“TO RISE WITH THE LARK”

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To get up early is so beautiful when it is not an obligation…

To rise early not out of necessity, but as a habit, and accepting this as the most important start of life, to give shape to the days accordingly…

If one loves to start a day,

One will feel the beauty of being alive unexceptionally and trustingly…

Human beings are actually encoded in an archaic system from those days when one left his cave with the sun rise. This coding is still active. More importantly, for all those people who complian for not having enough time to accomplish things, to rise early is the definitive solution. “Early” meaning TO RISE WITH THE LARK.

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Nothing is more “human” than coming into action with the first rays of the sun.

One feels the state of belonging to the nature and grasps this belonging so clearly!

I advise all those people who falsely think themselves incapable of waking up in a vigorous state, that they should readjust their movements to the “sundial”. This means returning home when the sun is setting, sleeping accompanied by the stars and becoming aware of the quilt not as a warm escapade but as a heavy cover…

Although the present habit has become to start the day with an alarm clock, leaving this imprisonment, this authority of time over us, and returning to the archaic rhythm of cohabitation of humans with nature is my dream. Just like what I am experiencing lately…

Because human beings have been taught to memorize everything within structures, I feel that these structures have become our own burdens.

When the alarm rings and its awful sound disturb one’s peace, the meaning of waking up to a new beginning is changed.

I propose that we should not be at peace with the alarm clock, set it right and wake up under its command.

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I suggest and I offer the sunny radiance of not having a clock.  If not on the first morning, surely on the next days, waking with the rhythm of the nature without any alarm clock buzzing its way through the ears and into the brain will be welcome by your inner self; it will become a new pleasure in your life, rebelling against the resistant and tough fixity of imprisonment that life has forced you and enjoying a flexibility, a freedom however tiny it may seem at first!

SHARE HAPPINESS AND LOVE THAT YOU HAVE INSIDE

tumblr_mfehprnANV1rs9omco1_500No matter how far away we fall from our dreams,

God gives us another day with a full brightening landscape for our souls, just to make sure that we are going to try again.

..and again..and again…

There will be no limit to try for our goals in order to find our happiness.

We are the only creatures knowing the meaning of it. We are the ones who can describe it even with the many different vocabulary but still using happiness as a life adaptor.

Happiness is a connection between a soul and the life of its. It’s something more necessary than other cliches.

Because we all know that ‘staying alive’ will not be enough to ‘feel alive’.

Many people coming from many different backgrounds; wll still defend their own happy moments in ordar to describe how they feel in a new stituation whilw meeting each other.

It can look like a pschological experiment but it is true that when you are unconfortable in a position; you will automaticly remember your happy memories to survive there.

happinessIMAGEEven that coffe in the morning or your breakfast with your family will be rapidly becoming your last precious moments in your life with no background stiories that you had too tho.

In any moment that you feel unconfortable within, your brain will collobarate in the same path remindering you how happy you were before.

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Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging fromcontentment to intense joy.

A variety ofbiological, psychological,religious and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources.

Various research groups, including positive psychology,

endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what “happiness” is, and how it might be attained.

Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing,

rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia,

and is still used in virtue ethics.

Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness

should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.

Even though there are many scientific explanations about happiness itself;

we should be just aware of its being a God-given gift,

and it is also about appreciating ‘good’ moments that we have in your lives…

love-happiness-girl-heart-valentines-1920x1200We have so much love we have in our souls. We need to share it as much as we can too.

Remember when you step by a street worker, saying him just a little ‘Hi!…

You would be able to see him happier then that one minute ago.

This is simply ‘HAPPINESS’…

WHICH I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST LOVE AFFAIRS AND SUCH.

I’M TALKIN ABOUT LOVING YOUR “CO-LIVER”, THAT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW MANY OF THEM PERSONALLY…

I’M TALKIN ABOUT SHARING HAPPINESS WITHOUT WAITING A BAD TIME COMES TO MAKE YOU REMEMBER HOW HAPPY YOU WERE BEFORE…

6418B36294E4419DAAFEC15E6F03BC57.ashxTODAY CAN BE THAT DAY YOU REALIZE AND YOU FEEL HOW HAPPY YOU ARE;

AND HOW MUCH HAPPINES YOU HAVE INSIDE

AND YOU ARE ABLE TO SHARE WITH ALL PEOPLE AROUND.

Just like an angel comes and shows…

Bacuse we all know that motivation makes life easier;

Motivations direct and energize behavior, while emotions provide the affective component to motivation, positive or negative.

In the early 1970s, Paul Ekman and colleagues began a line of research that suggests that many emotions are universal.

He found evidence that humans share at least five basic emotions: fear, sadness, HAPPINESS, anger, and disgust.

Social emotions evidently evolved to motivate social behaviors that were adaptive in the EEA.

For example, spite seems to work against the individual but it can establish an individual’s reputation as someone to be feared.

Shame and pride can motivate behaviors that help one maintain one’s standing in a community, and self-esteem is one’s estimate of one’s status.

CONNECT to LIFE

206821_1996858409524_1485397876_2297753_1127141_nSome mornings I miss my childhood or maybe even my whole life before “technology” so much;

living with no attachment to the machines like computers, cellphones or even internet…

I miss those times especially when the first thing I have to do is to check my e-mails,

writing notes down on my agenda, and to decide how I’m going to use my day planning by every single hour that I have.

Having no coincidences and suprises in my daily life is breaking me apart…

The hurting part is not living with deadlines or hurry;

just this slavery to our computers and smartphones that we have.

Being unable to use and feel the time and being totally away from that talent ‘to keep in mind’ what we have to do.

Most of my friends forgot to use an agenda; they lost their understanding of calendar and time because of their smartphones.

Life became something that when you hear an alarm informing  you… Something that we connect instead of live it…

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Watches are becoming useless and mostly unimportant to have,

or just a symbol of wealth instead of being masters of ‘time’; they loose their meaning day  by day,

because people prefers to check their smartphones and they trust them more than anything else.

watchSo companies try different and joyful ways to make us remember the meaning of watches.

But even they know that watch means ‘money’ not time anymore…

Same issue is a problem also with agendas and such…

agenda1I remember the days that people were so excited to buy a brand new agenda each year. 

The importance of the papers quality, the joy to write things down…

“trusting to your own handwriting and trying to write as good as you can”…

In those days, your agenda was your symbol of your charactesrand anything to note down was important.

For example we used to take notes about our friends birthdays, we were checking the days, counting them, waiting for them with no alert needed.

Honestly, I still keep an agenda and I still wear my watches; I still love papers and pencils. But I think each day I’m becoming more “extinct”.

Everyone is asking me ‘why’ I still buy them or use them as we have our cellphones and so on instead…

And my answer is:

I prefer being as human as I can 🙂

I PREFER TO LIVE, INSTEAD OF TO CONNECT TO LIFE.

Still..

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i passed through many lifes till now
i dreamed i failed and i walked again
but i loved and listened to my heart eventually
we were never wrong and never hurt anyone

i was born in cold winter when snow was dancing
that was our first fight against nature we belong
never stopped living and none back off by crying
waited to be loved so long

life never became easier while i was growing
i used to be forgotten in dark eras come along
so my heart helped me believing in being no alone
we made choices in each step that we called strong

too much sun and too much moon we shared
questioning each loneliness that we had
but loved anyway without any question in our head
sometimes they hurt us its true
but sometimes we had seen love coming from them

no prescription was given to make it easier
we tried each and every single soul we met
while years were passing by
we stayed stick our in hope for to be loved

then we met with one special soul sliding through worlds misery
we were the only ones seeing his beauty in any sentence he speaks
we wished for his dreams come through and sharing his destiny
we felt that so much pain had been broken his wings
but we believed that he was still able to fly

we questioned what could be done eventually
but he was not ready to believe in a new reality
love was not enough for make him feel alive properly
there was always something making him cry silently

nothing was good enough to make him believe in a brand new episode
a great and a joyfull era crossing his mirrors which belong his lost
his potential was kept in secret for many years which he passed alone
noone was able to feel him deeper inside as he needed for

but
we still keep watching him in the dark streets of his broken heart
we still believe in his success coming by his clarifying his view
and
we still love him no matter how far he can be burned by himself in his artificial penalty.

Emine Yesim Aydin

PLAYGROUNDS vs PLAYSTATIONS

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I remember those years that we didn’t have cellphones, computers, playstations and so on…

The years that we were more innocent and aware of the world “nature” we live in.

TECHNOLOGY was simplier in those years, and it was based on our real needs… Each decade gave us other forms of technology which the main purpose was communication…

The human species’ use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistorical discovery of the ability of control fire increased the available sources of food and the invention of the wheel helped humans in travelling in and controlling their environment. Recent technological developments, including the printing press, the telephone and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale.

The late cultural critic Neil Postman distinguished tool-using societies from technological societies and, finally, what he called “technopolies,” that is, societies that are dominated by the ideology of technological and scientific progress, to the exclusion or harm of other cultural practices, values and world-views.

The implementation of technology influences the value of a society by changing expectations and realities.

The implementation of technology is also influenced by values.

1- Viewing the universe as a collection of parts, (like a machine), that can be individually analyzed and understood. This is a form of reductionism that is rare nowadays. However, the “neo-mechanistic world view” holds that nothing in the universe cannot be understood by the human intellect. Also, while all things are greater than the sum of their parts (e.g., even if we consider nothing more than the information involved in their combination), in principle, even this excess must eventually be understood by human intelligence. That is, no DIVINE or VITAL principle or essence is involved.

2- EFFICIENCY : A value, originally applied only to machines, but now applied to all aspects of society, so that each element is expected to attain a higher and higher percentage of its maximal possible performance, output, or ability.

3- SOCIAL PROGRESS: The belief that there is such a thing as social progress, and that, in the main, it is beneficent. Before the Industrial Revolution, and the subsequent explosion of technology, almost all societies believed in a cyclical theory of social movement and, indeed, of all history and the universe. This was, obviously, based on the cyclicity of the seasons, and an agricultural economy’s and society’s strong ties to that cyclicity. Since much of the world is closer to their agricultural roots, they are still much more amenable to cyclicity than progress in history.

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Technology provides an understanding, and an appreciation for the world around us.

Most modern technological processes produce unwanted byproducts in addition to the desired products, which is known as industrial waste and pollution.

While most material waste is re-used in the industrial process, many forms are released into the environment, with negative environmental side effects, such as pollution and lack of sustainability. Different social and political systems establish different balances between the value they place on additional goods versus the disvalues of waste products and pollution.

Some technologies are designed specifically with the environment in mind, but most are designed first for economic or ergonomic effects. Historically, the value of a clean environment and more efficient productive processes has been the result of an increase in the wealth of society, because once people are able to provide for their basic needs, they are able to focus on less-tangible goods such as clean air and water.

Humanity at the moment may be compared to a colony of bacteria in a Petri dish with a constant food supply: with no way to remove the wastes of their metabolism, the bacteria eventually poison themselves.

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I MISS THE DAYS WHEN CHILDREN WERE PLAYING OUTSIDE THEIR HOME, SCREAMING TO THEIR MOTHERS BEGGING FOR 10 MORE MINUTES…

I MISS THE DAYS WHEN TREES WERE TALLER THAN OUR APARTMENTS; I MISS THE TREES ACTUALLY…

I MISS CHILDRENS GAMES IN THE GARDENS INSTEAD OF PLAYSTATIONS OR COMPUTER BASED ISOLATIONS.

THE JOY OF RUNNING, WALKING AND REAL HUMAN COMMUNICATION…

I MISS UNIQUE NORMS AND VALUES THAT ALL SOCITIES HAD ONCE.

SEEING AND TALKING EACHOTHER; THE DEFINITION OF LOVE AND RESPECT.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES…

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.