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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

emmm priceless hearts - to wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Our deepest thoughts and most vulnerable feelings are priceless; we must treasure them. Like locked diary or a private study, we only share them with certain people who have earned our trust; they will handle our heart with care.

In our public lives, it's natural and appropriate that we are a little more guarded and selective about what we disclose.

Honesty is one thing, but telling all to everyone is excessive. SO I will certainly carefully
choose to whom i entrust my heart.

Monday, August 23, 2010

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expressionn is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how goo...d it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is yours business to keep yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep it open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU....

Keep the channel open......

No artist is pleased.....

There is no satisfaction whatever at any time

There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us searching, marching and makes us more alive than the others.
Friendship in adversity - Adversity not only draws people together, but brings forth that beautiful inward friendship.

Small emergencies and big crises alike have a way of bringing out the best in us. Whether it's a neighborhood rally around one of its own who is fighting cancer, or a nation coming together to help a re...gion devastated by natural disaster, there are inspiring stories of how resourceful and cooperative we can be.

Fighting for a common ideal, we bond toegther and communicate in greater depth. We find ourselves working alongside someone we wouldn't normally talk to and discover a new friend. Redemption and transformation can come about in the misdst of adversity.

I don't wish a hard time on anyone, but i am grateful for the unique redemption that only occurs during adversity.
‎'Many things are lost for want of asking'. Sometimes opportunities are close enough to touch, yet we shy away.

It seems too good to be true, or we're scared of taking the risk of speaking up. The worst that can happen, if we asak, is that we might be told "no". That's the same result as if we hadn't asked at all, so n...o harm done. Sometimes, however, we get what we ask for - but only if we make request.

When i have a request to make, I will be courageous and ask it. I might be told "no". But, i might be told "yes" and that can be life-changing.
My thought of the day........Having misunderstood soul is just as we often misunderstand God, we become disappointed when we cannot find it and dismiss it as an illusion, another fraud perpetrated by religion.

But soul is not a thing; it is a dimension of depth in a thing, so it seems to me. Like justness in a judge's ...decision, or beauty in a painting, soul is a quality of absoluteness in something relative....understood profoundly, people are connected to the holiness of the world in such a way that they reveal a dimension of holiness in themselves, a dimension of depth that is absolute.

The scared energies that smolder in us are a 'thoung of invisibles,' as psychologist.....

power that reveal themselves in our experience of the depth dimension, the holiness of the world.

To experience them we need a capacious imagination, intense commitment to living as creatively as possible, and deep attention to the inner qualities of our lives.

That depth defies measurement. What is required is personal experience, with deep conviction.

"I cannot see my soul, but know 'tis there."
Feelings, by contrast, put me in dialogue with the world.

As in conversation, I both learn from the world and contribute something to it through my feeling immersion in it.

I am not so radically separate from it - at moments, I may be completely identified with it.

To think a thought, any thought, we have to do it for a... time. as you read this sentence, you have to think it through yourself to understand what it means. You cannot stand outside it completely and just observe it.

Afterwards, of course, you can look at the thought and have your respond, but in the moment of understanding the sentence, there is no distance between you and the thought. YOU ARE AT ONE WITH IT!

Same thing like reading the Quran, the process is the same. So, we NEED time to think it through ourself to understand what it means, it will EXPLAINED itself to you.
God is love! No one said you had to like it or believe it.

If you like the song and it means something to you, that is wonderful.

Why does it have to be a fight what my interpretation is VS yours?

Just because someone believes in God, doesn't make them a fire breathing dragon.

And just because someone doesn't believe,... doesn't mean you are without a soul or feelings.

We are what we are.

Lets all try to get along while we are here on this Earth.
The adage that ignorance is bliss could not be farther from the truth when seriously put into practical application.

Throughout the annals of time, what great accomplishments has ignorance made? What great empires and what marvels of science and technology now bear witness to ignorance's strength and power?

That's right, none. Nothing of true worth is achieved without wisdom and knowledge.

It was with supreme knowledge that Allah, subhanahu wa tala, laid the foundations of the heavens and the earth.

It was with wisdom, knowledge and understanding that Soleiman, alayhe assalaam, ruled the greatest empire the world has ever known.

Our own Prophet, Mohammad, sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam, told us that acquiring knowledge was a duty placed on each and every human being.

But the knowledge of what and who, remains the question.

Ignorance is not bliss. Through it runs the deviant courses of innovation, shirk, disunity and hatred.

Knowledge is the key to our success. It give us the power to govern ourselves, our households, and ultimately our communities. A nation, which forgets why it was founded, who it serves and what its responsibilities are, by embracing ignorance, is a nation destined to fail.
Free man is by necessity insecure; thinking man by necessity uncertain.

Sometimes we are frightened by freedom. Though we are responsible for our choices, we have no control over many variables. The element of randomness in life can be unsettling.

We can arrange our plans and decisions perfectly, only to have them chan...ged in an instant. The more we think about decision, the more aware we become of contingencies. It can be overwhelming.

It is both humbling and invigorating to know we are responsible for the choices in our little part of the greater story.

We will navigate the contingencies and learn to use the changing tide to our advantage.

Our freedom results in a high degree of uncertainty. The future is not secure, but it is mine and yours to explore and navigate. So we will hold all our plans loosely.
Pray and take action - "Trust in Allah, but tie your camel." (Arabian Proverd)

We can lift all our concerns in prayer and release them to our higher power. It brings peace to know there are forces outside ourselves at work on our behalf. We're not alone.

We must not let that become as excuse for irresponsibility or laz...iness, however.

We are still active in our own lives and accountable for our own actions and omissions.

Release your concerns in prayer while calmly taking action wherever you can. That's the heart of serenity.
trusting yourself......as soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

So much of our day-to-day tension and stress comes from our own uncertainties. We're not sure we'll make the right choice or that we will be able to complete the tasks at hand.

We worry about making mistakes. As we grow to trust our own cap...acity and ability to choose wisely, decisions are easier.

Life begins to be fun. The moment we quit scrutinizing ourselves so harshly and release ourselves to simply try, the path becomes clear.

Sooooo trust your judgment and your abilities. There are big choices ahead, but you have what it takes to make them and enjoy the process.
A responsibility to care, provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.

Our most admirable moment are in times of trial, when one person sacrifices their time, resources, or safety to put another person first.

We don't have to wait for a major crisis to cultivate that attitude. Every day there are ...people on the planet struggling.

It's a privilege to reach out with whatever we have. as we help, we remember we are not islands; we all need each other.

It is our responsibility to look out for the needs of others. As we individually recognize this, we collectively begin to help heal the pain and need around us.

16/8 2010
emmmmm a new day and there will be another new day tomorrow and another the day after that and another and another...it will continue no matter what :-)

'snow endured but for a season, and joy comes with the morning'

Whatever we are going through, we know it will not last forever. There will be a new season, a fresh chan...ge. Meanwhile, we can take comfort in the miniature fresh start we have in each new day.

Strugglers and dull times come to an end. Whatever happened to you today, you can look forward to a new day tomorrow.

Just be thankful for the days and the seasons; they remind us that NOTHING lasts forever.

Resistance causes pain and lethargy. It is when we practice acceptance that new possibilities appear.

17/8 2010