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“Service to other is the rent you pay for your room here on earth” Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

A year ago I saw this graffiti on the streets of Birmingham, U.K.I reposted now on the web because a few days ago an Instagram story made me think 💭

An image whit camp beds in a big room and a beautiful soul from Verona thanking for all the help received.

I asked her what happened and her answer was this:

“In this time not everyone has a bed and a roof to sleep.

And everyone should have a bed at this time mostly!”

That was all.

I thanked her for the good work that she does in the other people’s life but no reply.

She is not concerned to be socially licked but to bring help where is needed.

As I said this message made me 💭 think and think in the past few days and now I’m thinking again.

What makes someone think about the others and what makes someone really help the others not thinking only but most important Taking Action!

So, even more, what is the difference between 2 people in a Europe under the snow in March when everyone waited the spring to come.

A person complaining that her party at the club or restaurant being cancelled for the snow, a trip long time waited or just the discomfort of being under the snow make some people complain about their situation and Other people Start Thinking at other people and How can them Help and Start to Take actions Through this desire of Service.

I call them The Real Heroes

But what makes a human being act in a way or in the other.

The environment?

The DNA?

The Education?

A superior state of Consciousness?

In a different way, we have just understood that Helping others is not a choice but a Duty a Responsibility?

I remember when a few years ago I used to prepare food baskets and going in the night alone or with my fiancé at the time or with a few dear friends and just leave the food and sweets near them, only when something seemed strange we awaked them to put their food in a safe place.

But still nowadays Verona, north Italy is a safe place so normally we didn’t wake them up.

My idea was to act like this because we didn’t do it for showing something we did it because we Felt the Urge to help.

It was more than a basket of food it was a message that they are not alone, that sometimes good things happen, that in a strange way the universe is helping us.

I remember telling to my friends and family that we shouldn’t wake them up because at that moment we where the real Santa even in the summer.

🎅 I did it not for them even if they were the people who were helped by some invisible “Santas” but being truly sincere I did it for my internal well being. I did it because I’m what I call the Egoistic Altruism.

I did it because not doing it felt worse.

I did it for my happiness.

But the difference Between the Altruistic Egoism and the Egoistic Altruism is so huge and I will tell you more about in the next blog post.

Who Are The Real Heroes?

 

How do we recognise them?

The Real Heroes don’t wear Superhero suits like we have been seen in the movies and cartoons.

They can be anywhere around us!

They can be sitting at the next table in the coffee shop or in line for a train ticket.

They can be of any gender, color and age!

They can have long or short hair!

They can be short or tall!

They can be fit, fat or slim!

The only thing that separates them to the rest of the crowd is their Mentality.

They have the Real Heroes Mentality!

The only time that we can see them is when someone needs help and they act like Real Heroes.

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Fire Vs Wind

The last part of the Eleventh Chapter of Noipap A Soul Story

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-I want you to imagine you’re in your room, the window is open and the wind is blowing, so that the room is soaked through by an air stream. You’re trying to light a scented stick, but once you take the flame away from it, it burns a little and it dies. Now I want you to open your eyes and tell me why is it that the stick keeps dying.

-It’s very simple, because of the wind and because the flame is too small.

-You’re right. Now please close your eyes again and imagine an oak forest with a tree burning right in the middle of it. And when it burns in full swing the wind starts blowing really hard. Now, tell me please, do you think the fire is going to be put out? asked the lady butterfly.

-Definitely not, the wind will do nothing but spread the fire.

-All right, and if the wind changes direction, will it put out the fire?

-No, on the contrary, it will spread it to the surroundings, and the entire forest may catch on the fire.

-The flame of the scented stick is you, and the wind doesn’t have to concern you. If your flame becomes that of an oak, then stronger the wind, the greater you’ll become.”

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A Soul Story

To be continued

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The Final Speech from The Great Dictator

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

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Noipap Chapter 11 / Second Part

Life is a Lesson

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-But if I keep trying and I bump into locked doors?

-It depends on your intention. Your intentions, whether correct or not, can open or lock doors for you. And I do not mean physical doors, but the ones that lead to a better life. Woe betide he who enters an opened door with bad intentions! Even if for a while it looks like a success, sooner or later fate will have its say! One way or another, he will curse the door he entered. Why do we think we can trick life? It’s time to wake up and understand that we simply trick ourselves!!

-Airam, how can I express myself to the others if they don’t understand me?

-I can only tell you that when you express yourself, you need to be calm, clear, and consistent! As for making others understand you… I can’t help you with that.

-What do you mean you can’t?! Papion asked, alarmed.

-Even if you could talk down to everyone, that doesn’t mean you can make them all understand you. So far no one has managed to do that. You have to give up worrying about what others may think of you! Have the courage to be always yourself. That is the greatest obligation to you! When you are real, without masks, everything will become clearer. Remember that the ones who love you love the good they see in you, not what you want to show. Think of how many of us wear masks all day long. They do not know who they are and what they want anymore. If they had the courage to be natural, to accept themselves as they really are without worrying about what others might say, and if they would instead try to correct their faults and develop their skills, wouldn’t they start to slowly understand who they really are and know exactly what they wish for? Wouldn’t it be an easier life knowing exactly who you are and what you want to become? If you’re doing everything you can to achieve your dream, when you go through tough times, it will be easier for you to accept them! It’s a virtue to go further, through the joys and hardships of life with enthusiasm! It’s a blessing knowing that everything is happening to teach you how to become better, stronger! Then, every day passes for a reason; it brings you closer to your dream! Wouldn’t it be better for us to understand that life is not a struggle? Life is a continuous lesson that helps us grow!!

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Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

 

by William Ernest Henley.

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Ithaka by C. P. CAVAFY

“As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.”

TRANSLATED BY EDMUND KEELEY

Source: poetryfoundation.org

C. P. Cavafy, “The City” from C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Translation Copyright © 1975, 1992 by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Reproduced with permission of Princeton University Press.
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