Upside Down

Everything we do… everything we are… everything we create… is coming from the invisible! Why do I start with this phrase? Well… I was thinking that it is about time we seriously took charge of our lives. We are just perfect in complaining, moaning, sleeping awake… but we forget that life is something more essential… and we are a part of it! It… it?!?!?! NO! It is not just “it”, we are talking about life! The energy that makes our heart beat, our brain think and our feet walk! But, we forget all those things and we just do not… create!

In the Heart Sutra is mentioned that: “all is formed from nothingness” since “form is emptiness… emptiness if form“.

The deepest meaning is that you are in control of your state of being, destiny, and living. You are the creator of your own world. Despite what karma or dharma proposes you select which reality may be paved by yourself.

When was the last time you created something? When did you decide that “today, I am a part of the creation and I create!” When did you defy what you see and you are what you believe?

Start!!! Today! NOW!!! The way to do this is simple: just turn your life upside down… shall we try?

 

Thinking of my thoughts

Have you ever considered how many thoughts you have each minute? Seriously! Count them! Just for one minute, take one post-it and make a simple dot each time you think of something… and then, of course, count them… Think of the result, and multiply it with all the minutes of your life till this very moment.

Osho says: thoughts are like the clouds that cover the blue sky, and that the sky is you

Why is that? Simply because when we have an issue to deal with, we think, and then think and then again think of that issue while we never try to find a solution… But reaching a solution means that we reach our potential, which means ourselves. Think of this. Do you feel better by thinking of an issue or by finding a solution and act accordingly?

There should be one mantra to repeat:
happiness is a state of being that can be only claimed and won by yourself!

 

Reality is a matter of perception

Any kind of mental or sentimental condition may be succeeded by repeating a concrete pattern. Socrates said that in order to learn something forever, you would need to repeat it 7 times.

The moment you realize that you experiencing a situation that you do not like, either because you created it or because it was incepted, you need to get out of it! But, how could you untrain a habitual behavior?

You may start by thinking of the ideal opposite. Keep that thought for 1′. Repeat that the following day and add 1′ more, and so on. By that, you succeed two things. You disrupt a reality you created or accepted which you do not like and you claim a new one.

I fully understand it’s painful and difficult to do it. Actually, it is your habitual persona that will not allow you to start. What should you expect? You will change. Your relationship with your significant one will improve. Your business and income will increase. Your body will change. Your universe will follow your new rhythm. YOU will be living a life you selected to!

Remember… the most ancient darkness vanishes in front of a single candle.

 

It’s a new day!

Today is such a nice day, isn’t it? Well… it is! You are strong, you are having a good time, you are enjoying everything around you… so, finally, you enjoy being yourself!

You may think that nobody understands your struggle, that each day you try to create something and develop your Inner Self more and more… Hesiodus said that “if you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon the little will be much“. And then, you are surrounded by people who try to criticize your efforts and your state… they call you a loser… they are disappointed in you… Actually, what they are doing is to blame a part of themselves, the part holding them from succeeding in reaching their own targets! Do not feel sad about them… Do not be angry with them! Just love them, therefore, love yourself. Make a closure inside and move ahead. You and your life are much more important than any that could even try to hold you back and away from your happiness!

Since I remember myself, I have always had one major target. I will never have to tell myself in the mirror: “Why haven’t you done this since it is what you really want to do?”.

Life should be lived to its fullest.
ALWAYS LIVE YOUR LIFE AS YOU WISH TO SHAPE IT! 

Think of it… and do something that you really like today… without fears, regrets and thoughts of “what the others might say”!

Photo credits

Favorite Song by Mina… put it LOUD!!! finally, I present myself… Today I AM MYSELF!!!! 

Is Your Success Possible?

Let’s turn impossible to I’m Possible! You came in this life for one and only one reason: to live your life full of love and in bliss!

Set aside mind, feelings, and fear…  Success is 13 steps away from you to claim it!

  1. Clear target, which should be according to
    • Your talents
    • Your educational background
    • You have not mastered yet
  2. Organize your ideas and create a plan with concrete milestones,
  3. Be disciplined. Not hypochondriac or maniac. Just understand what has to be done, will be done and is only a step closer to reaching your target,
  4. Maintain your state of body, mind and feelings in balance. Do not exaggerate on stretching any of them,
  5. Do not associate yourself with how others Your ideas and life are unique and guided by yourself,
  6. Listen to your heart but always check what exists in the market. Your most innovative ideas still have space,
  7. Do not feel that you are “miss something”. Fulfillment comes from understanding what is really missing and cannot be covered with what it is easy. The apparent is covered by the easy solution,
  8. Do not wait for any acknowledgment by anyone apart from yourself
  9. Be conscious of your present state, do not overestimate or underestimate yourself. In both cases, work harder to evolve,
  10. Persistence. Most lost the big opportunity just because they didn’t accomplish a final effort,
  11. Doing things you do not like, may happen only in the case where these will assist your target,
  12. Try to excel yourself. Do not stagnate. Keep your mind and heart boiling,
  13. Love what you do.

Relationship Guide

Life. Is full of surprises. Always. We come in a world as a little child and we get to know of our parents and closed ones, we meet new friends, boyfriends or girlfriends. We grow and create a legacy.

In this life path, we meet people that we share our heart, mind and body. We share our breath for moments that can never be forgotten. Moments that define us and determine how should we behave with our next relationship. At the beginning, we are empty of experiences and only have impressions from what we observe our parents or grandparents appear to treat each other in front of us. Then we form an understanding based on our individual experiences, which is changing accordingly if these are positive or negative.

It is inevitable. At a certain moment in our life, we will meet a person that is our soul-partner and we would wish to stay with that person forever. The issue is that we don’t know how to behave or to expect from that person, and the worst is that we assume that, that person should know us already.

Well, that won’t work… but here is a quick 5 step to succeed

Be honest

Nope. You don’t like ALL they say or ALL they do and vice versa. It’s simply impossible. It’s great sharing and respecting each other and their wishes, but if you do not like something you create a black hole, fed maybe in a daily basis. That will drive you both apart. You will start disliking yourself and you will explode at a certain point. It’s better fighting now and resolving any issue than once and for good…

Make them feel wanted

Especially after 11 months of a relationship, we all getting less enthusiastic. Not because we don’t want our partner. On the contrary. We do. But we have learned to be liked and conquered by the other person. That’s how we get confirmation! In addition, approaching the 1 year, it’s all nice but deep inside we do feel that it’s getting serious. Are we sure about that commitment? Should we stay together? Should we have kids? Should I meet more before settling? And all questions like that. Well, let me tell you. Not experiencing your partner to the fullest, you lose! Keep your love steaming hot!

Make time for your partner

I understand. You work a lot, and you must use a laptop, a smartphone, and a tablet at the same time. Well, make some space for your partner. Allocate some good hours every day and a lot during the weekend to meet, have fun, walk around, travel, experience each other. If you don’t like somebody, don’t make excuses on how much work you do have. Be honest in-front of yourself, at least, and move on. When was the last time you spontaneously booked a trip for your partner? You’ll just need keyboard and mouse. As destinations I recommend: Rome, Milano, Barcelona, Stockholm, London, Granada, Tenerife, Maastricht, Lisbon, Prague. So simple!

Fight!

When was the last time you did fight with your partner like a kid? Realize that you won’t split up! You will be having actually fun! Actually, you are both right. And that’s the fun of it! Little arguments should be welcomed and feeling threatened that the other person will run away or hurt their feelings. We are together with a person not fix all their problems but to face them all together! There are times that their problem is our habits or behaviors. Just because they don’t know us yet as well as they will in some years, doesn’t mean we won’t get along already!

Hold hands

Old fashioned? Cheesy? Kids stuff? Call it what you want. The very first moment you touch their hand you’ll never forget it. So why shouldn’t you repeat it all the time? It’s not a part of a show. It’s how you tell your other half “you complete me” and “I’ll be next to you”.  Can it get better than this?

 

This universe is established in duality and nothing functions out of this concept. The beauty of life is to understand both sides of ourselves… both Sun and Moon and experience through the our other significant. Everything is important in this path … everything!

 

Success a State of Living

Have you ever considered what is success for you? I don’t mean for your parents, for your schoolmates, for your colleagues or for your partner. I mean for Y O U .

We come in a demanding world as a naked child. We cannot eat by ourselves. We cannot walk. Not talk. Can practically do nothing by ourselves. We are immensely dependent on anybody else. We want to become like somebody (parents?) so practically reach their own limits. Where is the success on that? Pessimism… Fatalism… Yeap. All that!

We have only one asset. An infinite inner force. That force is nourishing ourselves to achieve greatness. It is guiding us to learn and select freely our path. That if we do listen to our inner voice and we believe in ourselves with no doubt.

Jedi staff? Nope. This is the real deal!

Take any successful person you can think of. They all say: you don’t see how many failures I had before I got to be known and successful.

Yes. You are in that bottomless hell-pit (hello? Dante?) that nobody knows you and you consider success, a like on Facebook (sweet thing!).

Answer the following. Be honest. Separate your inner voice and all other voices in your head. Use 5 words max:

MY SUCCESS WOULD BE TO:

 

Your success can only be humongous! 

 

Ps. this is a sequence of songs. Great work Jain.

Universities & innovative companies show the way for modern HR

Few days remain until the first of the three events of the Santa Monica Job Fair powered by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Santa Monica Ted Winter starts and already some important facts are becoming obvious. South California Universities and some very innovative companies showed the greater interest, and in some cases officially supported the Private Sector Jobs & Internships event.

Another interesting finding was that companies in sectors that could be described as more “traditional” were reluctant to test Team Plus HR recruiting system that matches potential candidates to specific job openings. There is no doubt that HR is very important and part of the capital of a company. Αbility, experience and knowledge of each employee contribute to the growth and development of the company and talented people can bring an added value to the enterprise.

Experience and instinct of the recruiter are of course indispensable but in most cases the recruiter has limited time to sort through all applications and match the qualifications for each applicant to the specific requirements of the job opening. Thus, it is frequent that some talents are disqualified long before they reach the interview phase. This is where a sophisticated HR recruitment system can make the difference and highlight a possible talent that could be lost as an asset to the company.

Defining talent on experience or education leaves no room for innovation or for genuinity.
We have to promote freedom of expression and intelligent creativity. 
That is what success is all about!

Until now over 500 job seekers have registered for the Santa Monica Private Sector Jobs & Internships event. The level of support from companies and institutions is also growing and now includes Santa Monica College, California Lutheran University, ENKI Technologies, Expert Dojo, General Assembly, Technical Connections, the Santa Monica Place and more.

With Brian MacMahon – ExpertDojo

If you live close to Santa Monica and interested there is still time to register. For more information and online registration you can visit
https://santamonica-job-fair.eventbrite.com

 

art as the voice of our soul

art photo credits: https://phoenixd22.com/ + instagram.com/phoenixd22/

 

God (or Universe or Big-Bang) created the world we live in and we the human, are it’s ruler. Supposed to be at least…

We live our lives with a specific deterministic attitude, excluding possible. We live and we die. That’s it.

Βetween our days of living we try to create some worth. Some good living.

I’ll give you the color of that: #GRAY – not black and white (or white and black). simply gray!

We are forgetting, though, our most intelligent ingredient. Our soul!

We can’t escape our nature. We are creators!

We do music, symphonies, operas, paintings, portraits, landscapes, visit the stars…

We have a heart the is smiling with a bit or a color!

ALWAYS #ART and THRIVE!!!

Hello? Alliens? ET?

For a long time the media of this Pale Blue Dot write about the problems its inhabitants face. Financial crises, conflicts, pollution, poverty, political instability, and the list of bad news goes on and on. Suddenly NASA makes an announcement and the world stands still. Seven Earth-sized exoplanets discovered orbiting their Sun and for a day – at least – the problems and issues of our planet don’t fully dominate the news. Why? Why hundreds of millions of people who possibly have their own important problems consider this discovery important?

For me the answer is simple: It is our nature. Curiosity, exploration, innovation are the defining characteristics of our species. Our whole history has been shaped by visionaries who conceive ideas, innovators who create the means and tools based on the abstract ideas and explorers who enlarge our borders and pave the ground for the next generation of visionaries.

For example, the existence of exoplanets was conceived as an idea by visionary scientists like Carl Sagan, innovators created the means and tools like the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes and now modern “explorers” will study the planets hoping to answer one of the biggest questions of humanity: Does life, as we perceive, it exist elsewhere in the Cosmos?

I believe that this discovery has an even more important aspect. Our world has become too “small”. We can travel to any place in the planet in hours, communicate with anyone instantly and have access to almost any information with few clicks in our keyboard. We need to expand our boundaries again and perhaps the discovery of planets that may support life, “only” 39 Light Years from our home, gives an “impossible” magnificent target to our species. It is not something that our generation will experience but it our generation’s duty to look up to the stars and pave the way for the future.

inside, worlds are spinning…
the shapeless is shaping to what I create…
as above so below… 

 

Keep dreaming, keep innovating.

NASA’s PR: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around