It’s not you, it’s me

If I pass you and don’t greet While I’m walking down the street It doesn’t mean I’m avoiding you It’s just that I didn’t see you If you talk and I don’t reply It doesn’t make me a bad guy I’m probably focused on another matter and have blocked out …

How to be an Angel

Angels are not supernatural beings who come from heaven knows where. Angels are human beings who consciously – or not – choose to be at the right place and at the right time to play their role in the universe. You are destined to be an angel.I always say that everything in existence – be it human, animal or thing –  has a role to play in the grand scheme of things. Some would call it Karma; however, only humans (and maybe animals) have a choice in the matter. You can either play your role, or you can disregard it completely and go your own way … at your own peril.

But what does this have to do with angels?

In the biblical definition, angels are divine messengers of god, which means that they are supposed to help put you back on track or lend you a hand when things get tough. But I’ve personally never seen a winged being with a bright halo helping an old lady cross the street, have you? I have, however, seen a complete stranger do that. I have also seen a person on the train help a random person get to his destination, and another random stranger pay another’s bus fare, for the latter didn’t have enough cash and had forgotten his card. As Garou would put it in his deeply inspiring song “Heaven’s Table”, “well maybe they’re angels, cuz not all the angels sit at heaven’s table.”

But how can you be the angel you are destined to be?

It’s fairly simple to do, but rather difficult to initiate: whenever you find a chance to do some kindness, go for it. Hold the elevator door for that old man; free that bird stuck in the bush; or share your umbrella with that lady on the street. It costs you a few seconds of your precious life, but it infinitely brightens your day and the day of those you’ve helped. Moreover, as discussed in my previous article on Synchronicity, you’ll never really know if you are their angel or if they are yours.

In the end, you may not get any recognition for the small acts of kindness you do, but it’s not why you do them anyway. Try to do one small random act of kindness every day, and you’ll see how much better your day becomes. In a way, by doing that you are consciously paying off that karmic debt that we all have, which is what makes you feel a lot lighter.

Book Review: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

In a blend of Arthurian Legend, Celtic and other mythologies, Susan Cooper brings forth the ultimate face off between the light and the dark forces. With a variety of characters including the three Drew children, Will Stanton (who appears in the second installment), Great Uncle Merry (aka Merriman Lyon) and …

Using Titles

During my work at universities in Lebanon, I encountered many types of “titled” people. Titled people are those who have a PhD and have the right to use the title “Doctor” or “Professor”. Among them were two predominant types: those who used the title and those who became the title. …

Do Something!

For a while now, I have been conducting a social experiment while looking for a developer for a project I am working on. According to experts in the field of blockchain, the project is very profitable, but it needs time to be created. With plenty of time on my hands …

Be Positive, not Stupid!

Ever since The Secret (by Rhonda Byrne) was released a few years ago, we started seeing the “be positive” affirmation everywhere. Unfortunately, many people either stopped there and went back to being more negative than before while others took it to the extreme and gambled away their life savings. As …

A Travesty Called “Lebanese Elections 2018”

Over the past few days, I placed a few comments on my Facebook account which were mostly critical of the Lebanese elections. For the first time in a while, I had an influx of comments, some of which agreed while others disagreed; moreover, some disagreed before and changed their minds …

Wounds

Wounds come in shapes and sizes More that anyone realizes There are those of the body and mind And those that none can really find Wounds of the body are easiest to heal A drop of balm would help them seal Wounds of the mind are deeper though And they …