Friday, September 5, 2014
Everyday people are dying around the world and I just get the news. I search their name and read about their life.
These days I keep thinking about other people. Their problem, their struggles and their feelings. For first time I don’t feel any responsibility towards them, but for first time I understand them. I mean I have come to the point of understanding the changes between people. When someone is stuck in a destructive relationship, or when someone is not happy with how they look, or when the other one cannot decide which aspect of his life means more to him.
I think there are few people who are able to figure out themselves, I think for most of us we have to experience life. And through experience we will learn what matters the most.
I can be happy with simple things. I am not searching for power. I am trying to find peace. It’s peace that pushing me to nature, not to shout, love music and adore walking. It’s peace that motivates me to go on my mat everyday and stretch. When I am doing yoga, I feel that I am paying attention to my body, to all the muscles which have served me nearly 10 years and I didn’t thank them. I think they are all my responsibility, not people around me. My responsibility towards others are with giving them passion. Giving them hope and introduce them their inner body. Their breath.
Every inhalation of the breath prolongs life and every expiration of it gladdens our nature; wherefore every breath confers two benefits and for every benefit gratitude is due.
-Sheikh Muslih-uddin Saadi Shirazi
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
My friend told me not to write “ghertis” anymore and I don’t! lol.
Here’s a series of questions that I invite you to answer one by one:
1.What was your favorite paper you have ever written? Please write about the topic in couple of sentences.
I blog, I journal everyday. I try to inspirational and surprising for myself. Topic of my journals are mostly about self-improvement, arts, and motivation. Above all I usually write about my experiences in life.
2.Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)?
I started to read Osho. But I found it somehow a series of books that you have to keep them always. So I shifted to other books (now I am reading North and South, I love the romance in it), and besides in my free time I keep continuing reading Osho.
3.Which artist really impresses you? And why?
Marc Chagall. I think I can literary walk in his paintings, I can be the bride, I can fly when the love of my life kiss me in the kitchen.
4. What are your main interest besides arts?
5. Which blogs do you check regularly?
I check "Free People" and "Wanderlust". Bohemian life-style is one of my interests.
6.Which cultural event has impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also sports game….Again why?
Actually I went to Topkapi Palace last week. It's one of the most famous palaces from Ottoman Empire, but as far as I reminded me of all the sight seeing in Iran, for me it was beautiful but not shocking beautiful. Unfortunately I could not go to any concerts or art galleries for this full time job of mine.
7.Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Please share the link to it!
I keep reading the news about DAISH (ISIS). And I am sure I don't want to link anything related to it in my blog.
8.Please write a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon.
Women, daily life, inspirations, music, and struggles of my generation in the world (mostly in Iran).
I mean whatever comes to my mind I find a way to relate it to my country.
What about you? Can you answer these questions?
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Good Morning. Late good morning though.
Before I start anything I want to thank The WHO for Baba O’Reily. I want to shout as hard as I can every single word of it. It’s become the only reason I put my headphones in my ears and take a deep breathe in late summer breeze these days.
Remember before I talked about joy a bit? And today I am joyful. I am grateful for Maya, my cute dog, and for B who stands beside me no matter what!
Change is near for me. And I don’t mean geographically. I mean for me and within me.
I am getting closer and closer to write a letter to my future. I guess I am getting better and better with picturing my fears. My happiness. My fingers are all alive again. Last week, I went to D&R (a bookstore in Istanbul) and bought a Moleskine sketch book. I have started a daily practice of mandalas. I am practicing my meditation much more. Again I am feeling this rush of drawing.
I am so inspired.