Opening up your lunch finding a note of love inside.
Nasreddin Hodja was a Sufi in the old times of muslim countries. He is well known today as an Archetype of the Wise and Silly.
He appears in thousands of stories (you’ll find entire books of them, and a few on his Wiki).
There are so many ways to be a tourist. You can follow orders and fall in every tourist-trap, travel in groups like sheeps, or you can be an explorer, a samurai, or you can be the philosopher, drifting in the world, the nose in the wind.
But one traveler is always in his castle: his mind.
When someone wants to hurt you, he will define you, that’s a rule of non “nonviolent communication”. Someone defines you and you’re angry for two reasons :
- It simplifies you, putting you in a box
- It places you “under”, like you’re not enough this, or that
“You’re lazy!”, or “you’re like your mother!” are good example. It’s a great way to be mean!
Always answer with “It’s your opinion”. Nobody can “define” me.
Do you prefer movies which tell or movies which show?
In the infinite game of separating human beings in two parts (Sugar or salt? Introvert or extrovert? Tea or coffee? Cat or dog?), there’s one I love :
Do you focus on details or on the “big picture”?
This simple question tells a lot about someone. Do you like textures, or a landscape? A gesture, or a project? Do you watch what happens know, or within a whole life?
What is a year ending like this :
Are there some disapproving glances in your life? How to shield?
I can begin with a game : I Google “Find Happiness”, and read a bunch of plywood advice from smartasses like :
“Find happiness inside of you, not with others”
Awww!! Inside of me? Where?
But also we read that the real wisdom is :
“Real happiness is found in action and absorption in the Now, rather than endlessly worrying how to be happy”
Hmmm, sounds good too. Okay.
“Be free, a way”. OK, but which way is it?
The rhythm changes at 1’36”, comes sayin’ : go walking, watch around, try. No?
This is the same music played by Flaming Lips (thanks to YouTube) :
Hmmm lyrics :
Did good, baby
So we can go
The time right now
The sun shines now
But we’re so alone
It’s not, tis not
The way, away
My heart can beat
Be free and go
Is the love the god
That we control?
To try to trust
The sun shines now
But we can’t…
Thanks for reading!