July 7th, 2011

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

сразу говорю это мое мнение  : Ни одна практика медитативная  не поможет успокоится душе. Только в Иисусе Христе душа может быть в равновесии потому что он держит твой мой души в своем сердце... если это принят то душе будет спокойно :)

Writer's Block: Singing in the rain

It really depends on what is stuck in my head at the moment, and that's what I'll sing in the shower. I particularly love to sing Billy Joel songs to myself (especially "You May Be Right" and the parts of "We Didn't Start the Fire" I know - which is most of the song). I also enjoy singing George Harrison's "Got My Mind Set on You," "Our Lips are Sealed" by the Go-Go's, or Toto's "Africa." Ok Go's "Here It Goes Again" got stuck in my head for several days a few months ago...that was interesting. When I was learning the words to the Jay-Z song "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)" for my dance recital, I was singing that constantly. Recently, I had Owl City's "Fireflies" stuck in my head.

It's never out loud and would certainly be off-key if I sang out loud (I'm hopelesly tone-deaf). If I sound all over the place, I have a diversified interest in music, and there is nothing wrong with that. :-)

More misc

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?


Gin. And tequila. Mostly gin, though. Also, boys in love. <3


Got up this morning to discover that some wonderful person sent me a Kiss virtual gift!! khgjagrhg THANK YOU, DARLING ANON. *smishes* I only hope I carry on doing what I've been doing that made you want to send me one of those! ♥♥♥

In other news, we've had a bit of a slow day on the Bakery AU -- we only managed about 2K. It was bound to happen, the way we've been powering through this story, so I'm not at all worried. ALHFJHGFHG I LOVE THOSE TWO BOYS SO MUCH. <333


BAKERY AU PROGRESS BAR

12289 / 40000



The Pride & Prejudice Charles/Erik thing -- er. I've been extremely distracted today, so I didn't manage much. Word count so far: 19,935, and about 3/4 done. \0/ I have to say a massive thank you to zarah5 for enabling me with amazing music and the constant invaluable encouragement. I couldn't do this without you, bb! I can only hope that other people are as kind and enthusiastic about it as you! <333 I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN WITH THIS, YOU GUYS. ♥ Pining, smitten Charles and Erik trying so hard to be better and akhgfhgfj BOYS IN LOOOOOVE!! ♥

I have a job interview tomorrow, so I don't know how much I'll be around the next couple days. I expect that most of whatever time I manage online will be spent writing. I really hope to finish the P&P AU! AND I am given to understand by my awesome ae_match collaborator, red_rahl that we miiiiight be ready to post another petshop owner!Arthur tomorrow or on Friday!

I am feeling pretty accomplished, you guys. <333

Writer's Block: Peace of mind

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Crocheting keeps me feeling calm, and collected. Its the way I channel my anxiety, and gives me something to focus on. Feeling the yarn move through my hands keeps me down to earth, and staring at the stitches, counting, keeps my mind clear, and open.
  • dendi2

Вопрос дня: Свобода

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

 Никак не отмечаю! Считаю это ПОЗОРОМ РОССИИ! Так как в декларации РОССИИ от 12 июня 1992 года чётко сказано,что ВСЕ природные ресурсы НАШЕЙ СТРАНЫ принадлежат НАРОДУ! А на самом деле НАШИ,НАРОДНЫЕ,природные ресурсы приватизировала кучка олигархов!!!

Writer's Block: Peace of mind

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

There is so many different kinds! I love to do a bit of fitness or stacking at work, where I am on my own and just enjoying the peace and quite, especially in the corner of the store. Showering makes me calm and relaxed, think water is my main obsession, I drink it and I look at it, not fascinating, but I do think there is so much more!
I do a bit of dancing as well, bloody hard work, but jolly good fun. I do it at home of course, would never dare to do in front of people, I'll be in the back watching the instructor thinking to myself, of course with my gasping breathing... "Why.. Am I doing this... Me can keep up with you woman! HELP ME! Look even she's better at me! AND SHE ONLY STARTED YESTERDAY!" Gosh, if there was ever a girl who was better at doing the moves the instructor was doing, and she had only started out the day before I start, that would really pee me off! Having someone better than me, doing better at a sport I just started. Anyways, sorry, i adore ranting and love a good banter, I think talking to people will be helpful in a way, just listening to someone talking about how many eggs they bought, what their daily routine is like "Wow you're amazing! What advice do you have, For someone who is quite pale and not looking like an orange?".

So much goes on with life it really hurts my feelings, finding my Zen isn't easy when I'm tired, I'll just flop into my bed and sleep for a silly amount of hours. But finding it and feeling myself breath is just amazing, I feel more improved and precious, but then again, I feel I have a new life right in front of me and I can do what I want! 
And as you can see... I don't do much Yoga or ballet... But I do have Wii fit plus, Were you can have a go at Yoga, I might get stuck in the lotus position, but it's dead cool and dead chic! Doing it with a mat thing and just people around you shouting out "You are doing it wrong! You're meant to do this like this!" But there worse than me! Madness, Madness.
Thanks for reading this little blog about finding my zen. Chat soons! 
Eva.

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

прогулки на природе. иногда очень важно побыть наедине с собой, и лучше всего не закрываться в четырёх стенах, а пройтись лесной тропинкой, посидеть на берегу речки...
медитация
  • dialla

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Спокойная музыка, вязание, живопись или просто созерцание пламени свечи. А еще неплохо погрузиться в прохладную проточную воду. Вот это точно моментально успокоит :)
Hai Thar

Writer's Block: Peace of mind

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Meditation. Meditation and Jagermeister.
Okay, so I'm just kidding about the Jagermeister (though it is niiiiice), but seriously, meditation does help a lot. I used to do yoga too, but with work the way it is I don't have time to go to classes and I can't find a DVD I'm 100% happy with. Boo!

 

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Здорово помогает чтение псалмов, поэзии и хорошей литературы - Набокова, например. Можно помечтать о чем-то хорошем, можно почитать жж, заняться изучением иностранного языка, распросить себя хорошенько обо всем и понять в чем проблема душевной тоски. Хотя это и трудно, но разобраться с собой придется, иначе - плохо дело. Короче, нужно думать! И memento mori.

Writer's Block: Back in the day

Is there anything you did when you were younger that makes you laugh or blush when you remember it?

Oh yes, totally. I went through a phase of taking my clothes off at every opportunity, which is mortifying looking back on it. Lots of skinnydipping and streaking around with friends in increasingly dodgy situations, or daring each other to "accidentally" flash the postman or the window cleaner or the room service people or random passers-by. I dread to think what a psychoanalyst would make of it, but it was probably just raging hormones. Then I unexpectedly got myself a job as a model for classes through a friend of the family, and I wasn't exactly shy about it - it was all totally legitimate, of course, but I was probably over-enthusiastic about getting my kit off. I was only supposed to fill in for a few sessions one summer until they found a permanent replacement for the previous model who'd left at short notice, and I got it through my aunt who tutors a little for evening classes. My mum came along at first, even though the first class was entirely forty- or fifty-something women in the village hall, and I think she was very amused when I ended up doing it regularly - she was probably just glad I wasn't taking drugs and sleeping around. Although I have a vague suspicion (probably totally off-base) that she'd noticed my friends and I were into the whole streaking thing, and she was trying to give me a safe and legitimate avenue to vent my dodgy exhibitionist tendencies... I'd love to know if that's true, but I'm probably imagining it. Maybe I'll be able to ask her one day.

Anyway, it was really good money compared to any other job I could have got, but I didn't need much encouragement to take on new classes, and in hindsight I was extremely casual about the whole thing. I suppose I had the excuse that I didn't know how these things normally worked, but let's just say I wasn't shy about where I was stripping off or posing with a couple of friends, and I was a horrible tease with male classes. Most of whom don't give a damn, of course, which makes it even more embarrassing, but it probably wasn't very professional with the novices - and I suspect some of them may have gained a sudden interest due to the new model being several decades younger. It's not the fact I did it that I'm embarrassed about (it was cool), it's the way I flounced around in front of people I was guaranteed to see again.

That led indirectly to my one nude stint on stage - despite being a backstage techie and never having acted before in my life - which was in hindsight totally gratuitous and I can't believe we got away with it. All "in the sake of art" of course, if anyone really bought that. Oh sure, I said, I'll be fine with it as long as it's professional. At least I didn't have too many lines. I think we only got away with it because it was non-profit, but it probably embarrassed a lot of the audience, and a lot of the rest were probably only there to see a bit of skin. It was actually a really excellent play but there was really no need for so much nudity, or for me to be on stage as much as I was. I took part in some other very funny installations and charity events, some of which my parents knew all about, and some of which I'll probably never mention - plus countless dodgy episodes while visiting my boyfriend at uni, like running around the lake for ragweek which was just asking to get arrested. And so on, including some very sexually-charged incidents I am definitely not going to describe but didn't leave anything to the imagination of those present!

I suppose it was all harmless, but a lot of those times make me cringe so much it's painful - it must have been totally obvious that I got a thrill out of it, or an adrenalin rush or whatever, and I'm slightly curious to know what everyone was saying when I wasn't in earshot. A lot of the totally legitimate stuff was honest fun, and apart from being good money the modeling gig did genuinely give me a huge amount of confidence, at least when it came to dealing with people (boys mainly) who teased me about it. But whenever I go home it can be really embarrassing running into all these people who went to something like the play we were in. I wasn't at all embarrassed at the time, and I just try to act cool about it now. But where I live now I'm keeping myself firmly covered up! It's when people from here meet people from home that I can end up going bright red, because it's really not what people expect of me. And as soon as anyone (especially guys) hear you've done something like model for classes or do a nude scene on stage - which are not in themselves remotely dodgy, even though I used them as excuses to act like a complete floozy - it's all they want to ask you about. So I try to keep those worlds *very* separate until I know people well enough! I've been offered a little part in another play (my second role, Hollywood beckons!) and inevitably there's a fair amount of nudity in it, and I'm really not sure if I should do it now... I said I would a couple of years ago, but it's been stalled until now, so if I'm going to drop out I'll have to let them know pretty soon. Sigh.
вопрос

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Ещё не нашла, но очень хочется понять, что же мне поможет сохранить это душевное равновесие. И есть ли это равновесие вообще? Уже почти утро, а равновесия нет. Его вообще давно нет.

Вопрос дня: Свобода

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

День Независимости от чего? или от кого?
Не считаю, что независимость имеет место быть в нашей стране, в любой области, куда ни посмотри... 
Независимость измеряется лишь баксами и знакомством с нужными людьми, лишь властелины колец знают свободу, остальные лишь могут ошибаться, что так оно и есть...

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?


Очень помогает.Сажусь в электричку,еду три с половиной часа на дачу,в дороге пишу стихи на какую-то новую тему типа:

в моем саду уж голы клены

волнует сердце дух грибной

и черные стоят заборы

войду я в сад прикрыв калитку за собой.....
потом яприезжаю на дачу и вкалываю (кормлю кур,гусей,кроликов).После всего-забываю не только неприятность,но даже как меня зовут.Ну оченьпомогает.

 


Вопрос дня: Лучшие качества

What is something you would never want to change about yourself?

любовь к людям, 
меня сотворила природа именно такой, какая я есть, в каждом из нас есть минусы и плюсы, надо уметь любить себя и других и за то, и за другое... ведь все мы разные и это замечательно!
adam_bergmann

Вопрос дня: Дзен

... Прочитаю, несколько Сурат из Священного Корана. Потом чай попью. Могу хорошую музыку послушать, национальную танцевальную, фотографии детей...где они маленькие...всё позитивное вспоминаю.... быстро успокаиваюсь....хорошее настроение и следовательно..самочувствие..


Writer's Block: Let freedom ring

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

We don't have one... I don't think England's been successfully conquered by anyone since the Normans, and they're still here. Before that there were some rampaging Vikings, and since then there's been the occasional attempted invasion by the French or Spanish.

Oh, the Nazis occupied the Channel Islands, but they didn't get any further than that. So there's VE Day, of course. And Remembrance Day. There's always a minute's silence for Remembrance Day.

Writer's Block: What's been seen can’t be unseen

What is your LEAST favorite movie of all time, and why?

There are a lot of movies I've seen that sucked so I'll just mention a few:

1. Blair Witch Project- boring, overhyped, and the shaky camera movements made my head hurt

2. Paranormal Activity- overhyped and boring

3. 28 Days Later- overhyped and boring

4. Hall Pass- stupid sex humor (my bro wanted to see it so I watched it with him)

5. Any American Pie movie- I don't care for crude humor
Хоро-Хоро

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Дорога. Другие города. Поездки на автомобилях или автобусах или поездах.
Это отрезвляет, заставляет думать, вытравляет вещизм и вообще.

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?



А мне помогает сохранять здоровый душевный баланс, сосредоточение, медитация или молитва, называйте это, как хотите, суть от этого не меняется. Мы все, так или иначе, занимаемся одним и тем же. Сосредоточившись на своих делах, проблемах, мыслях которые волнуют, помолившись за них, призвав совесть и сваё подсознание(многие называют это Богом, в том числе и я) в помощь. Я тем самым собираю все свои силы, настраиваю свой внутренний потенциал и гармонию духа с телом, на успех в жизни и делах. И я абсолютно уверен, если мы все, будем регулярно уделять время разговорам со своим подсознанием (то есть: молиться, медитировать, сосредотачиваться в уединении и спокойствии и т.д.), которое подсказывает нам истинный путь к счастью и гармонии, то мир обречён на УСПЕХ!

П.с. «Верьте себе и живите так, напрягая все свои силы на одно: на проявление в себе бога, и вы сделаете все, что вы можете сделать и для своего блага, и для блага всего мира». (Толстой Л. Н.)

Вопрос дня: Навязчивая мелодия

What tune do you regularly find yourself humming or singing in the shower?

Я сегодня целый день пел Джеймса Брауна! И если честно то к вечеру я даже разобрал на гитаре несколько его песен! А регулярно это долб..ная мтв( на работе)!!
angel, fallen

Kirjoituskyvyttömyys: Fairest one of all

What is something you would never want to change about yourself?

On niin monta asiaa, mitkä haluaisin muuttaa tai muokata, jotka onneksi ovat muokattavissa. En haluaisi muuttaa itsessäni kiinnostuksen kohteitani ja taitojani liittyen musiikkiin, kirjoittamiseen ja psykologiaan. Päättäväisyyteni(itsepäisyyteni) on myös sellainen, jota en muuttaisi. Myöskin tietynlainen arvauskyky ihmisten aikeista ja selviytymisvaisto ovat tärkeitä asioita säilyttää. Tuossa varmaankin asiat, joita en muuttaisi. 

Writer's Block: Let freedom ring

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

Although I'm hispanic, being born in Canada, I do celebrate Independence day : ) I go watch the fire works, that's pretty much it ... BUT, I do ware my flag every sep 15th showing my pride and honor as well as respect for Guatemala ... mis raises Latinas will always be a huge part of me.

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Зосередитися і врівноважитися мені краще всього допомагає спокійна музика. Правда, якщо її буде занадто, то можна й заснути, а це було б не зовсім те що треба :)
Светлый Зет

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Кроме обычной медитации: запах целебных трав, шавасана, ци-гун и кун-фу. Кун-фу вообще изначально было духовной практикой. Во время занятий полностью отрешаюсь и чувствую свьзь с Космосом.
Ну и конечно моё самое любимое- полеты вне тела:-)))))))
Не понимаю реакцию некоторых людей "вот мы христиане, а медитация это у буддистов". Я тоже христианин, но это не мешает мне медитировать. Бог-то один, чего в бутылку лезть? Что если я буду медитировать Христос куда-то денится? Никуда Он не денится, и никуда я не денусь, всё едино. Зло делать не надо и всё будет ok. Различныме писания одному учат.
Я когда йогой стал заниматься, так родители когда узнали встали на дыбы:"Вот ты крест носишь, грех-то какой!" Ну понятная реакция, во время перестройки все кинулись в веру, почувствовав иллюзию свободы, и безъоговорочно верили всему, что попы говорят, да Чуваки там всякие, даже если это откровенный бред, не понимая, что тем самым эти попы да чуваки могут манипулировать их сознанием, попутно сдирая с них последние копейки.
Но во время медитации острее понимаешь, что всё это разделение на христиан, мусульман, буддистов и тд и тп- бред сивой кабылы. Нас всех создала единая сила.
ОМ-МАНИ-ПАДМЕ-ХУМ!
МИРА, ЛЮБВИ И ДОБРА ВСЕМ!
Ебал я капитализм!

Вопрос дня: Свобода

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

= Ну в Астане там конечно помасштабней, чем у нас. Парады там крутые, концерты крутые, салюты. Назарбаев на народ вылезет. (День рождения Астаны в этом году чего стоил. В Астане пять дней отдыхают по поводу днюхи, а остальные только один день, беспредел, ущимление прав! Нынче в Астане жить рентабельно, беспредел!) Ну в Алматы тоже мероприятия. У нас соседи-казахи были, вечно напекут баурсаков, сладости, стол накроют, чаи гоняют. А я никак не отмечаю. Предпочитаю лучше отоспаться до обеда. Потому что все эти парады, салюты не более чем показуха и инструмент запудривания мозгов. Умные люди-то видят, что никакой свободы у нас в стране нет!:-(
уу

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

последнее время мне помогает прослушивание классической музыки или в стиле нью-эйдж, а также йога, чтение духовной и эзотерической литературы
  • kedr1

Вопрос дня: Дзен

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?

Медитативная практика - это у индусов, а у нас испокон веков Христианство! В церковь зайдёшь, свечку поставишь,  на фрески  поглядишь, отвлечёшься от мирской суеты и душевное равновесие восстанавливается.
Winter Misery

Writer's Block: No. 1 hits

Which is your favorite classic Beatles’ song, and why?
I feel like I've answered a question similar to this one before. I will say 'Across the Universe', because of the imagery the lyrics create, and because I really like the quality of John's voice in this song. I feel like this song reveals a more vulnerable side of John.


Writer's Block: No. 1 hits

Which is your favorite classic Beatles’ song, and why?
I know I could be publicly stoned for this, but I have no favorite Beatles' song. In fact, I have listened very little to the Beatles (with the exception of the most popular songs playing on the radio) in my lifetime. But for the sake of this journal prompt, I'd have to go with 'Hey Jude' only because it is the first tune to pop into my head when I think of the Beatles.
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Writer's Block: Singing in the rain

What tune do you regularly find yourself humming or singing in the shower?


I have a few "standards" for the shower. "Roland" is a big favorite ("The fairest flower of chivalry to bloom in all the land") followed by, oddly enough, "Last Saskatchewan Pirate." On some days, it's the Leslie Fish version of "The Quest" (The knight came home from the quest").


I often use songs when I am cooking to manage timing, particularly if (as is frequently the case Friday afternoon) I am cooking multiple dishes. Song selection has a lot to do with when I need to switch attention from one dish to another. It's a method for managing cooking up to five things simultaneously that I have discovered works reasonably well.
fire 2

Writer's Block: Peace of mind

What kind of spiritual or meditative practice keeps you feeling zen?


This is a rather odd kind of meditation, but when I'm really bummed out or just in need of a general mood lift, I stop whatever else I was doing, put my headphones on, and play Blind Guardian songs at full volume. The power of metal blasts my bad mood into the stratosphere.

Writer's Block: No. 1 hits


         Ahhhh the " Beatles ", the group that forever altered our thinking on music and how it was, what can one say. Well I liked pretty much all of them at the time and some have faded from memory & view, replaced by other ditties, but I would have to say the one that stands out the most now is the one with the lines, ' will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm 64."  as now am 65 and don't need feedin or lookin after just yet....
......LOL.......................but there nice lines................winks
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Writer's Block: No. 1 hits

Which is your favorite classic Beatles’ song, and why?


Wow, pick just one Beatles song as a favorite... Are you kidding? Is that even possible? That said, I think it may be possible. I'll have to pick "And I Love Her". It's my favorite only because my dad used to sing this song to lull me to sleep when I was a kid.

I like the "boy band" Beatles (their earlier creations) way more than I do the "drugged up" Beatles.

Writer's Block: No. 1 hits

Which is your favorite classic Beatles’ song, and why?

None, but then again, I am not a fan of the beatles. I don't like those british groups. But I guess Yellow Submarine, since people I knew made parodies of that song. I had a friend who made a parody of it, telling a teacher and his ex to stay away from him. I made one telling a celebrity to do just that, but haven't released it yet.

Writer's Block: No. 1 hits

Which is your favorite classic Beatles’ song, and why?

Wow I love a lot of different Beatles songs. The two that stick in my mind is Yellow Submarine. Everytime I hear that song I have to sing along. Even when I have a bad day that song always cheers me up. I loved that song in High School and to me its one song that I would never get sick of. I also love In My Life. That song is just pretty and romantic and very true about love, life and friendship. To me I can hear that song the older I have gotten and just remember good and bad times in my life. To me that would be a fitting song to use in my wedding whenever that day may come.