Thursday, February 25, 2010

You speak, I hear, but do we need words?

As I have watched "The New World" again lately it really made me think about language. What is language? Is it only what we speak or is there so much more to it?

What is special about the movie is that so much is said without talking.
As you know I had a lot of classes in university about intercultural communication. I learned how language is seen so differently in other cultures.
We in our western world sometime only express ourselves or think everything has to be expressed by words.
Sometimes I wonder if we sometimes talk things to the death just to make sense...

But anyways in other cultures, mostly those of the eastern hemisphere you talk a lot more by saying things in between the lines or by your body language.
For us this often is so hard to understand, we cannot grasp the said.

In the movie though they sometimes entirely speak with body language.

It just reminded me that there is so much more than words...

Here's the whole beginning of the movie... the first 4 minutes you see not one word is spoken yet so much is said.



Monday, February 22, 2010

A Fresh Start

Hello out there,

welcome to my new blog page "The Soundtrack of my life put in words".

This is my new start with the blog and I will continue writing about thoughts that chase my mind. I will post lyrics and music which move me deeply. I will show you things that interested my at the moment, that take my breath away or things that just simply have to be said.

I hope you enjoy reading it... comments are always welcome!



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Carpe Diem - Then, when - NOW

Remember how I used to write a few thoughts every day during Christmas time? Today I feel like doing this again. This because I heard a great quote yesterday that I wanted to share. Also it feels like time is passing by again so fast. It is already February and everything seems to be happening so so fast. I just need to sit down right now with my coffee and sweet bread and write.

"Life isn't then, life isn't when?, life is this."

Sometimes it happens that we live in the past. Either because it was so great that we want to go back there or because we cannot let go of things which happen to us. But in the end, living in the past holds us back from a great future God has prepared for us.
Then again only looking into the future asking yourself when everything is going to be better, when all the great things are going to happen and when God will finally show you your life destiny isn't a good thing either. It keeps our eyes off things that happen now, things which are great and contribute to the great future which lies ahead of us. Here I want to refer you to a series of the exciting times of waiting I wrote a couple of years ago. To read it go here.
I really want us to refocus again. How are we living? What determines our life? What gives our life the drive? Are we really focused on Jesus and His plan for us?
We should live right now in this very moment even though we sometimes have to do things we don't understand or things which do not make sense to us or seem dull to us. God is preparing us now. All I can say and encourage you to is to be planted in the Church, be involved, help building His church and His kingdom here on earth and then step after step you will see how it all comes togehter how it will enfold right in front of your eyes.

Don't walk through life with your eyes closed, but with open eyes. See the people around you. Look at the situations, your attitude in it. See the beauty around and about you.

Live each day for Jesus, Yaweh.



Monday, February 1, 2010

Divine Romance

I am sure I have posted these lyrics before but again and again they overwhelm me with their beauty and truth. They simply come out of my heart.
So I am not only posting Phil Wickham's "Divine Romance" lyrics, but also a live version of the song.

The fullness of Your grace is here with me
The richness of Your beauty’s all I see
The brightness of Your glory has arrived
In Your presence God, I’m completely satisfied

For You I sing I dance
Rejoice in this divine romance
Lift my heart and my hands
To show my love, to show my love

A deep deep flood, an Ocean flows from You
Of deep deep love, yeah it’s filling up the room
Your innocent blood, has washed my guilty life
In Your presence God I’m completely satisfied




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