Free Palestine! Stop the apartheid (hafrada)

Hi everyone!

Today is the first day of #Ramadan,

so Ramadan Kareem to all of you wherever you are on this planet.

I am not a Muslim, but I love Islam and my heart is with all Muslim people worldwide, the ones that are discriminated, hated, hurted, offended and insulted for their identity.

Islam, I will never get tired repeating it, is a religion of peace and love! As much as all other religions!

So God bless you all! We are all brothers on this planet! All equal, all children of God.

 

I want today to write an article about #Palestine, because we are all reading the news these days, and it is time to say enogh to the crimes of #Israel, and #Nethanyau specifically. Enough killings and bombing, and tortures, and jail.

I love Jews (I know a few also), I have lot of respect for their religion, but Israel, I mean the state of Israel is a criminal. Worldwide there have been strikes and even young Jewish generations have come in the street to protest against Israeli government.

Such a shame that these last elections Nethanyau won again.

Because also many Jews know and are not afraid to say out loud that Nethanyau is a criminal!

I will not write here all the history of the conflict, but what is going on in Gaza must be stopped for good with the creation of a true Palestine state.

And criminal is also Trump who has moved the embassy to Jerusalem. Shame on him!

Enough of apartheid (hafrada), enough of crimes. Human rights! Children shot, jailed. Palestinians have seen all their rights taken, and not just the rights like their residence, but also land, food, water, pertrol, medicines, doctors …

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There is no life for Palestinians who just want and ask for their basic human rights to live! So who is blaming them does not know the conditions they live in.

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And lands confiscated. No food, water polluted …

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It is essential that worldwide we all condemn Israel. And it has already been done by lots of artists and writers.

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but it is not enough. We must stop this apartheid. Human rights: food, land, medical care, schools, documents …

It is not human. And lots of Jews also support Palestinians.

Crimes against children, also jailed, killed.

I want to remember here a saint, an angel, a paramedic who was shot in Gaza. She was wearing the doctor sign. She was shot anyway. (RIP)

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So I am asking you all to boycott Israel. The state of Israel. Not the Jews. Because it is not a matter of religion. There are, as I said, many Jews who are against Nethanyau and together with Palestinians.

We must condemn Nethanyau policy and apartheid and inhumanity.

We must stop these crimes!

Thanks and a big hug to you all.

 

Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21st of March world-wide day against RACISM

21st of March

Hi everyone.

Why today?

Today is the international day AGAINST RACISM. Yes. Sadly 2019 and we still have to deal with racism.

Rosa Parker did not live in vain. Martin Luther King had a dream that still is not reality, because still today people discriminate because of the color of the skin. Such a shame!

And people still go on speaking about races! How comes! Even Luca Cavalli Sforza, scientifically proved that it is impossible and very wrong also from the scientific point of view to speak about races in plural. There is only ONE HUMAN RACE, only one. We all come from the same group, we descend all from same anchestors. And even in the DNA we are all alike. We are all big mixtures.

So sad.

And as a consquence of this racism we face terrorist events like the one in New Zealand where 50 innocent people lost their lives because of a crazy white supremacist terrorist!

We are all one big family in this planet, called humanity!

And it is such a shame that people hide behind religion to justify killings.

All religions speak about love and peace. Terrorist have no religion! No one is allowed to kill in the name of a faith! Because all religions say it very clearly: killing is a crime, a crime against humanity!

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And I love the responsa #Jacinda #Arden gave as New Zealand Prime Minister.

We do not even have to pronounce the name of the terrorists. They must not become famous, as they would like to be. Who we must remember name by name are the victims. Children, innocent lives taken in the name of what? Madness.

As Martin Luther King was saying, we must all learn to live as brothers, as we are, or we will all perish as fools.

So the message today is to stop discriminating: we are all equal!

All the same in dignity and respect we must give and get!

No one should consider himself superior! There is no superior religion. No right and wrong religion. No one is pure and the others impure. We are ALL EQUAL!

True equality!

Stop judging! Each person is doing his personal pathway of growth. And faith is something that cannot be forced or imposed.

Faith should just be shown in our life as an example: we must be good people.

We will all be judged in the end about the love we had given. Nothing else matters. Nor the money, nor the power, nor the cars or the jewels.

Love.

And today is also the international day of poetry.

And not just this, today our brothers in India, and not just in India, celebrate the festivity of HOLI. The festivity of colors!

So happy Holi to everyone celebrating it!

Life is beautiful because of its colors.

And we all have the right to live and shine in this world. Same rights. Same dignity. Same respect!

And remember all, life is short: we must live it in the name of love. Nothing else matters!

Stop chasing material things.

Start giving. Because true happiness comes from giving.

Today give a smile, give your positive energy and vibes to the planet.

We must start making a better world with ourselves.

Put away all negativity and anger. Forgivness. Start anew with a fresh new hope, that if we all spread the light we can fight this darkness of racism and discriminations and hate!

A big hug to you all.

Melt your heart. Do not keep it closed and hardened.

Open it! Let the light and beauty of love come in. Forgive who hurts you. Love must be stronger than hate. No revenge. Love. Love and love only.

Every moment that goes away is time that will never come back. Life is so short.

Do not waste your hours in anger. Forgive. Forget. Build bonds of love. With everyone and especially those who hate who are the ones who need love the most. Remind them that only in love we can find true peace. Only loving we can be truly happy and give a real meaning to our existence.

And I am so ashamed about my current government here in Italy. Racist. Crazy.

Please spread messages worldwide. Salvini is the one who must go home, not the poor immigrants who arrive here escaping from war and hunger!

And we have European elections in May. Today we are all with European flags.

Because we must stay in Europe. And our Europe is not the Europe of Orban, is nto the Europe that Putin dreams to control. Is the Europe of rights and freedom. Is the Europe of true democracy where journalists are not put in jail because of what they say and because they speak the truth. Is the Europe where a couple where two men love each other has the right of holding hands and being together in a marriage. Rainbow families exist. And not like in Russian repressions and killings in Cecenia …

Europe is and should be the home for human rights for all. Because there should be no discriminations and free true democracy ruling each country. Not dictatorships run by power and corruptions and mafia.

So please we all must stop together these far right extremists and movements who want to go agains women rights, against human rights, against the environment and the planet.

The world is our home.

We all must stand to make it a better place in the name of love that must unite us, and not separate us. Unite us and not discirminate.

All together, no matter the color of the skin, the sex or the sexual orientation, the faith.

WE ARE ALL EQUAL.

And we must start building a better place to live from today. Today we must start a big fight against this increasing racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia….

Love. Peace.

WE ARE JUST ONE

And even in our little realities we must put in practice this true equality, every day.

We must be the change we would like to see in the world.

Now!

Life is now!

 

Stay strong in the name of LOVE

A big hug to all

Take care

 

Barbara

 

 

 

Never Revenge, let Karma do its job

Hi everyone,

this morning a topic that might look banal but actually is not.

We are living in a world and in societies where more and more people seek revenge.

People who have been hurted or wronged have this crazy need of revenge, of getting something back, as if it could decrease the pain they feel, seeing someone else suffering.

Where is compassion?

Once a damage has been done it cannot be taken back!

So what is the point of punishing someone. Would you really feel better, feeling like “justice done”?

An eye for an eye?

Honor?

No. I am sorry but it does not work like this. If you have a little bit of heart you cannot be happy and enjoy seeing another human being suffer, not even if they did you wrong.

Leave to God the judgment. And by the way He is Endless Mercy, so …

It is so mean to wish bad luck to the others, to want revenge, to wish pain. This will not make us feel any better. Deep down how can you be happy of other people pain?

As Dalai Lama never stops advising, we all must seek compassion. And for who hurted us Karma does its job, not us.

And personally I think that the best wish is to hope they could realize the mistake they did and the pain they caused and feel consequently sorry for it. Repentance. And then forgivness, asking for forgivness and forgiving who did us wrong.

We all live and learn and make mistakes. We all must move forward. We all must forgive and apologize. And move on.

Painful but there is only one way to grow: through experiences that teach us more than hundred words.

So stop replying to anger with anger. Stop giving back hate to hate.

As Martin Luther King was saying:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

So let us reply with love and compassion to those who hurt us. Because who hates is the one who most needs love. Who is angry is the one who most needs compassion.

To hate and hurt is pointless.

If you start filling your soul with love, love to spread to everyone, you will begin to see colors again in this world.

We are here to love each other. And the purpose in life is to love. Material stuff won’t last. Only love moves on and is immortal, as our soul that needs love to be fed.

Start with loving yourself, forgiving your mistakes, letting go, moving on from the past where no one can anymore live.

Breathe. We are alive and this is already the most beautiful gift we should be thankful for.

Let us do not waste a single day. Every day should be a new chance to love, to give, to feel. We are here for being alive for real. Following our heart and what really matters. People and not objects. Love and not material richness or power.

Stop using people and wanting things. We must do the opposite.

Respect to everyone. Never consider yourself superior to anyone. We are all alike in this planet and we will all go back to ashes, not with gold or material richnesses or any of our belongings with us.

What is material will perish. Only love will survive and remain even when we will not anyomore be on this planet.

Becuase only love is ethernal.

Seek for souls, not for bodies.

Love people in their deep inner essence, and make connections based on true feelings that could last. True friendships. True love.

Life is short. Do not waste it in crazy revenge and hate.

Make your soul free from bad energies. Fill it with love and positivity and sunshine.

Love is and will be the answer always.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 committments

2018! Happy New Year to everyone!

This post is not about me, it is about you!

What are your committments for this, just begun, 2018? Which are your goals?

We have to start from ourselves!

And first goal is to be happy! Truly happy!

And the first thing we should be happy about is ourselves! Yes. Because everything starts with us. If we are not happy about ourselves, how can we think that something external to us, could make us happy?

So we must first love ourselves, and be happy of who we are.

And we must start this with accepting our true self.

Stop pretending to be who we are not! And simply accepting who we are.

No more inner conflicts! No condemnations or heavy judgments!

So let’s start from the past.

The past is past. Sounds quite an obvious statement, but actually it is not that obvious, because we still make our past weight and be a burden for our present and our life now! So let’s start to forgive ourselves for our past.

We can begin 2018 with the hope to manage to fix all that we did wrong last year, but what cannot be changed and fixed, we just have to let it go! Move on! Past is dead. Consequences of the past remain, and this is the only thing we have to deal with, but we cannot change what has already happened! We can do something new, but not cancel what is done! So leave it!

So 2018 we must stop stressing ourselves about our past mistakes!

We learn from our mistakes, they are our best teachers! But we live in the present. So let’s focus on the “now”.

Changement

We must love ourselves, so if there is something about ourselves that we are not happy with, we simply have to change it! Stop complaining and overthinking! Nothing is permanent! We must improve. Let’s do it! Move on! Do something! If we really want something we have to start working for it! Looking at the ceiling doing nothing, will not change anything!

So let’s go out from social networks, Let’s live for real! And let’s make the changes we are dreaming about!

What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning?

Every day is a new card we have been given to play, and live.

If we want a new start, a refreshment, why not trying for instance a different hair cut? Hair color?

Make-up. We should take care of ourselves and love that image we see in the mirror. Make up is a gesture of love towards ourselves. We do not have to look “beautiful” for someone else, but for ourselves. And it will improve your self exteem too. So try! Not too much make-up. Day time you cannot look like going to a glitter disco party or dark heavy metal concert! So be sober! And remember care of our external look, but without a smiling inner soul in peace, every outfit would be wrong. But we have both external and internal side, so we must take care also of our body and our look!

Diet. What an ugly word! Nobody should be on diet! We should be caring and loving ourselves and our bodies too! So listen to what our body truly needs. There should be a balanced and healthy relationship with food! We need food to be alive as we need liquids to be hydrated. And now I do not want to make you a lecture on vitamins, carbohydrates … But you all know that we need fruit and vegetables for vitamines, carbohydrates for energy of long term release (sugars are not good because of the high glycemic index), we need proteins for muscles and also iron for carrying oxygen in our blood stream …

So limit the rubbish staff! The sugars! Once in a while you can, but daily eat healthy!

And then the main thing is quantity!

Do you eat slowly? Do you put your food in smaller plates to trick your mind about how much you are eating? Do you eat without watching telly or doing something else? yes because we need to eat slowly! We will feel fuller sooner. We need to trick the mind convincing also our inner self that we will not be starving! Very wrong to eat on sofa watching movies or anything because this way is a compulsive eating with no real mind monitoring on real quantities taken …

There are lots of little changes we should do. Drink enough water during the day to fight liquid retentions! Do not skip meals, but even little, we should always eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

But above all, the most important thing to do is sport! Not going to play at the olympics but is enough a walk, a run, swimming, gym … whatever you like but just movement!

Once I read an article saying that airplains are not meant to stay on the ground, and actually they get “rust” and deteriorate quicker if they are kept on the ground insteat of being used flying in the skies. Same for us! We need to keep active! And doing any kind of sport activity releases “happiness” signals to our body. Sport makes us produce and release endorphins! We do not need drugs! Try it! After, you will feel relaxed but also with a bunch of additional energy to spend! Also the mind gets recharged, and can then focus back better on issues. Also metabolisms increases! So stop doing nothing! Even cleaning the house is a movement! Do something! Especially if it is a sunny day, go out for a walk!

So if the issue with your happiness is your body shape or weight, start doing a little thing every day!

Since I have been in India on vacation, I have started some yoga exercises every morning. Just breathing things, simple ones. But every little helps.

And if alone you are not brave enough to move: involve someone else for a walk, a run, a tennis game, going to the swimming pool … anything!

Then clothes

Quite a tricky subject. It depends on occasions, mood, what fits you the better …

Let’s say that we all must be feeling comfortable in what we are wearing. So we can then forget what we are wearing and concentrate on living!

A perfect teraphy for happiness is colors therapy. I already wrote it here in another article, so I will not repeat myself. Just that if you want to cheer up, use bright colors! The world is beautiful and full of colors! So wear colors!

All this I wrote till now is mainly about your “external side”.

For what concerns about your inner side, your soul … Try to make a real peace treaty with yourself.

Write down a to do list. Think about where would you like to get, what would you like to achieve. And start to work on what’s necessary to shorten the distance between where you are and where you would like to be. And remember Rome wasn’t built in a day! But start doing something in the direction of your dreams! Do not give up! Life is one, and “if you can dream it, you can do it!” Walt Disney

Attitude

Be positive! Always! Even if something goes wrong, just trust the journey! Things happen for a reason. Do not give up! “The darkest hour is always the one before the dawn!”Cohelo. And go on smiling!

Positivity is contageous, and the more you share it, the more it comes back to you!

You are alive! Remember this!

Try to treat everyone with kindness. Remember Ghandi. The strenght is in the calmness.

And if you start to put yourself in harmony with the others and the universe, the universe itself will help you moving in the direction of your dreams.

Will is everything, will is power.

And do not focus on what has not been achieved yet, but see what you have done already! you are moving in the right direction! And if there is no way in front of you, it maybe a turn in the street, but keep walking. If a door does not open, maybe it is not your door, or maybe it is not supposed to be opened now! Have faith! And keep moving forward!

And above all thoughts remember you are never alone. God is next to you, always. Trust Him!

Best of luck to you all, in all your battles and struggles.

And I wish you the best 2018! With happiness, results, satisfactions …

And remember happiness is not meant to be celebrated alone!

Share it! Do not keep it for yourself! Spread it around!

You all deserve it, and if someone truly loves you, your happiness is their happiness and the same in reverse! Learn to share your emotions! Be alive! We are not cold machines. We are here to share! And giving to the others, even if it is just i.e. our time, we will find a pure joy of the heart that goes beyond everything. Do not expect anything back. Just give. Love.

Life is short. Start to be positive and happy now! Happy for who you are, what you have, who is close to you, who you love and who loves you.

Remember nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes, what makes the difference is our attitude, and what we do, before, after … Take actions! Speak! Ask for forgivness, forgive and forget! Move on! Let it go! Focus on the positive always, and improve. We all must. In this short journey called life where we are asked to walk next to each other supporting, caring, being.

All the best

Take care of yourself you all

See you next

 

Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All begins with the mirror

Ok.

We have to start somewhere!

So … here we are!

A first post about our own fashion … our wardrobe!

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We open the door of our wardrobe and we just stand in front of its mirror … never looking as we would like to.

No panic!

Let’s start from a first important concept about fashion: it has to give colors to our day!

There have been lots of studies about personal mood and the color of the garments we decide to wear. So first important rule in the morning: always follow your guts!

If you feel like wearing a specific color, just do it! There is a reason behind it.

If we feel determinate a vivid color could be our cup of tea, like red that is not just the color of love and passion but also of strength, energy … showing up …

If you are looking for a sort of balance you will maybe find yourself in the mood of wearing something green, or blue that also communicates calmness, and it is an anti-stress color.

Sophisticated in purple. More ground bound with brown color.

Black always makes us look slimmer, but also is a color with authority and respect demand.

So just follow your mood! You have to start your day feeling comfortable in what you are wearing. Being able to forget about it when busy, so being at ease, not feeling overlooked or judged.

By the way there will always be people watching us, and judging, so let’s stop caring about it!

If we are confident with our look, why should we care about what other people would say?

Let’s stop living for the judgement of the others. Let’s be just ourselves. Being comfortable with us and our look. No one else matters. Ourselves first, in a good way.

Because if we do not love ourselves first, how can we be able to love the others?

So let’s move on. Dress up. Go out in the world and don’t be afraid of being who you are!

We have to remind us that we are beautiful. And our own beauty doesn’t need to be compared with anyone else’s, because it is just ours.

And if we are relaxed and in peace with ourselves, our sparkling eyes will make our soul shine brightly in any outfit.

So no worries.

Beauty doesn’t have to be copying anyone. But being ourselves!

Let’s make it ours. And let’s make our own fashion: ours!

 

Thanks for reading this very first post.

Going more into fashion with the following ones …

Keep following me!

Barbara