English is Cool

quinta-feira, agosto 28


On Success

The main reason for creating yourself and your
physical world is to learn to have fun. The other
essential purpose, mission, or task — or, as we
call it, focus — is as important and as illusive as
the first.
The second focus: to learn to consciously
create success.

You see, it is not just about being successful, it is
about learning. It is about being conscious. It is
about defining exactly what success is for you.

The complete article here.

sábado, agosto 23

W. H. Auden's

You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.

Have a sweet nice weekend, folks :)

sábado, agosto 16

Maya Angelou's

Touched by an angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

terça-feira, agosto 12

The shape of things

Foi na Fonte que li este poema e pedi ao Marco para trazer
para cá. Digo-o também em inglês, em uma tradução livre.

Pouco importa a forma de uma coisa
Se a coisa para mim é o bastante
A aparência não é forma de parâmetro
E belas são as coisas do instante

A vida é forma imprevisível
Que o Criador moldou num momento
A arte é saber que cada traço
Vai além de qualquer julgamento

Qual é a forma que você quer dar às coisas?

Whatever shape a thing has got doesn’t matter
When the thing on its own is what matters to me
Whatever something looks like is no guideline
And beauty can be found in sudden happenings

Living takes an unforeseeable shape
Which the Creator moulded at a moment
Art lies on knowing each trace
Goes beyond any judgmental act

What shape do you want to give to things?

sexta-feira, agosto 8

Richard Bach's

Learning is finding out what you already know,
Doing is demonstrating that you know it,
Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do.
We are all learners, doers, and teachers.

sábado, agosto 2

A song from the 1970s

Carpet of the sun

Come along with me

Down into the world of seeing
Come and you'll be free
Take the time to find the feeling
See everything on its own
And you'll find you know the way
And you'll know the things you're shown
Owe everything to the day

See the carpet of the sun
The green grass soft and sweet
Sands upon the shores of time
Of oceans mountains deep
Part of the world that you live in
You are the part that you're giving

Come into the day
Feel the sunshine warmth around you
Sounds from far away
Music of the love that found you
The seed that you plant today
Tomorrow will be a tree
And living goes on this way
It's all part of you and me

See the carpet of the sun…