Friday, November 9, 2012

How To Cope

A   L   O   H   A  !
 " The mind
is not a vessel
to be filled,
but a fire
to be
kindled. "


" What we achieve 
 will change 
outer reality. "


" My fake plants died
 because I did not
to water them. "

Mitch Hedberg


 Our coping mechanisms
are creatures of the situations
that made them neccessary.

In a strange way
they keep us in
the way of thinking
that needed them.

is comfort
with what needs
to be changed.

If you can't
change the situation
change your 

Don't cope.
Change, transcend,

' Take Peace & Laughs - Leave Your Comment '

Thanks for visiting!
          Warmly, cloudia


the walking man said...

There are so many different ways we learn to cope...that kindled fire is mine. Man it is good when those flames reach heaven and the anger is hot. I guess that makes me a mad man? hahahahahaha

ANITA said...

Ahh Cloudia!!youare a master!!I have read many blogs about..peace..but you take the cake girl!!))its along time since i have watched a good blog like this..i hope your doings will be spread all over the earth!!this one is my special for today!!thanx!!

My fake plants died
because I did not
to water them.

Happy friday dear Cloudia!!))Bless you!!))

The Elephant's Child said...

I can exist, or I can have a life. I choose life - which mostly does not leave room for just 'coping'. I loved the death of the artificial flowers - it should happen more often.

Erika said...

Gorgeous quotes and shots. Wish you a nice week end.

Dave King said...

The second Plutarch quote says it all for me.

Brian Miller said...

ah great plutarch quote...and so true of us, what we cultivate inside will def spill over...

hope you have a great friday & aloha from va

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I hope I have more fire in my mind !

'Tsuki said...

Stunning pictures as usual, and pretty choice of words to illustrate them.

Bitch said...

Lovely pictures and matching quotes.
My question: where are the fishes?
(somehow I miss them)...

Have a very nice day!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

It used to be much easier to kindle my mind!

izzy said...

I love the second quote!
It isn't always easy to change your thinking! sometimes It is easier to let thoughts go entirely- maybe if you are lucky someone along the way may give us a new perspective! Be well and happy-

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful images all, you're right..just 'coping' isn't good enough. Have a fab weekend Cloudia.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Some of these need writing large and putting on the wall to refer to Cloudia.

Joop Zand said...

Again beautiful photo's with lovely colors Cloudia..... good quotes too.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

the fake plants quote gave me a laugh. thanks for that, cloudia.

Alice Audrey said...

And yet changing the way you look at someone so that you can smile where before you frowned can make a world of difference.

LOLfromPasa said...

I endorse everything said above. Lovely, Cloudia.

Windsmoke. said...

Change is good in my books and the fake plants quote made me smile.

DeniseinVA said...

I loved all the quotes, especially the one about the fake plants. Wonderful photos and words, have a great weekend my friend.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness- I must hurry and safe some fake-flower lives! :) Warmest of greetings to you- and here's to moving forward! - Karen (Now, off to find my watering can!)

Laura said...

amazing dear Cloudia!!!! May peace flow and flow and flow...I believe it is possible, I do. I do hope you will help me in creating the gratitude quilt this year…there is more info at the top of my blog.

Cloudia said...

Thank YOU, Friends!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful,Thank you.

magiceye said...


Namaste /\ from Mumbai

SandyCarlson said...

You give me heart--as always, when I need it!

Cloudia said...

So happy to see each of YOU! Thanks

Mike Williams said...

" What we achieve inwardly will change
outer reality. "


Interesting that this idea expressed so long ago is now called new thought or new age.

Kay said...

Gosh... Cloudia, you are sounding rather Buddhist today. I love it! That first photo is absolutely awesome.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful colouring and the poem, special.

King of New York Hacks said...

Plutarch and Hedberg...nuff said CC. :)

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, beautiful colors, a treat, I love it. Greetings.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, beautiful colors, a treat, I love it. Greetings.

Krishna said...

beautiful collection of photos

happy diwali


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Cloudia said...

Look at all the blessing who visit here! Thanks, blessings!