Tuesday, September 20, 2011

what I've learned fro "Screw it, lets do it" a great book by Richard Branson

1-life is not gonna come to you.you have to go chase it.
2-find more reasons to do a thing than not to do it.
3-"not just if you wanna do something just do it,but also prepare yourself, have faith in yourself,help each other and never give up."
4-let go of your fears and fly.
5-have fun...and money will come along.
6-it takes courage to refuse.
7-keep your words.
8-always have goals.
9-set your goals and stick to them.
10- believe in yourself and others will believe in you.
11-aim to win.
12-always keep your eyes and ears open and be polite.
13-its not easy to reach your goals.bu that's no reason to stop.
14-have fun.
15-be bold...but don't gamble.

p.s: Richard Branson is the founder and owner of the famous "virgin" Megastores .he is the fifth richest person in the UK ,started a school magazine at the age of 16 and started his own airline at a young age.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

3 days in Alexandria

Worn out, exhausted or feel like you lost yourself; I don't care what you call it but I have a prescription for it that I advise you to follow; its easy, its fun and i would definitely call it revealing.  And im going to give it to you right now.

In my case, its been years since I last took a bus or even a car and crossed the borders of Cairo....im talking here about the city of Cairo not Egypt. So, recently I was finally able to do it, not with family, no friends, just me. a lot of my friends thought i was crazy, should bring somebody with me or i wont enjoy it. But what happened was, it may have been the best thing i have done for myself in a very long time.
Made a reservation in a hotel for only 2 nights, booked a bus ticket to Alexandria (a great city in Egypt with the best beach ever), and took off early that day. It was like I dropped out of everyone’s I know radars and the only person i had with me....was me.

I definitely did a lot of things there, visited historic places, been to the most famous mall in Alexandria, spent long and long hours on the beach burying my legs in the sand throwing my eyesight far away enjoying the view and the air. But the best part of it; is that I did all of this by, with and for myself. I know this might make you think im a freak but what I am saying here is that those 3 days, they allowed me to get to know me again, remember who I really am, reminded me of the me I lost in the maze of my own life and complications.....the ME we all loose in the maze of our own lives and complications.

We all get busy in our lives, we all have obligations to fulfill, responsibilities, and places where we have to be and I am not underestimating that. But we also have an obligation towards ourselves. Isn't yourself worthy of deducting some time for it? See what going on with it? Listen to it and hear what your own body is trying to tell you, what it needs. 3 days with a beach view did it for me, 5 minutes in silence in your own bedroom with no TV or phone can do it for you. Can take someone years to figure out how to listen to his inner voice.
it was only for a couple of day for me -so no worries about time- you can do it every few months or every year if you want, but you definitely have to try it.

3 days in Alexandria

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rola (a short story)

Rola was over the moon, on her way home out of the pub. She had had a great time- after a long day at work-seeing her friends, dancing with her fiancée, drinking and catching up with him. She hadn’t seen him in two days and she already missed him so much. She knew he loved her hair curly so she let all her brown hair cover her shoulders and almost half of her back; she didn’t put much make up on her white face except for some red lipstick and a simple black mascara around her blue eyes. She wore her shiny silk green blouse and regular black pants.

When she danced, she danced with all her heart. Let her curly waves fly all around her.

She always felt so alive when she was with her fiancée; how much she loved him, how happy and joyful he made her feel, like she never loved before.

She was taking her usual way home-she uses every chance she could take to use that road by the Nile; she loves that road, especially at night when the street lights were on. They make the street looks so shiny which matches the lights on the Nile reflected by the moon.

This night, the walk on the Nile was different; since she started her walk she felt like something is coming up, approaching her. It was a feeling she hasn’t felt in a very long time. Usually it is mixed with a sense of a burden that makes her feel 50 times heavier; but this time it was different, lighter, it made her feel, so peaceful that she smiled.

Rola now knew what that feeling was, she remembered it, and she couldn’t have been mistaken about it. She was so happy she felt that way, after such a very long time.

Waking up from her deep thoughts and memories, she tilted her head up and saw what she knew she would see. He was walking in her direction. He was getting so close to her, she smelled his perfume. It was different from the one he used to wear when they were together.

Now he was one step away from her, his shoulder was so close to hers that their hands could have easily touched. She knew he didn’t see her, but she was sure he felt her presence just as strong as she felt his; she knew they both felt one another. The moment their shoulders almost touched, was as if they connected on a different level, sharing the same thoughts and memories. They even shared the same peaceful feeling she had when he was approaching. That peaceful feeling that Rola knew what it meant.

After the connection was over, rola was a few feet away from him. That state of peace and joy was still inside her. She was so overwhelmed with it that she couldn’t help but spin around herself, twirl like a butterfly, emanating the vibes of happiness and joy to the whole world around her.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A letter from another planet

Dear Earthers,

Since you now live in a world where the bad guys are the good guys ,and the good guys are the bad guys.where the criminals are actually the heroes, and their names remains in your minds a lot longer than the heroes (as you knew them).

humanity has lost its way.starting to slowly burn,flame by flame it grows,taking over,consuming your life; and when will it stop?do you think its ever going to stop? between wars over the years, feuds, revolutions , conspiracies and a lot of brain washing. are you ever going to survive? more importantly, are you ever going to realize the truth?

Judaism , Christianity , Islam , Buddhism, sophism, baha`i , your Earth has too many religions don't you think? where did they all come from ? what are there origins ?

what about technology Earthers, the only thing that you seem to be using these days is your finger.all you ever do in your life is click on something, touch it, and you have what you want.and its going to get worse,you are going to be more and more lazy if you rely on technology in everything; soon and soon technology will diminish your minds,the only thing you have Earthers that keeps you going,soon it will be gone.you will be over by your own creation as your minds continue to improve the thing that will destroy you.

you need to get a grip Earthers and start opening your eyes, take a deep breath, remove those rose colored glasses that you have been always using to see everything around you and start realizing what is really going on in your planet.

this friendly letter from an alien friend who has been watching your planet for a very long time. you need to be careful Earthers because i'm hearing that the national army where i live is planning on taking over your planet.be careful !

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Rite (part 1)

Good,Evil,Faith and Religion,are issues that the new 2011 movie called "The Rite" talks about."Micheal kovak",a christian young man barely 28 years old,lived with his father and worked with him in the shrouding business (mortuary owner).they wash the dead,dress them in there good gowns, do there hair,sometimes get their nails done,and put them in their highly polished and very elegant coffins,preparing them for there burial,micheal-when he was a kid- once saw his father whispering in a dead body`s ear while doing her hair something like "its ok,the pain is gone now,its over".later micheal finds out that the woman his father was speaking to was his mother.his father then brings him in,where she was and ask his son to start chanting the prayers for his dead mother,forcing him not to be afraid,forcing his son thats its ok.

micheal grows up with this memory in his mind,along with too many other memories about his early journey with death,god....faith.
as a descendant of a family who has all worked in this business,he was obligated to follow the legacy and work in the same old business,micheal later joins a seminary school,not really convinced what he`s doing there,not even sure he believes in it.filled with a massive package of doubts,micheal types his resignation letter from school on his laptop and sends it to the principal (father mathew)

father mathew decides to have "the talk" with micheal after seeing his email,sensing that the boy is lost in confusion and mislead by evil in this world,he decides to help him in a highly unusual way when he asks him to join a secret Christian organization that gives fathers and nun the necessary skills to excoriate the devil from within the people it possessed.
"Exorcism",removing evil from people using the holy bible,water and the holy cross.a ritual that has been going probably since the beginning of time,done by fathers to save people who are believed to be possessed by the Devil,and only fathers and nuns can remove evil from within you...they can purify you,make you good again.

micheal flies to rome to start the training program for the exorcism.relating everything he hears or learns to science and facts, refuse to believe that these people are really possessed by the devil and that its just psychological disorders and these people should see a shrink.again being the outcast in the family, his professor sends him to an old friend who feels might be able to help micheal considering that this old friend is an exorcist,but he has got a mind that thinks outside the box,so he and micheal might get along well and micheal would learn from the lesson form him just fine.