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the only truth I know is my own experience

Today is my birthday and I want to thank… August 26, 2011

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Today is my birthday (again! :)) and I wish to express my gratitude to God and to all my dearest family, friends and of course blog readers for the amazing amount of blessings (both spiritual and material) I receive in my life.

Last year the biggest gift I have received was the birth of my daughter… The new year promises even more joy to see her growing, along with other wonders of life I am blessed with.

My fantastic friends, I love you so much! My dearest readers, thank you for staying with me!

The life is just so good and I am so grateful for being able to enjoy its fulfillment!



Are you a greateful person? August 23, 2011

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“Are you grateful?”  – this is a good question to ask oneself.

I belive that gratefulness (towards God and people) is one fo the basic qualities of human beings. The appreciation itself and its expression as such are crucial as far as our spiritual and social life are concerned.

In that respect I am every time surprised how ungrateful otherwise nice people can be! Especially in the world of work, where people are not supposed to be friends, these things are much more sensible.

When you help people to get a good job, you train them and support their career – suddenly they turn they back for something apparently better, often without every saying thank you. This is not only my experience, but I heard that many times from various employers. This looks quite unfair to me. Why is it so that employees are not able to see all that good that has been done to them and take everything for granted? Is that lack of upbringing? Of ethics? Of understanding? (more…)


Tell me there is no past life August 20, 2011

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I do believe in reincarnation because…it is so obvious to me. As I have pointed it out severl times earlier, the fact that people have different levels of mastery of life/talents/skills regardless their background or age, seems to be a clear indication of some past life experiences to me.

Here is the illustration of that: a 3-year-old Indian kid is playing tabla and dholak at amazing mastery level – when you watch him you can see that his hands move in way as if he has been playing so for ages. Watch it:

This is a child prodigy, no doubt. But this is a kind of a prodigy which shows some “skilled” experience, not something which is freshly learned in this very short life! (more…)


How to meditate: a greate piece of advice and a terrific experience August 15, 2011

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This is an amazing story I have got from a friend who is practising Sahaja meditation. However the coolest thing about it is that this meditation technique can be applied apart from any spiritual practice, for it works perfectly FOR EVERYONE, especially for those who find it difficult to meditate. There is no strain about it, no concentration is needed and yet it gives you the perfect effect of thoughtless awareness/mental silence, the true goal of any meditation…

Here is the story: Please read, try it out and share your experiences!

“I had a pretty interesting experience last year I’d like to share. Back in 1996 I was lucky enough to travel to Hong Kong with Shri Mataji and one morning when all the yogis were out, she called me in and said, ‘I’ll teach you how to meditate.’ I was quite excited by this…face to face with my Guru, learning the art of silence directly from her.

‘Just watch your thoughts’, she said. To watch them, she added, your attention peels away from the thought process and the two waves (the thought wave and the attention wave) hit each other and cancel out (reverse oscillation she called it).

Then the vilambha state begins. She said that you can do this anytime…driving your car, washing the dishes and you can be in total detached silence.

… It worked amazingly well. I was able to hold the thoughtless state for as long as I liked.

Now, cut to last year and I was going through a tough time at work. I really lost my cool a lot and was as undetached as you can get (sorry to say). The crunch came when my boss, a hard living, heavy drinking, chain smoking English guy told me to be detached! (more…)


Meditation goes Lebanon! – please support a cool project August 13, 2011

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A decade ago a word mediation was only familiar to some interested people. Today in the West mediation is becoming a mainstream. In the Middle East mediation as such was mainly introduced by Sufis and they has been always in minority.

Some friends of mine have taken a great initiative to tour Lebanon and spread the meditation experience there. Please read the message below und suport if you like the idea! Thanks 🙂


In September of 2011 a group of 30 young people from over 5 countries are going to visit the country of Lebanon to conduct a three week long cultural and meditation tour. This group of youth acts on behalf of our independent non-governmental youth-led organization called Meditate to Regenerate. The organization is aimed at facilitating the teaching of meditation across the globe in order to aid the world-wide effort achieve of the UN Millenium Goals.

Our organization focuses specifically on the following goals:
Universal Primary Education
Improved Maternal Health
Reducing Child Mortality Rates
A Global Partnership Towards Development

Meditate to Regenerate carries out activities to enable people live healthier lives both physically and emotionally, to reduce stress and eliminate anger, all by using simple but powerful meditation techniques.

Meditate to Regenerate promotes cultural integration, tolerance and peace regardless of belonging to any religion, race or sex. This organization embodies all the principles it promotes and works to unite people from different countries across the globe in their efforts to make the world better. (more…)


Friendship test: a friend in need is a friend indeed? August 5, 2011

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Have you ever thought why a common idea of a good friend is as of a one who helps in need? Although it seems to be so common in many cultures (similar proverbs in various languages), I believe it is not what actually characterises a good friend.

My life experience shows that there are lots of people who are eager to help when one needs. Thanks God, most of human beings have a kind and good nature, otherwise this world would never survive. I am sure if you will analyze your experiences you will also find out that in many cases you have been helped not by your friends, but by people whom you hardly know or even by strangers. It turnes out that the help in need is not the one which we can only get from real friends.

Once when I was younger and thinking of getting married I was wondering what would be the most important thing for me in my husband. And I realized that the joy-sharing would be crucial, above all good qualities and habits. Imagine, you are enjoying something and the person next to you has no clue about how you feel. When the other does not share your joy, what’s the point in such a relationship?

The same works for a friendship, I believe. I true friend is the one with whom I can share all the joys of my life and I know he/she will not be jealous, will be able happy fro me and enjoy with me.

Now ask yourself how many people do you know with whom you can share your joy? I guess not that many. And all that people are your real friends, right? 🙂

I might be mistaking in that theory, but I guess it works for all people. What do you think?

LOVE, axinia


The law of History August 1, 2011

Filed under: thoughts — axinia @ 7:13 am

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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won.

There have been tyrants, and murders, and for a long time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.

Think of it — always.”

 Mahatma Gandhi


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