May we meet again

“May we meet again”

I have come across this phrase in a movie the other day and my heart just hung up on it. Somehow, it was the best way to say farewell to a loved one. It has an acceptance of what has been and the knowing of what is; that we are infinite and that even though we may be separated one day, there will be a time that we will be reunited. There is this belief to the system and surrender to the unknown. It embodies this desire, this hope that our paths will cross one day again. The contentment of such reencounter in this lifeline brings a promise that we may find each other once again. There is a soulful connection, a knowing of one another, seeing the divinity as well as the humanity within and respecting both of them respectively.
I am sure we all have departed with a loved one, this way or another, the nature of our communication, connection have been altered. Either they have passed away or they have willingly or unwillingly left our lives. Either, life had different plans for us and we had to follow our own paths, or, their time on this universe has come to an end and we were forced to depart from that loved one. In either case, we were challenged to continue a life apart from them, carry that missing part they have left, for the rest of our lives. During those times, this “knowing” makes the cycle of life bearable, understandable for me. This belief I have at the core of my being that we are a part of the divine, that we are ONE and in reality we are never separated, is what makes this journey worthwhile. Every goodbye is not a farewell actually, it is a promise made … until we meet again.
We all find ways to cope up with our losses, with life itself. And mine is with belief, it is like a never ending hope within me. Belief supports that hope from every angle and becomes the light in my journey, shedding sunshine on my path in my dark / lost times. My only prayer is that, may that light keep on burning for my days to come, may I be able to expand that light to the others and hopefully help them, guide them to glide through life with lightness, grace, sincerity and happiness. May I live a life that inspires the ones around me; inspire them to the path to find their own reality. Big words they are, I know. But, these are my daily prayers in life as if I have made that promise to myself once, long ago… may we meet again… and each lifeline has been a journey to meet myself once again, a journey to find that truth within me. It’s not the questioning mind; it’s the insightful feeling that simply knows… And my payer for the years to come is that may we be clear away from our mind to see the simple reality of ourselves… that we are nothing but love and expand that love to the ones around us.
This is a video that was taped in Istanbul, Turkey somehow representing that “trust” I was referring to, that hope I have for the world I believe in. A lovely soul presenting a challenge. And what is amazing is that, there are many who are willingly giving that huge, loving hug! And that is the hope I am talking about… We are all ready for that big sincere hug once open heartedly presented.
I thank you all for your being in my world. When I look at my profile in face book every day, I see those smiling eyes staring back at me, with sincerity from their hearts… and that is my reality! I am surrounded by beauty 🙂
May we meet again in this year to come and may you keep on painting my life with the vibrant rainbow like colors of your souls.

Deciding a decision

Deciding a decision… that’s the hardest thing in life. Especially, if that decision is going to change your path, your reality at that point in time.

I have been consumed by that phase in my life; there was a point in time that every day I woke up with the feeling that I should be making a decision that specific day. The reality that, days of my life was passing by and that I was delaying my life was honestly eating me alive. Of course, getting out of that mind set took some time and a big fight with the self. It was a challenging road; facing my fears and diving deep into them. But what I realized afterwards now sheds a light in my life; there is no decision to make. The only decision you have to make is be yourself and find happiness regardless of the things that is happening in your life. “Regardless” being the key word here; your happiness should not be related to anything or anyone or any condition. I know it sounds ridiculous trying to be happy in that situation but what I am saying is; be happy in spite of the things that are happening in your life, and keep in mind that you were given this life because you were strong enough to live it!

These paths appear in our lives to wake us up, to change our perception … It may seem surreal at time but one day, you will be grateful for those circumstances that pushed your limits. I realized that I was sleeping and living a dream that I chose to believe, my reality at that point was what I chose to see. If there is an urge in your soul to make a decision, then it is time for you to wake up and alter your reality. Now is the day you need to focus on yourself, clean yourself from all the clutter in you and stand up in life, realize and remember who you really are without all the attachments. Listen to your inner voice, look into the eyes of your loved ones and see the reflection of yourself. Sometimes we are more judgmental to ourselves then others can ever be. See yourself once again from those loving eyes and fall in love with yourself, let the feeling of gratefulness become your reality. Don’t forget that you are stronger than your mind, try to find a way to calm it down so that you could have a clearer vision of yourself… and then… cherish whatever life may offer, because it has so many gifts planned for you, eagerly waiting to become your reality.

Know that you do not need to make any decision right now. That decision will come to you, you will not find it no matter how hard you try… one day, you will just “know”, from the bottom of your core you will know which way to act and there will be no other direction you could take but listen to it… When you are ready, YOUR answer to your search will come to you. Until then, all you could do is, work on yourself, remember and love and cherish who you are … and then, when its time and you are ready, your soul will provide an answer to you. Just breathe and open your eyes and be present today, approach life one step at a time. And hopefully, one day when you look back you will see that you are living the life you were destined to live. Everything has a reason and whatever challenge came into your life, came to change your direction that was not doing any good to you anymore.

There is a saying by Celaleddin Rumi “Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”

We may not want to let go of our routine, our old habits or just the familiar serenity of the life we are accustomed to, but how do we know that what the future holds for us is less than the one we are so eagerly trying to hold on to. Life is full of surprises; let your soul dive into the unknown with wonder and acceptance!

Soğuk Su, Göçek, Turkey

Soğuk Su, Göçek, Turkey