Tag Archives: Beautiful

Imagine…Silence

10 Jul

Turn the light off
there’s a light on in your heart
so let it be your guidance, guidance!
Open up your mouth if what you say
could be more beautiful than silence
~ K’naan – More beautiful than silence

Imagine…that silence was a part of our culture’s etiquette, just like saying “Please” and “Thank you”.

Imagine…that it was silence that was considered polite, rather than the small talk that forces us to share details of our lives with our neighbour, hairdresser or colleague.

Imagine…that it was considered perfectly natural to say “I don’t feel like talking right now” or “I don’t want to answer your question”.

Imagine…that wanting to go for a walk on your own in silence was as normal as wanting to go for dinner with friends.

Imagine…only speaking to share something valuable or important with our interlocutor.

Imagine…being able to ask a colleague not to disturb us for an hour or an afternoon, because we need silence to concentrate on our work.

Imagine…switching off everything that makes a noise: telephone, email alert, oven timer, radio, GPS…

Imagine…being able to hear what is going on inside, rather than outside.

Sit Listen Silence

He Gave Me a Beautiful Sunrise

21 Aug

God gives all to those who rise early
~ Russian proverb

Today He gave me a beautiful sunrise.

Music Monday – Bountiful, Blissful, Beautiful

12 Dec

Every Monday, I post a song or piece of music that I like. I ask you to close your eyes for three minutes and simply listen to the music that I have posted. Listen to it for the sake of listening to music, for the sake of being moved by music and for the sake of experiencing the world through your ears, not through your eyes.

You may like or hate the songs that I post, but one thing is sure: in closing your eyes and listening to music, a new world will unfold in your mind. It is the world of the imagination. 

Happy listening.

(Don’t forget to close your eyes…)

 

If there are songs or pieces of music you love, please share them with me and other bloggers by posting their title in the comments section. That way, we can all open up our musical horizons together!

Liebster Blog Award

5 Dec

Dear Friends,

There is a wonderful piece of news that Iwould like to share with you.

I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by StrawberryIndigo, whose blog My Life in Color always reminds us of the important things in life. The Liebster Blog Award is given to a blog with less than 200 followers who deserve a little more recognition.

This is my first blog award and you cannot imagine my joy! StrawberryIndigo accompanied her nomination with the following words: “I have been reading your blog and I think highly of it. You send such a beautiful message. I enjoy your writing and your positiveness”. It is these words that make this nomination so special.

I started Love Out Loud with the wish to share positive messages and ideas with others. I made one rule for the blog: to only share positive things. This is because I wanted to create something that would always remind me that no matter how many negative or frustrating elements there are in our day, we can always find something positive to express.

In Love Out Loud I speak from the heart. I do not have any ‘goal’ for my blog, apart from writing about things that inspire or help me in everyday life. The Liebster Blog Award nomination means a lot to me, because it makes me see that the beauty and wonders that I find in life are also appreciated by the people with whom I share them. It makes me see that we can share and give so much by simply being ourselves.

My blog has taught me a lot, but it is also my fellow bloggers who have been a huge source of joy and inspiration for the past eleven months. Books and newspapers couldn’t teach me half of the things that I have learnt from you. By reading about your values, dreams and fears, I have learnt more about life than by reading any philosophy manual.

I am extremely grateful to have discovered many wonderful people through the blogosphere. I may not know your name, your nationality, your hair colour or the sound of your voice, but I can assure you that your blog has brought HUGE changes into my life.

The rules of the Liebster Blog Award state that I in turn must nominate 5 blogs with less than 200 hundred followers for the award. Here are my nominations:

http://expressyouareself.wordpress.com/

Reflections on life and how to bring honesty, fulfilment and joy into our own.

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http://fearasacompass.wordpress.com/

Every post makes me stop and sigh. Wow, what wisdom!

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http://rewritinglife.net/

A sophisticated writer with a unique and captivating voice.

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http://jeangreyphoenix.wordpress.com/

A beautiful mix of photos, videos, quotes and thought-provoking reflections.

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http://cinquefoille.blogspot.com/

Each post fills me with hope, comfort and love.

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Thank you to all fellow bloggers for your eternal inspiration!

Photo Friday – Skies at Home

23 Sep

Skies at Home

Sunset