The best lines by ALAN W. WATTS that will improve your life

Alan W. Watts was one of the most influential philosophers in modern history, best known for popularising Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.May his quotes inspire you to live in the present and live your dreams.

On faith

“We must here make a clear distinction between belief and faith, because, in general practice, belief has come to mean a state of mind which is almost the opposite of faith. Belief, as I use the word here, is the insistence that the truth is what one would “lief” or wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown. Belief clings, but faith lets go. In this sense of the word, faith is the essential virtue of science, and likewise of any religion that is not self-deception.”

On the universe

“In a relativistic universe you don’t cling to anything, you learn to swim. And you know what swimming is – it’s kind of a relaxed attitude with the water. In which you don’t keep yourself afloat by holding the water, but by a certain giving to it.”

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”

“What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call the here and now. You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that the wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep-down you is the whole universe.”

On Love

“Is it only when you’re in love with another person that you see them as they really are? And in the ordinary way, when you’re not in love, you see only a fragmented version of that being? Because when you’re in love with someone, you do indeed see them as a divine being. And suppose that’s what they are, truly. And your eyes have, by your beloved, been opened. If you should be so fortunate as to encounter this spiritual experience, it seems to me to be a total denial of life to refuse it.”

 

 

 

 

 

THRIFTING is my choice

Shopping is a real pleasure (especially if you’re a girl) but Thrifting is an whole other level.

 Urban dictionary

Thrifting :

When one visits several different thrift shops, second-hand shops, and vintage clothing stores in the hopes of buying several items of cheap and unusualclothing and other items. One usually does this with friends.

  Why thrift stores are awesome :

  •       It helps you to save your money.
  •       Thrift stores are an opportunity to develop your own unique sense of style.
  •       You can find items that are no longer made.
  •       It forces you to look outside the box.
  •       Thrifting is arguably the most local and sustainable form of commerce.

Finally i need to notice that thrifting can turn into a real passion and sometimes kind of an addiction so do not forget ” balance is the key”.

My 2015 trip to PRAGUE

It’s been three years since i went to the czech republic capitale , and it’s one of my favorite destinations.

I stayed there only for a few days on a youth cultural program , and i was so fascinated by the beauty of the city .

It’s one of the most touristic places which led me to have lots of memories with many people from all over the word.

Prague is a city where the modernity and tradition are making an amazing mixture .

The night life out there is just insane for everyone who wants to party and have a good time in the best night clubs in europe.

I really miss the city and i’m looking to go there again as soon as i can.

 

 

 

 

are you poor or just broke ?

“I can’t buy a car , im just poor” that’s one of many expressions and excuses that we use about our inability to do or buy some things.

But the reality is a bit different from that…

I used to consider myself as “poor” but i changed since i knew the difference between being broke , not having lots of money and being poor .

Just by writing you those words on my computer , in a house and some snacks beside me is enough to not consider myself as poor jut because i cant by some expensive stuff like the hight quality products or going on vacation to Ibiza.

Our society is pushing us to consume more and selling us the fake perfect lives all over social media so we find ourselves stuck with our doubts about our financial situation.

Everyone wants to earn money and have more control on their lives but first we need to be aware of our current situation and be more responsable of our thoughts and words .

So dear reader what do you think about our way of consuming and it’s effects on our pockets ?


 

 

5 perfect movies for summer nights

 

A BIGGER SPLASH

A Minimalistic Drama movie loosely based on the 1969 Jacques Deray film “La piscine”,with Tilda Swinton,  Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. A rock star and her filmmaker partner’s idyllic holiday  which was interrupted by an ex-lover and his daughter.

SAVAGES

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben(Aaron Taylor-johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon(Taylor kitsch), a former Navy Seal and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one of a kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia(Blake Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

 

CE QUE LE JOUR DOIT A LA NUIT

A French romantic drama movie based on the novel of the same name by Yasmina khadhra The film looks over the life of a young man, Younes, from his childhood in Algeria in the 1930s to nowadays. The story goes over the tragedies that occurred in his country but also the love story of Emilie and Younes.

 

And While We Were Here

Set in the lush hills and cobbled streets of the Amalfi Coast, Jane (Kate Bosworth) is searching for something more from her life. She loves her husband but the silence between them is growing. Her work, writing her grandmother’s memoir (voiced by Claire Bloom) immerses her in the quiet beauty of the town, its islands… and finally, in the romantic embrace of a younger man. Jane must decide where her passions will take her, and who she really want to be, as she documents the discoveries of “And While We Were Here.”.

 

MUD

 

Ellis and Neckbone, 14, discover during a daily getaway, a man on an island refugee in the middle of the Mississippi. It’s Mud(matthew macgonogay): a tattooed snake on his arm, a gun and a lucky shirt. Mud puts the two teenagers in contribution to repair a boat which will allow him to leave the island, but things get complicated with the revelation of Mud’s secrets.