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Archive for May 7th, 2010

Old fragrance from the dead; 

Fragrance wafting hot,

Myrrh, spices, thyme

Old fragrance travelled for years

Over oceans and deserts

Spreading tales and myths

Reminiscing stories of old countries and empires;

Lights of a star reaching mankind

Star long time dead.

Dead star still sending the message to common people:

“I live; I live in your eyes, in your dreams, in your hopes.

I have disintegrated, but the light

Recreated, and reborn of me by other stars is on.

Old fragrance from the dead

Civilization, culture, and man

Breathes of cedars in Lebanon

Flaming in the sun

Confined in closets.

Old fragrance from the dead

To mankind living in a shrinking present

A past unwanted

A future disconnected and uncertain.

Old fragrance from the dead

Death still sending messages

Of centuries ago,

Olfactif  messages

Of a dying nature

Cedar breath from Lebanon.

Just for today; (May 8, 2010)

Just for Today, I am happy.

Is happiness emanating from within? “We are about as happy as we make up our minds to” said Abraham Lincoln

Just for Today, I am adjusting to “what is”: I am fitting my desires to match the family members’ desires.

Just for Today, I am caring for my body and health

Just for Today, I am learning a useful skill, knowledge, or technology

Just for Today, I am investing efforts to focus and concentrate on a new concept or field of study

Just for Today, I will do an action that I am not used to do.  A charity act done in total secrecy?

Just for Today, I am looking presentable and agreeable to my community; I had a hair cut and dressed smartly.

Just for Today, I am showering praises and acting courteous

Just for Today, I am enjoying the present: my goals and future plans are put on hold.

Just for Today, I have a program for the day for every hour.   I am checking out the activities that I have done.

Just for Today, I am in no hurry: one thing at a time and a task well done.  All activities have the same importance.

Just for Today, I am allocating half an hour for total relaxation; I am shutting out background noises and external information.

Just for Today, I am not afraid of death or the uncertainties of tomorrow.

There are many “Just for Today” of to do.  Life is becoming too busy for what to do.  Thus,

Just for Today, I am selecting only one “Just for Today” item to satisfy my body, mind, and soul.  How about “Just for this week”? Have I followed up the precept of one of the 13 “Just for Today”?

If number 13 is bad luck to you, then you are encouraged to add to the list.

This is the new philosophical paradigm called “Philosophy of the candid”.  What is real or is reality is your individual views on the world and universe.  Consequently, your private ethics is mastering the responsibility of learning from reflection, study, experience, and personal adventures.  Laziness of the mind and refusing to taking conscious decisions is tantamount to following external suggestions and ideologies. Be the ultimate naive:  Learn for yourself and become whole.


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