Motto: “Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find, knock, and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7.7) Jesus Christ Offer before receiving! Whoever is not content with a little is not worthy of more, either. (Romanian Proverb) The more we get, the better we notice… Read More How to Create a Better World by Means of “Thank You”
Many who imagine they are preoccupied with “personal development” recommend for themselves and praise a small trilogy of films aiming at the documentary name but are not. I am referring to the films What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004, R: William Antz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vincente), The Secret (2006, r: Drew Heriot, Sean Byrne, Marc Goldenfein,… Read More Spoon-feeding V.2.0: The Universe According To Simpletons
Motto: “The place where you always take from and never put back will soon be empty.” Romanian Proverb The “holes” theory I have a theory. Every man has certain “holes” or “hollows” or “empty spaces” their the soul, some basic necessities that must be filled with love. For example, there is a hole that must… Read More To Have and to Hold
Nothing can, and no one has the right to limit the human spirit and its inner strength, which each person strengthens on the bricks of their gifts. God lends a hand to every person, no matter the path they are on. A person needs to see in themselves everything they can and believe that they… Read More On the Creative Vision
The meeting of the holy people It is said about the saints who have the gift of being “spirit-seer” that it is something they do not want, that it is a torment for them, and that they pray to God to take this gift from them because it is a burden. If holy people… Read More If You Want to Make God Laugh, Tell Him About Your Plans
Besides St. Stephen, the Great Martyr, the first martyr of the Christian Church, and St. Stephen the Great, the defender of Orthodoxy and of entire Europe, another saint Stephen celebrated today, November 28th, according to the Romanian Christian-Orthodox calendar. This is The Monk Martyr, Saint Stephen the New, who lived in the 8th century in… Read More The Monk Martyr, Saint Stephen the New
Stephen the Great was one of the leading political personalities of all time. This is not because we, Romanians, want to believe this, and the history textbook says that he was right and good, but because he was known and feared during his time in Europe. However, given the geopolitical position of Romania, he made… Read More Political Correctness
Today we honor Saints Joachim and Ana, the parents of the Virgin Mary. On this particular occasion, I invite you to discover the parents’ duties towards their children, according to the Bible. – To love them (Tit 2, 4); – To teach them God’s law (Exodus 12, 26-27), i.e., the true faith and good deeds;… Read More Parents’ Main Duties Toward Their Children
After the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, another form of atheist materialism has unfolded its ideology. This is the Disneyland civilization. Branding in the Disneyland civilization has two actors on which I am focusing: companies and consumers. I wrote about companies from this perspective in the last month’s article .… Read More Plea for Branding in the Disneyland Civilization. Part II. Consumers
Motto: “We are… the un-proud non-possessors of objects whose chief substance is that of the transient symbol. So our Puritan fear of the love of things turns out to have been groundless after all, for we do not love or even possess them: they pass through our lives as barium passes through the digestive tract,… Read More Plea for Branding in the Disneyland Civilization. Part I. The Companies
What I wish you, contemporary woman, celebrated today: Stop and look in the mirror, into your eyes, stop the train of your thoughts, and only feel what your eyes tell you. If your eyes are conveying a positive emotion, then this is what others will also perceive. If your eyes don’t get a positive emotion,… Read More What I Wish You, Discerning Woman
My dear readers, first of all, let me remind you: Christmas is a Christian holiday, and this year it lasts 3 days, as well: Sunday 25, Monday 26, and Tuesday 27 (which is also the Day of St. Stephen the Deacon, the first martyr of Orthodoxy). Christmas is the holiday of stuffing, debauchery, and crazy… Read More Merry Christmas!
The Mirror of the Bible To look in the mirror spiritually is to live according to the Holy Scripture. The true essence of listening to fragments of the Holy Scripture during the holy liturgy is to carry those to others. There are two ways of doing that. The first is to tell your friends what… Read More In Which Mirror Do You Prefer to Look?
Romania. How many actual Romanians, really? I have written before [en, blog] about the issue of abortions and how this affects the Romanian population. This is, in my opinion, one of the 10 things young idealists can’t change in Romania [en, blog]. These are the results [ro, pdf] of the Romanian census done between 1948-2002.… Read More A Nation’s Path to Self-Destruction. On This Day, Where Do You Stand?
I long wanted to write about a charming city I have visited twice in 2010 and hope I will get the chance to further explore in the future. I wish I had not lost all the pictures I have made there to illustrate all these ideas. It’s amazing, and I don’t know where to start;… Read More Chişinău
Yesterday, July 2nd, Saint Stephen the Great [en, wiki] was commemorated in Romania. There is a large amount of information, mainly in Romanian, about Stephen the Great (we call him Ștefan cel Mare), but I am sure you all know how to use the “translate” function of Google Chrome. It is rare in the history… Read More Saint Stephen the Great or Why Europe Has Such a Diverse Map
We frenetically type away our lives. We write off the words, throwing them like a depreciated currency when sometimes less is more. “More, more, even more”: clicks, links, tags, tweets, posts, pics, blogs, lists. More avatars [en, wiki]. More input to type away the lack of proper stimuli for authentic communication. Ultimately, we are left… Read More Less Is More. Until It Becomes Nothing.
I have been observing certain tendencies in the area of training, consulting, and coaching in personal, professional, and spiritual development in the Romanian market since 2004, which I would like to share with you. I will do that from the standpoint of marketing and particularly positioning. I confirmed my beliefs in discussion with Phoebs last… Read More Marketing Un-Mix