New Project, New Adventures


So.. I know that most of my former audience is either gone or inactive, but I still want to tell you about my new project.

It’s called veganchocolove and I am proud of it.

I also have a bigger ‘secret’ project comming up soon, but for now I really hope to see you lot on this new site :)

Thanks guys.

I hope you are all well!

About VeganChocoLove

 

Andy

 

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New start, new concept


Hello! Hopefully some of you are still reading what ever I have to say, heh.
I haven’t been doing much blogging since when I first started due to 1.000 personal obstacles that had to be overcome.

CANVASI is a brand new blog, in which I try to promote new and upcoming artists through free publicity.
It is, as said, brand new, and therefore if needs a tiny tad of support ;)

So I hope you’ll see this post and spend 60 seconds exploring this link :)

Have a VERY nice day

Andy

Happiness is hard work, joy is not.


A few years ago, I had much success writing this blog. Well, at least in my own eyes

Back then, the thoughts came easy to me, as well as the words. As time has passed a little bit, I feel it more & more a struggle to put down on paper (or screen) what it really is that my heart wants to express.

There are maybe a thousand reasons as to why this happens to me & so many more writers also, but only one reason really touches me in a way that seems right.

Happiness is hard work! Only joy comes with ease.

I think we tend to let the current circumstances decide where our lives are going far too often. True happiness cannot be shaken out of place, even though you still have the ups & downs of everyday life. Joy disappears as soon as negativity dominates, and it comes with ease. Drinking a beer, telling a joke, laughing & chitchatting with friends all bring instant joy and a smile on our faces. But do they truly make us happy? Profound happiness? I really doubt it. Happiness comes when the mind is trained, just like physical health comes when the body is treated correctly. It comes from within, and cannot be shaken off from sources without.

I felt happy, or at least on the right way to happiness, when I wrote a lot on this blog. A new post would come out of me more than once per day, and positive as well as negative responses came right back in abundance. Writing, discussing & improving was my only concern.

It seems to me that now, I have to work really hard even to think a single philosophic thought. But it all makes perfect sense to me. If I have to build up a profound state of happiness, then it is highly necessary for me to DO IT MY SELF. There IS no magical potion. There IS no “creative work atmosphere”, deep down, there is no convenient way out! There is only what we bring from within, and this aspect of life must simply be trained by DOING – not by waiting.

I pledge to myself that I from now on WORK my way to my own happiness.

What do you think? I happily reply to any comment made!

Thank you for sticking with me. :)

Andy

Revolutionise education now! Ideas #2


Fourth year. Introduce handicrafts, engineering, mechanism and general things associated with building. Get more advanced with the abstract-specialized kids. Teach the mini-chefs about nutrition, start going in-depth with the musicians about theory. Teach the other artists about the greatest artists in history and all of that stuff. Arrange small circus-shows starring the little jugglers and acrobats. 

           And let the pupils studying management and leadership take part in the decisions of different events. Nothing too serious. Have more fun and be freer this year than usual. Make a lot of theme-weeks, each with focus on every single aspect of the many different subjects. Everyone participates on equal hands, but the “stars” of the week should in this year be taught to take responsibility for each other’s learning by teaching each other as much as possible.

 

Fifth year. Approximately nine or ten years old now. This is where it gets very untraditional.

Evaluate each individual thoroughly. Now is the time to see if some fall behind, or sprint ahead of their classmates. To save some virtual ink, it comes down to this; make mixed age groups. Put children that are, for instance physically seven and twelve years old in the same classroom, if they are of mentally the same age. I have experienced people with far too many failures and too much wasted time due to the current regime neglecting the fact that physical age SOME times has nothing to do with how people act, think, behave in general. After all, it is grownups that start wars, right? (;

A few schools are already doing this all around the world. Haven’t heard of a single negative example yet.

 

Sixth year. Still with the ½ – ¼ – ¼ system as stressed in post #1, now is the time to go really hard on educating and filling up the mind with good old school bench bookworm education. Make this the theme of the year, but make it fun. Be sure to spend a lot of time telling about your (the teachers and adults in general) personal lives, intrigues and excitements. Don’t be shy – sharing is caring, as they say.

When people are just about to enter the teen age, we love to be told stories about what’s on the other side. Don’t be shy to skip the scheduled subjects, if that’s what it takes to finish your story once in a while.

 

Thank you for sticking with me so far. This is really interesting for me to write about, so I definitely hope to hear your comments on this (:

To be continued… 

Reblog comment from Atheistforum about suffering and unreasonable explanations.


As I was scrolling the WordPress reader I came across this guy talking about suffering and why it is there. (link to the post down below)

He stated that some suffering is there to build our character. I agree, for with suffering comes challenge and with challenge there will be growth.

Sometimes we deserve suffering. We deserve it if we do something silly like put our hand in a fire. God gives us freedom to make mistakes.”

Though I am not attached to a religion, I agree that freedom of choice is a god-given trait and that we should be treated the way we act and think. Doing nonsense things should hit us across the face so we will stop doing them. Like putting a hand in the fire…

Then he loses me. He says:

Yet some suffering seems inexplicable, undeserved or disproportionate. Here the Old Testament book of Job helps. Job knew suffering yet the book says that sometimes the reasons for our pain are beyond our understanding.

So.. does he just give up then? Doesn’t he want to explore a bit more? Or is this book enough for him? Hmm. Not for me. Is it for you? No matter how intense our suffering is, there will always be something to learn from it, I think. The thing called the Law of Attachment will give you a much more profound understanding of what is “beyond our understanding” – apparently.

It basically explains how, whenever there is attachment, there will be suffering. And that this is the only reason for attachment. This kind of mentality is kind of hardcore, though.

Psychologically suffering is, and I agree, 100% due to attachment.

Sad about moving to another town? Attachment. Sad about wrecking your car? Attachment. Suffering from other people’s opinions about you? Attachment. Suffering from passed away parents or family members? Again, it is all about attachment. Some yogis would even state that physical pain is due to attachment to your current body, and they will spend their whole life getting rid of this one attachment. To no longer feel physical pain.

Many people would say that it is cold, foul, cynic and even unreasonable. But it is actually completely opposite. Detaching yourself from diverse people and objects or situations will allow you to remain unaffected by unhealthy disorders like stress and mood swings, and will help you to stay calm in all of life’s aspects, all while increasing your appreciation for fellow human beings and boosting a lot of other positive traits aswell. It is amazing.

Now, I’m not telling you guys what is wrong and what is right. Of course we are all allowed to cry when our parents die and that kind of stuff. I am simply trying to go a little further than what might be for some, beyond their understanding – as believing christians supposedly states, and offer a solution to the very subject; suffering. Okay this is beginning to sound weird, haha. All I’m saying is that there IS a reason to every kind of suffering, and there IS a way out of it. It’s simply a matter of how the human mind works, is build, changes and, with the right balance of devotion and reason, grows.

He kind of finishes of by saying that one day there will be no more tears or pain, that we do not know why it is here, but that one day it shall all end. So.. he expects it to just come from nowhere or what? I just do not see the reason in that. And this is why it was of great importance to me to write this post.

Pleasure is given to us, sometimes we take it. Happiness is one long stream of constant internal struggle.

Thank you for reading :) Have a nice day!

Link to his blog: http://atheistforum.wordpress.com/

Mail me your questions or problems!


I find it satisfying and challenging to struggle with other peoples problems in general, and I want to see if it could be a nice thing to do and to see how people react (: It could be anything that bother you in your life. I will then make a post about this topic you send me and do my best to respond/help/that sort of stuff. You can also send me a link to your site and I will embed it in the post, unless you wish to be anonymous of course.

Write a mail to mindofandymail@gmail.com with your questions or problems – it won’t hurt to try ;) Everything goes!