‘Life’ coming across ‘Wishes’

Aladdin and the Genie

Aladdin is a child laborer who works for a guy that exchanges “new lamps for old”. This guy swaps a “new” lamp for 2-3 replacement old lamps, then brings back the old lamps for Aladdin to polish and make look like new. One day Aladdin sees a princess riding by as he looks out the window, and he falls for her. But then he must return to his lamp polishing. As he polishes one of the old lamps, a genie comes out and offers Aladdin the opportunity to escape the drudgery of his life. Of course, Aladdin’s wish is to marry the princess, but even with the genie’s help he encounters a few obstacles, including that of the Sultan accidentally swallowing his lamp…

I still remember that day when I watched the movie. I was trying to figure out and to list my wishes, but I wasn’t able to choose what I need or what I want and to make a list… Maybe I wasn’t even truely wishing something. maybe evetything was just possible back then…

But I grew up an I had a real long list of my wishes…

That’s how the life is.

When I was a teenager, I met with love and fears. My list had a challenge between my wishes and my fears.  They were generally including a “NOT”… (not loosing, not dying etc…)
Beccause I met with the  death in those years and I had many personal failures.

Years after, in sense of many memories and experiences, I finally decided on my ‘top 3’ : HEALTH, LOVE and HOPE…

Now I deeply know how much important are those three key wishes for a life to go on and to go on ‘happily’. Goals, wars, passions and daily calculations lost my attention after years. Running in circles lost its meaning. Once I was hoping to find a ‘magical lamb’, now I found a better tool: spiritual enlightenment – spiritual awakening…

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A definition of spiritual enlightenment or spiritual awakening  is hard to pin down. This is, in part, because “spiritual enlightenment” and “spiritual awakening” have been used in so many ways to describe so many things, similar to the way in which “love” is used to describe everything from a preference for ice cream to a merging with everything. And it is also because spiritual enlightenment and spiritual awakening are such rich and complex experiences that they are innately hard to define.

Some definitions are very specific and narrow. One such definition for spiritual enlightenment is the complete dissolution of one’s identity as a separate self with no trace of the egoic mind remaining. This sets the bar very high and means that very few people qualify as enlightened… The opposite approach is to say that everyone is enlightened, that there is only awake consciousness. In this view, it’s only a question of whether this natural awakeness has been recognized or not. Of course, when a word describes everything or everyone, it loses some of its usefulness… Perhaps there’s a definition that includes both of these perspectives, which recognizes that consciousness is always awake and enlightened, but the amount of awakeness, or aware consciousness, that is present in any moment can vary. This definition acknowledges that there’s a difference in the amount of awakeness, or enlightened consciousness, that different people experience or that one person experiences at different times but still suggests that the potential for full awareness or becoming enlightened is the same for everybody. If every apparent individual consciousness is infinite in its potential, then each can also be infinite both in its capacity to expand or awaken and in its capacity to contract or identify with a narrow or limited experience.If all consciousness is made of the same essential awareness and light, and if everyone has an equal potential for enlightenment  then all expressions of consciousness are equally valid and valuable. Everyone truly is a Buddha or enlightened being, at least in potential. So defining enlightenment in many ways now makes sense, depending on what is being pointed to. One may use the word enlightenment to point to the state of self-realization beyond the ego or to point to the innate potential for this realization in all of us. As for differentiating between the words enlightenment and awakening, “enlightenment” implies a more finished and constant state of realization, while “awakening” has more of the active quality of a verb and therefore suggests a movement or shift in consciousness. An awakening may be defined as a sudden increase in the overall amount of consciousness an individual is experiencing. There can be small awakenings and bigger awakenings. Not only does consciousness have unlimited potential for the amount of awakeness, but it also has an unlimited potential to shift in any way, at any moment. Consciousness can and sometimes does shift from contracted states of fear, anger, or hurt to expanded states of peace and joy in an instant. Unfortunately, it can also shift in the other direction. Consciousness has no fixed state.

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What really matters is what your awareness is doing right now. How is your consciousness appearing or shifting in this moment? Are you realizing more of your experience and Essence right now? Or are you contracting and limiting your awareness with thoughts and identification? Is any shifting happening from reading these words?

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Freedom

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How can we define ‘freedom’ ?

Each of us is born in a different socio-economic status and in a different social network… Each society defines its unique borders and significances which are related to their history and belief systems.

We are forced to adapt and to choice our positions and roles in our society.

There are many rules and regulations to maintain our societies continuity.

We are shaped by even custom and usage. We have different traditions… We should live conventionally…
Even in sense of family, we are committed to our family members and to our ancestors.

We have an order which keeps us respectful…

And there is an issue called ‘money’… Which creates modern ‘economical’ slavery.

If we decide to rise up and if we choose to not go to work each day on time, our “owners” will fire us and replace us just in a minute. To be fired will not make us free, but we will be broke instead. We have banks just as our ‘Big Brothers’ who are ‘watching’ us. Debts, credits, our signitures will be against us the day after…

We have governments which decide for us. Decisions are in many sense, like how much money we should spend each mounth to LIVE. Gas, water, electricity…

We can not just go to a forest and start to our new life. We need permissions and payments to stay there… And remember, if you are born in a city and especially if you lived there in your whole life, probably you won’t have the capacity and talent to survive in nature just by your own tho…

We all have different addictions too… These addictions can be illegal but also can be too legal like coffee! Most common addictions are internet, cell phone, car, money, house or even shoes (for women)…

Story begins with our birthdays;

we can not choose our name, religion or future until we become acceptable by our society with the age of maturity. Even then, many of us can not change their religion and gender; or even if they can change it they just won’t be accepted by their own society. Changing names and surnames will not delete their past or families.  The ideas about their own dreams and goals may always cause fights among their family members. Most of our education is decided by our parents. Sometimes we are forced to work in our family companies too.

But we still believe that we are free.. (?)

Actually, YES.

Because we are free to reacreate our lives. If we can leave our possessions and addictions, we can think more clearly and we can start to a new life.

Do not think about others thoughts for you.

Do not overvalue what you buy or you want to buy.

Do not underestimate the power of your innerself.

Do not waste your time on your past.

If you can see that happiness doesn’t come with the money, you can be able to be happy with your job. Choose your dream job according to your talents or to your definitions on being peaceful. Because I believe that if a person does his/her best, earning money will be much more easier… Happy at work means happy at home too…

Choose what you need instead of what you want…

Stop wasting money on unnecessary shopping. This can make you free in an economical point of view.  Remember that all those advertisements, magazines and such are the weapons of modern slavery. They are not for you or for your happines. Their aim is just to catch you and to own you. Their bottom line is to make happy their company owners and so on. You are just a ‘pawn’… If you do not have money, you will be easily eliminated by the system and you will forced to face with the banks.

YOU ARE PRECIOUS AND IMPORTANT. YOU ARE UNIQUE. CARE FOR YOURSELF IN ANY MEANING THAT RINGS A BELL.

SPEND YOUR TIME ON YOUR IMPROVEMENT. AND FIGHT AGAINST YOUR BORDERS AND BURDENS.

I DO NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT INGORING YOUR SOCIETY.

BUT I SUGGEST YOU TO REALIZE AND ANALYZE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE IN. aND IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY THERE,

CHANGE IT…

GATES OF YOUR PARADISE

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Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi

Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the “most popular poet in America.

Rumi’s works are written in the New Persian language and his Mathnawi remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language. A Persian literary renaissance (in the 8th/9th century), alongside the development of Sufism,started in regions of Sistan, Khorāsān and Transoxiana and by the 10th/11th century, it reinforced the Persian language as the preferred literary and cultural language in the Persian Islamic world. His original works are widely read today in their original language across the Persian-speaking world (Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and parts of Persian speaking Central Asia).Translations of his works are very popular in other countries. His poetry has influenced Persian literature as well as Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish and some other Iranic, Turkic and Indic languages written in Perso-Arabic script e.g. Pashto, Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai language and Sindhi.

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“Why should I seek? I am the same as
He. His essence speaks through me.

I have been looking for myself”

“Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, idolater, worshiper of fire,
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, and come yet again.
Ours is not a caravan of despair”

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It is often said that the teachings of Rumi are ecumenical in nature.For Rumi, religion was mostly a personal experience and not limited to logical arguments or perceptions of the senses.Creative love, or the urge to rejoin the spirit to divinity, was the goal towards which every thing moves.The dignity of life, in particular human life (which is conscious of its divine origin and goal), was important…

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Rumi was an evolutionary thinker in the sense that he believed that the spirit after devolution from the divine Ego undergoes an evolutionary process by which it comes nearer and nearer to the same divine Ego.  All matter in the universe obeys this law and this movement is due to an inbuilt urge (which Rumi calls “love”) to evolve and seek enjoinment with the divinity from which it has emerged. Evolution into a human being from an animal is only one stage in this process. The doctrine of the Fall of Adam is reinterpreted as the devolution of the Ego from the universal ground of divinity and is a universal, cosmic phenomenon.The French philosopher Henri Bergson‘s idea of life being creative and evolutionary is similar, though unlike Bergson, Rumi believes that there is a specific goal to the process: the attainment of God. For Rumi, God is the ground as well as the goal of all existence.

However Rumi need not be considered a biological evolutionary creationist. In view of the fact that Rumi lived hundreds of years before Darwin, and was least interested in scientific theories, it is probable to conclude that he does not deal with biological evolution at all. Rather he is concerned with the spiritual evolution of a human being: Man not conscious of God is akin to an animal and true consciousness makes him divine. Nicholson has seen this as a Neo-Platonic doctrine: the universal soul working through the various spheres of being, a doctrine introduced into Islam by Muslim philosophers like Al Farabi and being related at the same time to Ibn Sina‘s idea of love as the magnetically working power by which life is driven into an upward trend.

I GAVE YOU ALL THESE INFORMATION FOR A REASON:

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THAT WE ALL NEED FOR LIFE BUT FOR A ‘REAL’ LIFE THAT WE ALWAYS DREAM ABOUT…

IF YOU ASK ME:

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THEN IT MEANS THAT YOU STUCK IN A MATERIAL WORLD FULL OF PAIN AND WARS THAT YOU DO NOT BELONG TO…

I DID SO MANY MISTAKES IN MY LIFE.. SO MUCH THAT I STILL CAN NOT FORGET. THOSE CHOICES THAT I MADE AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES THAT HURT ME SO DEEP, WERE MY BURDENS THROUGH MY HEART AND MY LIFE. I COULD NOT TAKE A STEP OUT FROM MY PAIN UNTIL I LEARNED TO FORGIVE MYSELF AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE MY REASONS OR WHO WERE A PART OF MY CONSEQUENCES.

WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, THOSE PROBLEMS WERE JUST A DESTINY FROM MY POINT OF VIEW. THEN I REALIZED THAT THERE WERE ALL ABOUT ME AND MY CHOICES FOR MY FUTURE.

I WAS ALWAYS LISTENING A SUFI MUSIC WHEN I WAS HURT AND HOPELESS. I STILL REMEMBER HOW I WAS GETTING BETTER WHILE EACH SONG ON MY MUSIC ARCHIVE GOES ON….

I NEVER LEARNED ABOUT RUMI OR ANY THOUGHT ACCORDINGLY… BUT GETTING OLDER GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO ANALYZE WHAT I HAD AND WHAT I ALWAYS WILL HAVE: A SOUL TRYING TO REACH TO PARASIDE. BUT THIS PARADISE WASN’T SOMETHING RELATED TO THE DEATH. IT WAS A PART OF OUR LIFE. IT WAS ON EARTH…

ALL WE NEED TO DO IS TO ACCEPT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DID. PAST IS PAST AND WE STILL HAVE OUR FUTURE…

THIS IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION.

THIS IS ABOUT OUR SOULS.

YOU HAVE YOUR OWN FORGIVENESS AND LOVE INSIDE YOUR HEART.

AND I DON’T SAY THAT YOU HAVE TO FORGET; JUST FORGIVE ANYTHING THAT HURTS YOU.  START WITH YOURSELF. BUT WITHOUT USING YOUR WORDLY EXCUSES THAT YOUR USED TO LIVE WITH, UNTIL TODAY. THEN THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO PURPOSELY OR NOT TOOK A STEP IN YOUR LIFE AND WASTED YOUR LOVE, CARE, TRUST OR ANYTHING YOU WERE ‘GIVING’ THEM.

YOU CAN’T LIVE WITH ALL THAT PRIDE, HATE AND ANGER…

THEN LOVE YOURSELF.

LOVE, BECAUSE YOU WERE A GOOD FIGHTER WHO SURVIVED THROUGH MANY MISTAKES OR MOST DEFINITELY ‘EXPERIENCES’!

AFTER THAT, MAKE A DEAL WITH YOURSELF:

DO NOT EVER REPEAT YOUR PAST CHOICES.

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YOU WILL SEE THE GATES OF YOUR PARASIDE…

AND YOU WILL FIND MORE LOVE THEN.

WE ARE ALL UNIQUE CREATIONS, WE ARE ALL MADE PERFECT. BUT WE NEED TO WORK HARDER ON OUR SPIRITS. THAT’S ALL…

About (expression of intention)

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I was born in 1984 for a reason which I’ve been searching for since 2004…

That year I realized that I was a survivor and I started to work on my personal awareness and on my souls development for a spiritual enlightment.

I chose to study Sociology in my university.  I was so curious about civilizations and history. But what interested me most was the history of art and philosophy. It was amazing reaching out all that information. Each masterpiece was like a time machine. Each of them gave me a unique ticket to travel through my immagination, thoughts and emotions.  Those timeless travels gave me the courage to travel the world.  So I started to focus on cultural events which years after created the idea of belonging to the nature and the feeling of being part of a big picture called ‘love’.

I never was a good reader, but I always wrote what I felt since childhood.. Those writings were basicly poems in my mother language. I wasn’t able to keep a diary. Because the idea of re-reading it wasn’t fun and more importantly it wasn’t a good way to remember our feelings related to that day . I believe that our memories should be saved in our souls instead of a piece of paper which will block our souls re-judgments. But a poem can be read and can be configured each time we read it… You ca play with your own words finding new meanings on your emotions.

Since then, I try to understand my conclusions, keeping in mind my reasons and feelings related to…

I had so much trouble in my life. It wasn’t easy to grow up, but I think I finally did it 🙂

Now I write for ‘soul-to-soul’ communication.

Sometimes reading a strangers “world” is the best way to find your own way to move on. But I’m not talking about lessons taken from them, it is just to see and to create a different conclusion. You can not change the body of the writing, but you can see and share a personal assumption and solution for your own good. Or even for someone else…

We need eachother and since we have the possibility to reach eachother in one way or another; we need to keep our souls connected.

I hope you have a nice day!

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To BE and To LOVE

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I was living my hell in others panaromic paradises…

All my pain and suffer taught me to fight against my own damons.

And finally i reached to a level to succeed to be alive and to be more ‘human’.

I learned how important it was to be than to have.

‘Importance of my soul instead of my aristotelian logic’

Then I learned to love ME… too.

It was a long process and a real big deal for me. I had to define my priorities and needs in the first place. But i shouldn’t be selfish though.

It’s all about definitions and implications. It’s also about reading between the lines written by your heart to your eyes.

The world was much more than we could see or touch.

It took days and even weeks to internalize listening the symphony of the nature around me. Wind and rain were just a beginning. Step by step ears start to focus on the melody of stars and sun… Clouds start to dance with the rythm of the time and life restarts again for those new born souls.  First you feel like elementary student; everything has to be learned from the beginning. Colors, textures, sounds and emotions are going to be reshaped by new experiences. It can be defined as experimental existantialism. Each and every move that you make through moments you become more able to feel your existence than you did in your past.

First, you stop being a part of the materialist clan in which you used to live… Shopping means nothing to you anymore, and most commonly starts to be seen as a ‘ waste of money and time’.  You start to think that the idea of “less is more” could be your bottom line and  you realize that you already have too much to even share. Then you start questioning why you stay in that town, or in that job, from a point of view of being happy. Here comes the definition of happiness. Each definition has its own root, which is born in your inner self, when you were just a child.

Think about your childhood dreams and joys. When you had that kinda freedom to draw your own world. Those days when your were trying to give an answer to the question of “which do you prefer? flying or being invisible”. It was something so important for you and for your friends. They were pushing your decision making power through your character if they could be your friends or not. It was just that simple.  Most common answer was ‘flying’.

Now think about flying…

When we grew up, we lost our innocence.

Actually we didn’t loose it my friends. We just kept it as a secret to protect our hearts. Finally this decision that we have been taught in our whole life, made us a little bit solid and dark.

That darkness can be illuminated by peace and love. All you need is to make a peace with your own soul and love you own dreams.

PMS..Pre Monday Syndrome (Sunday)

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 “Monday?! But I wasn’t done with my weekend!!”

First day of the week, of the school, of the work,…

But the drama begins on Sunday afternoon, approximately at 4pm 🙂

Agenda begins to scream with responsabilities and appointments that we have to remember for whole week!

And we loose our left hours and joy by an unneccessary anxiety and fear, and even with a bleeding aggressive attitude toward people around us.

Do they help us?

Absolutely nothing can change the facts.

So we need to find a way for self-motivation and relaxation.

And I am not talking about any medication here.

Acceptance and forgiveness are the key words for an easier life…

We can’t change the time, we are not even closer to stop it too. So we need to accept the fact that the time will continue against our wishes, but it is in our hands to make it valuable and priceless by living our days noticing their uniqueness. We do not have any useless or meaningless day in our life time. There is no chance to restart a lost day. So we need to shape our feelings and thoughts to be able to live and feel what we have.

Let me introduce you ‘SUNDAY’ :

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The name of the first day of the week, is derived from Egyptian astrology. The seven planets, known to us as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon, each had an hour of the day assigned to them, and the planet which was regent during the first hour of any day of the week gave its name to that day. During the first and second century the week of seven days was introduced into Rome from Egypt, and the Roman names of the planets were given to each successive day. The Teutonic nations seem to have adopted the week as a division of time from the Romans, but they changed the Roman names into those of corresponding Teutonic deities. Hence the dies Solis became Sunday. Sunday was the first day of the week according to the Jewish method of reckoning, but for Christians it began to take the place of the Jewish Sabbath in Apostolic times as the day set apart for the public and solemn worship of God.

These and similar indications show that during the first three centuries practice and tradition had consecrated the Sunday to the public worship of God by the hearing of the Mass and the resting from work.

To sum up, we can easily understand that Sunday is the ultimate chance for a peaceful mind and soul both religiously and socially. It’s a day to rest and to enjoy. It’s a chance to think and to analyze our past six days. It’s a day to dream and to pray for next six days. It is not related to our inner dead ends…

Do not be afraid of Monday, because as you have read in my previous paragraph :

Sunday is already the first day of the week, and as it is a holiday, you can see it as orientation for the rest 😉

Have a nice Sunday!

Time Goes By…

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We used to live in a world that we are forced to forget how important it is each and every single minute that we live…

Daily races, meaningles fights among eachother, wordly problems and issues are breaking us apart.

Life is just like a cigarette instead; each breath makes it closer to the end and we are not able to notice it until we see the ashes left behind. Those ashes keep our minutes hours and days which caries our ‘memories’…

Even if we are not able to stop the time, we still have the capacity to move it in a peaceful way. All we need is to realize our moments importance and significance. We need to live instead of passing by…

We all know a saying ” Have a nice day.” ; but how many of us, use it or more importantly mean it?… Probably just a few of us, and using it as a cliche.

Just like our good mornings and evenings…

Each sunrise gives us a chance to be reborn and to recreate our lives.  We do not need any forgiveness or apology coming from our past.

We have a brand new day with all possilibilities that we need. But remember that i am not talking about  a chance factor, because it’s all up to us. We are basicly sculptors of our existence.

We are our own trainer, partner and creator. What we need is within us.

To live is something deeper and it’s based in our souls not minds. All scenes are far more briallant that our eyes could see, which means also that our memories are shaped by our souls not by physical elements such as light or dark.

All emotions and feelings that we experience, are coded in a way that one day we will remember them by disregarding all material elements.

So my friends, we still have time to be… Next sunrise, start a new phase in your life by looking into yourself more deeply and with courage. Use your eyes to see instead of looking and remember that you are important. Yet your importance is equal with the others; so be generous and helpful…