Ardiente Paciencia

Ardiente Paciencia, or El Cartero De Neruda, is a 1985 novel by Antonio Skármeta. The novel was published in the English market under the title The Postman. It tells the story of Mario Jiménez, a fictional postman in revolution-era Chile, who befriends the real-life … Continue reading

Ardiente Paciencia, or El Cartero De Neruda, is a 1985 novel by Antonio Skármeta. The novel was published in the English market under the title The Postman. It tells the story of Mario Jiménez, a fictional postman in revolution-era Chile, who befriends the real-life poet Pablo Neruda.

The novel is based on the motion picture of the same author released in 1983[1], and it was turned into another movie in 1995 as Il Postino, directed by Michael Radford. It was also turned in an opera, Il Postino, by Daniel Catán, with Plácido Domingo portraying Pablo Neruda (premiered at the Los Angeles Opera, 2010).

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facing what is rather than making up stories about it

Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it. … Continue reading

  1. Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it.
  2. The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is. There is the situation or the fact, and here are my thoughts about it. Instead of making up stories, stay with the facts. For example, “I am ruined” is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. “I have 50 cents left in my bank account” is a fact. Facing facts is always empowering.
  3. See if you can catch the voice in your head, perhaps in the very moment it complains about something, and recognize it for what it is: the voice of the ego, no more than a thought. Whenever you notice that voice, you will also realize that you are not the voice, but the one who is aware of it. In fact, you are the awareness that is aware of the voice. In the background, there is the awareness. In the foreground, there is the voice, the thinker. In this way you are becoming free of the ego, free of the unobserved mind.
  4. Wherever you look, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence for the reality of time—a rotting apple, your face in the bathroom mirror compared with your face in a photo taken 30 years ago—yet you never find any direct evidence, you never experience time itself. You only ever experience the present moment.
  5. Why do anxiety, stress, or negativity arise? Because you turned away from the present moment. And why did you do that? You thought something else was more important. One small error, one missperception, creates a world of suffering.
  6. People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness. They don’t realize that what happens is the most unstable thing in the universe. It changes constantly. They look upon the present moment as either marred by something that has happened and shouldn’t have or as deficient because of something that has not happened but should have. And so they miss the deeper perfection that is inherent in life itself, a perfection that lies beyond what is happening or not happening. Accept the present moment and find the perfection that is untouched by time.
  7. The more shared past there is in a relationship, the more present you need to be; otherwise, you will be forced to relive the past again and again.
  8. Equating the physical body with “I,” the body that is destined to grow old, wither, and die, always leads to suffering. To refrain from identifying with the body doesn’t mean that you no longer care for it. If it is strong, beautiful, or vigorous, you can appreciate those attributes—while they last. You can also improve the body’s condition through nutrition and exercise. If you don’t equate the body with who you are, when beauty fades, vigor diminishes, or the body becomes incapacitated, this will not affect your sense of worth or identity in any way. In fact, as the body begins to weaken, the light of consciousness can shine more easily.
  9. You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you and allowing that goodness to emerge.
  10. If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace.
Exerpted from Oneness with All Life by Eckhart Tolle. Published by arrangement with Dutton, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copywright © 2008 by Eckhart Tolle

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Irrationality

Dan Ariely Uncovers the Truth About Dishonesty from The RSA on FORA.tv Uploaded on Jan 13, 2009 Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University, presents examples of cognitive illusions that help illustrate why humans make predictably irrational decisions. EG is the celebration of the American entertainment industry. Since 1984, Richard Saul Wurman […]

Dan Ariely Uncovers the Truth About Dishonesty from The RSA on FORA.tv

Uploaded on Jan 13, 2009
Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University, presents examples of cognitive illusions that help illustrate why humans make predictably irrational decisions.

EG is the celebration of the American entertainment industry. Since 1984, Richard Saul Wurman has created extraordinary gatherings about learning and understanding. EG is a rich extension of these ideas – a conference that explores the attitude of understanding in music, film, television, radio, technology, advertising, gaming, interactivity and the web – The Entertainment Gathering

Dan Ariely is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Behavioral Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds an appointment at the MIT Media Lab where he is the head of the eRationality research group. He is considered to be one of the leading behavioral economists. Currently, Ariely is serving as a Visiting Professor at the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business where he is teaching a course based upon his findings in Predictably Irrational.

Ariely was an undergraduate at Tel Aviv University and received a Ph.D. and M.A. in cognitive psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in business from Duke University. His research focuses on discovering and measuring how people make decisions. He models the human decision making process and in particular the irrational decisions that we all make every day.

Ariely is the author of the book, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, which was published on February 21, 2008 by HarperCollins.


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Published on Jul 26, 2012
Instinct is the driving force behind human decision making. Irrationality must be recognized if we’re going to get beyond the risks of not being built as thinking machines, says David Ropeik.

Ropeik an Instructor at Harvard, a consultant in risk perception and risk communication, author of How Risky Is it, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts, and principal co-author of RISK, A Practical Guide for Deciding What’s Really Safe and What’s Really Dangerous in the World Around You.

http://bigthink.com


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Published on Nov 26, 2012
Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Arizona State University.

Dr. Robert Cialdini & Steve Martin are co-authors (together with Dr. Noah Goldstein) of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week International Bestseller Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive.

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IAW USA: www.influenceatwork.com
IAW UK: www.influenceatwork.co.uk/


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Nobel Prize winning neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel describes new research which hints at the possibility of a biological basis to the unconscious mind.

Directed / Produced by
Elizabeth Rodd and Jonathan Fowler


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Learn every gesture and body language cue in one video. Eye, hand, leg, arm, and mouth gestures are completely covered. Gestures and Body Language Series Be an expert in body language. Applies to his and her body language. Article is here http://bit.ly/apSipQ

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Poema a la Amistad – Jorge Luis Borges

Poema de la Amistad No puedo darte soluciones para todos los problemas de la vida, ni tengo respuestas para tus dudas o temores, pero puedo escucharte y compartirlo contigo. No puedo cambiar tu pasado ni tu futuro. Pero cuando me necesites estaré junto a ti. No puedo evitar que tropieces. Solamente puedo ofrecerte mi mano […]

Poema de la Amistad

No puedo darte soluciones para todos los problemas de
la vida, ni tengo respuestas para tus dudas o temores,
pero puedo escucharte y compartirlo contigo.
No puedo cambiar tu pasado ni tu futuro.
Pero cuando me necesites estaré junto a ti.
No puedo evitar que tropieces.
Solamente puedo ofrecerte mi mano para que te sujetes
y no caigas.
Tus alegrías, tus triunfos y tus éxitos no son míos.
Pero disfruto sinceramente cuando te veo feliz.
No juzgo las decisiones que tomas en la vida.
Me limito a apoyarte, a estimularte y a ayudarte si me
lo pides.
No puedo trazarte limites dentro de los cuales debes
actuar, pero si te ofrezco el espacio necesario para
crecer.
No puedo evitar tus sufrimientos cuando alguna pena te
parta el corazón, pero puedo llorar contigo y recoger
los pedazos para armarlo de nuevo.
No puedo decirte quien eres ni quien deberías ser.
Solamente puedo quererte como eres y ser tu amigo.
En estos días oré por ti…
En estos días me puse a recordar a mis amistades mas
preciosas.
Soy una persona feliz: tengo mas amigos de lo que
imaginaba.
Eso es lo que ellos me dicen, me lo demuestran.
Es lo que siento por todos ellos.
Veo el brillo en sus ojos, la sonrisa espontánea y la
alegría que sienten al verme.
Y yo también siento paz y alegría cuando los veo y
cuando hablamos, sea en la alegría o sea en la
serenidad, en estos días pense en mis amigos y amigas,
entre ellos, apareciste tu.
No estabas arriba, ni abajo ni en medio.
No encabezabas ni concluías la lista.
No eras el numero uno ni el numero final.
Lo que se es que te destacabas por alguna cualidad que
transmitías y con la cual desde hace tiempo se
ennoblece mi vida.
Y tampoco tengo la pretensión de ser el primero, el
segundo o el tercero de tu lista.
Basta que me quieras como amigo.
Entonces entendí que realmente somos amigos.
Hice lo que todo amigo:
Oré… y le agradecí a Dios por ti.

Gracias por ser mi amigo.

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Boris Strugatsky

Libros Gratis Roadside Picnic (Russian: Пикник на обочине, Piknik na obochine, IPA: [pʲikˈnʲik na ɐˈbotɕɪnʲe]) is a short science fiction novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky between January 18 and November 3 of 1971. As of 1998, 38 editions of the novel were published in 20 countries.[1] The novel was first translated to English by Antonina W. Bouis. The preface to the first American edition […]

Libros Gratis


Roadside Picnic (Russian: ?????? ?? ???????, Piknik na obochineIPA: [p?ik?n?ik na ??bot??n?e]) is a short science fiction novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky between January 18 and November 3 of 1971. As of 1998, 38 editions of the novel were published in 20 countries.[1] The novel was first translated to English by Antonina W. Bouis. The preface to the first American edition of the novel (MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc, New York, 1977) was written by Theodore Sturgeon. The film Stalker is loosely based on the novel, with a screenplay written by the Strugatskys.

The brothers Arkady (Russian: ????????; August 28, 1925 – October 12, 1991) and Boris (Russian: ??????; April 14, 1933 – November 19, 2012) Strugatsky (Russian: ???????????; alternate spellings: StrugatskiyStrugatskiStrugatskii) were SovietRussian science fiction authors who collaborated on their fiction.


Boris Strugatsky: Russia mourns death of sci-fi writer

Vladimir Putin and Russia‘s liberal opposition who accuse him of growing authoritarianism have came together to mourn the death of Boris Strugatsky, a science fiction author famous for novels critical of the totalitarian Soviet system.

Strugatsky died in St Petersburg on Monday, aged 79, his foundation said. Media reports said he had been hospitalised with an illness.

 

Strugatsky, along with his brother Arkady, who died in 1991, wrote many novels and short stories critical of Soviet authoritarianism. When they began writing in the 1950s they were able to evade censors by placing subtle criticism in the context of distant planets and universes. That changed as time went on and they faced state censorship.

 

Among their most celebrated works are Roadside Picnic – the basis for director Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker – and Hard to be a God – the story of a man who visits another planet and grows horrified with its government’s cruel methods of stifling human development and freedom.

Boris Strugatsky had been critical of Putin and the authoritarian system he has built since coming to power in 2000. In his last interview, given in September 2011, he accused Putin of attempting to return Russia to the turn of the 20th century.

Asked what he did not like about modern Russia, Strugatsky answered: “That nationalisation is continuing everywhere. That the press is completely under the control of the authorities. That bureaucratic power is always getting stronger.”

Strugatsky signed open letters compiled by Russian intellectuals urging Putin to release the jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the punk band Pussy Riot.

Nonetheless, Putin issued his condolences, calling Strugatsky “one of the brightest, most talented and popular writers of the time.

“The books that he wrote in creative collaboration with Arkady Strugatsky are an entire epoch in the history of Russian literature, in the history of our country. Even today, they are at the highest levels of modernity.”

Dmitry Medvedev, the prime minister, wrote on Twitter that Strugatsky was “a great writer and thinker. An irreplaceable loss to Russian and world literature.”

The Strugatskys’ writings received a fresh wind of popularity in Russia earlier this year, as the growing opposition to Putin drew parallels between the dark worlds the authors depicted and modern Russia.

Dmitry Bykov, a popular poet, critic and opposition activist, wrote: “He was an absolute, pure genius. With his departure, everything has become darker and more airless.”

“Successive generations of Russian intellectuals were raised on the Strugatskys,” said Muireann Maguire, a fellow at Oxford University. “Their books can be read with a certain pair of spectacles on as political commentaries on Soviet society or indeed any repressive society.”

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El allioli

El allioli (del catalán-valenciano all i oli, ‘ajo y aceite’),1ajolio (en Aragón), ajoaceite (en la zona castellanoparlante de la Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia o Albacete), ajiaceite o ajaceite es una salsa típica de la gastronomía mediterránea (valenciana, catalana, balear, murciana, granadina…) … Continue reading

El allioli (del catalán-valenciano all i oli, ‘ajo y aceite’),1ajolio (en Aragón), ajoaceite (en la zona castellanoparlante de la Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia o Albacete), ajiaceite o ajaceite es una salsa típica de la gastronomía mediterránea (valenciana, catalana, balear, murciana, granadina…) formada por la emulsión de aceite de oliva y ajo.2

Suele emplearse como condimento en algunos de los platos, en especial de preparaciones a base de pescado o marisco. a veces como una salsa servida por separado. Forma parte de las salsas a base de ajo. Es frecuente en regiones e islas del arco mediterráneo entre España, Francia e Italia, que va desde Granada a Calabria, pasando por Cartagena (Murcia), Alicante (Comunidad Valenciana, Cataluña),3Provenza (donde se denomina Le Grand Aïoli) o Liguria. En zonas de África se elabora una preparación muy similar denominada Toum. Entre estos platos podríamos citar el universal arroz a banda y su caldero que lo acompaña.

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