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Such a strange feeling. It’s giving me a new perspective on things. It’s also confirming a few of the things i know about myself.
I have a deep seated fear of the “conditional”. I find that almost all things conditional are as far removed from the truth as you can get. They tend to be determined by other factors. I always prefer to get to the truth however painful it often is.

Creativity has indeed lost one of its greatest champions. Youssef Chahine passed away on 27-07-08 in his home in Cairo.

The whole world mourned the death of this great filmmaker. Chahine always managed to move and provoke. Although some of his films are still bannned in the Arab world, they have been appreciated by non Arab audiences as important contributions to cinema.

The reaction to his death in Egypt has been that of genuine sadness at the loss of one of Egypt’s most important figures. However, the news coverage by Arab media, and the Egyptian “media” in particular, has been disgusting and disappointing. As the news of his death broke, the Egyptian channel failed to interrupt its ridicuilous vomit inducing makeover show. Instead, we had to endure the usual tedious irrelevence, much like the rest of the Egyptian channel’s content, to see if after the pathetic caller’s eyeshadow dilemnas are solved we would actually be given more information on his death, or, god forbid, actually watch one of his films! Naturally, nothing happened and stupidity ensued. This said a lot about the state of Egypt, just as he had in all of his films. Chahine was one of my heroes, and i don’t have many.

January 25 1926 – July 27 2008

People are different. Not everyone values the same things.

I value words because i never utter a word without meaning it. This is not necessarily the case for everyone.

Today i intend on closing a chapter. Intention. At last.

He had given her an unexpected gift. A beautiful treasure box, intricate and fragile, strong and brilliantly fiery. The contents were the real gift. She cherished each and every single one of them.

From time to time she’d open the box and if she became tearful she would turn away from it so as not to spill her tears inside. She didn’t want any tears in there. Fearing they would spoil their treasure.

On leaving he didn’t leave her the box or the gifts inside it. Even the memories were taken away and destroyed. She now wonders if it was all real. Since every memory is now questionable, was the treasure just a fantasy?

A place where matter and energy exist as pure potential. That place is the beginning of a new level of consciousness.

As a realm which enables events to happen, it can also be described as a void. However, it’s not empty. Full of thoughts and possibilities, it imagines the world into creation as thoughts leap from there to be realized in our “reality”.

What we value most, our ability to think and feel, are mere reflections or temporary projections by a greater source. This source is the root of consciousness.

Purity is the soul’s birthright.
Let thoughts, words and actions be filled with this.

Brahma Kumaris
Hindu texts

Having faith in someone affects them i think.

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Maybe it even makes them respond accordingly. So i’ve come to realize that when i have faith and show faith in someone the outcome’s always positive and the faith or belief in them is enforced.

To not believe in someone takes too much effort. Might as well give people a chance to come through for you or to not “disappoint”. Or to be whatever you think they aren’t.

Having faith in a higher power isn’t just about believing it’s out there. I’m realizing it takes more than that. This is the toughest part for me, believing in this higher power and not only in its existence. I still struggle now to relax and have faith that things stand a chance of turning out ok. Maybe this attitude influences the outcomes in my life. Or maybe it’s all a load of new age rubbish.