Finding meaning in a world of chaos

I won’t hide under the shallow layers of positive quotes.

I know i’m speaking on behalf of many persons who tries hiding into doubtful meanings in this world of Chaos

By nature I observe a lot ,being a musician sensing subtle emotions ….also by analysing the Minds of people and trying to observe “not identify” the nature of the mind, I see people around me talking ,speaking, acting, behaving without any clue of what they are doing.

Through years of practicing life coaching, mentoring I have been listening to people which many of you would think they are extremely positive and by seeing their profile on Facebook, you would think that their lives are amazing.

sadly ..me and many colleagues of my profession or similar like psychologists, know the real truth within the psyche of the human being especially nowadays

or let me say after the rise of the digital age and the fake connection of people ,we are losing emotions and feelings day after day.

But many of us in the mental health profession,or “peace” guiders enjoy the rise of sadness and are completly off track..

Instead of acting upon these dark minds and thriving to make a change, some thrive to keep their clients in the dark to prosper financially , after all …these “helpers” have no meaning also.

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Notice how religious talks are rising again which is not wrong but why now ?and massively !

I will tell you why: it’s because the human being is facing a dead-end in his meaning of life…

when you try to see the world through the lens of your mobile phone, visiting countries ,talking to unknown people not knowing the difference between a robot and human being,

chatting endlessly with fake friends creating new ones blocking other ones.. thus… deep down in your self you know that the individual has no more meaning (including your self)

which is the basic reason of this article..

Religions ,priests, dogmas, afterlife talks, are rising to try to give us a meaning by going back to our ancestors to solicit our being for finding a meaning after this physical life,

because apparently this “modern/hectic/business life is no longer giving a passion or a reason to continue living it with some joy or happiness,

or let me say it in another way : with no more patience and thrill to discover new things.

Trying to live to feed our kids in order for them to raise their own kids and both are speeding up a chaotic life where running blindly is all what is left, in other words “Death”

Where is the beauty in all that?

you may hide and act positively and try to behave as if nothing is wrong ,

but deep inside your soul is dark and you know there is no way out unless a real meaning emerge from this chaos.

We’re indeed standing at the junction of two Roads :

one that is completely obscure, dark and meaningless

and another one which may still give us a chance by asking deeply these questions :

who am I why ?

Why did I came on Earth,

what is the true meaning behind this life ?

what are the Hidden Secrets of this life?

and yes .. religions can give you partially many answers because all this divine wisdom from our Masters and Prophets left a trace so we can follow it .

that doesn’t mean that religion speaks full truth and has the only solution .

but it’s inviting you again to break down this horizontal timeline which is called birth and death and find the crosspoint,

the cross of Resurrection which is called the vertical line cracking this horizontal line ..,

this symbol of Jesus crucifixion is the Eternal Life and by Symbol I’m speaking now psychologically so that many people can understand my point ,

so kindly do not understand my statement as a denial of the Christian Faith ..that’s not the subject for now!

Once we find a meaning in a timeless zone , clarity will shine,and meaning will rise .

all we have to do is to slow down and watch out from this prison called “social media”, which myself and millions have been trapped in it .

I invite you all to break from this prison because soon.. and by soon I mean within 10 or 20 years statistics are showing that the ratio of suicide will rise among teenagers by 20 to 30%.

you can check the facts!!!…

indeed we missed the ancient times where meaning ,joy ,bliss were not far away from our Shadows ,they were actually our Shadows !

let me list a set of statements that can help us regain some clarity and passion in our hearts:

1- visit a friend don’t chat with him

2- care once a week about helping a person

3-practice a form of ritual spiritually and love yourself.

4- remember to visit your parents ask about them .

5-spend quality time with your children

6-enjoy being in nature

7-open a book not a tablet

8-smile as much as you can and observe the wonders of this life

9- live your day as if it’s your last one.

10- try to reconciliate people with love interfere where there is hatred

11- remember that all your loved ones will be missed one day,..or gone.

12- don’t take life too seriously

13- enjoy artistic value, build your inner soul

14- love God ,life and the universe as you never did

15-finish your day with gratitude

your life is a meaning into itself

,it’s a meaning for all beings not just humans, even to nature.

when we all act and think in this way ,the word meaning will dissolve and “bliss” will reside !!..

love to all,peace and blessings

Jad mehanna

Www.jadmehanna.com

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Music And God

Music since early ages, has been used consciously or unconsciously to relate to God or whatever name you want to call “the deity, the source, the omnipresent”

If you notice all religions whether organized or not use chanting, humming to prepare your body and mind to connect with the unknown.

Can you conceive going into church without hearing any melodic prayer, or to a mosque without hearing  a melodic vocal tune? Same with buddhist famous “OM” chanting. And literally all others too.

So what is that amazing link, is music and melody the link to GOD?

In fact science has proven that any sound with a tune or specific vibration can alternate your  body and brain chemistry within minutes and even seconds.

Much faster than reciting words.

God is mystery residing in tunes.

Most famous composers and some individuals knows that!

Think again how melody and music is bonding you to God, then the question will arise…  Is god Music?

All i know is that i feel his presence deeply through music.

Musical divine blessings to everyone.

Isn’t time Christianity remove benches from church?

Dear Human! not only Christians

but for that part maybe more targeted for Christians.

Isn’t time we remove benches from the church?

before jumping to conclusion and start judging me! Christianity is facing nowadays a snob-ism, chaotic, confused era, due to other religious practice revealed and i’m not speaking only about Islam way of praying on the floor

How do Buddhist pray? Yogi’s , taoist, Sikh, Islam, Hindus, even early Christians and mystics

On the floor, on the ground!

and allow me , i’m not speaking from a shallow point of imitation.

but being on the ground, sitting down, being in groups in this  hour on Sunday can help us maybe 10-20% to regain humbleness, modesty, feeling the presence of god, ..humility is needed.

As in most or my articles i never generalize over all believers , religious or targeted group.

I as a seeker, who was raised Christian, still feel an enormous respect to Jesus him self, more than the system of the church.

what makes us so different, that we have to pray in that 1 hour, sitting on benches, coming with our fancy clothes, ladies holding their purses, women wearing all kind of odd clothing, men wearing cravats, hair gel, sun glasses raised above the head.??

I am not here to judge, but when i decided to not hear that same phrase” do not care “,”and simply pray” , i was asking my self what is the reason of people looking right and left, up and down, back and fourth, checking their watches?

because you cant sit in the middle of a  chaos and eye capturing stuff and say YOU must pray!

Once we enter the church, does the holy spirit with all god consciousness jumps on us and raise us to samadhi or the seventh heaven? are we elite and special? NO

I raise this question and demand to reformist POPE FRANCIS. you are trying to do many things, that seems more important such as the behavior of some priests, and you have addressed the ego of some priests and have invited them once again  to be among the needed , and i don’t mean only the hungry people! Our soul can be hungry too

Where did Jesus use to pray? i ask you POPE FRANCIS with love… you know well in nature!

under the trees, kneeling, siting, gathering!

i don’t want that answer that “there are groups that belong to all kind of saints that practice and learn while being joined humbled on the floor”, i know that.

but when we regain humility to sit on the floor, take of our shoes, high heels, fancy wearing, sit on the floor, kneel, as all the mystics did, and as Jesus him self.

Please no Preaches  to me that i have a conspiracy to clone Islam way of praying.

PS : i applaud them for that!

but it’s way before Judaism and many traditions 5 to 10 000 years old.

where did Jesus invite us to pray , isn’t in our room with one unique prayer “our father who art in heaven..?”

_the whole ritual of Christians must change, and now no one talks to me about faith and what matter is inside only , NO.

we are a body! we are a mind and we are a soul.

sure we are spiritual being having a momentary body, but we carry it right?

sitting on these fancy benches as we’re in a movie theater , wow that’s a great deal in praying and concentrating enough

do you dare Dear POPE Francis. to go back to the roots of Jesus method?

kneel, sit, wear humble and loose clothing,

change please all unwanted traditions that are spoken in oriental church when they speak “other than oriental” and change please all “intellectual” sophisticated mumbling.and these 40 unwanted minuted where people are praying for TIME TO PASS BY FASTER.

it’s not reading a magical spell. we shouldn’t be afraid as these are taboo

the body when it sits on the floor, it gain it’s normal position, it’s resting position, our hormones and harmony gaining back their original state, ,, btw who created our body? isn’t god…?

Till when we have to stay sophisticated? until all churches closes in Europe?

focusing on Africa to feed the hungry to convert them cannot lost long, once they get a full stomach and can work them selves they will drop again the Christian way of praying

we do not have a daily system of prayng. we need a real ritual, enough of this freelance style of praying

sure we can speak to god through our selves the way we want.

but being too much in the clouds, waiting until the mass finish so the families go have launch and gather is not the solution.

and what a scene in the palm Sunday, all Christians outside the church having a fashion display , picturing millions of pics with the smart phones.

enough is enough

Pope Francis i ask you again, and if you agree to meet me, to make a real reform in the church.

the results are not great!

i am no one. i applaud your courage and humility, but you must flip the table as Jesus flipped it .

enough of 70 000 saints, pictures, stuff, fancy chairs.

all can start inside the church, no problem, on the floor, “closer to the heart rituals, holding hands, closing our eyes

changing few subjects of the repetitive paragraphs, the lost son, Jesus healed this healed that.

while i see churches closing, i see Buddhist, yogis, Islam all of them rising, new atheism also.

i don’t want anyone to think from my article that i am more right than other religions

i am not in favor for something against something, but i cannot watch something supposed to be holy ….to collapse, just cause of our blindness took over.

Our egoic self , our fights among the choir  groups :”who wants to sing more and in front for ex”,  another example is amount of church paid concerts for priest to brag about their music, i ve seen much

i live in Lebanon where oriental church are in their apogee of ego and selfishness

again not generalizing.

do it POPE Francis. let us sit as JESUS sat on the floor.

or we’re above him??….

 

Music And God

Music since early ages, has been used consciously or unconsciously to relate to God or whatever name you want to call “the deity, the source, the omnipresent”

If you notice all religions whether organized or not use chanting, humming to prepare your body and mind to connect with the unknown.

Can you conceive going into church without hearing any melodic prayer, or to a mosque without hearing  a melodic vocal tune? Same with buddhist famous “OM” chanting. And literally all others too.

So what is that amazing link, is music and melody the link to GOD?

In fact science has proven that any sound with a tune or specific vibration can alternate your  body and brain chemistry within minutes and even seconds.

Much faster than reciting words.

God is mystery residing in tunes.

Most famous composers and some individuals knows that!

Think again how melody and music is bonding you to God, then the question will arise…  Is god Music? 

All i know is that i feel his presence deeply through music.

Musical divine blessings to everyone.