The text that changed everything
I wrote this text in the spring of 2014. The logo had been there already for years, and I had a general concept, a strong feeling, but no definition. The whole idea had been simmering, waiting for me to find the right ingredients, expand my knowledge, and gain more experience.
I was in the northern Italy that spring.
And I don’t know exactly how, I guess it somehow all came together to me thanks to my life experience, studies of various subjects, living in China and observing life from different perspectives… that I was able to draft one page that would become the first definition of what Mea Victoria is supposed to represent.
Although this led me to registering the website and being committed to this project, it turned out there were still some missing elements and I had to figure out a way how to turn this lifestyle philosophy from a theory into something that could be lived and shared as part of a culture. That journey took me over 1,000 days. But how I did it is another story. So, here it is, the text that gave birth to Mea Victoria:
What is Mea Victoria about?
It is a symbol of victory, in Latin it means “my victory”, and it stands for the attitude of a winner.
It is about consciously and continuously choosing the winning attitude in daily life situations.
It is a reminder that with the winner attitude you are more likely to win over any difficulties and live more enthusiastically. It is not what has happened to you, but how you face it. It is about not being conditioned by situations and identified with them. It is about changing, transforming, creating, and evolving.
It is not a statement proclaimed out of pride, or to foster your ego. Instead, it is about being humble, always seeing something higher beyond you, and knowing that you are special. It is about doing what brings you alive. It is about building your inner strength. We believe that such individual attitude can contribute effectively to a collective victory.
It is about the feeling of “being” a winner and of continually and progressively “becoming” a purer reflection of that winner, in its eternal principle. Like every saint has a past and every sinner a future, thus we believe that, soon or later, everyone has to become a winner. It is about your focus. There are no permanent losers. Everything flows and everyone’s life is different, with different conditions, challenges to face, obstacles to overcome, and hence also different types of victory. It is not about comparing, but accepting individuality. Not criticizing and condemning, but advising and giving examples.
Mea Victoria recognizes the cycles of life, which sometimes bring happiness and sometimes sadness, but invites you to always breath a new fresh air coming from your free will and love. Being audacious and daring!
It draws its inspiration also from the ideas of humanism and a renaissance of the man, but at the same time, it is here to leave open space in its definition, because that which can be defined ends with the limits of its circumference (a note added in 2017: this idea is borrowed from Leonardo da Vinci; and I mean here that we want to give space to an individual adaptation of our philosophy fitting everyone’s conditions instead of creating new doctrines).
Hence it also represents infinity and limitless development as the aspect of human soul.
It is here to support the idea that
in everyone is a winner.
A winner, who can work towards our better world,
not fighting the old, but building the new.