"Wonderous flowered carpet display in Brussels"

In The Market Square in Brussels late summer hosts the creation of the magnificent design of its flower carpet has drawn inspiration from 18th century French patterns. Locals and tourists alike find this magnificent work of art breath taking. Local TV and the city host special music and light shows to accompany the carpets display for three days and four night.

begonia flower carpet
begonia flower carpet

The world’s largest Savonnerie carpet

The name of this famous French workshop comes from the establishment where it was founded in 1627 by Louis XIII, on the current location of the Palais in Paris. At that time, continuous wars had led the kings of France to relocate the prestigious craft on their territory. Henri IV had even simply prohibited the import of foreign tapestries as of 1601.

This 2008 carpet was inspiration from Persian, Caucasian or Turkish patterns. The designs of French carpets adopted a style of floral and plant patterns, mixed with royal and, inevitably, Christian symbols. The fleur-de-lys, for example, depicts the Holy Trinity with its three petals. It had been adopted by the kings of France since the Middle Ages, and exalted by the Bourbon dynasty all the way to Spain. The particular, eight-pointed cross of the Templars refers to the cosmic balance, the resurrection and the New Testament. The Savonnerie craftsmen that created the original patterns excelled in the precise and delicate way they practiced their craft.

Arranged by craftsmen on the cobblestones without any soil, nearly one million fresh begonias are used is created this living 300 square meter ( 3229.17 sq. feet) carpet every other year in the Market Place in front of the Grand Place in Brussels. The next creation will be hosted in August of 2010.

No camera image or video can reproduce the splendor of this work of art. Thank you for making our world more beautiful for supporting and creating the annual beautiful work of art.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of http://www.flowercarpet.be/site/main.php?lg=en&otm=3&mtm=6&hst=_05_01&pg=127

Image courtesy of http://www.xarj.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/brussels11.jpg

Video courtesy of Youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y_zLimU6EY

"Creating peace inside and in business dealings"

Don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz’s Code for Life


1. Be impeccable with your word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. agreement

2. Don’t take anything personally

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. agreement

3 . Don’t make assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. agreement

4. Always do your best

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Yes ,we can change the world -one dedicated person at a time.

Don Miguel Ruiz’s philosophy come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people of Southern Mexico. The Toltec were ‘people of knowledge’ – scientists and artists who created a society to explore and conserve the traditional spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. The Toltec viewed science and spirit as part of the same entity, believing that all energy – material or ethereal – is derived from and governed by the universe.

Don Miguel Ruiz was a medical doctor and surgeon in Mexico After an automobile accident, he returned to his roots as Toltec and began healing, teaching, lecturing and writing during the 1980’s and 90’s.

Thank you for your inspired guidance, wisdom and peace you share.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of businessballs.com/thefouragreementsdonmiguelruiz

Excerpts courtesy of rethinkingeducation.net/adults.html#immersions

Image courtesy of specialneedsfamilyfun.com/donmiguelruiz

Runnig across America to inspire others

Inspiring herself and others to follow their dreams and stay healthy, Katie Visco is running across America. She will be the youngest women to travel this distance when she completes the run in December ’09. She is 23 years old.

Katie running across America
Katie running across America

Katie is not running nonstop, but will travel in her running shoes to various places across America she has wanted to see and visit a bit. this is a dream she has had since she was a teen.
In the course of the trip she will need to stay well hydrated and have good nutritionally supportive food. During the run she estimates that she will run through 200 to 300 pairs of running sneakers.
Katie welcomes all to join her along her route for a short or long run with her.
Good running Katie!

Help yourself and American stay healthy and follow your dreams today.
Thanks Katie for helping us see another way People are helping other people.

Create a plan to embrace your dream, and run towards it fully!


She needs your help. Please make a donation now. Donations will go towards run costs and all net proceeds to her charity, Girls on the Run
.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of paveyourlane.com

"Relax-where you want to go."

Another way people are helping people.

Take a break and relax.

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Thanks Christian Tatonetti for your beautiful music!

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Video courtesy of


The Firecrackers can -can you?

jumprope

Jumping rope /video can

Brighten your day and lighten your worries.

It will help keep you more youthful and healthful.

Before beginning on an exercise program, consult with your health practitioner.

Check out this video. Thanks Firecrackers putting a smile on so many peoples’ faces and inspiring all of us to be better at the simple things in life than we thought we could be.

Resources

Video courtesy of Blip.tv

Image courtesy of Acefitness.org

Animation courtesy of Animation Library – Jump Rope