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Dealing with Worrisome Thoughts

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Many of our fears and anxieties come from thinking what could possibly go wrong in future, an imagination that becomes cyclical and causes suffering even before anything imagined has actually taken place.  
What if I fall ill?. What if a loved one falls I'll?.  What if the situation does not improve. How will I earn money. How will I and my family survive. Etc, etc.
These are thoughts that happen in the mind on their own and maybe valid.  however the suffering starts when one identifies and gets hooked into the cyclical and obbessive nature of these thoughts.
There is an underlying assumption in the mind that if I am not worrying about these thoughts, I am not controlling my life,  I am not safe and I need to do something about it. However these thoughts are imagined in the future, there is nothing to address now except dealing with fear and anxiety comming from the  cyclical nature of these worrisome thoughts. Just like its difficult to find a black cat in a dark room especially if …

Sufi Zikr Ceremony - Awakening the Inner heart

Sufi Zikr Ceremony - Awakening the Inner Heart
For over thousands of years Sufi Mystics have studied the inner heart, explored the aspects of the ego, true self, soul, consciousness, transcendental states and how to ascend these states in the journey of the heart towards self-purification and transcendence to lead a life of Compassion, Sincerity, Authenticity, Truth and Love.
The Sufi Ceremony of Zikr(rememberence) is based on opening the inner heart, its divine essences and energy states. The Zikr ceremony involves meditation with Chants, Movement, Rhythm, Whirling, Sound, Silence, Drumming and Breathwork.
Zikr which means “rememberance” is activated through the heart by invoking the divine attributes of Allah (SWT) to experience the divine essence within the inner heart, resulting in experiencing the states of oneness, wonder, bliss, love, ecstasy and surrender.
Zikr ceremonies have a therapeutic effect on mind/emotion/body due to its positive effect on the psychoneuroimmunological resp…

Risk Taking leads to freedom

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To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement, To expose feelings and thoughts is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return, To live is to risk dying, To hope is to risk despair, To try is to risk failure.


But risks must be taken because the greatest  hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live freely.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; And the realist adjusts the sails.  - William Arthur Ward