prinsa intr-o discutie random, alteori auzind fara sa vreau chiar, din jurul meu, convingeri si idei bolnave.

Una dintre cele mai des intalnite idei este urmatoarea: „E prost/ proasta!”

Dar ce este totusi cuvantul „prost” si ce insemnatate are?

Conform dex, PROST, PROÁSTĂ, proști, proaste, adj., s. m. și f. 1. Adj., s. m. și f. (Om) lipsit de inteligență, fără judecată, fără minte; nătărău, nerod, tont, prostănac. (Om) care se încrede ușor; (om) naiv, credul. (Persoană) fără știință de carte; (om) neînvățat, ignorant.

In ultima vreme am tot analizat aceste comportamente si evaluari ale comportamentelor oamenilor venite din partea unor persoane complet necunoscute.

Sa poti categoriza o persoana drept prost/proasta nu este dificil, in fapt, este chiar extrem de usor. In special daca nu ai cunostinta de cauza si vrei sa te poti afla in treaba, vorbind fara noima, pentru a atrage atentia celor din jurul tau.

Cum sa iti dai seama cand o persoana chiar nu este proasta

In primul rand, nu este demn sa categorizezi o persoana drept proasta fara a avea cunostinta de cauza. Sa va dau spre exemplu cateva situatii intalnite:

  1. Cel mai des intalnit caz este acela in care un om nu stie despre ce vorbeste, cand este slab informat. In cadrul acestei situatii, oamenii nu sunt documentati despre problema ce are loc in acel moment, insa isi doresc sa o rezolve cat mai rapid si cat mai eficient posibil.
  2. Un angajat greseste o sarcina de serviciu ce pare simpla in opinia colegilor sai. Astfel, fiind automat introdus in categoria despre care discutam azi, prost/proasta.
  3. O persoana educata in domeniu isi sfatuieste subalternii sa incerce o solutie mai putin ortodoxa pentru o chestiune nemaintalnita pana in prezent.
  4. O persoana este captiva mrejele unei noi sarcini de serviciu si cere sfatul unei persoane mai avansate. Problema este simpla, insa persoana in cauza nu realizeaza pe moment si este din nou, introdusa in clasa prost/proasta.
  5. Un om isi doreste sa aleaga o anumite cale in viata, fiind incapatinat si dorindu-si cu ardoare sa mearga pe acel drum.
  6. De asemenea, clipele in care persoanele nu isi doresc sa se supuna in fata persoanelor mature si selecteaza optiunea cea mai grea – de a face lucrurile conform dorintelor personale.
  7. Atunci cand o persoana nu se incadreaza in categoriile sociale atat de apreciate si incurajate in prezent, atunci cand o persoana este diferita si frumoasa in felul ei/lui.

Concluzii si idei personale

Situatiile descrise mai sus sunt intalnite in viata de zi cu zi, de mine, si de tine, tu cel care ma citesti astazi. Am enumerat doar cateva dintre intamplarile care au loc in fiecare zi, insa realitatea este mult mai vasta.

Nimeni nu s-a nascut invatat si nimeni nu este perfect 100%. Suntem oameni si defectele, greselile ne definesc in fiecare zi, intr-un mod sau altul. La sfarsitul zilei, trebuie sa fim destul de mari incat sa ne recunoastem greselile, suficient de destepti ca sa invatam din ele si indeajuns de tari sa le putem indrepta.

Persoana la care indrepti degetul astazi si o categorizezi drept proasta poti fi chiar tu, intr-un anumit moment al vietii tale, intr-o anume situatie. De fapt, te privesti in oglinda ochilor ceiluilalt, indreptandu-ti frustrarile si deceptiile inalnite in viata aceasta.

Si daca te astepti la prea multe din partea celor din jurul tau, sa nu o mai faci. Esti criticat cand gresesti si barfit cand reusesti. Asadar, singura ta directie si singurul tau scop ar trebui sa fie succesul.

English version

In my everyday routine I listen to opinions every day, different opinions and without my will. Sometimes I end up being caught in a random conversation, sometimes hearing without even wanting around me, sick beliefs and ideas.

        One of the most common ideas is: „He/She is stupid!”

                                    But what does the word „stupid”  really mean?

According to dex, stupid, poor, (Man) lacking intelligence, without judgment, without mind; stupid who trusts easily; (human) naive, I think. (Person) without book science; (man) untrained, ignorant.

Lately, I have also analyzed these behaviors and assessments of people’s behaviors from strangers.
To categorize a person as stupid is not difficult, in fact, it is even extremely easy. Especially if you are unfamiliar and want to find yourself in the business, speaking out of your mind, to attract the attention of those around you.

                               How to figure out when a person is really not stupid

First of all, it is not worthy to categorize a bad person without being aware of it. Let’s give you some examples:

– The most common case is where a man does not know what he is talking about when he is poorly informed. In this situation, people are not documented about the problem that is going on at the time, but they want to solve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
– An employee mistakes a service task that seems simple in the opinion of his colleagues. Thus, being automatically introduced into the category we are discussing today, dumb / stupid.
–  A person educated in the field advises subordinates to try a less orthodox solution to a matter that has not yet been addressed.
– A person captures the nets of a new task and asks for a more advanced person’s advice. The problem is simple, but the person in question does not realize the moment and is again introduced into the bad / stupid class.
–  A man wants to choose a certain way in life, being stubborn and wishing to go along that road.
–  Also, the moments when people do not want to obey in front of mature people and select the hardest option – to do things according to your personal wishes.
– When a person does not fit in so well-appreciated and encouraged social categories, when a person is different and beautiful in her/his own way.

Conclusions and personal ideas

The situations described above are met in everyday life, by myself, and by you, you who read me today. I listed just a few of the happenings that occur every day, but the reality is much larger.

No one was born smart and no one is 100% perfect. We are people and defects, mistakes define us every day, one way or the other. At the end of the day, we have to be big enough to recognize our mistakes, smart enough to learn from them, and strong enough to straighten them out.

The person that you point your finger today and categorize it as stupid can be yourself, at some point in your life, in a certain situation. In fact, you look in the mirror of the oter persons’s eyes, directing your frustrations and deceptions from this life.

And if you expect too much from those around you, do not do it anymore. You are criticized when you are wrong and gossiped when you succeed. So, your only direction and your only goal in life must be success.

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