Elmarie's questions and thoughts

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The symptoms of peace

I found this gem on the net and thought to share it: What are symptoms of inner peace? 1. A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences. 2. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment. 3. A loss of interest in judging other people. 4. A loss of interest in... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

So many people believe life is an emergency. That if they don’t work non-stop, 24/7, they won’t get everything done. Actually, most of us have that problem. We beat ourselves up if we can’t meet our own self-imposed deadlines. We are so serious about achieving success, being perfect, impressing... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

About the truth

About the “Truth” Groucho Marx once said: “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says “yes,” you know he is crooked.” Another maxim in life are the words of Gerard Groote: “The farther a man knows himself to be from perfection, the nearer he is to it.” I’ve been thinking... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thoughts about virtual reality and social networks

Yes, one has to sit down and talk about life’s contradictions…probe…delve…My question is, like the proverbial frog in the pot that doesn’t escape from ever-rising-temperature (is that an apt comparison?)why we are complicating our lives…inviting more suffering? What I am refering to is the irony of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Emotional Intelligence: the role of parents

Emotional Intelligence: Part 2 “ A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which everyone who passes by leaves an impression ” – Chinese proverb “Today is the womb through which the future will emerge. We sow seeds for our children’s tomorrow by our actions today. In the grand scheme of the... Sign in to see full entry.

I cry for my beloved country

Why is South Africa no longer an option? Well Afrikaans-speaking South Africans have become the unwanted blots on the landscape of the so-called “rainbow nation”. The feelings of disdain and dislike with which you are regarded as you step off the plane is almost tangible. Furthermore, you are a... Sign in to see full entry.

On South Africa and Zimbabwe

Don't know who of you know what's going on in Zimbabwe? Did you know that the people are starving...that the "President for Life" in this country is refusing to release the "election" results that has been pending for three weeks? That while millions of people are on the brink of death due to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The castle of my mind

My own castle… I find myself so often within my own fortress nowadays. I pull up the drawbridge that allows anyone to cross the moat that surrounds the walls around my heart, and feel so safe and secure with the knowledge that no-one can enter to hurt me or even to touch me. And inside the castle of... Sign in to see full entry.

Precious moments

Sometimes you happen by chance to stumble upon something so rare…so different…it sucks all the air from your lungs. And you are caught up in the ambivilance of choosing to live and scaring away this precious, fragile thing with the throaty desperate-for-air noises you would have to make. So here I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 29, 2008

The gypsy

"There is something to be said for roots", said the gypsy as she was staring into the fire. "A sense of belonging. A sense of peace that makes you feel that, despite any cosmic accident that may befall you, you have your feet firmly planted in the soil somewhere...perhaps the rich brown soil of... Sign in to see full entry.

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