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Weekly Assossiation : The Heart

“It is the heart that gives birth to all knowledge” – this is a common trait that runs in many traditional cultures, ranging from Ancient Egypt to Islam.

Indeed, ancient cultures thought that the heart, instead of the brain, commanded the rest of the body. In Ancient Egypt the heart was the place from which understanding, will and emotions would come from.

The heart in the Bible is “being from within”. Whilst man sees with his eyes, God sees the heart (First Book of Samuel XVI, 7). In India, the heart is where Atman lies – he is the absolute in Mankind. In Islam, it is in the shrouded heart, protected by many veils, where spirituality and contemplation live.
In our current societies the heart no longer represents the center of being but merely the center of emotions.

Now you take the floor: what do you associate with the heart?

Image of the Day : Gestalt – The boats

Quote of the Day

By Paulo Coelho

The warrior of light concentrates on the small miracles of daily life.

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Today’s Question by Suphi

Is there any one in your life, that you admired? And idol ..?

Borges has been a constant source of inspiration. It’s through his novels and short stories that I found ideas that subsequently became books.

The Zahir for instance was a term that I found in one of his stories and his definition is what propelled me towards the realms of obsession.

He also guided me throughout my youth. I remember, when I only caressed the dream of becoming a writer, that I took a two day bus trip to Buenos Aires to meet him. I saw him in a café but didn’t have the courage to talk to him. I regret this. Specially from a man that said something that I regard as being one of the fundamental truths in life: “there no other virtue than being brave”.

Image of the Day : Political Cartoons – Borgman

Quote of the Day

By Paulo Coelho

“Carry in your memory, for the rest of your life, the good things that came out of difficulties.”

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Today’s Question by Jake

What’s love for you ?

There’s a motto in Alchemy: “Concentrate and dissolve”. As you may know alchemists would, through laboratory studies, try to distill the mercury from the sulfur and then refine the mercury until it converted into gold. This quest would lead them to the Philosopher Stone (which was the solid component) and the Long Life Elixir. All the process of distilling is based on this very simple motto: concentrate – meaning extracting the essence – and dissolve – meaning mixing the essence with something else.

Many disregard that through this routine, alchemists were also training their patience and thus transforming their perception of the world.

I think you can apply this same motto to love: in order to preserve love’s freedom, one has to be able at the same time to dive into its essence and to share it others.

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Paulo Coelho

Number 7
Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 6
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 5
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 4
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.

Number 3
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Number 2
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 1
In the ’60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

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Image of the Day : Political Cartoons – Andy

Quote of the Day

By Paulo Coelho

The warrior of light projects his thoughts beyond the horizon.

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Today’s Question by Gwyneth

We know your messages from your books, but can you summerize with your own words, what’s are the most important things of a human life ?

Not to be paralyzed by fear in the path of our dreams.

Image of the Day : Political Cartoons – Bilicki

Quote of the Day

By Paulo Coelho

The warrior respects the suffering of others and does not try to compare it with his own.

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Today’s Question by Graziella

What was the goal of your life? Have you reached at it ?

My personal legend has always been to become a writer. I’m glad I can say that I’m fulfilling my dream. But this must not the interpreted as “the end of the line” – on the contrary – I have to commit everyday in order to stay in this path that I’ve chosen. One is constantly challenged – even by success.

Image of the Day : Political Cartoons – S. Gross

Quote of the Day

By Paulo Coelho

The warrior of light asks himself: “How will this affect the fifth generation of my descendants?”

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