Learning Deutsch in Berlin

I have been thinking of sharing this stuff or not, but I thought may be this can do more good than not doing anything at all. As how the universal law says: Ask and you will be give, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.

Last week, I happened to attend an open house event from Goethi-Institut, Germany’s worldwide cultural and language institute. There were many guests, as they had baking sessions of the best and tasty German bread. They also held taster lessons of German language course, as well as level screening test.

I am currently learning German for the preparation of A1 exam, and you can read here what I know so far. It may be by chance that I went to the event, because they are giving away prices to the attendees. One of that is a free 2-weeks German language course in Berlin.

To win that price, they are running an instagram contest with my entry here . Whoever gets the most “likes/hearts” will be on his/her way to Germany for the said course. It is my desire to get that chance, and so I’m having this courage to share that intention here and to reach out to those who can give a minute of their time and a big heart for this photo here.

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Words from a Great Woman – Dr. Maya Angelou

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The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. TODAY I AM BLESSED!!!

 

Dr. Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

Excerpt from the Poem ‘The Dance’ by Oriah

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》》》》》 L I S T E N 《《《《《

Tell me a story of who you are,
and see who I am in the stories I am living.
And together we will remember that each of us always has a choice.

Don’t tell me how wonderful things will be … someday.
Show me you can risk being completely at peace,
truly okay with the way things are right now in this moment,
and again in the next and the next and the next …

I have heard enough warrior stories of heroic daring.
Tell me how you crumble when you hit the wall,
the place you cannot go beyond by the strength of your own will.
What carries you to the other side of the wall,
to the fragile beauty of your own humanness?

What it Means to Dare Greatly …

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who
points out how the strong man stumbles, or where
the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually
in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and
sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;
who errs, who comes short again and again,

because there is no effort without error
and shortcoming; but who does actually
strive to do the deeds; who knows great
enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails,
at least fails while Daring Greatly,

so that his place shall never be
with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-*- Theodore Roosevelt -*-

Just have Your way in me …

Have Your Way

We ARE LOVED!

But you never said the road would be easy,
But you said that you would never leave.
And you never promised that this life wasn’t hard,
But you promised you’d take care of me.

So I’ll stop searching for the answers,
I’ll stop praying for an escape,
I’ll trust you God with where I am,
And believe you will have your way,
Just have your way, Just have your way

Because one believes in oneself…

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. — Lao Tzu

 

We expand and experience the sense of freedom in the moments we open our hearts to ourselves. Each time we allow ourselves to accept who we are in this very moment, with love and appreciation, the world around us begins to transform.

Do we choose to love, accept, and celebrate ourselves?

“Today i choose to accept myself.
I choose to be aware of what it is like to simply be without self-judgment.
I choose to live each moment knowing that i am is enough to sustain me forever.
I choose to sit quietly and open my heart to myself, expanding until my being fades into the infinite.
Today, i behold myself and know deeply that my capacity to love others, and for others to love me is directly connected to my capacity to love myself.
TODAY, I CHOOSE LOVE.”