It seems like history has a tendency to repeat itself. It would seem almost impossible to see the headlines that we are witnessing right now, but they are in fact very real. Building a wall on the border to Mexico and banning travel into the US exclusively for certain countries is probably and regretfully just the beginning…
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The moment you close your eyes to meditate, you see the real you that you previously were too busy looking outward to see. As much as you understand yourself, you can see other people’s sincerity, the essence of all matter, and the true world.
How do we regard ourselves in this world?
As members of a whole or as individual sharing a place on the earth?
External factors, such as the structure of a society or politics do certainly contribute to our view on this matter, however the foundation of these questions are more deeply rooted and based on our view on the human being.
What does a human being mean to You?
For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.
The daily life is full of duties and routines that makes life go around and we are truly grateful for this.
However, is the purpose of life for it to go around in circles until the circle is complete and all that we could have attained depending on our capacities complete?
Or is it other than this?
It is not for us to answer in this forum, however something to reflect upon as we cannot deny the fact that the heart yearns for more than the daily life, all the love it contains, all the strain and relief that it includes.
The human heart refuses To believe in a universe Without a purpose.
Charity based on altruism is the only right means of charity and it cannot be based on egoism as this would only lead to corruption sooner or later.
Altruism can be distinguished from feelings of self reward, gain or loyalty, in that the latter are predicted upon social relationships. Altruism on the contrary does not consider material or physical relationships and is not based on any type of reward.
It is based on, self-awareness, compassion and love for all human beings.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
It takes time and effort to really practise heart meditation which means that the results are not easy to perceive. This method does not promise any unrealistic achievements and that a process of change will always be a gradual, which therefore requires a high level of patience.
Experience shows that people who apply active heart meditation can keep up their inner balance even under the worst circumstances. They never lose hope as they are in connection with a higher force.
Three steps to happiness according to the book Heart Meditation
To listen and to perceive the secret rhythms
To focus and visualize the heart organ
To breathe towards the heart in a specific manner
These series of posts on the subject of Active Heart Meditation are derived from the booklet “Heart Meditation” – An Introduction to Gnostic Heart Meditation” By Dr Azmayesh.
When practising heart meditation one key element is to observe our heartbeat, so we focuse on the mental image of our heart while paying attention towards our heartbeart.
Oh love, pure deep love.
Be present, be now, be all…
Let me serve you,
let me be your breath, and your heart.
Rumi (13th century)
Analysis and Conclusions by the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM (Istanbul, 2016)
The Old City of Aleppo has been, and continues to be, severely damaged owing to the armed conflict, and very large portions of the property appear to have been completely destroyed. This has resulted in a humanitarian crisis with loss of life and displacement of large sections of the community, and major destructions of the city that will need extensive reconstruction and recovery of its social and economic fabric.
Our history is what defines us, brings wisdom and teachings of the future to come.
If we do not take responsibility and care of this fact, we will be lost without any self identity and a future without foundation.
The human being has through all ages created beautiful traditions, monuments and art.
To destroy our cultural inheritage, our history and creations is a threat to the human kind
“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” – Paulo Coelho