Help a writer out

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:

I love writing. This is what I’ve been born to do, this is what I’ve always dreamed of doing. It’s that one thing I feel I’m kind of good at, and that one thing that allows me to be at my best as a human being.

You know, when you’re able to give something to others, to offer something to this world. To change the world, to build a new one.

But, unfortunately, book sales have been incredibly low this past months. I’ve been trying to offer discounts, e-book bundles, but still… it wasn’t enough.

I took a part-time job as a waiter, but the job was part time only in terms of pay. I didn’t have time to write, and this is, simply put, the worst kind of life for a writer.

So I quit.

I wanted to be able to write, I wanted to be able to blog…

View original 90 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime ( Sleepless in West Lake, China)

Originally posted on retireediary:

I was expecting that West Lake would go almost completely dark at night.

I was not surprised that West Lake in fact shows its peace and serenity when most of the banks are deserted.

In the night West Lake returns to her innocence from the day’s pomp and shows her peace, elegance and romance.DSCF6331

There are still people walking the banks and cyclists riding in the dark.

I wasn’t ready to take photos of the night scene of West Lake, so here is my only photo which shows the busier part of the West Lake with a tower (spire) in the distant background.

Hope you feel the peace too!

View original

It’s Only One! – Love And Friendship

Originally posted on Children Of Light.:

alove

“A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.” ~ Edgar Cayce

I would love to add something of my own to the above quotation but I cannot think of anything appropriate. I will leave you to read the rest of the post, and ponder on “the whys and wherefores.” Eve


Excerpted from a talk given by Ram Dass in 2012

Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes. I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships, I’ve…

View original 490 more words

Finding perfection

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:

modern_love“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”Tom Robbins

It seems to me that everyone’s got a list of traits they demand from a lover. They want to be loved in a very specific way by a certain someone who has the exact set of qualities they want. But I suppose no one actually asks themselves if they deserve such a person. They don’t even ask themselves what are they going to do with him/her.

There’s no such thing as a perfect lover or perfect relationship. Nothing is perfect.

View original 306 more words