Past Sunday after a full weekend of filmmaking in Obertraun, Austria I couldn't reach home. I stopped at the Chiemsee as it is on my way home to munich and went to the beach. Had a beer and shot the stars. The very first time I saw a falling star and it was wonderful.
Don't know who to bless. Nature? The Universe?
Maybe just my parents.
Thank you for bringing me into this world.
I admire and truly love you.
Hope to bring it at least half the way up to that mountain of love as you guys did.
One of my favorite places on earth and so delighted that I was born close to it. If you want to join me, just leave a message and I might tell you where it is.
I started reading another book of Thich Nhat Hahn: "No Mud, No Lotus" (german title: Ohne Schlamm, kein Lotus - Die Kunst, Leid zu verwandeln") which is amazing and I recommend every human being out there to read it.
Here's one quote:
“Without suffering, there's no happiness. So we shouldn't discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world, with a lot of tenderness.”
and a longer one in german:
„Wir bemühen uns, Leid in Gutes zu verwandeln. Auch die Lotusblume braucht Schlamm, um zu gedeihen. Sie wächst nicht auf Marmor. Sie müssen erkennen, dass es eine enge Verbindung zwischen Leid und Glück gibt. Wer vor dem Leid wegläuft, kann kein Glück finden. Im Gegenteil: Suchen Sie nach den Wurzeln Ihres Leids. Erst dann kann Verständnis und Mitgefühl erwachsen. Diese beiden sind der Schlüssel zum Glück. Alles Geld und alle Macht der Welt bringen kein Glück ohne Verständnis und Mitgefühl. Im Angesicht von Fanatismus, Unterdrückung, Furcht und Wut hilft nur eines: Betrachte den Schlamm genau, um auf ihm eine Lotusblume wachsen zu lassen. Wer das Leid des Aggressors erkennt, muss ihn nicht hassen.“
“When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.”
The past three days my days were filled with friends.With joy, laughter. Finally I can feel again & I love to breath the air that is surrounding me-no matter where.
Whoever who ist not connected with my Facebook stuff i recommend you reading this article. Just let me quote something little for you from it. The rest, you can dig in yourself. Enjoy!
"What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious."
It really moved me.
I would also like to hear or read what you think about it. Just leave a comment! Thanks!
been there, done that. Fuck. That's my tremendous quote of the day. I felt the fear coming up these days.. feelings i don't like and I try to avoid. They keep me away from being able to be creative. From being able to feel creative... yes even from the feeling of having a feeling at all. Then I looked through a numerous amount of photographs taken from me or taken by me. All this situations. Repeating. Feelings repeat, they disappear they fade. They grow and light the other day.
I love the mornings, we should love every single one of it, even there's a lot of work ahead of us after that day's morning. Rise and shine, my mom would say. I sometimes caught myself rolling my eyes up to the sky whilst she's telling me this. In the fucking early morning. But mornings are good. They are fresh. They can be bittersweet. I don't want to write stuff like "every day is a new beginning"... because that's what gift cards tell you or lame instagram posts these days. I would rather like to write "take a deep breath, child, no matter what comes it will try either way to run you over. decide to jump on it an ride along with it! or make a step to your left and say to yourself, oh fuck you, i go my own freakin' path". This all might sound confusing? Or does it sound pretty right?
Would love to know what the outsiders are thinking? (you!)