We love to look at the dark side of human nature most times. Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are after all more interesting than chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, forgiveness, kindness and humility. We don't talk of poor little Bo Beep who lost her sheep, we want to talk of the Big Bad Wolf who preys on little succulent children. It's like when we gossip we don't talk about the good things people do. The more disgusting and bizarre a thing is, the more hoopla there is.
Society up to a certain level constraints us from consuming or destroying one another physically through social devices we have so conveniently invented. Gossip is passive aggression basically. ...
There are no accidents, there are no coincidences; there is only truth. And your truth is being revealed to you through synchronistic rendezvous with people and circumstances that are vibrating similar frequencies as you, so that you become aware of what you are transmitting into the universe for the purpose of experiencing, learning and then finally fine tuning your vibration to enhance your physical experience.
Everyone that comes into your life is your teacher and vice versa. Our connection with others and what we experience is a reflection of ourselves.
hearts are but commodities,
love is but a trade;
for we sell our sanity
to purchase heartbreak
shrouded in a different name.
WOULD YOU RATHER
1. See into the future or be able to read minds?
2. Spend the entire day without eating or spend the entire day without using your smart phone?
3. Trapped in Jurassic Park or compete in the Hunger Games?
4. Be the funniest person in the room or the most intelligent?
5. Be a polyglot or have the ability to talk to all animals?
Tag your Open Letter, "WouldYouRather".
Can't wait to read your responses!
Collaborate with a pen pal and create a poem or short story based on the illustration below. Tag your Open Letters "WritingDuo".
Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.
- Albert Einstein
ARRANGED MARRIAGES IN INDIA
I’ve always wanted to attend an Indian wedding. It is actually on my bucket list. Why? You may ask. I don’t know, out of curiosity I guess.
They say a traditional Indian wedding lasts at least 3 days, even for a week! From the pre-wedding rituals, the ceremony itself and of course the reception. Aside from that, I love the henna, the vibrant colors and the eye-catching jewelry like their bindis and bangles. I would like to try the food and dance all night but more importantly, I would like to know more about their culture and traditions. One of them is arranged marriages.
I heard couples are not allowed to date or meet each other between the engagement and t...
Write a poem or a short story based on the illustration below. Tag your Open Letter, DoodleStory.
“Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”
— Princess Diana
13 Word Story
Create a 13 word story based on the illustration below.
Tag your open letters, 13WS.
Life’s crossroads create opportunity for us to choose between different options, and when we see someone embracing the moment when choices are decided upon, it can be awe-inspiring. It is about change. Choices must be made — not just when things are not working out as we had planned, but also during positive moments when we must choose to continue the course or veer off into something new.
Everyone has a time in their life they view as a crossroad. Sometimes you can see it as it’s happening, and you’re able to choose one way or another. Other times you may not realize you’re there until you look back, and see what a turning point it really was. This week, write...
We’ve all been blinded by the blanket of emotions that comes from falling down the precipice of union into love. While we only have one word for it, the ancient Greeks in their pursuit of wisdom and self-understanding, found seven different varieties of love that we all experience at some point:
EROS (EROTIC LOVE)
MANIA (OBSESSIVE LOVE)
STORGE (FAMILIAR LOVE)
LUDUS (PLAYFUL LOVE)
PRAGMA (ENDURING LOVE)
PHILAUTIA (SELF LOVE)
PHILIA (AFFECTIONATE LOVE)
AGAPE (SELFLESS LOVE)
Choose one as your topic and use it as the title of your poem or short story.
Tag your letter, "love".
Philosophy relates to the study of, and attempts to understand, the root of reality, existence, and knowledge. There are many questions in life for which there are no set answers, or such diverging opinions on answers that just raise more questions. Here are 8 deep philosophical questions for you to ponder. Pick one and share your thoughts with us. Tag your letter "reflection".
1. To what extent do you shape your destiny, and how much is down to fate?
2. Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
3. What is true happiness?
4. What is the difference between living and being alive?
5. Why do people fear losing things that they d...
As I walked downtown to escape from lifelessness, there was a disheartened damsel sitting at a vintage themed tea shop. Her eyes enticing, caught by the sunlight that passes through the window, nonchalantly make everyone trapped in the spell behind them.
Everything in her that lingers is shaped by the past. The skin that seals her flesh is of ill will; her hands so gentle that caress the face of innocents are tied with strings of her own fears; and her trembling feet which make her stand to fight are firmed by the rigid hammers of critics.
Just like how her hair danced with April wind, her mind is frigid and freely played. All naked eyes see her old and bold soul as a gauge of sinful ...
13 Word Story
Create a 13 word story based on the illustration below.
Tag your Open Letter '13WS".
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"The mind is a powerful force. It can enslave us or empower us. It can plunge us into the depths of misery or take us to the heights of ecstasy. Learn to use the power wisely."
"Pianos, unlike people,
sing when you give them
your every growl.
They know how to dive
into the pit of your stomach
and harmonize with your roars
when you've split yourself open."
Art comes in many forms - painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, dance, theater, photography and films.
Whatever form of art we see, its main characteristic is that it is pleasing to the senses. It expresses the feelings and emotions of the artist and it can be interpreted in different ways by different people. Any type of art, essentially tells a story.
They say to appreciate a painting, we're taught to look for color, composition, and light. But how can a painting be savored by someone who's blind?
When it comes to famous paintings, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (see stamp) is arguably the most visited and famous piece of art in the world. In an...
"Every heart sings a song, incomplete,
until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover,
everyone becomes a poet."
IF YOU COULD DO IT AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY?
Think about the choices you should have made and didn’t, recall all the lessons you’ve learned from past experiences and try to come up with a list of things that you’d do differently in the future.
If you would like to share them with us, write an Open Letter and use the tag “reflection”.
Have an awesome December!
Fill in the Blanks
Time to reflect. Answer the ff and tag your letter “FITB”.
1. The more I think about it, the more I realize that __________ is a miracle.
2. When I look in the mirror, I see _______________.
3. I’d like to forgive myself for _________________.
4. I need more _____________ in my life.
5. I feel most creative when _________.
6. I feel at peace when __________.
7. I notice that I tend to turn to ____________ to escape my feelings. From now on, I’ll try ___________ instead.
8. My favorite memory is ____________.
9. I’m fascinated by how people __________.
10. I would like to write about __________ because ___________.
11. If I were to describe m...