SHEEPS IN THE SKY

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We are all created with a unique soul and an infinite capacity of imagination…

But while we grow up, we loose our uniqueness by social interactions and boundries. Each day we face with the assimilation and we desperately become just a person waiting in a line.

Questioning becomes just a memory of our childhood.

Dreaming is replaced by our ‘goals’.

The system eliminates our inner curiosity and blocks our desires underneath our voices.

We desperately become one of “us”.

We defend our community and our social rules and regulations; we fight against “others”…

This “us’ issue force us to stay in our social roles which means also ‘living in our boxes’.

We forget about our individuality.

And our God-given diversity can not resist to ‘our’ uniformity.

Creativity is not related to our education or family; but generally it becomes something ‘allowed’ by them.

Who gives the permission to think or to imagine? Isn’t it our real characteristic to be human?

Remember that in one perspective, we are “social animals” and we are able to configure our world by our dreams and wishes.

Those dreams that we are forced to forget…

Remember, that we do not have to be classified as poets or artists.

Do you ever remember what was the meaning of the sky when we were children?

Not the clouds or the sun.

But our mental picturings in the sky which the most common ones were sheeps 🙂

Take back your sheeps and let them fly again…

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TAKE AT LEAST ONE OF THEM (motivation)

6367_513127472055156_256393248_n I JUST WANTED TO SHARE SOME PART OF MY ARCHIVE OF THE ‘MOTIVATION’ FOR LIFE :

‘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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GATES OF YOUR PARADISE

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مولانا جلال‌الدین محمد بلخی
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…