metaxu ~= "in between"

Archive for December, 2010

anger an acid

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Mark Twain, American author, 1835-1910

love many things

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent van Gogh revolutionary artist, 1853-1890


always give without remembering;
always receive without forgetting.

Brian Tracy, business motivational speaker

be useful

How can I be useful, of what service can I be
There is something inside me, what can it be

Vincent van Gogh revolutionary artist, 1853-1890

monsters in your mind

Psychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen has spent a lifetime studying how thoughts influence our appearance, energy and diet success.

His studies have revealed that by ­flipping negative thoughts to positive, we can ­transform our lives for the better.

… the ANT (Automatic Negative Thought), which he describes as “the ­little voices that pop into your head and tell you you’re not good enough, not thin enough, a rubbish daughter, mother, worker.” A few ANTS, he says, can be managed. But he warns to watch out for ANT ­infestations — when thousands of ­negative thoughts start to take over.

The answer, he says, lies in simple ANT-eater techniques that stop the bugs in their tracks, ensuring they never return. “Your brain is a powerful organ,” he says. “If you see yourself as fat, old, wrinkled or forgetful, you boost production of the stress hormone which affects your health, your weight and your mind.

“Negative thoughts can make negative things happen. In the never-ending ­battles, redemption lies in building your own arsenal of ANT-eater solutions. Develop an ANT-eater in your brain that can eat up all the negative thoughts that come into your head.”

Louis Atkinson,


Bitterness [hatred] is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.


And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Max Ehrman, Desiderata