Ahh, this is soooo much better. I've always hated how the pictures can't be viewed fully in that small little cropped box, even though I liked how the whole theme was going on. So too bad, I've abandoned simplicity and moved on to elegance :) Nopes, absolutely no hidden connotation there :)) Some things never change anyway, just like how the basic colour is still purplish-greyish. And how all my favourite quotes have been diligently transported over.
Come to think of it, simplicity and elegance isn't that far apart or contradictory anyway. Afterall, simplicty is elegance, in some sort and kind of way.
This short little video provides a little more insight on what we are REALLY doing everytime we blog or post anything online, from pictures to videos to whatever! Wah, not bad ah. We're actually contributing to the new Web 2.0!!!
from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
An extract from Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge --
Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Stop for a moment and let that sink in. We're so used to evaluating everything (and everyone) by their usefulness (and how successful they are, i must add) that this thought will take a minute or two to begin to dawn on us.
And yes, it has dawned on me. I've come to realise that this is why we can take a snapshot of an elderly woman idling under a shady tree and find it entirely captivating and beautiful, that this is why my grandmother's wrinkled old limp hands amaze me, that this is why we spend so much time in awe walking down art galleries that serve no other purpose. Beauty calms us, assures us, and tells us that all will be well. And the most important thing? We were all made to be beautiful.