domingo, 27 de dezembro de 2009

The Delgados - The Light Before We Land

In truth there is no better place to be
Than falling out of darkness still to see

Without a premonition
Could you tell me where we stand?
I'd hate to lose this light
Before we land

And when I feel like I can feel once again
Let me stay awhile
Soak it in awhile
If we can hold on we can fix what is wrong
Buy a little time
For this head of mine
Haven for us

Before we let euphoria
Convince us we are free
Remind us how we used to feel
Before when life was real

And when I feel like I can feel once again
Let me stay awhile
Soak it in awhile
If we can hold on we can fix what is wrong
Buy a little time
For this head of mine
Haven for us
The Delgados - The Light Before We Land


How Proust Can Change Your Life
There are few things humans are more dedicated than unhappiness. Had we been placed on earth by a malign creator for the exclusive purpose of suffering, we would have good reason to congratulate ourselves on our enthusiastic response to the task. Reasons to be inconsolable abound: the frailty of our bodies, the fickleness of love, the insincerities of social life, the compromises of friendship, the deadening effects of habit. In the face of such persistent ills, we might naturally expect that no event would be awaited with greater anticipation than the moment of our extinction.

How Proust Can Change Your Life

quinta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2009

Increasing Awareness

I walk with ever increasing awareness. I eat with ever increasing awareness. I love with ever increasing awareness. Whatever I am doing I am doing with ever increasing awareness to be fully present in this moment.
in Fragrant Heart

terça-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2009

World AIDS Day

Visitem o site, informem-se e contribuam.

Respeitem e protejam-se. A vocês e aos que amam.

Aproveitem este dia para pensar sobre o assunto.

Support World AIDS Day

quinta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2009

My own Destiny

My world it moves so fast today
The past it seems so far away
And I squeeze it so tight, I can't breathe
And every time I try to be
What someone has thought of me
So caught up, I wasn't able to acheive
But deep in my heart the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to find my own destiny
I look at my environment
And wonder where the fire went
What happened to everything we used to be
I hear so many cry for help
Searching outside of themselves
Now I know His strength is within me
And deep in my heart the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to find my own destiny
And deep in my heart the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to find my own destiny
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

quarta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2009

God only knows (what I'd be without you...)

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I'd be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin' do me
God only knows what I'd be without you

God only knows what I'd be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin' do me
God only knows what I'd be without you

God only knows what I'd be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin' do me

God only knows what I'd be without you...

segunda-feira, 16 de novembro de 2009

Inner Freedom

You enjoy real freedom when you are able to accept or reject thoughts in accordance with your will, and being able to impose silence on your mind, when there is nothing to think about.

in "Inner freedom is Real freedom"

domingo, 25 de outubro de 2009

The Good Natured - I Pray

Sheer suffering

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2009

Dear Stressed Out:

Calm Under Low Cloud
Originally uploaded by ecstaticist
Keep your need for control and perfection in a healthy perspective. Control freaks and perfectionists often experience a lot of stress in their lives. My personal and professional experience has demonstrated to me that demanding an “A-plus” from yourself in everything that you do often catches up with you sooner or later, physically and/or mentally. Also, learning to let go of things that you can’t change is essential to good mental health. As the lines from a famous song by Kenny Rogers goes, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.”

in Hap LeCrone: 10 ways to keep stress from ruling your life

quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2009

Open your eyes to what’s right in front of you, and allow yourself to fully experience it

From tinybuddha's latest post :
6. Forgive. Most of the time, when we’re clinging to the past, we’re holding onto anger or bitterness. You see how much better things could be if only he did this, or she didn’t do that. But he didn’t. Or she did. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. Sometimes without remorse. Holding onto anger doesn’t punish the person who hurt you. It just prolongs your pain. Let go of that pain.

in 2 Ways You Think Yourself Unhappy (and 10 Things to Do About It) by tinybuddha

segunda-feira, 12 de outubro de 2009

The Fourth Step

Originally uploaded by "T"eresa
Meditation means to me, witnessing on three levels: action of the body, thoughts of the mind, feelings of the heart. Once a person becomes aware of these three things, the fourth step happens on its own accord.
You can call it his soul, his being, and it is the greatest bliss in existence. There is nothing above it.


quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2009

Moi seul et non les autres?

Puisque nous avons tous un égal besoin d'être heureux, par quel privilège serais-je l'object unique de mes efforts vers le bonheur? Et puisque nous redoutons tous le danger et la souffrance, par quel privilège aurais-je droit à être protégé, moi seul et non les autres?

terça-feira, 6 de outubro de 2009

Get it right!

Some people fail to differentiate between marriage as a religious institution and a civil institution. While marriage as a religious institution should be governed by people's faith and the tenets of their religion, marriage as a civil institution should be governed by principles of fairness.

Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat of Rod Blagojevich appointee Roland Burris. As quoted on on October 5. Read more;

quarta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2009


Originally uploaded by bartvandamme
Whoever goes into meditation risks a confrontation with himself:
The mirror of meditation never lies, and it does not flatter.
It is impartial and innocent and it never projects anything.


segunda-feira, 28 de setembro de 2009

Não Se Esquece

Os dias passam, uns atrás dos outros, como pérolas num fio. Todos diferentes e ainda assim todos iguais.
É fácil perdermo-nos nesse passeio pelo tempo... esquecer datas, e a ordem de alguns acontecimentos. Pior, podemos esquecer nomes e até caras de pessoas que foram importantes para nós ao longo da nossa vida.
Há, no entanto, sempre algo que fica. Tal como rugas na pele, é fácil deixarmos de dar por ele. Mas está sempre lá em memória do tempo que passou. E tal como uma camada fina de talco que nos envolve e amacia a pele, o amor de quem nos amou flutua à nossa volta, constantemente.

O amor não se esquece. O amor celebra-se todos os dias estando-se vivo.

Tiago Jorge

quarta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2009


Our task is to strike a balance,equilibrium by Ella's Dad.
to find a middle way,
to learn not to overstretch ourselves
with extraneous activities and preoccupations,
but to simplify our lives more and more.
The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity.
Sogyal Rinpoche

quinta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2009

Tom Jobim e Toquinho - Wave (instrumental)

Para os amantes deste génio da música brasileira.

Endless River

The more you know yourself,water  flow of Athabasbha Fall ( ZEN RIVER ) by tanpingsong.
the more clarity there is.
Self-knowledge has no end,
you don't come to an achievement,
you don't come to a conclusion.
It is an endless river.
J. Krishnamurti

terça-feira, 1 de setembro de 2009

The Three R's

Follow the three R's:Prayer Manis (Nepal) by elosoenpersona.
Respect for yourself
Respect for others and
Responsibility for all your actions.
Nepalese mantra

Define Necessity

Há alguns meses descobri um site onde, comprando uma simples t-shirt ou um colar se podia alimentar uma criança durante 1 mês ou financiar um purificador de água, ou até um simples mosquiteiro para combater a malária. Recentemente enviaram-me um mail (como costumam fazer regularmente) com a nova campanha deles, e por apoiar a causa não posso deixar de a publicar aqui também. Por favor visitem o site, e considerem fazer uma pequena compra. Saem todos a ganhar, e vai de certeza ajudar-vos a redefinirem a palavra "necessidade".

segunda-feira, 31 de agosto de 2009

Matrix runs on Windows XP

How to Live a Better Life with Less

Have less. If you learn that enjoyment of life isn’t having stuff, you’ll be able to let go of it … and declutter. Having a life with a minimal amount of clutter is so enjoyable, so peaceful, it’s hard to describe. It leaves you feeling free, without the stress that comes with an overwhelming amount of stuff, and leaves room in your life for relaxation. Less of a focus on buying stuff means you also have more money, or less debt, or you need to work less in order to live the life you want. Any of those options are good.

in How to Live a Better Life with Less

sexta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2009

Thought Provoking

Love_Doesn't_Discriminate_by_mubblegum by _mubblegum_.Today, I was working in a coffee shop when 2 gay men walked in holding hands.  As you might expect, heads started turning.  Then a young girl at the table next to me asked her mom why 2 men were holding hands.  Her mom replied, “Because they love each other.”

quarta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2009

Letting things take their course

Rushing into action, you fail.Flow VI by Bill Liao.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe.
Therefore the Master takes action by letting things take their course.
Lao Tzu

segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2009

Your nature is the buddha

Japanese people call this art Nature by ionushi.To find a buddha all you have to do is see your nature.
Your nature is the buddha.
And the buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares.
If you don't see your nature and run around all day looking somewhere else, you'll never find a buddha. 

Silver Rust

There's reason behind thisSilver hearts on rust by Eva the Weaver.
Rewind to the first kiss and wonder lust
Look back as we all must
And almost cry out pixie dust
As I keep dreaming
Of lost days when my spirit was robust
Back then I was stirring
But I've learned all silver one day rusts
Katy Rose

Union of Knives - Opposite Direction
Get ready for your wit, get ready for your want

Do you want, do you wanna know
How deep how quick your cuts go
Everything poured on black ice,
Squeezing citrus fruit in my eyes.
How do we how do we mix friends?
How do we get the pegs
Into the holes that they wanna go?
How do we share everything we’ve ever known ever known is now?

We keep ourselves moving
In opposite directions
Go, go
In the opposite direction

Get ready for your wit, get ready for your want

segunda-feira, 17 de agosto de 2009

Moment of Clarity

I am at ease and clear with myself.
It does not matter where or with whom I am.
My clarity and ease of being are always present in me.
My happiness does not depend on anything outside.
NarupaDeep Clarity by tuxthepenguin84.

Memórias de calor.

Mais um dia de Verão quente se avizinha, e sou levado a revisitar memórias de calor não só físico mas principalmente humano. Tempos passados no Algarve em família.

Bons momentos.

sábado, 15 de agosto de 2009


select * from infinity; by ~ a r u n.Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

Rich Cook


Vihara Dharma Bhakti by TeeJe.Nobody has the right to judge anybody, negatively or positively. These
are the ways of dominating people. When you judge someone you are
trying to interfere in his life, which is not your business.

A real, authentic man simply allows people to be themselves.


quinta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2009

Solitude & Meditation

Originally uploaded by AJ Heath
Ordinary men hate solitude.
But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.

Lao Tzu

terça-feira, 11 de agosto de 2009

Barbara - Si La Photo Est Bonne

Si la photo est bonne,
Juste en deuxième colonne,
Y a le voyou du jour,
Qui a une petite gueule d'amour,
Dans la rubrique du vice,
Y a l'assassin de service,
Qui n'a pas du tout l'air méchant,
Qui a plutôt l'œil intéressant,
Coupable ou non coupable,
S'il doit se mettre à table,
Que j'aimerais qu'il vienne,
Pour se mettre à la mienne,

Si la photo est bonne,
Il est bien de sa personne,
N'a pas plus l'air d'un assassin,
Que le fils de mon voisin,
Ce gibier de potence,
Pas sorti de l'enfance,
Va faire sa dernière prière,
Pour avoir trop aimé sa mère,
Bref, on va prendre un malheureux,
Qui avait le cœur trop généreux,

Moi qui suis femme de président,
J'en ai pas moins de cœur pour autant,
De voir tomber des têtes,
A la fin, ça m'embête,
Et mon mari, le président,
Qui m'aime bien, qui m'aime tant,
Quand j'ai le cœur qui flanche,
Tripote la balance,

Si la photo est bonne,
Qu'on m'amène ce jeune homme,
Ce fils de rien, ce tout et pire,
Cette crapule au doux sourire,
Ce grand gars au cœur tendre,
Qu'on n'a pas su comprendre,
Je sens que je vais le conduire,
Sur le chemin du repentir,
Pour l'avenir de la France,
Contre la délinquance,
C'est bon, je fais le premier geste,
Que la justice fasse le reste,
Surtout qu'il soit fidèle,
Surtout, je vous rappelle,
A l'image de son portrait,
Qu'ils se ressemblent trait pour trait,
C'est mon ultime condition,
Pour lui accorder mon pardon,

Qu'on m'amène ce jeune homme,
Si la photo est bonne,
Si la photo est bonne...

segunda-feira, 10 de agosto de 2009

Undress Me Now

Using your mind
Imagine our skin
Joined at the hip
Joined from within
By using your eyes
You're freezing my frame
Watching our clothes burst into flames
Undress Me Now - Morcheeba


You are responsible for your destiny. You need to know that you are carrying cause and effect on your shoulders all the time. No matter how powerful a king may be, he is under this law. Each word you speak and each word you think will fall back to you.


sexta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2009

The Perfect Curve

The Perfect Curve
Originally uploaded by lepiaf.geo
Nature is perfect, whole and complete. I am part of nature and I too am perfect, whole and complete when I let go my judgments and doubts.

in Fragrant Heart

segunda-feira, 3 de agosto de 2009

Sleeps With Buttlerflies

Take you away again
Are you flying
Above where we live
Then I look up a glare in my eyes
Are you having regrets about last night
I'm not but I like rivers that rush in
So then I dove in
Is there trouble ahead
For you the acrobat
I won't push you unless you have a net

You say the word
You know I will find you
Or if you need some time
I don't mind
I don't hold on
To the tail of your kite
I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home to
Kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly then boy

Look good from on the ground
I fear with pins and needles around
We may fall then stumble
Upon a carousel
It could take us anywhere

I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home to
Kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly boy

Tori Amos

domingo, 2 de agosto de 2009


Now the only time
This moment the only reality
This body the only buddha
This place the only paradise


sexta-feira, 31 de julho de 2009

Jacinta - Jazz, Arte & Finança

Ontem, convidado por um grande amigo, passei pelo BES Arte e Finança e fomos ver a Jacinta numa sessão de jazz swing que me levou a revisitar algumas canções da nossa memória colectiva. Aqui fica uma pela qual tenho especial carinho.

P.S: Jacinta estás de parabéns! As condições atmosféricas não te eram favoráveis mas nem isso te impediu de nos brindares com tão boas canções. Obrigado! :)

Perfect Symmetry

eye of the tiger
Originally uploaded by ~Jonas Peterson~
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake