What I’m reading lately…

My reading is utterly limited this week as I have not only been travelling from Germany over England to Ireland but also been learning for my driver’s license which I am hoping to master by April. So basically I was reading “learning how to drive” from front to back, back to front, up to down, and down to up.
All the luck of the Irish to me for my exam! And the travel post is coming Monday as what I’m seeing lately so happy St Patricks!
xo Jasmin

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What I’m working on lately…Irish times

Travelling through Ireland made me realise how little my knowledge about this country is. I know the myths and the tales but nothing about the historic places a.k.a. Tourist spots. Spending Saint Patricks day I’m Galway made me imagine a lot what could have happened all these years before, people celebrating and watching a parade, enjoying themselves for what they are: Irish.
It’s been fun times and I learned so much already about the people, culture, language, and feelings. There will be quite some of it shining through in the next few poems on this blog, I guess.

xo, Jasmin

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P.S.: happy St. Patrick’s!

What I’m reading lately …

Paulo Coelho’s manuscrito encontrado em Accra seemed like just the right choice for this week’s reading. It speaks about how important it is to live in the moment and realise your dreams instead of waiting for the right time.

Exactly what I needed as I am trying to figure out this year’s travel plan for myself, weighting the necessity and importance of places and countries I want to see or revisit or discover for the first time.

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I can’t wait for what’s to come this year! Travelling is so exciting. Few trips are already booked…
2014 you will be great!!!

xo, Jasmin

What I’m working on lately …

Lately I couldn’t focus on writing that much, as there is so much going on in my life right now that it’s hard to write something valuable, something more than a journal or an agenda.
Lately I find myself writing so many to-do-lists, things I want to finish, things to think about or where I actually have to do something. Random schedules of work, writing and physical activity as I have to take care of my back especially since I’m travelling so much.
Lately there is obviously a lot do to, especially a lot that isn’t writing.
Still I am determined to get my novel together and bring it into an acceptable form to be able to show and collect first impressions on it, first critics and comments that will pain my little bleeding heart.

This is what’s happening! Next week on Wednesday I will talk more about criticism and how it is for me to work with it.

Until then, xo Jasmin

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What I’m reading lately…all about the bees

It’s been a few times that I stumbled over anthroposophical literature regarding beekeeping and always found myself rather interested as it wasn’t only rules or instructions more than trying to find an understanding of the bees as a living organism. I have read a lot different lectures and clicked myself through the net but when I found “nine lectures on bees” by Rudolf Steiner online and for free available I jut had to share it. I have read it several times and enjoyed it completely.
As a beekeeper introduces the main aspects of how a bee hive works, Rudolf Steiner offers the reader a suggested understanding on why the hive works this way and how to encounter it as a living being. Through the cooperation of an well-established beekeeper and Rudolf Steiner himself there is an exact picture on the dynamics of the bees seen both through the eyes of an anthroposophist and a specialist.

There are a few different readings on bees and beekeeping available all free of charge and for everyone to get and understand on the link to be found above.

xo, Jasmin

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Quote of the week…

During my seminar on Spacial Dynamics with Jaimen McMillan in MontrĂ©al I couldn’t help but capture several of his phrasings as he seems a master of words.

you have to free your thoughts in order to free your heart

This quote was used as the main idea of one of his speeches on where thinking happens and how we can direct it.
For more info about Jaimen and his ideas participate at a seminar or find him online.

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