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Visions & Wishes

Have the vision of a World in which people understand the “Spirit” is ONE in common for all of Us. Where people understand “Spirituality” is only our personal expression or translation, of this common for all, Spirit. A World in which people consciously STOP themselves from fixating into the divergences amongst their expressions, and instead seek combination of their thoughts and methods, with the purpose of genuinely breeding a ground for peaceful expression and harmonious coexistence, without frontiers. For this reason: I wish our ability to combine things and self, at all levels of Being, to evolve in the desire for TOGETHERNESS in Thought and Action.

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AWAKENINGS


Slowly falling into the day,

Gently in its lap,

Awaken

Every single time,

Born.

Blankets uncover newly grown

Fingertips,

Disclose legs,

waving toes,

featuring footsteps and grasping hands.

From the Earth now erect.

Easy,

Automatic…

Perception fails

Feeling stunned,

But this process is!

An outburst of life,

Awakening…

With

Brand new eyes,

Brand new ideas…

In

Brand new ways,

Brand new Worlds,

Standing

Alone and Joint

Distinct and Unified

Among other

Alone and Joint

Distinct and Unified

Beings.

Enthusiasm in a new day starting.

Enthusiasm of a child

Everyday that goes by,

One step at the time.

Limbs, Heart and Head,

Torso and Spine!

Heart’s Flower

FRIENDSHIP


Friendship to me is the truer kind of love, lacking any kind of interest or material responsibility, purely meant for Companionship, Togetherness. Brotherhood, in other words said, and in my world, Real Friendship exists. This topic makes me feel a teenager again, so bare with me 30-40 & + year old readers, although I believe this subject is ageless non-the-less.

In a discussion with my dad just before Christmas, he advised me not to get fooled, that real friendship doesn’t exist, that I shouldn’t trust people so easily and so on. (I must have heard this from him about 1000 times, I am 35 by now, he’l never stop making me feel 15…) I cut it short in a sentence long indisputable truth: “I disagree, friendship exists, because I experienced it, thus it can be, thus is real.” I am very proud of that answer, meaning that if it can be in me, it can be outside me too, the fact that most people get mixed up, disappointed and confused within their relationships is irrelevant to the actual existence of friendship as a notion, it exists because we experienced the bond, for as long as we did or do. It lives within, in our souls.

Now, the expressions of this condition named friendship, can vary, and its exactly these expressions we – people – can’t agree upon, misinterpret, leading us to judging in favor or against the actual existence of friendship in an all together. But can we dispute the closeness that builds up among people?

The expression of a notion isn’t the notion itself. Denying the existence of friendship because one has experienced disappointment in that area, would be just like denying the existence of color because one doesn’t know how to paint with it!

What commonly happens is that we detect discrepancies in behavior, due to closeness it is easier to spot those, and then on decide “friendship” was called in vain. The reality of the things though is quite different, one cannot by observing the behavior of another, the expressions, detect with certainty weather friendship is actually there or not. Behavior and condition are two different and separate things. And people haven’t been always keen in improving their behaviors, improvement for human beings is a matter for survival, if a person therefore feels that he can hold on to an old behavior without much to lose, he will hold on to it. But here is the key, the loss isn’t always predictable!

Behavior/ Expression is the product of memory, the storage of experiences accumulated through the years, the history of impacts previously accounted for, which create and improve reaction to Spiritual stimuli. So, if the life of a person is full of sad moments and disappointments, you can’t surely expect of him or her to express his spiritual stimuli in the way one with less turmoil to account for, could. Yet again you can’t even judge what traumas might bring hasty behavior, or kind one, for it varies from one human being to another… so, why bother – in terms of friendship – to get into all that in the first place? Friendship isn’t psychotherapy, nor pity, friendship is being there to make someone you care for smile with you, feel the warmth you feel next to them. A whole creativity spear for sharing and feeling comfortable in each others company.

We endure into patterns that we are acquainted with, until we find better ways to express ourselves, friendship is a ground for expression too, through relating to others, and there are patters that we’ve built up, that we are acquainted with, in friendships as well, so does everybody else. We compare expressions, and this is totally wrong, because we all have very different stories from each other, thus express ourselves in different ways, have built different patterns! Can you compare a potato gateau to a cup of coffee? Why don’t we try to improve our own expressions instead of comparing ours to the ones of others? One thing is sure, less disappointment is guaranteed, for you shift interest from that of proving friendship existent or not, to proving YOU are a real friend! :-)

The notion of friendship is brought by the Spiritual world (the world of stimuli), the reaction to it, thus behavior/ expression is brought by the Physical/ Material world (the world of memory).

This is an important distinction because whilst it is true that we have got to live with and within the material expressions of ours, it is also true that we can’t deny the existence of the Spiritual inspiration igniting expression, and furthermore, we can’t even deny the plethora of choices the Physical world gives, for expression. In other words, we can’t deny either of them, we can only try to balance them to each other, through ourselves and for ourselves, each one of us for his own self, instead.

Once you stop questioning about what is fictitious, or idyllic as opposed to what is realistic by realizing all is possible since it lives within you. And disengage expression from routine, from the constant repetition of well known movements and gestures by trying something different. You try to evolve, to grow out of the well known, and move towards something more precise, more congruent to the Spiritual inspiration you are trying to materialize.

In other words, to make it simple, friendship exists, yet the question is: are we – people – ready to express ourselves through it? Instead of stopping at every challenge it brings, and deny it exists?

With

True, Free, Love

Heart’ Flower

AWARENESS


A friend back in 2005 once told me something that stayed with me, he told me he couldn’t figure out if I was a trembling leaf or the breeze shaking it… very poetic, in many senses profound, and after many times I recalled his analogy, trying to give it meaning, trying to fit it in, and understand it, today I was given another chance to think of these words… In me they act a little like a key, unlock weird paths for my thinking processes, and it isn’t random when it happens that I recall them… but this isn’t the reason I am writing today, maybe some other day I will attempt an explanation, not today.

Yesterday in a gathering with very close and special friends, a question aroused: “What does awareness mean?”

The question stayed with us a little, but was then discarded and overcome by other lovely means for discussion, leaving it a bit in the air, maybe because we felt it too obvious to process or because the pizzas and the wine delivery became our priority, I don’t know. Yet again I didn’t forget the question, had it in my mind somewhere sitting and waiting for me to care.

Left late, got home, slept and woke up this morning with my usual eagerness to pick pen and paper and start writing my good morning pages. At some point into the sequence of writing-sipping coffee-puffing cigarette-thinking-adjusting on the chair etc, found myself daydreaming of the answer I could have provided through the analogy of the leaf and the breeze, and here it is what then evolved in writing:

“To me Awareness is the assertion, the observation of the process by which the breeze has an impact on the leaf, making it tremble. The understanding of the moments in which one acts more as breeze does on leafs, or as leafs do by trembling, due to an external breeze causing it. How much of each of these two states exists in one moment of life, because reality is we are both leafs and breeze shaking leafs at the same time. How much of what you act out is you and how much belongs to what rests outside you, the ability to distinguish the two, before assembling them into one, just before making the moment yours: an experience. And doing so, as you grow and move in all directions… Awareness is the knowledge of being you among potential parts of you at every step of the process of living. That finally results into choice, the choice of what to assimilate and what not, what to channel in and what to filter out. Forming in turn -after assimilation- the new awareness of what your grown self is and is not, keeping parts integral yet combined, knowing where they came from, watching them evolve, react, mutate…

Awareness is the monitoring of the detailed written algorithm a life succumbs to. Yet again, awareness isn’t the algorithm in itself, that algorithm is life, rather the ability to read it and hold all its length as a picture, in your mind.

Now, when at the beginning I mentioned the breeze-leaf analogy is a key opening weird paths to my thinking processes, that’s what I meant, how from breeze and leafs do we get to algorithms? But as I said, it will be for another time… :-D

With

True – Free – Love

Heart’ Flower

GRATITUDE


Stare in those eyes and tell me…

Is it truths or lies, they seal?

Stare in those eyes and wander…

Is it pain a smile could heal?

Stare in those eyes and feel…

Is it you or me, they see?

Make peace.

Blink:

Moisture every kindness allowed in.

Heart’ Flower

Voila!!!


Μια κρεμάμενη μάσκα από ορατούς αλλά και αόρατους δεσμούς…

μες στο σκότος φέγγει,

φεγγοβολά…

από το ίδιο της το φως αντανακλά!

Είναι αυτό που αναζητάς … Ή δεν είναι;

Τι ζητάς;

Μια σκέψη να γίνει αλήθεια..

Να την ακολουθάς σιωπηλά…

να την ποθείς… να την αγαπάς…

να αποκτήσει σάρκα και οστά.

Φεγγοβολή και από το ίδιο της το φως αντανακλά…

Μια μάσκα… που κοιτάς;

Είναι ο Ήλιος…

Η Σελήνη…

Το φως της γνώσης…

Της ηρεμίας η σπίθα…

Μια σπιθαμή παλάμη, που κλείνοντας αυτή…

εσένα κρατά!

Ένα μοναχικό λουλούδι,

άνθρωπος να γίνει με το άνοιγμα της…

Voila!

Η μαγεία της ζωής αντικαθιστά την απορία,

δεν τη λύνει, απλά τη ντύνει…

κλωστές χρυσαφιές … πλεγμένες με προσοχή,

κέντημα κόκκινο σκουφί,

μακρινό συγγενικό πρόσωπο είναι αυτό…

μια κοκκινοσκουφίτσα στο στόμα του λύκου.

« Δοντάκια χαλασμένα…», του λέει!

« … πρόσεχε, θα πέσουν και θα πονάς μετά! »

Ο λύκος την μάσκα του βγάζει

είναι άνθρωπος και αυτός θυμωμένος,

οργισμένος αλλά και θλιμμένος…

« Τι θέλεις; », της απαντά

« Τίποτα! »

Παλάμη που κλείνοντας αυτή…

εσένα κρατά!

Ένα μεγάλο αγγελούδι,

φτερά να αποκτήσει με το άνοιγμα της…

να πετάξει ψηλά…

Voila!

Κόβει η μαχαιριά!

Λάθος έκανε και πάλι…

Χα…χα…χα

« Δεν θα με πιάσεις… Που να σκάσεις!

Στην ομοιότητα τα αντίθετα δώσε…

και να’ σαι πάντα καλά!

Άντε γεια! »

 

Παλάμη που κλείνοντας αυτή…

μια κρεμάμενη μάσκα κρατά…

από ορατούς αλλά και αόρατους δεσμούς..

Ήλιος να γίνει στο άνοιγμα της…

Σελήνη..

Το φως της γνώσης…

Της ηρεμίας η σπίθα…

Μια σπιθαμή… παλάμη που κλείνοντας αυτή

την δική σου βροντά…

« Χάρηκα », σου λέει

μια σε παλεύει…

μια σε αγαπά…

μια σε χαϊδεύει…

μια σε χτυπά…

« Πιάσε το μαχαίρι…»

« Άδικα κοπιάζεις, είναι ήδη αργά! »

Αγάπη είναι με το άνοιγμα της…

Voila!!!

Heart’ Flower

Απρίλιος 2005

THE BLENDING GAME


During the past month I’ve been meditating on the word FUSION and -in short- my research got me to explore topics like: fusion of ideas, thoughts, beliefs… Trying to see the World as one, in all the contradictions and the divergences within it. So, at some point last week, whilst washing a pile of dirty dishes, an idea came up, thought of a funny way to exercise combination skills. This idea matured in me and its with great pleasure that I present you today “THE BLENDING GAME”.

How it works: I’l choose a topic and express my view on it, the person who wishes to play will have to repeat or summarize mine as also add his own view. The next player, fitting the previous two views into his writing will also add his ideas on the subject matter, and so on.

In this way, theoretically speaking, the game of blending could carry on to the infinite. No barriers, no limitations to creativity and inspiration!

An example: Topic, “THE SUN”

One speaks “The sun is bright”

Next one says “The sun is bright and warm”

3rd says “The sun is bright and warm but if you’re not careful enough it could burn your skin”

And so on…

This example is a very elementary version of what I’m suggesting to do here, also, the topic I feel like introducing is far more intricate as well:

OWNERSHIP

Here we go…

“Ownership is a notion just as fictitious as the notions of right and wrong. Ownership in reality doesn’t exist. “Our” Body belongs to Nature, not us. “Our” Spirit is just a hint of the common for all Spirit.”Our” Soul processes the interactions of Body & Spirit, turns them into thoughts, ideas, sensations, feelings and even these are only passing by us, provisionally on our path, and if for a while we nurture them as “ours”, alike babies, they independently grow into adults and eventually get a life of their own.”

Can you combine this opinion to your opinion on Ownership?

Rules of the game: This game has one rule, NO DEBATE, this isn’t a game for opponents! Displaying ideas with the purpose of colliding with one the other and disputing differences IS FORBIDDEN.

This game promotes the exact opposite actually. The purpose here is to find the links in between our ideas and together explore a broader understanding of a specific topic. However, this doesn’t mean that only people with similar views can play, it just means that the person with the dissimilar view could add his, using terms like “but” or “then again it is also true that…” And so on…

Use both differences and similarities as links in between beliefs!

One last thing, since this game doesn’t have an end, I would suggest a 1 month playing time for it, after which, if there is demand, we could together make a list of topics and freely choose in which ones to play, like a multi-social-game network or something! :-)

Whoever wants to join this game and play, could publish the topic in his own blog and link the article in the comment section below. Having said this, I’m not a very popular blogger, and this isn’t my target anyways, so, please feel free to pass it on, if you like the idea. It would be great to see how people can blend their ideas and create together. To observe, step by step, the process of blending happening!

Wishing for a creative November

Heart’ Flower

FUSION


Melting…

Good portions of particulars and ideas …

Fitting…

like jigsaw pieces,

one into the other,

offering a more accurate view of the picture.

Notions…

locking one inside the other.

Nesting tightly together,

embracing each other,

longing to melt inside and fuse…

Not discerning the lines dividing:

US

Pressing to meet…

the gap through which air flows,

the pores that let us breathe,

that now are one with the skin.

One with the dividing lines,

other particulars to fuse

and blend

and embrace within.

Other shapes,

beliefs to let in.

Is there enough space ever?

For all of these?

Is there space or is it all already filled?

Why can’t we see its all well mixed together to begin with?

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