All posts tagged: humans

Weekly HELLO from Rhodes – 08/04/19

Hello, welcome to the weekly magazine of a Hungarian woman, who moved to a Greek island in 2017 and writing her book there through an intensive research and interviews with locals. The purpose is giving you an insight about the daily life of this island as a foreigner, and also about the book-writing process.   Week 15th / 1st April – 7th April (and all the weeks before…) Oh yes, I just couldn’t keep my promise about posting weekly. I should have known myself better. And also this island. Because on Rhodes you cannot make plans ever… We say it very often here with the other foreigners. Somehow our experience is this: everything is just a maybe and nothing is for sure here. There is always a problem to solve, there is always an unexpected thing coming to you, so you learn to be really flexible. Back in Hungary I have been to Budapest in the meanwhile just for 5 days in February,  which was an amazing trip. Visiting my country after 15 transformative months …

Weekly HELLO from Rhodes – 04/02/19

*magyar hanganyag a post végén! Hello, welcome to the weekly magazine of a Hungarian woman, who moved to a Greek island in 2018 and writing her book there through an intensive research and interviews with locals. The purpose is giving you an insight about the daily life of this island as a foreigner, and also about the book-writing process. And you can participate in this process too! Every week there is a main thought/question at the end of the post, that you can comment your own thoughts, feelings, ideas about. Different approaches, different way of thinkers are always create movement. And this is what we need!   Week 6th / 28th January – 3rd February The 4 weeks long rain is over…? Well… at least last Thursday was the last day of this chain of apocalyptic weather. We had a kind of mini tornado over the sea (υδροστρόβιλος) close to Elli beach, Rhodes town both on Wednesday and Thursday. The photos are amazing, you can check them by clicking on the dates: 30th January 31st …

Weekly HELLO from Rhodes – 28/01/19

*magyar hanganyag a post végén! Hello, welcome to the weekly magazine of a Hungarian woman, who moved to a Greek island in 2018 and writing a book there through an intensive research and interviews with locals. The purpose is giving you an insight about the daily life of this island as a foreigner all around the year, and also about the book-writing process. And you can participate in this process too! Every week there is a main thought/question at the end of the post, that you can comment your own thoughts, feelings, ideas about. Different approaches, different way of thinkers are always create movement. And this is what we need!   Week 4th / 21st January – 27th January The Apocalypse is here The weather last week on Rhodes was very similar to a catastrophe movie. We had 3 earthquakes in one week. No injuries or damages happened, but it is a very scary feeling. I felt only the one on Thursday 22nd January, which was the smallest (4.6), but all the furnitures were shaking …

Grow like a tree

The symbol of the tree in many cultures is the same: growth, reaching up high towards the light, being fertile by giving fruits. In Nature everything grows towards the light. What about humans? For some days I have been thinking about this ‘tree element’ in our life. I feel this kind of growth in my life when I feel safe emotionally (feeling safe to express myself as I am) and also when I am inspired by something, when I am on the way of creating something, when I am open and able to discover and share the beauty and the power of Nature and Human Spirit and to draw attention to this creative life force which can lift us really high. This is my work and my life about. I was always searching for this, but I just realized it recently. And also realized that this is one reason why I always was an outsider of my environment. Whenever I had a vision, or idea most of the time I was told by my environment that …

Gazdagnak lenni

Mit jelent számunkra a gazdagság? El tudod képzelni azt, hogy nincsen sok fizikai tárgyad, amit birtokolsz, viszont a szíved tele van örömmel, melegséggel, történetekkel az életről, melyeket bármikor megoszthatsz másokkal? Ez a férfi egyértelmű fizikai szegénységben él egy görög faluban. De amikor összetalálkoztunk az utcán azonnal rám mosolygott – egy vadidegenre. Büszkén és örömmel állt meg omladozó háza ajtaja mellett egy fotóra a kérésemre. A találkozásunk 15 perce során egy panasz, vagy negatív gondolat sem hagyta el a száját. Azonnal beinvitált az aprócska házikóba, hogy megmutasson egy képet a falon, amire nagyon büszke. Hellyel kínált, marasztalt, de csak nagyon finoman, mosollyal, szeretettel. Az anyagi szegénység miatt egy csepp szégyenérzetet nem mutatott, csak az öröm és a büszkeség látszott rajta. Hiszen sokkal többek vagyunk a felhalmozott fizikai értékeinktől. És ezek a dolgok mindig tartósabbak, mint az anyagi múlandó világ. A tárgyakat elfelejtjük az életünkben, de az emberi kapcsolódásokat, összetalálkozásokat, és az egymásnak adott gesztusokat nem… Mi az, amire igazán szükségünk van a felépített fizikai világból? Építjük a másik világunkat is? Van belső forrásunk, kutunk, amiből meríthetünk, …

Being rich

What does ‘being rich’ really mean to us? What if you had no material possessions, but you had the joy, the love in your heart, the smile, and the beautiful stories of your life that you could share with others? This man obviously lives in deep poverty in a Greek village on Rhodes island. But he smiled at me even if I was a stranger to him. He stands proudly next to his old, little crumbly house for one photo, and invited me inside, offering a seat for me and showing me a picture on the wall that he is very proud of. No complaining, no sadness. Not ashamed by the material poverty, not at all…. Because we are much more than that. Because he is rich inside. There are a lot of things above the physical dimensions that last longer than the material world we build around us. We can forget objects, but we never forget human connections and gestures of LOVE. What kind of richness do we need more than…?