Thursday, May 28, 2009

Preventing Entropy of Mind and Heart

Kenyir lake
This is nothing to do with Kenyir but is a cultural show in Bukit Tinggi ( Sumatra).I was there two weeks ago
This is me in front of the cabin in Kenyir Resort about a couple of months ago. Observe the mp4 hanging around my neck. This was an entropy preventing trip of seeking beauty in nature and reflecting on my spiritual teachers words ( the mp4)
This is the cabin from outside
What has triggered this topic is a combination of human actions and reactions and my current project: A book on EQ.

This book has been good for me in more ways than one.
  • It has induced me into becoming aware of my emotions and how I interact with people
  • It has made me even more convinced to always try new things
  • It has made me more persistent in my efforts to balance my emotions , experience peace and joy in the depth of my being
  • Last but not least, remove from the environment the polluting effects of my own toxic emotions by not feeling them .
What has all this got to do with entropy?

On a discussion recently on the sufi studies list , while discussing about human behaviour Mushtaq mentioned the word entropy in the way things happen . Even when things start out as lofty ideals and best intentions , it kind of deteriorates over the years and naturally depraved human beings give in to their egos and lusts and desires.

This is getting complicated so I will just stop here with a few observations and suggestions

When was the last time you REACTED rather than RESPONDED?
What I mean by this is you jumped to conclusions, made judgment on a person who is communicating with you and became absolutely angry and out of control and then started to exchange insults?

If you tell me you did that in the past one week then my next question is ...

What have you been doing recently to stop brain and heart rot? I am not talking about some rare disease caused by germs or viruses but the all too human tendency not to do things that develop the brain and the heart.

What are these activities you want to know?

Here are some suggestions

  • Pray with full focus and and concentration
  • Contemplate on beauty - nature , poems , music etc..( What is that? These things don't move you ...aiyooo.....come see me to unsupress , I will give you a homeopathic remedy )
  • Learn a new skill
  • Read a book that is not essentially junky
  • Memorise a verse or saying or ayat that is soul food
  • Do something you have not done before
  • Reflect on your deeds without being defensive
  • Stop finding excuses for your shitty behavior
  • Hug a kitten or a tree if you do not have a kitten
  • play with young children ( tolerating them while feeling rotten does not count)
  • Did something positive for someone out of the sheer goodness of your heart ( force yourself to do this if you cannot find the goodness -hopefully it will have to surface -unless the rot is total! )
How will you know you have stopped the brain and heart rot ?
When you cannot remember when the last time you yelled in anger because of your intolerance and judgmental attitude and your heart does not easily contract in anger and tension and your mind is not constantly thinking of ways to entertain your jaded senses.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)

For some reason this will not play . Just go to this URL to hear the Youtube

I cried the first time I heard her sing and then when I listed to it again , I cried again.
She has a most beautiful heart wrenching voice. And watch Simon's face as he hears her sing - what does it express?


I dreamed a dream

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.

And still I dream he'll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather...

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes

This is a speech worth listening to. She is talking about the environment .

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Peace Train by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

Singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, performs a sound check ahead of his concert at El Rey theatre in Los Angeles May 11, 2009.

Friday, May 08, 2009

In a black mood

For reasons best kept to myself , I am in a black mood

The Rolling Stones

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
I see a line of cars and theyre all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens evry day
I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been painted black
Maybe then Ill fade away and not have to face the facts
Its not easy facin up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the settin sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
Hmm, hmm, hmm,…
I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Joel Osteen teaches Christians about PORK!


For those of you who still eat pork .....more reason not to!