Out of comfort zone


out of comfort zone1Yes, you are comfortable with what you already have, using your skills and tools. But you can’t stop here. Who not growing – dies.
So, we’re reaching a new horizon, new wants, and new goals. And it’ s healthy.
Following our passion, but reaching further, extending our potentials, extrapolate the known methods for an unknown situation by assuming that it will work. We might feel uncomfortable at first, then after receiving amazing result – we feel better!

Like in art, we become the creators of new beautiful energy. But our ego trying to stop, to block this alogical behavior. What blocks you? What old beliefs hold you in ‘secure, safe, comfort’ state?
Maybe, it’s emotional attachment to any words you hear?
Decide, which words to pay attention, which emotions yours and which – you assigned from others. Build your boundaries, find out what supports you and what to release.
It’s easy to say, I know. How about – to use the intuition, the peaceful sensation in your stomach, the catalyst for change.
For example, if you are a pro in any area, working 1 on 1, expand your radius by sharing the knowledge with more people., – teach the group. They will be motivated to revaluate their reality, beliefs, and get inspired too to come up of the comfort zone.

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Inspirational Tarot. Plot spread #4


mosaic of intention

takes time to contemplate



*Note: Haiku inspired by Tarot cards: 4 of swords, 4 of pentacles, 8 of pentacle. The plot: start, turning point, end.

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Inspirational Tarot. Plot spread #3



The top of mountain

empowered the king

with endless vigor

pentacle would hide

the feminine insight


*Note: #5line Gogyoshi built based on 3 Tarot cards: Queen of pentacles, King of swords, Strength. Plot: start, turning point, end.

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Inspirational Tarot. Plot spread #2


The story of 9 swords

Nightmare returned

completed cycle


From disarray to free

Such moving heals

The power in your hands


The one among the stars

The water flowing in

Your life is flourishing…


*Note: the poem completed out of  3 haiku, based on Tarot cards: 9 of swords, 6 of swords, Star. The plot: Start, Turning point, End.

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Inspirational Tarot. Plot spread

Start                                        Turning point                                    End

The trophy, magic cup

He sold it just for penny

When found Love



*Note: Pulling randomly Tarot cards, you get ideas about each card. Create haiku.

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Telling story. Creative Tarot

The Emperor10 of pentacles3 of pentaclesThe HermitThe Magician7 of cups






It happened during E. being at dean position in local university………


He worked hard delivering very comprehensive curriculum to the art students………..


At Art Gallery inside the University………………………


… when a stranger, called H., a new teacher asked about roof for his new project….


He was totally new to this place, the methods, and perspective. Everyone in a team had the interview with him and didn’t share with others what happened inside the room. Here were the rumors that he is Magician…………………..


That morning, after New Year eve, E. come later as the family at home required his attention…. When he entered the gallery, all students working with H. were standing in front of beautiful golden chalices. Nobody noticed E. Everyone was interacting with some special stuff inside these magic bowls, glowing and reflecting in the mirror of the newly created ceiling… ~ E, – he heard the voice sounding like from heaven, – your present – here….. The End.

Keep open door

to new discoveries of

hidden treasures

*Note: Reading Tarot cards professionally require to be able to connect the cards by telling the narrative. This is a creative method to get inspired, motivated to write your own poem, haibun or prose.


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When blindfold fell…

When we’re living unconsciously….it’s seems at first even better…walking in the ‘loops’….repeating what other saying or doing. No responsibilities. No worries really. If something went wrong – blame others:  “they told me”, if struggling with work – “everyone does”.  And it goes on and on. –  Doing what you love? -“Delusional! It won’t bring the money!”

 But at some moment it’s become ‘painful’ – do not have any pain, it’s become hard to leave with no responsibilities, with no risks, without a new ideas; so we’re stepping beyond our comfort zone not just because of curiosity…

 One day you notice, that you live unconsciously, that you suppressing your feelings and emotions…The awakening, an intention to change, meets a new problems…

Before, when wanted to be a nice to people, you always showed support, even if you were not agree with their decision.

As you look at this case now, being conscious, you see that this approach will take you nowhere. Recognize, ask yourself: will it serve the goal ‘to improve your life’ – hiding your real feelings? No. It will block it, stop the flow of energy. Say “NO” to being people-pleaser.

 Some maybe ask if by saying NO, we become more isolated from people. But, it’s opposite. By letting to know Universe who you really are, you will attract the energy of the same, new people,  – you start to move faster, manifest faster.

 Saying NO – first step.  Now you want to act toward your new goal.

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Structured day


‘To-do’ list helps?

 How often the day becomes a hectic one with all those “must do” errands. Someone can say: having written ‘to-do’ list helps.

Never forgotten any articles. Stick on fridge.

Right. I do too.  But sometimes, following the list we’re getting bored,

tired, feel resistance…


Your biorhythms

 The key – to know your biorhythms. If say, you know that 3 pm – you likely would take a nap, don’t plan to check your expenses.

Instead, prepare some mechanical task as sorting, cleaning, watering flowers, laundry, or just take a nap!

After that, refreshed you could do some brain work.



3 ideas to complete day tasks

 There are couple ideas to make your ‘to-do’ list completed:

–  turn the list upside-down , or do it in back order;

–  important task – first;

– using egg timer to get started.



Time matters

 What if we try to stay with each step just for a while and then switch to another step. For instance, the computer time could be divided into 4 sessions through the day. Project researching, creating new – when high energy;  social connections online during the lunch time; checking emails – when tired; watching movies/listening music – at the end of the day.

Doing each step at fixed time helps to escape boredom.




 Check your bio-level for particular day, observe your ups and downs. If you feel tired – switch/take a nap.

The result – refreshing brain every time you start a new activity, because the “rest – it’s not doing nothing, but changing what you do.”

 Structured day idea might work not only for weekend or for self- employers, but helps organize more efficient schedule for corporative workers, including a nap.


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Dreams become life…


Evil Sun

He said: this winter sun – with teeth… Who wants to be bitten…We wear glasses just to forget them in the big tall building sinking in twilight – I’m looking for mine… trying on so different sizes and styles. Instead – find shoes on the high hills and move on. 

лёд тронулся, господа присяжные заседатели!

Ostap Bender

The Truth should be visible with closed eyes…Allow yourself not to know what tomorrow brings, allow the heart be your guide. No control. He calls: about the couple of ways.  None now. Where did they go? Promised to ask her. Thanks for that.  Thaw. Ice got moved. 

But which way to go if someone “Jack of all trades” – wearing  couple hats? On first look tell-me-07396_2ofCoins_diff– indecisiveness, but then – synthesized new idea,- outcome.  “You’re the artist”,- kids would say seeing me in the beret… That is how I’ve learned about my potential…

Symbols talk. Follow them. Name yourself the artist. And all will believe you.  The confidence – a key. How confidently you’re playing your current role, and all believe it. After all, why do you need an approval? To allow doing what you like to do? To make people play your game? But then, when they want to know rules, don’t get surprised, especially – don’t panic – be happy: they willing to play with you!


Biting archives

Doesn’t it remind you something? Yep! We all from childhood. Children. And if one of them bites you, it means – they curious about life, they don’t believe an eye. They want to taste it…     And you’re saying: the Sun has teeth…           

Experiment life                                                         Change glasses often                                                       As well as hats & shoes too.                                            

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World Teachers’ Day or Infinity of Time

“In many countries, Teachers’ Days are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers; World Teachers’ Day is celebrated across the world on October 5. Ever since the importance of teachers has been recognized by UNESCO, by adopting the “Recommendation concerning the status of teachers”, World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated annually.[1] This includes celebrations to honor the teachers for their special contribution in a particular field area or the community in general.” /Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia/

Word Teacher's Day


I think all teachers are relatives. No matter where they’re located. Loving, funny, encouraging, giving sometimes undeserved “bonuses”, uplifting our spirits, transmitting their high vibrations to their students. Let’s celebrate  the Family of Teachers!  Drumbeat.  Music. Let me start from…

Anecdote #1

The son comes home. Complaining to his mother: Son: Mom, I am not going to go to school again. Mother: Why?  Son: Children make fun of me. Mother: First of all, you are grown up already. And Second, you are the Director.

Anecdote #2

Head teacher: “Are you in the top half of your class?” Little Johnny:”No, I’m one of the students who make the top half possible!”

School Curiosities

School Curiosities

School years are the best time of our life. Time of important revelations and fun time too.Memory persistently return  some silly and shameful moments, which I would prefer to forget…Ready? Just releasing some stories. Thanks for reading! 🙂

Apple Story


There was  the incident in our school. The Director was entering the school door, and   the remaining of apple  hit her in the head.  Everything ended up peacefully, we had classmates being   team players.

Angry teacher

No-No-No !

Suffering from being invisible (or what?), it was  such release to write for one pupil  her first name with the chalk in capital letters on the wall of the class. The result – the anger of the teacher and bad score in the score-book.

The next story about the teacher, but please, don’t judge, it was the influence of time.. We were not permitted to  wear the rings, earrings and make-up, even in last 2 years in the school. The jewelry were taking away from intruders; girls were sending to wash up their faces clearly.  The director had the collection of jewelry, which she proudly demonstrated to the parents during the school meetings.

School Curiosities

Cut it off!

One more story from the same series. Junior year of school. Short dresses were in the style.  Our director have decided to check the appropriate length of girl’s uniform. Having a Big scissors in her hands and wearing smile-killer, she collected the girls in one of the classrooms and closed the door. Yes, many dresses were increased in length. I was celebrating the short  wisdom of my dress, nothing was touched. The
last year in the school the fashion have changed to long-long
dresses, so there were nothing to worry about.
 School Curiosities
Meeting with First Teacher

First Teacher
First Teacher

I remember the day when we with 10 pupils classmates came to visit  our First teacher, at her home. The nice wall clock was  bought and given to Zinaida Vladimirovna. She seemed to be happy and grateful. We spent time drinking the tea with sweets and talking , refreshing the memory of our young years. Just at the end of meeting, walking  through another room on our way to the exit door, we’ve noticed that  the whole wall in that room was filled with wall clocks! The teacher smiled:  “Time goes by…, – and then she added, – but there is no time limit

No Time Limit

There is No Time Limit

Today, rewinding my memory, I thought about the movie I recently watched
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, directed by David Fincher. The main character in some miracle way was born old, ~ 80, and we look at Love, Friendship, Truth from
perspective of Time by the eyes of this man, who getting younger with every day…

When life with his wife and baby daughter became a pain, because of his decreasing years, he is leaving, but keep writing about his feeling in the Diary, intending for later reading by his daughter.

And she is reading later:

For what it’s worth, it’s never too late, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. And I hope you make the best of it.I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength – to start all over again.”

This words belong to the pen of the American writer Scott Fitzgerald. The movie was based on his short novel.

I feel these words could be the words every teacher would put the signature under.These words express the wishes to ALL of us, because we are all on the same way of leaning how to live our life with purpose.

We are filled with love and gratefulness for Teachers in our life, who’ve   tought us how to learn.

Mistakes are only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and experimentation.
The “failed” expreriments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”. ~ Swami Rama

Our memory keeps the retrospective tape of time of our life.  And Wheel of Time keeps our Energy, our Intentions ,and transmit it in the Energy and Intentions of our children, our next generation.

Images credits:

www.FourHumorstheater.com, www.e-motioncards.com, webweaver clipart collection

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