Friday, December 23, 2011

You've Got the Love!

You've Got The Love!

It's never too late to start living. It's never too late to be recognizable, to feel alive, or to embrace life. You deserve to be treated with respect, for you have rights for a better future. Believe that you can achieve beyond your imagination. Never belittle yourself. Never think you're less than anyone else. Never underestimate your intuition. Become your own best friend to have the will of overcoming, conquering, and defeating your own demons. 

According to Psychologists, "Personality" is defined as a combination of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual. Consequently, these patterns develop your character, as they shape your lifecycle. Govern them, you'll blossom; abuse them, you'll breathe heavily. Everyone of us has his/her mechanism, which is regularly affected by various inputs, and this is how we're evolved into the people we are today. To be able to peacefully get along with yourself, reflect this quote upon you; "No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We, ourselves, must walk the path," (Buddha). Bring a piece of paper and hang it where you can see it every day. Highlight these words, "No one" and "Ourselves" to recognize the power of your own self-confidence. Waiting to be loved is not your only way to salvation. Loving yourself is your highest priority. Explore your missing pieces and fit them all back together in harmony, applying the help of these following main points, because no one will do it for you. Only then, your soul will be revived.

Be Good .. Be Kind .. Be Truthful .. Be Sensible .. Be Joyful .. Be Considerate .. Be Giving .. Be Passionate .. Be Glamorous .. Be Confident .. Be Strong .. Be Beautiful .. Be Grateful .. Be Helpful .. Be Patient .. 

Interview Yourself
Have a one-on-one interview with yourself. Write down a list of your strengths and weaknesses in one piece of paper; putting each in a separate column. At the end, your good qualities will lift up your mood. See?! You're not too bad after all.

"Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority." ~ Tom Hopkins 

You're not Alone
The first thing you have to realize is that you're not alone in this world. Believe it or not, someone, somewhere is living- if not-a similar situation, then a worse life than what you're living at the moment. Be patient; you never know what the future holds for you. Accept your fate and it will turn out for the best on its own.

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Let Go of your Anger
Forgive the ones who hurt you, and forget the incidents that came along with it. If someone is sorry, give them a chance to redeem themselves to you. You never know what they had in mind. If it's still too hard for you, then make use of it in any positive way; work out, write, read… etc. Just make sure you keep your mind off of thinking.

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." ~ Buddha 

Be Kind
Listen more than you talk. Give away some charity money. Be giving, and try not to say no if someone is calling for your help. Put yourself in people's shoes to experience what they feel. By then, you'll be amazed by the amount of support you'll have later.

"Begin to be now what you will be hereafter." ~ William James 

Become Closer to God
Maintain your daily rituals. Recite more prayers from your heart. Believe it or not, this specific element is the only common factor to all good things. Stop being so stubborn and face it; you'll realize how much it makes you feel better!

"What is Faith? When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you, you are a believer. What is Sin? When a thing disturbs (the peace of) your heart, give it up." ~ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) 

Develop Yourself
Read more self-development books to motivate you. Find inspiration by reading true stories. Try to limit your materialistic urges and replace them with more knowledge. Be curious and thoughtful about our daily news. Novels can encourage you to be analytical and understand more people as well.

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." ~ Muhammad Ali 

Let Go of Negativity
Think happy thoughts. Fight the dark waves that invade your mind. Break away from sadness, either by having a 30 minutes wake or going on a vacation every now and then. Changing your daily routine will help you greatly. If someone invites you for a community activity, go ahead and try it; you may love it. Daily routine is a killer!

"A people free to choose will always choose peace." ~ Ronald Reagan 

Limit Your Access to Technology
Too many machinery and too many wires are more than our bodies can endure! Make sure you "Disconnect to Connect." Go out and socialize. Call your old friends and get together somewhere. Open your eyes to your surroundings. Add a little glimpse of nature to your day; "Green" is good for your system. It certainly cools you off and clears your mind.

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~ Khalil Gibran 

Create Your Own Masterpiece
Whether you write, cook, design… etc., unleash your talents within your friends and family, and ask them for support. Let your voice be heard and share your creations for the world to explore. Be effective and never live only for yourself; your existence will be worth-living.

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." ~ Steve Jobs

.. N.O.H.A ..

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April/May 2012

Monday, December 19, 2011

دماغي كده!

بالله عليكم .. قبل ماتيجوا تتناقشوا معايا وتعلقوا على أي حاجة بحطها عندي .. ماحدش يفتكر إني بدافع عن اللي بيحرقوا ويبوظوا الممتلكات .. أنا بدافع عن اللي بيتظاهروا وبيعتصموا .. عندي قناعة إن المجلس الحقير ده هو السبب في كل اللي بيحصل وهو اللي ساب البلطجية وهو اللي عمل الخطة دي كلها من أولها لأخرها عشان تيجوا أنتم تخافوا وتقولوا هنعمل إيه من غيره؟؟! .. هو اللي مأكلنا هو! هو اللي شيلنا هو! .. هو اللي حامينا هو!!! وهو لا حاميكم ولا شاريكم ولا بيفكر فيكم أصلا .. وعامل عليكم تمثيلية كبير قوي وأخدتوا الطعم صح قوي!! تمام زي ما كان مبارك منايّمكم .. وأنا بقى لا طاهرة ولا شريفة ولا فوق البشر عشان فاهمة قذرته .. أنا واحدة عادية جدا ومش بأتعالى على حد! بس ماحلتيش غير دماغي اللي بفكر بيها وبرفض أي حد يستعماني ويستغفلني لأني مش ساذجة الحمدلله !!! فـبالله عليكم سيبوني في حالي لو مش مقتنعين باللي بقوله .. ودمتم!

.. N.O.H.A ..

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Sealed Promise

A promise has been made .. A fate has been written ..
A precious seal has found its way to my heart ..

He has succeeded .. Yes, he did ..
He has managed to revive my soul ..
He knew how to bring me back to life ..
And that's what he does best ..

People keep wondering why ..
They wish they had the chills he gives me ..
I'm not sad, though ..
For who has tasted eternal love, wishes the same for all ..

Mark this day forever .. It's written in our history ..
It's the day we signed our own manifesto ..
There's no turning back .. No, now is the time of the brave ..
You dream, you'll conquer .. You let in fear, you'll fail ..

My love, read these words and  repose ..
Save yourself for the one who cherishes you the most ..
Remember, don't ever forget ..
Your heart is safe here with me ..
The letters of your name are carved on mine ..
Your soul will never be alone even if I'm not around ..

.. N.O.H.A ..

*Inspired by Christina Perri - A Thousand Years