The poet wants men to live courageously.
—Italian poet Salvatore Quasimodo, Nobel lecture, 1959.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.12~
bold means showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous.
–In New Zealand in our humble earthy way… that’s always been us. :) (more…)
A reminder, that no matter what your dreams are,
it’s often a tough hike, yet always climb.
–Here’s some Good Guy.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.11.12~
We are born perfect in to Love. Staying complete in Love is the light of Wisdom. As perfect Love casts out all fear, may true Love stay our good energy.
~Music: Love Will Always Win, Opshop. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.10.12~
Energy and wisdom meet as President’s in a rose garden. Fragrant scents of fate at a happen chance winery set in the open temple of a star-crossed people journeying over skies, land, oceans to stay a moment too precious to miss out on. The new star rising sheds light of a new dawn. An ark as astounding as providence aligned with preserved reservoirs is this fort of humanity. (more…)
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Felix Baumgartner prepares to leap from his capsule at a height of 24 miles. It’s way more difficult, than anything I’ve done so far. No one ever sets out to be a new hero. Often they happen, quite by chance. "I always had the desire to be in the air, I climbed trees, I wanted to see the world from above." If nothing is risked, nothing is ever gained. If you ever find yourself out there, standing on top of the world, you become so humble, knowing you need the sound of reassurance to face exactly what was on the line. Time swelling, riding the wave, broke the speed of sound, while heavily involved. All go, go, go. "Well records are made to be broken," you're told when just trucking along, yet sometimes you have to go up real high to understand how small you are. (more…)
Aroha is always an elevated page. Sunsets etched, memorable hues. Love is a book, at times too precious. Inside each page, the heart a drum machine, a symphony of song, running wild and free. Painted as rhythms (more…)
A definition of the word courage is:
referred as being bravery, boldness, fearlessness, mettle, fortitude, or intrepidity) is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. (more…)
‘The only way you can defeat [terrorism] is by deciding not to be afraid.’
–writer Salman Rushdie on taking heart in courage. NZ Herald.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.9.12~
Q+A FEEDBACK – SUPERANNUATION. FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS. ACCELERATING KEY GROWTH STREAMS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – NEW ZEALAND 2040 & AUCKLAND CITY PLANNING
Superannuation was a hot topic today as well as youth home ownership for first time home owners. PM John Key spoke well on TV live from the National Party convention centre.
In a $50 million earning bracket himself, I was more listening for whether he is in touch with the real needs of majorities of Kiwis. He was more sobre-minded when speaking to cam. Superannuation, needs to and will be addressed.
As yet the urgency has not entirely hit the PM yet, due to his own personal fortunate circumstances acting as a buffer perhaps, though it sounds like he’s working on it with his cabinet too. New Zealand is ageing prematurely, meaning grey power have a lot of say and our population is ageing and also older immigrants love the safe haven nature of NZ too. Is there enough oxygen in the air for youth and young adult culture to have a platform enhancing the future good life of our esteemed grey power set of cool Kiwis? Youth can’t afford to listen all the time to grey power. Yet grey power if they turn and face youth, have the keys to draw out the dream NZ needs for youth and grey power to be secure and have more fun. So, a little investment from grey power into the young, could quite possibly cause young people’s innovative gifts to rise now to the fore. It’s time.
Where are those forums, that can feed back into strategic angel investor pools as well as the MPI hub of business in the near future? Let’s get it fast tracking. It’s exciting.
Immigration: Immigrants have accelerated rapidly in NZ. Critics say Maori are resistant to immigrants. I found the statement kind of insulting as a Maori-Kiwi, simply because Maori have welcomed more cultures into New Zealand than many other people, so Maori have the longest standing immigration manaaki record in NZ history. If Maori show signs of immigrant fatigue, it’s only due to our no.1 partner (The Crown) deliberating playing Maori off against a plethora of immigrants, perhaps creating a feeding frenzy upon Maori by all in unjust ways. Get back into the pitt and negotiate properly, is what politics should be doing concerning Maori and The Crown right now. Courts should be doing the same. The foundations and getting them right will save a lot of money and heartache, if we take the time now to be considerate and get this right.
What causes resistance could perhaps be economic structuring. An idea, or suggestion: What is needed is something like an Iwi-Kiwi bank for Maori NZ citizens and friends. What is also needed is % quota shares of oil, water, NZ resources sales (similar to the fish case in the Supreme Court) that goes into the Iwi-Kiwi banking structure and is administered to tribes. The money is not for ‘living.’ It is more for development purposes. This would sure up a fast track stream of development for Maori to grow the wider NZ economy quicker. All Kiwis would benefit. Also, people like Mark Solomon, Tainui and Sir Ralph Norris have the business skills to spin out this money for maximum return – if they wanted to get involved.
If Indian immigrants did the same (own their own NZ owned bank etc). If Asian-Kiwis did the same too, then the government’s job would be a key joy. In the US, people develop without government so much. In NZ, government is extremely strong. At times heavy. So a balance between both of these styles of biz governance could perhaps benefit NZ by freeing up the economy more. Then government could more concentrate on the success stories, (throwing more parties in a culture of success celebration achievement), within the four sectors of biz growth and cross-polinate these models (eg: MPI etc) with strategic meetings that would then work more like an economic science of growth, based on what’s actually working being highlighted and replicated and perfected in new ways, thus streamlining the growth process. (Gosh, what a bad structured sentence!).
It’s exciting no matter what way you look at it though.
Young People: Democracy is always built on young energy. If we deplete it, we are stripping the country’s best interests. When we age we can tend to get selfish (although some of the most youthful Kiwis in heart are elderly people – it’s about attitude of being youthfully accepting). We we can lose our peripheral vision as we move into our ‘contentment’ phase of life.
Prof. Paul Spoonley noted with Jessica Mutch the alarming (or just global times realities) statistic of 150,000 young New Zealanders leaving the country since 2008 (the global financial crises years). (more…)
Old school, King Kapisi Samoana hip hop music from New Zealand.
Go cool rappers of South Pacific/ Asia Pac on da airwaves all around Te Ao! :) Tu much.
Rap Lessons line up Tutorials: Rawdon Christie, Toni Street, King Kapisi and weatherman/ youth entertainer, Sam Wallace. TVNZ journalists.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.7.12~
Joseph Forester leads a team of teenagers, children and teachers along St Andrews Beach, Fife Scotland with a torch.
“After travelling through St Andrews, the home of golf and Scotland’s oldest university, the flame will take in Kinross, Alloa, Dunblane, Stirling, Falkirk, Dunfermline before reaching Edinburgh at about 17:45 BST. In 1996 the Stone of Destiny, Scotland’s coronation stone, was placed in the Crown Room of Edinburgh Castle alongside the nation’s Crown Jewels.
Along the way, there will be a visit to Stirling Castle, a symbol of Scottish independence with a long and turbulent history associated with great figures from Scotland’s past such as Mary Queen of Scots and Sir William Wallace, who was the Guardian of Scotland.
Wallace’s statue stands outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The torch will also visit the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, before travelling across the Forth Road Bridge at about 16:00 and then taking in the picturesque Hopetoun House.”
Movie quotes of hope: “You came to see a race today. To see someone win. It happened to be me. But I want you to do more than just watch a race. I want you to take part in it. I want to compare faith to running in a race. It’s hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape – especially if you’ve got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe you’re dinner’s burnt. Maybe you haven’t got a job. So who am I to say, “Believe, have faith,” in the face of life’s realities? I would like to give you something more permanent, but I can only point the way. I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, “Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.”–the character Eric Liddell.
One more: I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.
Finally, in the words of Paul: Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
I think fear today is one of the biggest sins we need to shake off our shoulders. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.6.12~
to be yourself
in a world of conformity
to never give up hope
when things seem impossible
to get back up
and rise above adversity
to strive forth confidently
when dreams are deemed unattainable
to be responsible
for your actions
and your silence
It’s about finding strength
in the midst of disbelief
to have faith
in the face of fear
to conquer obstacles
with a positive mindset
at the very core of your heart
well and truly what
An M. Pale poem, penned 2009.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacifici. 4.3.12~
Courage and spirit that arose from communities during adversity was the theme of Regina‘s Christmas speech this year.
Hit play, to listen.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.12.11~
Surreal Post of the Day: Once, when sitting in a Jewish synagogue in LA, while wearing a compulsory-complimentary yarmulke black beanie while attending with a Lebanese-Canadian friend – I heard an Israel-friendly American Christian invited to speak.
It was the first time any Christian speaker had been allowed in the synagogue to speak to an audience. It was also most probably the first time a Maori-Kiwi had even set foot in the synagogue too. It did have that feel about it. At the table there were South Africans, Germans and local Jews who all live within walking distance of the synagogue too and a fair handful of Israelis with thick Mid-Eastern accents they have no intention of Americanizing much.
What did the speaker speak of? Something totally unexpected. He spoke of the 300 million Christians in China.