First Snow. April

April 19, 2017

19 April 2017

Seems winter has decided to strat again.

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The Greatness of the Nation

April 11, 2017

One person said today, “I just cannot live without birds of prey!” This man, Alexander, is the initiator and motivator of the shelter for wild birds. I had not known before that such a shelter exists in Togliatti (though it has been even shown on the central TV channel). But, judging by the number of cells and pets in them, such a shelter for birds is really required – a refuge from people, from their cars, guns, hands, especially for those who cannot fly any more.

After all, man is higher than birds and animals not because he can torment them but because he is able to pity them. The man sympathizes with birds and animals because he feels that in them there lives the same thing as the one which lives in him.

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Striving for Nature

April 9, 2017

The man made a huge mistake when he imagined that he could separate himself from nature and that he might not reckon with its laws“. (V. Vernadsky, Russian and Soviet scientist, thinker and public figure)

We are created according to the laws of nature, and therefore it is foolish not to follow them. Not knowing the basic rules and laws of nature, mankind will not be able to subdue the elements, to manage them and to become excellent in relation to other creatures on earth.

Another Russian publicist and writer said, “Great things are done with great [financial] means. Only nature makes everything for free“. (A.I.Gertsen)

All the ideas mentioned above are especially intelligible when winter comes to its end. There appears a strong desire to become closer to nature for it to clear and balance you.

Thus, it was not an odd deed of ours (mine and my daughter’s) when we tried to overcome the mud and puddles of early spring striving to turn out in the forest. A little bit soaked feet and dirty hands were really worth it! And in such weather when the sun is shining and everything is melting it is even more pleasant to be in the forest realizing that you can hear birds’ singing and not people’s voices as not many of the latter are ready to start for the forest along the muddiest road ever.

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From one side of Russia to another through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia

March 5, 2017

In summer 2016 a friend of mine covered 23 500 km on him motobike literally speaking from the Western border of Russia to the Eater one. But that was not the whole thing.  The intermediate points on his way were some Asian countries: Kazakhstan with its dusty steppes and the drying Aral Seas, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan with its Pamir Highway, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia. When one is alone on the road among nature he starts seeing the world just “now and here” and this gives him a renewed understanding…

He has recently started to describe his moto tour. The story is in Russian so far but the photos he publishes can also say much.

The beginning – Russia: http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/827.html

Kazakhstan: http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/1283.html and http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/1719.html

Uzbekistan: http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/2196.html

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To be continued… 🙂


We are what we think

March 5, 2017

I’ve just happen to find a pic which I saved on my PC 5 years ago – a picture with the words: “Make your brain creative“.

But the same pic can be also commented on with the words: “We are what we think. We are all that appears in our thoughts. With our thoughtsw we create the world” (the words by Buddha which I also appeared to store in my comp several years ago).

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On the Life-long Road

March 5, 2017

“Any person in our life appears just in time when we mostly need the lesson he/she is carrying”.

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Travelling changes our brain

February 28, 2017

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To get of a bad mood doctors and scientists recommend “switching off” your brain. A way to do it is to go travelling.

Researchers observed a group of people who walked about a forest for 1,5 hours. In each of them brain activity decreased in the areas of their brains responsible for psychological illness. Just imagine what can happen if someone spends several days surrounded by nature!

Their level of creative thinking increased by 50%.

So, it’s worth dropping everything once in a while heading somewhere quite beautiful.