What about … #42

Some people feel the need to find a purpose in their life. So they ask themselves how do I find my purpose? why don’t I know my purpose in life? 

Many people feel little sense of it or even doubt that there is one in life. Those who feel purposeful are living the highest qualities that humanity has to offer.

In a sense thoughts about your purpose are really your purpose trying to reconnect to you.

We are made of much more than our bones, skin, hairs. There’s something else in you with which you read this lines, you see the place you’re in, which is the connection between your eyes and brain. If your eyes capture the images, your brain translate them into what your inner self could see. You couldn’t understand any book or newspaper if your eyes and brain work alone. That part of you which understands, which inspires you to do things in the right moment or the right thing amazingly, is your spirit or soul.

That inner beingness knows why you are here but your ego prods you to chase after money, prestige, popularity and miss the purpose of living. Focusing on the need of the ego leaves you feeling unfulfilled. Deep within you at the level of your being is what you were intended to become to accomplish and to be.

1 Affirm that no one shows up in this life by accident.

2 Size every opportunity no matter how small to give your life in service.

3 Ignore what anyone else tells you about your purpose.

4 Remember that the all creating field of Intention (God or Spirit) will work on your behalf.

But to achieve this, you have to let go of your Ego which means:

1 Stop being offended. Actually it’s your ego that is offended by something, not your inner self, you may choose to let go. Be sure that you’ll feel much better.

2 Let go of your need to win. Making someone else happy will bring you happiness, your ego needed to win otherwise it will feel itself a loser.

3 Let go of your need to be right. You don’t need to be right all the time.

4 Don’t feel superior. We all have our own inner being, we all come from the same source, created by the same God, the only difference between us is what our ego is temporarily attached to I.e money, property, prestige,…

5 Let go of the need to have more.

6 Stop identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements.

7 Let go of your reputation. You may think or say : what you think of me is your own business.

I urge you to read a book called The Power of Intention by Dr Wayne Dyer, you’ll understand so much about yourself and how life works. Then you’ll be able to achieve all your dreams

What about … #41

 

Confession, in most religions, is the acknowledgment of one’s sins or wrongs.

In Catholic teaching it is not mandatory, the Catholic rite is usually conducted within a confessional box. A man or a woman confess  to a priest which is believed to have the authority to forgive one’s sins accompanied by the sign of the cross.

In the Anglican tradition, confession and absolution is usually a component part of corporate worship, particularly at services of the Holy Eucharist. The form involves an exhortation to repentance by the priest, a period of silent prayer during which believers may inwardly confess their sins, a form of general confession said together by all present and the pronouncement of general absolution by the priest, often accompanied by the sign of the cross.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) teaches that “confession is a necessary requirement for complete forgiveness.” The sinner must confess both to God and to those persons wronged by the sin.

In Islam confession of sins is made directly to God and not through man (except in asking for forgiveness from the victim of the sin). It is taught that sins are to be kept to oneself to seek individual forgiveness from God. God forgives those who seek his forgiveness and commit to themselves not to repeat the sin, although some sins in which another person is victimized are not forgiven unless that person forgives you, so they should also be asked for forgiveness.

In Judaism, confession is an important part of attaining forgiveness for both sins against God and another man. Confessions to God are done communally in the plural. Jews confess that “We have sinned.” In matters involving offenses against a fellow man, private confession to the victim is a requirement to obtaining forgiveness from the victim, which is generally a requirement to obtaining forgiveness from God. If the victim refuses to forgive, the offender confesses publicly, before larger and larger audience

 

So these are just a few methode of forgiveness among diferent religions. My problem is with the Catholics and the Anglicans who believe that a man just like them, is capable of forgiving someone’s sins that easily. How is it possible that a man which has lets say backbitten against someone else a few minutes ago, goes to church (in the catholic church, confessions are usually Saturday evening) ask forgiveness for his sin to a man (priest) who doesn’t really care and who makes sins as everybody else, and expects to be forgiven just because the christ has died for him!? Come on! So why don’t we make sins all day long? After all we can be forgiven every Saturday! No, when we feel our conscience ill at ease for something we have done, we must seek forgiveness to God the only forgiver. No human can judge and forgive in the name of God.

Ask forgiveness and repent, is the only way to feel relieved of our wrongs. The Christ isn’t dumb to die for sake of those who like to sin

People of the Book – Final part

People of the Book, we may have different politic opinions, different tastes, different ways of seeing things… But we have something in common; One God that unites us.

The teachings that all those messengers brought to us, were pushed away, distorted, forgotten, ignored. They suffered for nothing. They were attacked, killed, imprisoned, beaten, for nothing.

They advised us, they warned us about the Day where no one will be able to help no one; The Day of judgment. Who among the Christians still believe in the Day of the reckoning? Just a few. No one believes in hell anymore . Yet the Bible warned us. And the Quran warned us even more!


You would never have read this if you weren’t meant to read it. So think deeply on what you’ve spent days reading. Don’t let it get in from one ear and out from the other. If you have any question that is floating in your mind, just ask. I’ll be glad to belp you understand.

Quran 4:171-175
O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion, and do not say about God except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, is the Messenger of God, and His Word that He conveyed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and do not say, “Three.” Refrain—it is better for you.
God is only one God. Glory be to Him—that He should have a son. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth, and God is a sufficient Protector.
The Messiah does not disdain to be a servant of God, nor do the favored angels. Whoever disdains His worship, and is too arrogant—He will round them up to Himself altogether.
But as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their wages in full, and will increase His grace for them. But as for those who disdain and are too proud, He will punish them with an agonizing punishment. And they will find for themselves, apart from God, no lord and no savior.
O people! a proof has come to you from your Lord, and We sent down to you a clear light.
As for those who believe in God, and hold fast to Him, He will admit them into mercy from Him, and grace, and He will guide them to Himself in a straight path.

What about … #24

For centuries people have pondered the meaning of dreams. Early civilizations thought of them as a medium between our earthly world and that of the gods. In fact, the Greeks and Romans were convinced that dreams had certain prophetic powers, and some people still believe it. Some search these prophetic powers into the Bible, some on fortune tellers while others on specified magazines. While there has always been a great interest in the interpretation of human dreams, it wasn’t until the end of the nineteenth century that Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung put forth some of the most widely-known modern theories of dreaming. Freud’s theory centred around the notion of repressed longing — the idea that dreaming allows us to sort through unresolved, repressed wishes. Carl Jung (who studied under Freud) also believed that dreams had psychological importance, but proposed different theories about their meaning. Since then, technological advancements have allowed for the development of other theories. One prominent neurobiological theory of dreaming is the “activation-synthesis hypothesis,” which states that dreams don’t actually mean anything: they are merely electrical brain impulses that pull random thoughts and imagery from our memories

The proposed link between our dreams and emotions is highlighted in a recent study published by Matthew Walker and colleagues at the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at UC Berkeley, who found that a reduction in REM sleep (or less “dreaming”) influences our ability to understand complex emotions in daily life – an essential feature of human social functioning.

Thus, we know that dreams are generated in the right inferior lingual gyrus (located in the visual cortex), or transmitted through this particular area of the brain, which is associated with visual processing, emotion and visual memories. Taken together, these recent findings tell an important story about the underlying mechanism and possible purpose of dreaming. Dreams seem to help us process emotions by encoding and constructing memories of them. What we see and experience in our dreams might not necessarily be real, but the emotions attached to these experiences certainly are. Our dream stories essentially try to strip the emotion out of a certain experience by creating a memory of it. This way, the emotion itself is no longer active.This mechanism fulfils an important role because when we don’t process our emotions, especially negative ones, this increases personal worry and anxiety. In fact, severe REM sleep-deprivation is increasingly correlated to the development of mental disorders. In short, dreams help regulate traffic on that fragile bridge which connects our experiences with our emotions and memories.

So if science can’t interpret dreams, who can pretend to be able to do so? Dreams can make sense only to the dreamer. But as we’ve seen, dreams are what connects our experiences with our emotions

People of the book – part 17

And give orphans their properties, and do not substitute the bad for the good. And do not consume their properties by combining them with yours, for that would be a serious sin.


Those who consume the wealth of orphans illicitly consume only fire into their bellies; and they will roast in a Blaze.


Worship God, and ascribe no partners to Him, and be good to the parents, and the relatives, and the orphans, and the poor, and the neighbor next door, and the distant neighbor, and the close associate, and the traveler, and your servants. God does not love the arrogant showoff.


O you who were given the Book! Believe in what We sent down, confirming what you have, before We obliterate faces and turn them inside out, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers. The command of God is always done.
God does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives anything less than that to whomever He wills. Whoever associates anything with God has devised a monstrous sin.


O you who believe, remember God with frequent remembrance.
And glorify Him morning and evening.
It is He who reaches out to you, and His angels, to bring you out of darkness into the light. And He is Ever-Merciful towards the believers.
Their greeting on the Day they meet Him is, “Peace,” and He has prepared for them a generous reward.


O prophet! We have sent you as a witness, and a bearer of good news, and a warner.
And a caller towards God by His leave, and an illuminating beacon.
And give the believers the good news that for them is a great reward.
And do not obey the blasphemers and the hypocrites, and ignore their insults, and rely on God. God is a sufficient protector.

Some Quranic verses.


Even though Islam teaches respect for women, for parents, kindness toward the needy and the orphan, to be just in our business, to be respectful toward the people of the book, to be tolerant…. It is stigmatised by some people due to their lack of knowledge and hate toward something they don’t understand. Among these people, are those who nourish the hatred in our politician’s mind.
This next part is about a person not known by many but whose influence is still in power

What about… #19

Human beings disagree over many things here on earth, we have different opinions, different interests, different obstacles. Some say that the cholesterol is our foe, while others say it’s North Korea or even Terrorists,  but in truth we have only one common enemy which causes all our trouble and misery;  The Devil.

We’re all acquainted to “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” right? So that makes of us ALL friends. The problem arise when we aren’t aware that this entity swore to spend its existence to ruin ours.

Who doesn’t sin? Even the best amongst us sins, the difference is who has a conscience to repent and who doesn’t. The human being who doesn’t have a conscience doesn’t know that he has sinned, so he will keep doing the same ill over and over. He has no regrets, the devil is so close to his mind and conscious that he’s blocking any goodness that the person might have by his treacherous certainty. So half of the blame is upon us who accept the devil’s temptation.

Now who is this Enemy of ours who gives us too much importance to waste its existence among us?

The Holy Scriptures tell us a good amount of information on the matter, for instance:

Genesis 3:24

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly   and you will eat dust  all the days of your life. And I will put enmity  between you and the woman,   and between your offspring[i] and hers; he will crush[j] your head, and you will strike his heel.” To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children, Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are  and to dust you will return.” Adam[k] named his wife Eve,[l] because she would become the mother of all the living. 

The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[m] of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

 

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Revelation 20:10 

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

 

Al Araf 7: 11-27

We created you, then We shaped you, then We said to the angels, “Bow down before Adam;” so they bowed down, except for Satan; he was not of those who bowed down.

He said, “What prevented you from bowing down when I have commanded you?” He said, “I am better than he; You created me from fire, and You created him from mud.”

He said, “Get down from it! It is not for you to act arrogantly in it. Get out! You are one of the lowly!”

 He said, “Give me respite, until the Day they are resurrected.”

 He said, “You are of those given respite.”

He said, “Because you have lured me, I will waylay them on Your straight path.

Then I will come at them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left; and you will not find most of them appreciative.”

 He said, “Get out of it, despised and vanquished. Whoever among them follows you—I will fill up Hell with you all.

 And you, Adam, inhabit the Garden, you and your wife, and eat whatever you wish; but do not approach this tree, lest you become sinners.”

But Satan whispered to them, to reveal to them their nakedness, which was invisible to them. He said, “Your Lord has only forbidden you this tree, lest you become angels, or become immortals.”

 And he swore to them, “I am a sincere advisor to you.”

So he lured them with deceit. And when they tasted the tree, their nakedness became evident to them, and they began covering themselves with the leaves of the Garden. And their Lord called out to them, “Did I not forbid you from this tree, and say to you that Satan is a sworn enemy to you?”

They said, “Our Lord, we have done wrong to ourselves. Unless You forgive us, and have mercy on us, we will be among the losers.”

He said, “Fall, some of you enemies to one another. On earth you will have residence and livelihood for a while.”

 He said, “In it you will live, and in it you will die, and from it you will be brought out.”

 O children of Adam! We have provided you with clothing to cover your bodies, and for luxury. But the clothing of piety—that is best. These are some of God’s revelations, so that they may take heed.

 O Children of Adam! Do not let Satan seduce you, as he drove your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their garments, to show them their nakedness. He sees you, him and his clan, from where you cannot see them. We have made the devils friends of those who do not believe.
Unfortunately to turn things worse, lots of other demons are at his service, he’s not alone to spread evil around the world.

What about his entity? It’s not really described in any of the Holy Scriptures but the Devil isn’t a material being, he must be a kind of spirit with an energy capable of interfering with our own minds and lives.

So instead preaching hate let’s gather our strength to fight the one who really hates us; Lucifer.

What about… #18

Why do I bother blogging?

Have you ever felt that you’re lost in a world of 7 billion people? Have you ever had the feeling that you’ll die some day and your existence will be forgotten by the humanity? Who cares about your thoughts, your beliefs, your memories? Not many. I believe that each voice is a mind, a soul. Better it to be good or peaceful, but a voice is a person’s feeling and belief; it counts.

We’re in a selfish world were the “I” dominates the “We” or the “They”. We use the terme “We” when we’re defending a cause which goes along with our thoughts. And we use “They” when we refere an action to someone else who doesn’t affect us in any way. So I’ll skip the “We” and I’ll speak on my name from now on.

Sometimes I feel disconnected from the world, and the only thing that binds me to it, is the sharing of ideas with others. I happen to ask myself what I’m doing here, nobody cares about what I think or what I feel. It’s in those moments that I feel the urge to write whatever crosses my mind, it keeps me distracted from my daily routine and loneliness that brings me down sometimes. But I know that it’s normal, we are all a little alike. The world is too wide, it possess 7 billion  opinions and ideas. I am just a soul among others who have passed away and didn’t leave any trace of their existence. So that’s why I share some of my thoughts with the world, to feel that I’m a voice as well, and I can make myself heard if I want to. Some would say that I’m losing my time for nothing and I could have done something useful instead. Perhaps. But at least I know that I’m part of a community who loves to write as I do, and that gives me a sense of belonging.

Peace.