Alexander Kostetsky paintings

Secret of Happiness

Paulo Coelho. Story from the Alchemist A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered...

Donkey in the well

    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out...
Andrew Ferez paintings

I am building a temple

A traveler passed a quarry saw three men working and asked them: “What are you doing?” “I am carring stones”,  said the first one. “I’m earning a...
Parable of Zhuangzi (Zhuang Zhou)

Entering a Flow State

Entering a Creative State Cook Ting was cutting up an ox for Lord Wen-hui. At every touch of his hand, every heave of his shoulder, every...
Zhuangzi. The Secret of Art

The secret of Art

Woodworker Qing carved a piece of wood and made a bell stand, and when it was finished, everyone who saw it marvelled, for it seemed to...
Artworks by Titian

Sharpen your saw!

A short story about  effectivness of Method One man who was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated lumberjack. A lumberjack was...
Wojtek Siudmak dream paintings

Dream of a butterfly

Once Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he...

Parable of Heaven and Hell

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said: "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are...

“Maybe” – Parable of Wisdom

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing...
Vladimir Kush. Parable about time

Parable of Opportunities and Time

      Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day....