Friday, 29 December 2017

Monsoon Winds

Strong winds of the monsoon season have started today.
Not much rain, episodes of bright skies with some sun.
The big waves of the South China Sea enjoyed the weather.
Their colors were amazing, their sound still thunderous.

The morning fresh air brought small pieces of soft sunlight
to the deepest areas of my chest, illuminating my heart;
red blood cells, laden with crisp oxygen dancing;
the joy of a lovely beautiful  morning was moving my soul.

Actually beauty tends to be never far away.
Beauty was the painter of our nature.

Note: let us do everything possible to preserve the beauty of the  earth for our future generations
 ( earth song )

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Sweet and lovely

I wanted to write something sweet and lovely
And thought about chocolate first.
Sweet and lovely! 😃
But I do not want to write about chocolate.
I love it but I wanted to write something a bit deeper.

About the good that is sitting in the core of our being.
There is something good sitting there.
Can you feel it? Do you agree?
Every human being has something good inside.

But there is something more.
That something good, is not just sitting there.It is moving around

and, no matter how small or how big already, it is eager to expand.
It has the huge potential to expand exponentially with time
And grow into something really big and wonderful.

All we need to do is give it some attention
Give it some space and tune a bit into it
And allow it to grow, bit by bit, at first
And then, the more we enjoy the growth of the good inside,
We can let it grow exponentially into something
that is not just good, but truly wonderful.

And similarly to that something good that sits in and moves our core,
We all have also a potential for expression of our main ideas and values.
And just like that something good, we can give it more space
More attention and let it grow.

I hope you have enjoyed reading something sweet and lovely.
Let us all tune in to that something, to that potential

Monday, 25 December 2017

Conspiracy ?

I have been encountering quite some conspiracy theories
about a huge variety of things. I have read them and
while some of them make some sense,
others are very clearly to be taken with huge pinch of salt.

Most of these things however are so far out of our control,
that we should not allow these truths or half truths or falsehoods,
to disturb our current life.

I think it is a good thing to have some doubts.
I am not sure about the original version of the stories,
I am not sure about the truth of the conspiracy theories.

Whatever the truth about many of these 'facts' on which people
have created conspiracy theories, the facts seem to be not flattering humanity.

We are aware that there is still a lot abuse of power going on this world.
We are aware that still so many governments are extremely corrupt ALL over the world.
We are aware that justice is far from being served in many, many places.

Let us face that. We do not have to let this wickedness that is still around abundantly,
disturb our peace of mind. What we can do is steadily work towards a better world.
We do not have to change the whole world at once, no one can do that.
We can however make small but significant differences in our own small living world.
We can make small changes in our own workplace, or school or family.
We can choose to perform a random act of kindness today and tomorrow and every other remaining day of the week.
We can choose to smile at the lonely person on the bench in the park or the homeless person on the street.
We can choose to give the best of our service to the people we know, to the people we do not know.
The more people make the choices like above, the faster this world will be cured from the ills causing all conspiracy theories and many more.

Let us start today. The world is getting better. Be a part of the movement!

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Evolution of love

From where comes love?

Loving parents?
Loving spouses?
Loving children?
Loving grandchildren?
Loving friends?
Perhaps most of all from within?

The first love we experience as children is from our parents.
Not all parents are equally good at giving love to their children.
But in the course of time, we somehow needed to love our children.

Human children are born so small and so immature (mainly because of the size of our heads, the scientists will tell us), that we need to give them a nurturing love, not for a few months, not for a year but for many years, in order for them to be able to survive and continue the human existence. So there is definitely a positive selection of children of loving parents over the centuries. Single parents definitely have much harder time getting their children to grow up, so love for a spouse is important as well to let our children grow up to adulthood. Scientists will point happily out that people with a loving heart for a spouse, will have an evolutionary advantage over those without it.

Evolution is definitely a logical explanation for who we are today, but many people in this world still believe in creation. Now whether it is through evolution or through creation, that we came to be what we are now, it does not matter too much for the current society. Whatever the basis of our current human nature, it is important to understand what it means to be human and the role love is playing for each of us.

While survival skills of the individual (highly connected to greed) have played a huge role in the distant past, over the past century, the survival of our human species has been increasingly based on love.

 I think we are soon reaching a critical point where greed has to succumb to love and kindness. If we do reach this turning point, and we let greed grow in an uncontrolled way, we may ensure our own destruction and the destruction of most of our wonderful planet. But that cannot be within the plan. How irrational and wasteful would an evolution to a stage we have reached with a large majority of us humans being loving and kind, to let it be destroyed by the greed of a few?

While I respect everyone else's opinion, I believe that this is part of the plan of a Loving God. Over the thousands of years our God is creating a society where love will reign. Human nature is now as such, that the more loving things we do, the better we feel about it. Doing random acts of kindness gives us a such a boost in terms of peace of mind and happiness. As time moves on, more and more of us become aware of this (that kindness is the major and perhaps the only source of TRUE happiness) and that is how kindness will soon snowball into a huge avalanche conquering the greedy world. Love comes from within. If we look deep within, we can find it in our loving heart (scientist will point out it truly comes from the brain, but as a feeling it has such a pivotal and central role to anyone of us that we experience love as coming from our very core, we refer to as the heart).

In the past and up to now, kind and loving people tend to be wiser and less loud than the greedy ones. The loud and greedy people have been able to rise to stupendous levels of power as kings and emperors and sultans. Their wickedness caused so much fear that people were submitting to them. The power of the masses has either kicked them out or made them close to  powerless (few exceptions exist). Now we see greedy politicians playing a similar game trying to keep up appearances, but globalization is cutting quickly away all their masks. Their hypocrisy and abominable lies are  exposed. Just as the Tsars and emperors were kicked out, politics will be cleaned up by the people. What we see today in big nations like Canada and France and Germany is giving some hope .

Let us work on it from today by spreading loving messages.
Let kindness become louder than greed!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Clouds in the desert

When we see the world
it seems we live in a desert
of loneliness, of greed

But above the sand in our  desert,
hang some beautiful clouds

Soon the clouds will rain out
with droplets of help and kindness
drops of generosity and peace

Blades of grass will grow on the sand
first a few, but it will keep raining
the magic drops will give us more grass

Soon the sand will be covered by a carpet
a carpet of grass from which flowers spout
flowers of love and happiness

the desert, turned into a magnificent garden
for everyone, in the whole world to enjoy.
and the hot sand of greed gone for ever

Let us generate each at least a droplet a day 😉

Wednesday, 13 December 2017


As a pediatrician, I have been teaching my students to praise children, they want to examine.
It is a really effective thing to do, provided it comes really from our heart.

You would think this simple tip is so easy to follow,
that all students would do it without problem.

Not so. It is not easy to praise children.
Why not?

We do not have the habit of looking for the good in people
If we manage to see some lovely or good things,
we do not have the habit to express these observations in simple compliments.
We feel awkward praising others, even they are children.

And yet children love praise.
If we just tell them how beautiful their shirt is
or how good they are at meeting with the doctor,
they feel good. Even at 1 year of age.
And you know who feels good too?
Of course the mother. The mother tends to transfer her feelings to her child
If the mother feels positive, the child will likely feel positive too.

I think we can learn a lot from dealing with children.
Not only children like praise. Adults crave for it.
Not flattery.Praise!

Flattery is calculative, comes from the mind,
Praise is sincere, comes from the heart.

Let us all try to see the good in others.
Each person has some good inside.
If we notice something good, share it at once.
A small compliment coming from the heart.
A little sincere praise.
It can make a huge difference to anyone.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

One world

"You may say I am a dreamer,
but I am not the only one
I hope some day, you will join us
and the world will live as one"

Do you remember these beautiful lyrics

"Imagine all the people sharing all the world"

Let us all join that dream.
I know that your neighbors may be still angry people,
perhaps envious of you or over-greedy.

The world is extremely far from the "dream"
The idea of unity and universal sharing has been around for >3000 years.
I guess we had to achieve a certain level of technology to provide enough,
enough for the whole world population.

I think now is the time,
that we do have enough if we do away with greed
I think now is the time,
the idea of sharing among everyone is taking roots
I think now is the time,
the tree of kindness is ready to shoot out of the ground
and grow into a huge forest in which the world can get lost
I think now is the time,
the solidarity among people is ready to blossom.
I think now is the time,
that the ugly face of greed is showing
its disgusting face in so many governments
I think now is the time for wisdom
to gain track
I think now is the time.

All we need is enough people to join the dream!

Friday, 8 December 2017


Harmony has been on my mind this morning.
Actually it is on my mind quite often.
Really, I think that harmony in this world is possible
Many people may doubt it is to happen very soon but
On mornings like today, I get really convinced that
Nothing can stand in the way of the ever increasing harmony.
Yes, harmony is a thought whose time has come

We will soon see that love will reign
In our house, in our village in our state
Love will reign in the whole wide world
Love will win over greed and crime and fights

Soon we will see harmony in our world, everywhere, all the time.
On every corner of the street we will see smiles and lovely faces
On every field, in every house we will meet friendliness and kindness
Nastiness and quarrels and ill will will be a thing of the past

Believe that this may happen. The more people believe, the sooner it will happen
Every person on earth has the right to harmony and we can make it happen.

Harmony is in my dream, harmony is in my mind, in my heart.
Every soul on earth has this silent longing to live a harmonious life
Right now is the time, today is the time, let us no longer wait
Everyone can make a small contribution today toward lots of harmony in the world

Friday, 1 December 2017

Bliss & ego

Friday morning, part of the weekend in the state of Kelantan, where I live.
I am on call today and this morning I drove to the hospital.
I was in a quiet mood and asked our God for bliss and peace of mind.
I tried to open up my heart  for the quietness around me and drove slowly.
The traffic light in front of me turned red.
I realized that bliss was more something we open up to,
than something we get from far away.

My car was the only car standing in front of the red traffic light,
when a few moments later, a car came from behind at high speed.
The car drove next to mine and stopped a meter in front of me.
He was almost standing on the crossroad.
When it turned green, I thought I have to be in front of him.
My engine was a bit bigger then his and sure enough i managed to
speed off in front of him.
I was going faster than usual in this monsoon season.
When I suddenly hit a puddle of water my car moved sideways a few cm.
Luckily I managed to keep the car on the road.
I suddenly was aware that my big ego had taken over.
A small challenge, and bliss had become secondary to my ego.
I had chosen to drive dangerously, just to show off to another guy.

At the very next junction the car behind me chose another road
and I came back to my senses.
The rest of the ride to work, I managed to remain focused on bliss
and peace of mind and let people who were apparently in a hurry go first.

I just want to share the above real story, to illustrate how easily
we tend to give way to our ego to disturb our peace of mind and
make us do dangerous things, we would not normally do.

We are humans. We have an ego, sometimes a big ego
We do also have a soul. Let us try to practice to listen more to our soul
and a bit less to our ego. Our ego will prop up now and then.
But with some exercise we may become better at controlling it.

Good or bad

Our notion of what is good or bad is sometimes flawed.
I think all of us have memories of apparently bad events,
about which we were frustrated, the moment they happened,
but about which we are now very happy that they happened;
because with hindsight, we can see the huge benefits they brought in our life.

There may be also events that have appeared initially as very good,
but afterwards it turned out that there were no blessings in those events.

Now there are events that seem so extremely bad that our human mind
cannot possible conceive that they may be anything else than bad.
For example a tsunami costing hundreds of thousands of lives.
No one likes a tsunami. No one can see a good thing in it.
Perhaps three hundred years from now, people may understand why it had to happen,
but for now we see it all as a huge mishap.

Scientists who have a certain arrogance, see this as a proof that a good and almighty God
cannot exist. Before agreeing with their arrogance, let us take a moment to be a bit humble,
accept we do not understand everything and imagine what it would be like to live in a perfect world.
About three years ago, I wrote about a a perfect world versus the gift of creativity. Please click on the link to read that small reflection on what it would be like if our Almighty would have created a perfect world.

Somehow I am grateful to our God that the world is not perfect in the way we perceive perfection.

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