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Some news

Loads of things happen around me, week by week. I do my best to catch up with them, though it is really stressful. I got a new job, and a new flat to live in. As to my Protector Project, I submitted my manuscript’s Hungarian version for edition. I think it will be published in October. 🙂

August - September 2018

This development makes me happy, however, I feel still very far from living the life I dream of… What would it be like? Making interviews, and meetups, building the turtle shelter and selling the Wingless angels script… At least I’d like to have some rest and good sleep…

Meditation Retreat

I’ve spent fifteen days in a very special meditation retreat near a southern Taiwanese city, 10000 kilometres away from my home. We were doing karmakiller meditation for many hours each day, to help elevating ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet. I learned here that the island gave home to numerous saints and Buddhist (and non-Buddhist) masters in the past. We glimpsed shrines and temples wide around wherever we went. One could feel something sacred being present in the air… This is one of the most famous Buddhist places close to our retreat:

Buddhist monastery

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery and Museum (wikipedia)

I saw a lot of gekkos and lizards on the walls and the trees, almost every day. They were so cute!

Taiwanese lizard (not my photos – I did not make photos during the retreat)

This one might be the same lizard but a female one (my guess)

Common house gecko – they could be seen everywhere

Our flight was pleasant with the Emirates and quite long, the whole journey took more than 25 hours: Budapest – Dubai, Dubai – Taipei, Taipei – Kaohsiung. We ordered vegan meals when booked the seats and we were happy to see they could cook for us – our food was labeled as strict vegetarian.

Airbus 380

Dubai Airport

Taoyuan Airport, Taipei

tasty vegan meals (bottom left: it was our welcome meal)

My fear from flying almost fully disappeared and on our way back I sat to the window. I could see huge part of Mesopotamia, the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers, and the lines of mountains as we progressed towards (and through) Asia Minor. Many of the places where I once lived lied under us… I am so grateful for the experience!

Mesopotamia (wikipedia)

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Gift for the Helpers

Hi, I feel it’s time for a few new posts! 😛
In the last years I was so lucky and found helpers for my Protector Project. Some of my helpers did proofreading, others created fancy visual models. I thought about giving them some lovely souvenir – and to create a tableau, a kind of hall of fame (I still need a few pics for that). These are the privileged t-shirts, I specially ordered and wrapped up these for them!

All of the shirts contain my blessing and the protective power of the symbol. 🙂

Drawing Mantra Therapy

This is one of my favourite way to tackle painful memories or anyting traumatic. It’s quite simple, and I want to share my method in a workshop. This drawing was made with Tara Mantra (medium speed):

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I also use it during one-to-one sessions, when necessary. I’m curious, how the workshop will go. 🙂

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Joined Green Apes

Hi there folks, I just came to type down the actual status info. So, looks like I found a new workplace (I’m through three job interviews). But most importantly, finally I decided to move professionally towards greener life, something I have in my mind since decades. Soon I start my study at Lund University about sustainable cities, for a start. And, I am now officially a volunteer at Jön Foundation (they are committed to eco-conscious and sustainable solutions with various activities), and I joined the Green Apes community as annamarf. Check them here, it’s quite a fun place:

green apes social network

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Destined to reach out, darling

Tied to you, unreachable

this is how I feel

you became blind again

you are deaf again

your eyes and ears are useless

they only take in the daily buzz

at the spot of topmost snobbery

you’re holding your head high

there are days when you think

you are above the rest

how far you are

how close you could be

how great we should be

why is it so hard to alert you

why am I compelled to try

over and over again

why do I have to know

why can’t you know it too??!

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Activities

This is just an update, as I haven’t written anything since a while. As usual I am very busy again, my mind is literally buzzing. The German and Hungarian versions of the Recovering Memories is on the way. Also I started to translate the manuscript to French and Japanese, but it will take a looooooot of time to accomplish these versions. In the same time I organize my summer, I mean, my going to a few festivals. I may be holding a workshop or something of the like, it’s still uncertain. I restarted making drawings, and paintings, because I feel like creating something, plus I make some promo stuff items (T-shirts and other) that can be bought and show off. In the meantime I discovered how easy it is to make ice creams from banana and peanut butter, and on the margin I am looking for a new job. Honestly, I am not too excited rather tired. But I do my best to keep my spirits up. 🙂

That’s all for now.

Cheers,

AnnamaR

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