Apr 22, 2010

do you make wishes ?

do you make wishes?
I like to get up very early in the morning, when air is still and silent, and magic is all around... Then I make a wish... A bright wish, from my heart, for the Good...
This morning, I was awaken by a wonderful soul - our Greatuncle, he was very much alive and shining.... Just like whenever we honor him by talking about him, he managed to calm us down, with a little smile on his bright face ... I asked him, if it was a dream, and he let me hug him.... He was there, soothing us, smiling to say "everything's going to be fine" .. I woke up relaxed and sure of all the "good" that's on it's way. Then I made a wish ... A wish, for health... A wish for joy... A wish for light and brightness in our lives ...
I just heard - read about -  the good news.... I do believe, everything's going to be fine ... I don't know if Uncle Ozdemir was here to bring the news or ... He certainly is very peaceful and he is here, with us...
People we care about, doesn't matter if they're relatives or friends or just people in our lives are so very important. And I believe, when we care about someone, we tend to create good intentions for them. Just like "Making a Wish"... I like to say it out loud : I love Ebru... I love Banu... I love Yengem !!! "Love" has such an amazing power that I feel like as long a I think about the people I love, I'm creating this white-bright protection ball around them ... I know it's very cartoon-like... but honestly that's how I feel...
Maybe, that's how we need to feel. Maybe every morning we need to start the day thinking of the people we care about and make a wish for them, for their good... Imagine all the bright, shining intentions we'd be sending to the universe... and all for the people love !!!

Today, I wish for health.... I wish for joy ... I wish for all the best, for everyone in my life !!!! Best for every great soul, who's touched my life in one wonderful way or another... Today and everyday.... I'm making wishes and believeing in them ...

Let's all make a wish, a bright wish form our hearts...
A magical wish for the best, for everyone we love ...

Begin with a Wish..... Begin from Heart ...

Apr 1, 2010

"with a gentle smile"

Everytime I witness, it amazes me.... How the universe works, always in my favor:) Just like always having green lights along the way...

Whenever I talk about "Breath and Breathing" I remember what I've learned from my yoga instructor and say:
"When you're feeling an extreme emotion - fear, anger etc.- take a look at your stomach. You'll realize that your stomach is most likely very tight, so are all your organs, and your breath is short and fast! You're probably very slowly killing yourself :) Next time, try to relax your stomach and take deep breaths.Your body will relax and be filled with Life - with long and slow breaths. You'll find yourself calming down, and peaceful."
I try to share this with everyone I know because I believe, this is a very useful technique for peace in our daily stressful lives.
But now, I finally understood what the universe has been telling me and just found out a more effective and easier way, although it's been in our lives forever!! A technique that most of the time we forget. A technique that makes us happy and spreads our happiness instantly!

A Gentle Smile :)

My amazing mother's name is "Esin", it's a turkish name that means "Inspiration". The truths is, that's what she's for me, my greatest inspiration. She's the reason, I'm who I'm today:) Of course, she wasn't always the angel that she's today, when we were growing up:) Just a little pushy she was, for the best in us. There was one thing in particular that she was obsessed with - A Smile ! She would literally push us to Smile:) "When you smile" she still says, "the whole world smiles back".

That's how I grew up - Smiling:)
When I was 17, and they were sending me on an exchange, this time the Rotarians were obsessed with one thing - Always Smile !! "When you smile" they would say, " everyone smiles back"

So I Smile:)
Last year, when I was in India, there was one thing our yoga instructor would repeat continously - "with a gentle Smile!" Even when we were in an agonizing posture, she would say "get into this asana, inhaleeee, With a Gentle Smile !!! "(in the most wonderful Indian accent of course:))

Now, even in our yoga classes, I try to smile:)
Couple sessions ago, my wonderful instructor Deniz, introduced us to "Power Yoga" (without warning :)). She was trying to get our minds to get used to staying in an asana for many many breaths. She would say, "try  Smiling". Well, as soon as I smiled, my mind relaxed and I realized, it's so silly to push, reject and complain when we're in a wonderful asana:) As my mind relaxed, so did my body and I was ready for more :)

As I said, the way the universe works, amazes me each time I'm smart enough to realize... I've been Smiling my whole life :) Now I know, when I Smile, my  whole body Smiles ...

Let's Smile !!! Always start the day With A Gentle Smile, for the universe is more than ready to Smile back :)

Begin with Yoga, Begin with a Smile :)

Feb 11, 2010

Be Happy... Be Peaceful... Be Liberated...

" I pardon all those, who might have hurt or harmed me
Knowingly or unknowingly, intentionally or unintentionally
By their deeds of body, speech or mind.

I seek pardon from all those, whom i might have hurt or harmed
Knowingly or unknowingly, intentionally or unintentionally
By my deeds of body, speech or mind.

All are my friends, none is my enemy
All are my friends, none is my enemy
May all share my merits, my peace, my harmony, my dhamma

May all be happy, be peaceful, be liberated.

May all beings be happy
May all beings be peaceful
May all beings be liberated, liberated, liberated

May I be free
Free from all the anger, hatred, illwill, animosity
May I generate Love and goodwill , peace and harmony
May I generate Love and goodwill , peace and harmony

May all beings share my peace, share my harmony, share my merits
Share my dhamma, dhamma, dhamma

May all beings be happy, be peaceful
Be liberated, liberated, liberated "