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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I want to save you, My religion is right! 

A christian was asking a muslim :

How will you get saved ?

Muslim : i pray to Allah , and believe in our prophet Mohammed.

Christian : but it’s not true , you must surrender to jesus , he is the son of god and through him you will escape the wrath of hell.

Muslim : your testament is false , jesus is called Issa and it s wrong to divide god into a trinity that s a blasphemy.

Christian : no one can be saved unless..

Atheist interrupts both : sorry i heard you both arguing about being saved and god … 

Do you really believe there is god ? What a pitty , all your scriptures are nonsense and fiction.

U should believe in science , we re just an evolution of our ancestors , there is no hell or heaven , u just die and life moves on.

Christian and muslim : oh plz you atheists are doubtful and so narrow minded , your science can only know what is seen, but what about the unseen? 

The quor’an and bible date 1400 to 3000 years old.

Hindu : excuse me, i respect your books but our baghvad gita and vedas dates to 5000 years old and more, our hindu religion extend to even further, we have a trinity way before you christians,..

Christian: so you re mocking me? Your hindus religion is all evil and devilish, your many gods are demons…our priests warned us about you

Hindu: so you are throwing 1.3 billion people to hell assuming we all worship the devil? 

Where did compassion, meditation came from?

We have the most peacful religion, why do u judge us and assume we are all evil? We know god is one and the source is one, we do have gods but we know these are symbolic gods

Muslim: allah is one, seems hindus and christians like to keep believing in gods, saints and u dissect god into many, our qur’an is the truth.

Convert both for the sake of your safety

Buddhist : you keep arguing about your books and gods, who said there is a god outside your experience!

Did you manage to reflect, meditate? It s all in your mind, your thoughts! Once you keep meditating you will recognize the oneness of all the universe, your gods and saints and pointings to the truth that you experience.

Atheist:i find some truth in your buddhism, we know it s in the mind and meditation is beneficial, but you guys take it to the extreme, and believe in reincarnation and nirvana, you just flip between a religion amd science

Taoist: the source is one, what are you all arguing about, god or tao are a name for the un-named , it s not the real name, the source can be realized and the energy is one.

Arguing, discussions, loud voices convincing each other…

Suddenly a kid pass by : why you are fighting about god? 

All : stop it kid, this is an adult matter

Kid :how do each one of you pray?

…well we sit in silence and

-recite our qur’an

-pray the holy father

-we meditate

-i follow morals and walk alone for some stilness

-we choose to be good and silent in our temples.

Kid : did you notice you all get in silence but use many ways?

…………..

What do u mean?

Kid : all your action start from inaction.

Did you ever wonder why we all have same body, same brain, same mind?

But you fight over nothing, did someone visit heaven and came back?

Did u try to pause and  notice that the breath unites us, humanity is our religion?

All…..    !

Kid : use your own way discretly, the truth cannot be but one

There is not many truth!!

God is not here to watch us fight between each other

We created these arguments

Is nt time to reconcile with each other?

Science and religion and all your scriptures are all different rivers, all leading to one ocean.

All : we do feel ashame from our quarels , we must use our wisdom to enhance our own link with god . And remain silent….

The kid disapeared…

Where is he ? Says all..

Who is he?

We dunno what to say….

Hundred of years killing each other..and we couldnt accept each other.

We must live more peacfully and care about our improvement not the others

The kid appeared in all the minds : i love you all,

Don’t fight, we re all one, do not use each other, kill each other

All …   we don t know what to say,

We have been blind since hundreds and thousand of years…

Kid : i m each one of you, i was born blank with no prior kowledge

Keep me warm and loved…i miss you..
Silence rised…

Peace rised,  each one looked up and inward and said thank you!

Everyone left home, disapointed but willing to agree on silence, love and compassion

-yes we are humans…

Truth cannot be divided


The end.

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??….

 

the world and terrorism

When u unleash wild dogs who can also train others, expect them to come back to you and do the same.

Usa, russia, syria,gulf ,turkey you re all involved.

Now you re playing the police.

Too simply this is the world war 3 on a small scale , for countries to forces their deals upon each other.

It may be a stoppable game or unstoppable.

It depends on each country deal satisfaction.

One religion is more vulnerable than others.

More weak.

They should wake up and not allow any infiltration of orders.

Let s wake up to the fact… one religion is doing what isis does and proud of it.

Of course not all. But their texts allow that…

I never saw in the middle east taoist..buddhist

.sickh..hindus…yogis doing that..or even christians.
An islam tevolution or reform is needed so they can stop being manipulated.

Terrorism, roots and causes

It s been a subject that is making turmoil ,specially the the last few years.
Not only in the middle east ,but people all around the world started to notice the fear and a deep anxiety rising.
Well, is it pure religious? Made for oil pursuit? Secret societies and/or countries such usa vs russia-china ,iran etc rivaling?
Or simply fools killing in the name of god?
It s all in one…a nice PASTA SALAD.

The first root is the extreme power of a small percentage of humanity,dominating the other un aware and un educated and poor persons.
I will not dwell into islam and if it s only responsable for that, or it s using some of the un aware persons,specifically from the religion to play with fire.
Islam may have a conflict in it s own teachings ,but that’s not the real issue.
Wake up all.
Humanity has no future as far as it s seen.
Some humans are working secretly on preserving their next generations through robotics, and artifical inteligence.

And they want to stop the rest of humanity of reproduction.
Where do u think facebook,social media,you tube and personal satisfaction came from?
They werent born as an epiphany for evolution.
But for destruction.
This moto “one world..all connected” is insane.
And beyond the capability of human mind.
Do we notice our selves walking on the streets, our heads captured by the spell of the smartphones??
Is that a human behaviour?
Soon the rest of our body,soon virtual lives..
No more passion to discover and lead a life that had a mystery.
We re happy “connecting” and yet disconnecting from life.

Google is our teacher
Youtube our art experience
Fb our social interaction.

So why the hell waiting for 50,60,70,80 years of living.
In one year any adolescent can experiment all.

Humans couldn t answer the god dilemna..some of the un patient and secret world manipulators decided to create something to feel as if we made bigger discoveries.

Even the moon..mars…jupiter..the galaxies are just a non sense to us.
Better to comment or like a post.

So back to our subject…
Terrorism is one tool to  use human dark side to make life unbearable.
Technology is the other side of the coin.

Only through individual learning and re gaining contact with nature, body..mind. that we can stop little bit this non sense.

But it s too late…
Let s try all of us..to find meaning through our deep being.
Not through googling.

Jad

Follow up for religion discussion (my previous post)

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Religions have been the most contraversery subjects through human awarness and evolution.
Judeo-chirstian-islamic philosophies have been there to try to proove an omnipotent god who rules everything.
But of course..each is right!..and the others are wrong !!

They went into details and stories that made this thing worse..
No denying that these religions helped many beleivers ,but also created hatred among others and inside their selves..
Again seeking god..was sought to be just by books…

On the other hand the vedas-hindus-tao and buddhism
Explores and feel that all is one..not ruled by ONE.

Surpisingly science is on their sides…
Molecules..atoms..electrons…light!..hence all is one…

Although some hints exists in the first group of religions.
But it was too personalized that people became stuck in endless multitude of stories…trying to fight each others over earthly rules .

From my personal experience and research..one should not force his mind into deleting all beliefs..
(Btw atheists are only another proof for god.thus i didnt mention their approach.)

Our mind gets confortable seeking the unknown when using a specific set of approach and beleifs that has been imprinted in our minds or even our dna…due to our ancestors behaviour..,our own education…teachings…parents..society..entourage etc…

Some people when realizing that they no longer buy certain beleifs..(logically) ..after they try harder liberating them self..they find it almost impossible..or too scary.

The best way is to keeo flowing with your own beleifs if it s hard to let go..while using other religions techniques…

This will ease the mind into unblocking few obstructions to explore the unknown.

I know that many will say..the mind is everything and all spirituality is a chemistry behaviour…
Ok!…then who from the first place added this chemistry into your being..
So it s an added reason to follow this chemistry..yes it may be the spirituality..and may be given differently to each individual.

Instead of torturing our selves in finding out whether chemistry or the soul is there…who can tell the difference?

The mind just works by adapting to signals..and doesnt have eyes or ears…the reality and dream state are ONE.

Humans have discovered one proof !
Silence!!! is the key to a relaxed state…so why not use that from any religion..then our experience will tell us what way is possible.

But batteling each other against names and prooving the other wrong..irritate our mind state.
So this is not the right way.

In resume :following our prophets..or messiah or god or science..are all correct…nothing is wrong..except seeing wrong results…then u should stop..and shift your perception.

It s definitly much easier and natural to say
May god bless you..
Not
May your neurotransmiters bless you 🙂

With love
Jad