Today I’d like to take you to a famous Cistercian monastery, Hohenfurth Abbey, located in Vyšší Brod, a small South Bohemia town close to the Austrian borders.
If you have too much tasks on your todo list and are burning out under this pressure, you’ll find this little trick refreshing and useful. Just select from your list one big, three medium and five small items and narrow down your to-do list for the day just to these nine things.
Random Stimulus is a simple yet powerful idea generation method. It can be used to find solutions and develop creative thinking. If you want to get the wheels moving on a project, it’s the tool to use.
My today’s trip story is about South Bohemia mountains called Novohradské Hory in Czech and Freiwald (“Free Forest”) in German. This area is a perfect destination for the lovers of Nordic walking, cycling and classic walking as it offers many beautiful, diverse and well marked trails.
South Bohemia is a beautiful region for those in search of non-mainstream travel destinations. Aside from it’s famous Budweiser beer, South Bohemia’s primary attractions are it’s wonderful nature as well as a rich historic heritage. It’s a land of forest mountains and fields, small winding rivers and large old ponds built by masters of the Renaissance period (Rozmberk, the biggest world’s fishing pond, is here).
In this post I’ll show you how things work in logo design taking my two recent logos as examples.
When I practice freewriting, I usually start with listening. Sooner or later a word, an idea, an image pops up in my mind. The first sentences are often useless, but soon a powerful word comes, determining the direction of further thought. Does the same scheme work in my freewriting in English language?
When searching for manliness, a man is actually searching for integrity. He is searching for power, but one of a special kind. It’s a power springing out of inner silence, quietude and wholeness. It’s like the silence of a forest — it’s silent, but not empty. It’s like the silence of Spirit — not ignorant, but knowing. This force is born in the silence of the heart, just like a spring is silently born in the deepness of the earth. It’s like a rock’s silence ready to amplify your voice. It’s like a tree’s silence with the leaves breathing, the juices flowing, the cells growing. The silence of an electrified thundercloud ready to become a fiery arrow. The silence of an age-old pond holding the heavenly abyss.
As promised in the previous post, here is my current list of antique and medieval Western classics. I know it could be richer, but for now I am satisfied with it. As soon as I finish, I consider either adding to it more interesting authors and books or moving ahead towards the Renaissance and the English-speaking authors.
What people and works could be called the West’s most important classics? The Western Canon is a relatively recent (1994) book by Harold Bloom in which the author tries to select the most influential authors and books of all time. Despites the fact that the very idea of such a canon is disputed, the 26 authors listed by Bloom are definitely worth reading. As for the entire book list (about 2400 items), I only wish I could read them all.