Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser
persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however

it is a real possession in the changing
fortunes of time.

Don’t distress yourself with dark imaginings

Many fears are also born of fatigue and loneliness

Be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
No less than the trees and the stars;
You have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,

Keep peace in your soul

In the noisy confusion of life.
It is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.


The man, who planted trees


Elzeard Bouffier was a poor,solitary shepherd, who lived in the barren mountains of southern France.

His love of nature gave him anincredible idea.

The author travelled in themountains, where nothing grew, but wild lavender.

Once he met a shepherd thereand left peace in his presence.

For three years he had beenplanting acorns in this wilderness.

He had planted one hundredthousand.

Of the hundred thousand,twenty thousand had sprouted.

Of the twenty thousand hestill expected to lose half.

There remanded ten thousandoak trees would grow where nothing had grown before.

He said that if God grantedhim life, in another 30 years he would have planted so many trees, that theseten thousand would be like a drop of water in the ocean.

In five years, when the authormet shepherd again, his forest was eleven kilometers in length and threekilometers at its greatest width.

When you remember that all this had come from the hands and the soulof this one man, you understood that man could be as effective as God in waysother than destruction.

When the author returned for afinal visit in 1945 after the World War II, everything had changed there.

Not only was there the forest,but many villages appeared there.

And more than 10 000people in the area owe their happiness to Elzeard Bouffier.

When I think that one man wasable to cause this land Canaan to grow from wasteland, I am convinced that inspite at everything, humanity is good.

Elzeard Bouffier lived a happylife and died a happy person.



Concept of happiness

Many resources of today's society dominated of culture of consumption are devoted to persuading us that gratification of our desires is a road to happiness.
But I'm sure happiness doesn't grow from material possessions ...
All of us fantasized about winning a big prize in a lottery, dreaming about what we would do with the money but rarely think about what money may do to us.
Very often winning a fortune brings more problems than it solves.
The lucky people go on a spending spree and fretter away money on fancy foreign cars, marble swimming pools, wallowing in champagne and very soon he stays penniless and alone earning money for groceries.
Happiness is not a result of action or achievements.
It rather grows from within.
But we burry it under the feelings of anger, hatred and agitation.
The only problem before the majority of people is to secure a decent living, well-provide with desired comfort.
In other words the object of life for them is only to achieve the greatest possible comfort.
If they are able to achieve it, they are happy, and their life is a success, otherwise not.
But many people have reached world wide wealth, though their problems in life still remain unsolved.
We can't make a wrong choice in our life, since we all follow our own road gathering our own experiences.
We should not blame anybody of our choice, because we are the only people responsible for it.
I'm sure that the goal in life must be the highest otherwise progress is doubtful.


My hobby

Many people have hobbies. I have a hobby too. I'm interested in photography.
My passion began five years ago.
I saved $ 30 on dinners and bought my first 3 megapixel camera.
Everyone laughed at me because camera was not modern and large.
But it was my own, and I don't need lend it from other.
Hobby takes me more and more. My cameras became more modern.
In July of last year, my girlfriend started to shooting to old film camera Zenit.
Then I decided that I'm interested in the film, not digital photography.
It somehow happened, that I started collecting film cameras.
Now I have 7 film and 2 digital cameras.
I often take photos on film rather than a digital camera.
Often I'm thinking why I like to shoot on film, but I cannot find an answer.
Me and my girlfriend like film processing at home and print photos the way that printed our fathers.
I thank God for what he gave us a photo, with which we can preserve the moments of our past for our future.
The process of photographing - the act of creation.
Some people like my pictures, someone - not, but the main thing why I do it - I like it.
While I photographing, I gain harmony with itself.
In my backpack is always camera. I can walk with him for a week, looking for only one an unusual shot.
Also, I do not believe in photographers who has never felt the excitement, when in a dark room with red light in the tray appears a shape of the future photo.
I always give photos to the people I photographed.
It takes many years, and maybe my pictures will remind people about the eccentric, which in the XXI century shot them on a film.
My photo is part of me. With their help, I will live until then, until my last shot will disappear.


La belle Verte

I recently re-watched the film
“La belle Verte”. The film contrasts the two societies: ideal and the modern society.
On the one planet people are happy, we live on the second.

An ideal society lives in
harmony with nature in well-being and happiness. Modern society lives as lives.
Nature gives us everything for our wealth, but instead gratitude, we are doing to
her only injury. Not better situation with the attitude of people around us. We
must learn to consume less unnecessary things.

In the grotesque form shows
how we should live to be happy. The film discusses the simple truth that
everyone understands, but don’t want to follow them. Therefore, we should say them
again and again. We can’t make the world better, but we can become better. Just
look around and smile to persons around you.

We should not idealize the
characters in the film, but must to revise our views on life in accordance with
what we saw. We must strive for simplicity. Only the love to the world brings
us closer to happiness. We must to be closer to each other.


Alternative medicine (AM/CAM/TM)


to the WHO, alternative medicine refers to practices, approaches, knowledge and
beliefs, dealing with plant, animal and mineral based medicines, manual
techniques and exercises, applied to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or
maintain well-being.

Europe and North America over 50% of the population have used complementary
medicine at least once; while in Canada 70% and in Germany 40% of population
have used natural remedy at some point in their life.

USA they spent over 17$ billion on traditional remedies.

global market for herbal medicines currently stands at over US $60 billion
annually and is growing steadily.

WHO started its first ever comprehensive traditional medicine strategy in 2002.

to it, it is necessary:

national policies on the evaluation and regulation of TM/CAM practices.

a stronger evidence base on the safety, efficacy and quality of the TAM/CAM
products and practices.

availability and affordability of TM/CAM including essential herbal medicines.

traditional medicines and remedies.


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