Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Just travel your own path. You help people and some end just hurting you in the end. You can grow attached to people, but they will eventually leave you. You think you have found the answer to EVERYTHING, but then the same feeling comes again in another form. Just travel your path.
You receive short-term happiness, but only receive long-term pain right afterwards. Slowly, you realize(if you are aware) that the long-term pain helps to deal with a constant bombardment of small bursts of short-term pain. In the end, stay focused and positive. Learn to create your world, not just a participant. Sometimes you have to just keep your big mouth shut. People will live their OWN individual lives and make their OWN choices. Some influence may play a small part, but ultimately the decision will be theirs to make.
I know what "I" know. Knowledge is Experience. Remember that. If you take anything from these posts, let it be that statement. I cannot put any information into your mind. You have to let it in. You have to be attentive and understand and ask questions if you do not.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
If someone calls you family(brother, sister, etc) then they should ALWAYS act in such a manner. Like a family member. Unconditional love. Everlasting forgiveness. Limit-less support. Over a year ago, I found some new family members and some were weeded out, but the true colors of a few shone thru all the cloudy darkness which tried to consume my life. I thank them. I thank my creator for them. I just gotta get my head right, and "find my way".
Peace & Blessings!
Peace & Blessings!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I have only had one regret in my life. I NEVER regretted a thing, mainly because of my belief of "everything happening for a reason". Even if that's true, I still have this one single regret. There are somethings that I do wish I could have changed. If only I could go back and think harder during certain situations, instead of getting the real and clear picture too late. But I can't. Life is a labyrinth. But with unlimited exits. And only one entrance. Once you leave thru one exit, you soon realize that you have only walked into another. But you take something with you this time that you did not have before you entered into the previous maze. What makes the journey even more difficult is that you are traveling with everyone else, but you walk yours alone. All walk the same type of labyrinth, but all differ in experiences, situations, and lessons learned. Keep a child-like mentality when it comes to encountering new information and you will do just fine in the end of your travels. Do not approach situations with a "prearranged" opinion. Empty your cup and transform it into a bottomless cup. You cannot build on a foundation for a new building where another building already rests. But you can build right next to it or take the building down. And when you travel your path, acknowledge to yourself, that you do not need a map nor compass. But that you ARE that compass and map. Everyone has their own name for it, but IT is in you to guide you. Happy Travels!
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, & that is that I know nothing. -Socrates"
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I haven't posted in a LONG time. Just as a quick update,(if you've read my previous posts), I am not a Muslim anymore, but I've learned a lot from that religion and that book.
I've decided to title my newest post in just about two years, "Wisdom is counted in miles". Simply, because of the travels I have had in this competition called life. I call it a competition, because we are all competing against one another. We may or may not acknowledge this at first, and even when we do, it still may not be the proper understanding. The object of the competition is to help your opponent or fellow competitor, win. What is the prize? Knowledge. Wisdom. True enlightenment. Knowledge of self. And peace. These five things are what ALL humanity is searching for, whether you admit it, realize it, or not, this is what we truly hunger for.
What is wisdom? What is knowledge? Have you ever heard of the saying, "Knowledge is experience"? Well, if you have read previous posts or just simple know me or had a philosophical type of conversation, then you must have heard me state this position before. Knowledge is experience and experience is knowledge. Period. One can never be able to fully tell someone what is wrong and what is right. What is noble and what is evil. What we know is what we know. But how do we know certain things? Who invented "Good" and "Evil"? Can you prove who invented it? If so, how? All we know is from what we've experienced or have been taught.
I often contemplate about the "Tower of Babel" story. Now the biblical version states that mankind was unified and spoke one language. Also, from historical evidence we can all agree that everyone was the same skin tone as well. Just those little things right there are GREAT differences that we have today, that separate us in to "groups". In the tower story, God or, if properly translated, the angels noticed humanity working together to build a "tower". Eventually, the angels or God came down and destroyed the tower and separated the people by language. "Confound" their speech. Now Webster-Merriam defines confound as "to bring to ruin". Also, in the biblical account, God was quoted as saying "Genesis 11:6 KJV And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do."
So what was going on then? Humanity, from a general aspect, had no big conflicts. We worked together to accomplish and common task. What then happened after our one language was destroyed, was the beginning stages of the separation. It became harder to learn from others. As I explained above, knowledge is experience and we only know what we are taught or what we experience. So learning from others became a damn near impossible feat. I believe that humanity is beginning to re-build that tower present day. Nowadays, you cannot even speak a lick of Russian, Spanish, french, Arabic, or etc, and still be able to download an app to your phone to help you communicate with that person that is separated from you by a language barrier. Conversation or communicating with the world is easier than ever before! We were connected back then and the connection was destroyed for a time, but now it's back and bigger than before! The World Wide Web enables us to have at our fingertips, just about every bit of knowledge/experience that we are searching for. Technology has dramatically increase GREATLY within only the past hundred years compared to the prior one or two thousand years. Cars, cell phones, planes/jets, trains, computers, robots, rockets, TV, electricity, and too many more to mention here. But you get the point. Something is happening now. The people are joining up again to "fight a common enemy". Back in the tower story, that "common enemy" was God/the angels. Not to say that God/the angels are our enemies, but that God/the angels merely did some damage to us. Harmed us. We were scared and didn't want that to happen again. So we linked up with each other to find a solution. Present day, that "common enemy" are the powers that be. Whomever they be, the ones with the power have guided us to nothing profitable to our evolution as earthlings.
To be continued......