Special Friends

SPECIAL FRIENDS

Like most, I have met many people throughout my life and many who have become true friends. None more so than the people I have met as a result of my dedication to and working for Spirit. Every now and again people touch us in a special way, when they work with you, give you something of special significance or something just happen to be in the right place at the right time or say something that means so much to you.

Here on this page I share some of my memorable moments, the effects of which will stay with me forever.

Everything here is included with the permission of the originator and I thank them all for their input to my life.

The following transcript was given to me by my good friend Will. The words are not his own, but from spirit

Don’t Judge Me.

Why do you judge me when you don’t even know me why..?

You cast the first stone by the thought that you gave and yet you have not met my soul.

Why is it that you know better than I, should we not share our experiences together why, and why is it that when the first tear to fall is yours, that it is I, who is there to catch your tear when it does fall.

Please do not judge me I say, gaze beyond my hidden beauty and look deep within the depths that have created my reason for being here, love me that is all I ask, for one day we shall meet again.

By Will Turner. 3rd September 2003

YOUR WORLD

Our outlook is one of the things many of us need to change, see the good in your day not the bad, learn when things go wrong,

it is through the lessons of life that we become what we are.

Smile at life and laugh, take all the hardships and turn them around to your advantage. We all have to do or be somewhere

we would rather not be, at some time in our lives, but we have no choice in the matter make your mind up to make the best

of it and enjoy what you can. Then you will find it more bearable than you thought.

At time of grief and sorrow it is hard to believe that anything could ever be right again. At time like this out angel wraps his wings around us and loved ones from the spirit world draw close. Time helps you adjust and slowly but surely a type of healing and normality returns. Things will never be the same as life in continually changing. Weather for good or bad nothing stays the same, like us it must move on. We move forwards or backwards, that is your choice, but nothing stays still. We cannot stop certain things happening. Some things have to be, but each day that dawns is a new beginning and it is our chance to start a fresh with the love that we have in our hearts we can help God by putting right some of the wrongs man has done over the years. Ask your God for the love and strength you need to get you through your days of trials and be happy to know you have the power to change your life for the better. Be peaceful and learn that peace begins from within you. If you let people intimidate you who is to blame? Is it them, or you for letting them? They have the problem not you.

Be calm, do not allow anyone to take over your life. Rather, turn it around so they in the end take the peace and calmness from you rather than you take their negativity.

Do what feels right for you it is your life you are the one who is responsible to yourself. What you say and what you do is for you and you alone to answer to your God.

You are are important, you are all worthy of Gods love and we are all part of the whole. From the and to the elephant our very being is here for a reason. We all have something to offer, some gift that was given to us, it is you and you alone who can find that gift and use it to better the world we live in.

It’s your world make it a calm, peaceful and content world. See the good in your world and let us turn our backs to those who would destroy it with negativity and hate. We have a new day every 24 hours, let’s start from today and change our life for he better, give out the love from within you and take that step forward.

I give you my love and God’s blessings.

BB – Saturday, 4th March 2006

Bread and Cheese

Since I was a kid, people have been praising me for being “so cute”,
” exceptionally smart”, ” witty”, “suave”, ” a very good observer”, or having ” a great sense of humor”, ” an out-of-this-world memory”, or saying something ” hilarious” or ” never said before” etc. That used to please me and make me proud of myself as a child but since I grew up and started knowing and understanding more about myself in particular and the world in general it became the cause of my grief and self-under-estimation.

I believe people should not praise others for what others have not done. I have not made myself smart and others have not made themselves less smart so why should I be praised and others blamed? On the contrary; I blame myself for everything good I couldn’t be or do and everything bad I am or I do. I should not love someone simply because they are beautiful. They basically did not make themselves. Or dislike someone due to their inherited lack of excellence? That made me never judge people according to the way they look, dress or talk or how sharp-minded they are or what sense of humor they have. Why do millions of people adore Brad Bitt for being “wow good-looking” or Julia Roberts for her “magical smile”? Why do parents blame their school kids for not being so exquisite or as bright as their peers? The sole criterion seemed logical to me is what a person does, in each situation and in life as a whole. I have been granted exceptional genetic abilities I should best use for myself and others while I waste my talents in vanity, everyday life trivia, wrong doings, seducing people or pleasing them. That idea has obsessed me and has been the root of my constant melancholy. Family and close friends could not understand why I have been so melancholic.” Nothing in the world is sadder than a wasted talent”. I am a failure of a person.

I understand it is so controversial and there is a lot to say about it but what I have felt for years can not be wrong as I know myself better than anyone else. I should be a better person and do better in everything.

What I have achieved so far while I am thirty is too little compared to what I could have done. Having a B.A degree in the English language and being a governmental translator and struggling to be a good husband and father can “happen” to anyone. Thinkers and scientists have changed the world. One exceptional person can turn people’s life upside down. One useful idea can help millions of people. One phrase can make miracles. One dies and their ideas or accomplishments never do. One good thing about me-that some friends sometimes get fed up with- is that I always try to share the tiny pieces of happiness with people around me. Whenever I enjoy something, I show it to friends and pour my soul over it describing and clarifying, a movie, a song, a piece of writing, a portrait or a photograph, or even a decent behavior of someone. Arabs get drunk by listening to poetry. Poetry is the perfect spa for most Arabs. It can move us more than everything else can. An illiterate old Arab woman in the remotest desert or village can put poetry of unique sweetness. It is so sad that Arabic poetry, and Arabic literature in general, is not translated into all languages so that all people could discover and enjoy that fabulous, very rich world and make a good use of it. One day it came to my mind to browse the internet for the collection of the poetry of Almutanabby, the poet of wisdom, who lived over a century ago. Each line of his poetry seems to have been considered and thought over with insightful vision by him for ages. His meanings are so condensed that they usually need clarification from critics to be fully understood and appreciated. I managed to find a soft copy available for downloading in a file-share website. I started skimming through it like skimming through a treasure I have just found. I wanted to read and feel all lines at once. On one of the pages I found the line that summarizes my life complex and advocates my opinion. It says “I see no worse flaw of people than of those who can reach perfection but they do not”. I was overwhelmed and I instantly thought of sharing that happiness with my wife. I was at work so I sent her an SMS with the line with no introduction or comment. She immediately replied “Do not forget to bring home bread and cheese”.

By Shaban Rashed. 9th February 2011