Heart and Soul - Musica de Cuba🇨🇺 An everyday happening here in tropical Santiago de Cuba is music, dance and art. Also known as the birth place of many of the country’s musical genres as well as Castro’s 1959 revolution. They have been Invaded and conquered so many times that their cultural richness is multilayered and can be seen in the diverse backgrounds of the friendly and vibrant people, whose Spanish, African, French, British, and Haitian roots are flavored in the city’s colorful expression, music and art. 💃👩🏻🎨👨🏽🎨🏝🌏☀️🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🕺P.S. also home to Bacardi’s first rum factory. #cuba#culture#richinart#musica#love#peaceful#richinculture#soulfulpeople#travelbug#passion#santiagodecuba#music#soul#richness#enriched
The distant sound of rolling thunder
As black clouds gather, threatening
The dusty fields lie in wait, thirsting
Then fat droplets splash on upturned faces
Of eager children and prancing dogs
As squawking chickens scatter
The deluge falls on red tin roofs
Beating an eternal rhythm.
Laughter seeps from a cosy shelter
Voices murmuring in sweet contentment
Sedated by the calming storm,
Spirit of Africa. .
So our moving summer camp started with the village Jhigdi today.
I invited couple of my friends, Ramesh, Shilpa and Alok da as facilitators for various workshops.
Ramesh joined us yesterday. He is 26 and is part of a co-creative learning space called Cuckoo School in Singharpetai, Tamil Nadu. He makes mind blowing bamboo art and architecture. He can make different things out of bamboo, like musical instruments, tumbler, etc. I recall making a bamboo tumbler with him last December in like 30 minutes. He does nice painting, crochet, can make things out of trash and also plays instruments too well. He has made a small bamboo mud house in the corner of the cuckoo school in the periphery of the forest and he lives there. He loves to find joys in simple things.
Shilpa is 31, she is coming from Chennai.
She works independently and believes in shifting to different workspaces in order to keep her learning mobile.
She writes for newspapers,magazines etc.
Also writes stories for children and young adults. She will be sharing some origami skills with us and do some story telling with the children. And Shilpa keeps traveling, is full of tenderness and doesn't like to write much about herself! (And they both don't use smartphones so not sure if I can tag them in the post)
A wise person once told me "Just because people smile with you doesn't mean they smile about you" 😐☺😐☺
Now... that doesn't mean to go out and start questioning everyone's smile lol It means to take time to sit down and truly think about the people in your life. - What do you respect in people? - Are there characteristics you deplore in others? - What about yourself? - What type of people do you admire? - What characteristics can you not stand in others? - When you think of the most important people in your life... what do you love most about them?
- Are you open-minded and willing to love people where they are at... or... do you prefer the people around you to be and act a certain way?
Too often I hear from my clients that there are people in their life that they feel a certain way around... most often it's not good feelings. I too have experienced this! Now we must ask ourselves.... if we feel "not good" feelings around certain people... then why do we continue to be around them 🤔🤔 These are just questions to ponder. - Are we hanging on to a hope that someday the feelings will change? - Do we need something from them? - Do we want them in our life so bad that we are willing to put up with the not good feelings?? Now the universal laws tell us that some people come in our lives for a reason, a season, or a lesson.
If it's a reason... then hold on to it.
If it's a season... finish the season and move on.
If it's a lesson... learn your lesson and get out of there.
Then.... once you truly know and understand yourself and what you are attracted to in others.... you will find your soul tribe. These are your people... your "real" people!! Life becomes so easy around them. Nothing forced. Nothing phony. Just love and ease!! With our short time here on this earth.... these... are the people we should be spending our time with 😍😍 #longinstagrampost#dontjudgemelol#findyourtribe#realpeople#soulfulpeople#negativefeels#liveforyou#findyourpeople#real#lifeistooshort#solid#happy#journey#lawsofattraction#quotes#realshit 💯💯
Everyone deserves respect regardless of race, ethnicity, political view etc; everyone should have inherent respect as a human being.
That’s Ed Wischer of @moments.of.meaning
This weeks guest in the podcast.
Moments of meaning explores what it is to live a life of meaning. Conversations are based around topics such as purpose, meaning, respect, relationships, self-talk, connection and more, put out as bite sized cinematic experiences.
This was an in depth conversation with Ed we explored his past, what brought him to start moments of meaning. What his experience has been so far. What he has learned. There are so many good nuggets in the conversation you’re sure to get something out of it.
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