Victoria Ray - out of standard books

‘Shibui’ yourself …before it’s too late! 

What is your ‘manifest’ of TODAY? How do you reduce your selfishness? Do you embrace the simplicity? Ok, send me the list of your daily desires. So many??? Ouch! That’s where the problem lies.  “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” E.F. Schumacher As you simplify your...

Reality is NOT what it seems

Based on the book ‘Reality is not what it seems’, Carlo Rovelli “But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who’s stopping us from inventing one?” Lewis Caroll  Nothing in this world is more difficult than understanding what the world really is… I am sitting in my chair, drinking warm Kissel. Am I real? “My dear, reality is a question of perspective,” – you’d say. Then what is...

Unsolved Puzzle – from ‘The Ascent Of Gravity’, Marcus Chown

It’s embracing that we’re in the XXI century and we don’t even know what makes gravity work. Woody Norris Gravitational waves are bombarding The Earth from all sides at all times. But you don’t know about it. Or maybe you know, but don’t care. Or simply – do not feel it. More likely.  Ray is going to ask you to stop for a moment today, and listen.  What can I...

When we say ‘I’…what do we really mean?

When there’s no more room in hell – the dead will walk the earth. George A. Romero This evening I’m going to post the review of the book ‘Homo Deus’, Yuval Noah Harari. If you think the review is already written – you don’t know Ray well. When Rays says: ‘I’m on it!’ – that means she’s busy with doing absolutely nothing or anything else, because she’s definitely not writing...

Art is Theft. Pablo Picasso

Bad blogger is Back! Wooo-hoooo-hoooo  So what are you doing today? And what I’ve done in the past three days?  To tell you the truth – not much. I’m still in the middle of the ‘Limitless’ tv-show (about the guy who’s using a special kind of drug each day and it is making him a smart ass. Ops! He’s of course working for FBI and solving different crazy cases). I...

Sex Hormones vs Stress Hormones

Sex hormones are Yin (if you don’t understand what I’m talking about, check the post #1 later: Duality ). There’re hell a lot of sex hormones, but we’ll talk about 2 of them: Estrogen = Ginger Rogers Progesterone = Fred Astaire  Some sex hormones are more yin than others. Well, estrogen (Ginger) is more yin than progesterone (Fred). Traditional Chinese Medicine is calling ‘Ginger’ – YIN WITHIN YIN. It provides nourishment,...

Secrets are…the very root of cool. William Gibson

The most important highlights from the e-book (read this morning, very quickly) – Art & Craft of Writing: Secret Advice for Writers by Victoria Mixon. E-book is free.  1. Meaningless dialog doesn’t count. “Good morning. How are you?” “I’m fine. How are you?” “I’m fine. Did you get my email?” “Yes, I got your email. Did you get my answer?” “Yes, I responded.” You know what our reader wants to know? What’s...

Duality

Duality is found everywhere in nature. We usually call it ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. Yang is the energising, activating and motivating principle of life. Yin is the nourishing and building principle of life. Here some examples:  driving the car, playing sports, multitasking, drinking coffee, eating spicy, making deals/business is yang activities. It is also hot, bright, fast, dry, aggressive, male, daytime, sun.  sleeping, mediating, getting massage, eating oatmeal is yin activities....