Analyzing the darkness does not give you more light.

Choose your own road if you want to reach your own destination.

Do not wait for your deliverance. You are your own liberation.

Everyone dies, but few truly live.

A giant tree can not grow without its roots.

Let your star shine brightly and carry your most audacious visions.

Life is not a race - Supreme Master Ching Hai.

Life is not something to win but an instant to be...

Make somebody happy today, mind your own business.

Personal power is the art of radiating joy in spite of adversity.

Spirituality is the art of mastering oneself.

The suffering of your soul indicates it's time to change your ways of thinking.

There are signs everywhere to help you find your path.

There is a place inside yourself where you know the truth exist.

There is no road to happiness: happiness is the road.

To be a painter is the only way I knew not to die - (Niska).

To love the other is to want them happy their own way.

Tomorrow will be what our children feel today.

When you no longer fear dying, you can start living.

You are the unique guardian of your soul.

You are the unique light in the infinite to illuminate my soul when the vast darkness rages.

You try to get even but God is odd.

The worse error is no errors at all.

Spiritualy is the art of mastering oneself.

Celebrate the Amazing Therapeutic Power of Art

Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson's, Niska is liberated from his tremors when he paints. With the exceptional support of the Parkinson Disease Foundation of New York, Niska can share his message of “Creativity and Parkinson’s”.

Dr. Oliver Sacks on the therapeutic power of art: “The therapeutic power of art is temporary; it can liberate the patient only while the performance or creative act is occurring. Turning to creativity can activate the patient, allowing him to fight and sometimes conquer PD for years on end. But knowing that they can be liberated in this way, and in doing so, they can reclaim for a while their healthy selves. This area of creativity and the extraordinary power of art is ripe for exploration by the next generation of neuroscientists.” — Parkinson’s Post, Fall/Winter 2006, pg. 14

Dr. Oliver Sacks was Honorary Chairman of this Creativity and Parkinson’s initiative at the World Parkinson Congress in Washington DC. Dr.Sacks is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Colombia University, he is a bestselling author and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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