Friday, 12 December 2008

TO - 12/12 - give me a message and colour my world…

This poem, that I don’t know the author, was read to me today. It touched me so much and I felt it was like a message from the Universe, that I thought to share it with you (do you know we are entering a Cosmic Age of Sharing?).

During the most part of my life I wanted to be exactly as this poem says one can’t be. I try to be perfect in everything I do, I try to help everyone, I try to do many things at the same time.
And now I see that the essential is accepting our limitations and changing ourselves into “a most vital mortal”.

You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.
So, You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others, because no one else is in the contest of "being you".
Then, You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.
Believe, That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in all history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

~ ~ author unknown

black oxford shoes - from mainland through a local store
forest green tights - Calzedonia
mustard cardigan - Vero Moda
red belt -Tally Weijl
plaid skirt dress - handmade by mother several years ago
blue turtleneck - local store
black trench - Zara
necklace - gift from Hubby (Bijou Brigitte)
lipstick - L'Oreal
perfume - Noa from Cacharel


  1. The poem is so great and so true. It's just a shame it takes age to learn most of these things. I wish i knew them at 20!

    Your outfit is fabulous. You mix colors so well!

  2. You are finally looking wintery, we have too much cold here.
    I am blind with too much blogging and too little glasses wearing, but those colors stand out.

  3. very colourful! one of your outfits which i like very much!
    you look great!
    i´m sorry that i wrote not as much as you know from me! while the last time i´ve had so much stress because of school...
    but in one week are christmas holidays and i think i will have enough time to write you more! ;)
    (well my english sounds bad these times i think)

  4. Lindo o vestido!
    Several years ago, e super atual! Você tem a quem puxar, como dizemos por aqui! Mamãe fashion, filha fashion!
    Quanto à mensagem, maravilhosa!
    Você é única!
    A vida não é um problema a resolver, mas algo a se cuidar, a apreciar!
    Que lindo!
    Temos mesmo que aprendr a viver!
    Ainda tenho que dizer que adorei o título: give me a message and colour my world!
    Você e eu colorimos nossos mundos!
    Isso é muito bom!
    Beijos, querida!
    Fique bem!

  5. That mustard cardigan is so strong, and goes very well with the plaid dress. I doubt I'd have the guts to dress so boldly!

  6. I love that motto in the beginning of your post. I so wish I could download all of that to my consciousness and live it without guilt. Really important.
    I am so amazed that your mother made that dress. Very nice!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  7. Yes, I also love the colors. You live in such a lovely town.
    Enjoy your weekend :-)

  8. Thank you so much for that.

    I love your mustard cardigan with the skirt :)

  9. (((((Seeker)))))) How are u my friend??? So sorry I haven't been around much in the last week or so, just hectic and busy as ususal! lol. I soooo needed to hear that poem tonite!!! I've had kinda a rough week, and I think I will memorize that poem, I think its something I need to repeat to myself everyday! lol. LOve the outfit!!! You are always soo put together and looking great! I think I like the yellow blazer best, you really pull off the yellow awesomely!! Is that a word?? "awesomely" lol, take care my friend, talk soon,
    Julian :)

  10. I can get with an age of sharing!

  11. Hi there-what a wonderful poem, we can all relate to this for sure!! Love your bright stylish layers my dear, have a lovely weekend!

  12. i like all those colors together!

  13. I like that poem. I shall remember.

    Now, yep, you should do a 'belt off'. That will be so much fun.

  14. I too love the poem. I think it took me 50 years to get to the place it describes. You look lovely my dear today. I am trying to learn to wear tights. They feel kind of constrictive to me, but they look so chic.

  15. A beautiful poem and beautiful outfit!
    I`m from sweden by the way!

  16. This poem is really great! And you look lovely wearing all the colors! What a great dress!

  17. I like the poem so much! The message is so deep and does reflect.
    And you are beautiful and elegant.
    thank you for the visit to my blog!
    back sometimes...

    Beijos querida...

  18. Hi,

    you know, sometimes we write what we need to listen for, and read it out loud to hear what we would like to hear, and I felt all of those emotional shifts as I read this meditation.

    "You have to learn not to compete with others, because no one else is in the contest of "being you"."

    That was powerfull, because growing up I was raised to compete and to think that everything happens for a reason, and well, Type A personality traits.

    Thank you for sharing this with us darling...kisses

  19. Love this poem and your yellow cardi!


  20. Completely true.
    We have to like ourselves before anyone else can.

  21. hey!! i missed u tooo!!! mwwaha! anyway, i love this poem. its beautiful. and i love your first look. i love the black coat on the ensemble... and cos of the way u say "hubby" i'd start calling my boyf "hubby".lol.

  22. love that necklace (good job hubby). it would be great layers with others too. and yes, love and be who you is.

  23. Seeker/Namaste
    I love your blog name by the way AS WELL AS THE OTHER ONE! Love this post and poem. IT IS SO ABSOLUTELY THE absolute truth. Thank you for posting.

    Come and connect when you can

  24. The poem is really interesting. On the other hand, I love your dress. One question, did you receive my mail?
    Take care :D

  25. i am bemused by your ability to wear bright yellow, red and blue at the same time.

  26. Wow!
    Thank you so much for sharing that poem...I wish I knew who wrote that, so I could read more of that person's work...I am also very much into my own spiritual development...Have you ever read " Awakening to your life's Purposes" By Echkart Tolle?
    I think you'd love that book
    Hope you are having a lovely day!
    Mimi :)

  27. that is such a beautiful poem and it is so true!
    i love those green tights and you seem to like your zara!
    i feel so sorry for you not having a decent hat shop but p&p can be so expensive. xx

  28. beatifull dress! i like it whith that tights! i need some like it!

  29. I love the colours! This outfit is extraordinary:)

  30. you look fabulous!
    love the contrast between the colours. You look so nice in every picture!

    thanky you for your kind words that'S so nice. love reading your coments :)

    kisses melmo

  31. amazing tights! you look great as always!

    oh dear... i have to learn so much for university! next week will be so hard :(

    i hope you had a great weekend!

  32. that's a great poem
    kind of a reflection of my everyday stuggles...I have a hard time accepting myself...I think I treat myself so bad sometimes being so negative.

    btw love your outfit today, like an fashionable school girl!

  33. i love that poem :)

    & great outfits! they look different even though the changes were slight! love it :]

    La C.

  34. Thank you for your comment :)

    This dress is such a must right now. I love it.


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