Monthly Archives: August 2011

Choo-choo Train

Kid's train

Image by kevindooley via Flickr

She drives a choo-choo train. Everyday with a big smile on her face. She wears a red scarf on her uniform. Her choo-choo train is small and happy. It runs all everyday from day to night and brings fun to those who ride it.

The train reminds me of when I was a little child, which is strange, because I never rode a train as a child. I like to think its a happy time, to be in the choo-choo train with her big smile. I love the uniform she wears. She certainly is the best train driver out there.

Sehr Malik

Feelers

Insects have feelers. Not all of them, but the ones we frequently encounter have them. They look like a set of hair like appendages that extend long out of the insect’s head and assist it to feel about for food and stimuli. That is how they feel. Butterflies have them too. They are called antennas or feelers and actually help butterflies in figuring out what flowers they need to be getting nectar from, what the nectar is like, and how much of it is there.


It is quite amazing.

I wonder why we humans don’t have just a set of feelers, or something similar that would assist us in going about our important business, like eating and feeling for danger. The nervous system serves the purpose of us feeling stimulus, both outside and inside of the body, and they are eventually responsible for the feeling of emotions.

But where are emotions actually felt? In the heart? The brain? Or maybe the spirit? Everywhere? Emotions are important, I understand. But often too much of the negative ones cause harm to the mind and body, instead of helping it. It is important to learn how to distinguish between healthy necessary emotions, and unhealthy ones, so that the mind and body can be protected.

Emotions are vital to humans because we are far more complex than other species. We use our emotions to guide ourselves through life, and make decisions based on them. It’s all good, but a line must still be drawn, and we must try to guide our emotions so that they stay somewhat positive. Nothing negative can happen if one keeps emotions positive. Although we can not entirely control emotions, we can figure out a way to cleanse ourselves of excess negativity. The key is to reinforce positive thoughts and steer clear of negative ones. It takes practice, but once it is done consciously on a regular basis, it leads to positive emotions. The mind and body benefit from positive emotions.

I know it can at first seem as if we have no control over our feelings. Since they are everywhere inside us, or the effects can be felt everywhere. This does not have to be a bad thing. The only time this is a bad thing is when the emotions generated are negative, and they lead to disease in the mind and body. The opposite, on the other hand, can cause much good to the mind and body. People have been known to rid themselves of mental and physical disease by cultivating positive emotions and feeling good overall. The body actually becomes stronger, and literally fights off and resists disease.

Bibi

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Kirby

Kirby is a magical zebra who lives in my room. He has beautiful stripes: purple and any other color, depending on my mood. Sometimes the stripes are purple and pink, other times they are purple and yellow or purple and blue. They turn dark green and purple when I am thinking really hard. When I meditate, the stripes are purple and white.

Kirby loves me like he loves his purple stripes because they never change and are always on his skin. He says his other stripes that change are loved too, as long as he knows I am the reason they change.

I love Kirby.

♥ Bibi

Why I’ll say ‘no’ if I’m offered a lifetime of invisibility

Invisibility is probably not as easy as you’d think. It could be fun to a certain extent, yes. But would it really be fun to live as an invisible person for long? I was reading a fictional book about an invisible man, and before I was through parts of the book describing the difficulties of being an invisible person, I’d made up my mind about what a bad deal invisibility really is.

My reasons were simple, things that the invisible guy in the book had not thought of before he converted himself. But really, why would invisibility be awesome? You would have to steal each time you’d need something. Snatching things that do not belong to you, without people’s knowledge or permission. Basic things like wanting to sleep or have a meal. I don’t think I’d live at home anymore, since to the world I no longer exist (in the visible world). That means I am out in the streets until I find myself a deserted home or lodging that I could sneak in to, that would also happen to have all the luxuries I was used to before I became invisible? Would that be possible? Perhaps not entirely. It would need to be in a deserted place of course, because I’d freak people out and invite questions and investigations about strange happenings in the house I’d pick to live in, with no visible reason to explain the activities. If I chose living in a regular home, in a regular neighborhood, life would be difficult if not impossible for an invisible me.

Now how would I eat? Where would I get my stuff? I’d steal? Some would say that’s the whole point of invisibility, that you wont have to be accountable of your actions anymore. But I disagree. You are always accountable for your actions. And the motivation of becoming invisible to be able to enjoy things without having to pay for them is not pure. Things are never as simple for an invisible person, as they may seem to a normal (visible) human being. Grabbing things that do not belong to me to eat would be problematic and dangerous, since my invisibility will only make me invisible, not the food. I’d still have to be very secretive and cautious. I would need to time my theft so that the food is not seen flying away. That does not sound like fun at all, and for someone who has no experience stealing normally, it can be very scary and nerve-racking, despite being invisible. I would feel bad for tricking people and taking away things that are not mine.

Invisible life would mean that I would have to be guilty of many crimes. It would be hard on my conscience. I would be creating much negative energy around me by doing wrong. Bad karma would be created, and I’d learn very quickly that bad things will still happen to me when I am in the wrong. The laws of the universe would still apply to me, regardless of my invisibility.

Being careful not to wrong people, I’d still be living a challenging life. I would learn not to take people for granted. It is so much easier to navigate yourself through this life when you can be seen and people are not afraid of hearing you speak, because they can actually see you when you speak.

I could do some fun things, like get on planes (again I’d be stealing a flight) but for whatever reason that doesn’t hurt my conscience as bad as it would if I were stealing people’s money or food.

Yes, I could fly to other countries and see the world. But then again, how would I survive my travels without stealing food and breaking in to rooms with comfortable beds to sleep in, and bathrooms with running water? I’d still be human with human needs. I just wont be seen, and I’d try not to be heard too, in fear of scaring people.

So far this doesn’t sound appealing enough to me to want to be invisible for long. Maybe a few hours a day? It would take care of my need of not being disturbed when I just want to be. But anymore than a few hours would mean unwanted trouble, for everyone, especially me. Although I like to be left alone, and invisibility would certainly bring that to me, at least I don’t currently have to be careful of not being heard, or worried that the effects of my living will be seen.

But if I had to be invisible for an entire lifetime, I know it would be no less than a curse. I would miss connecting with the people of this world, and I’d hate not being able to be honest. Because invisibility would mean I would need to get by without being honest.

Also, I’d have to be naked. ALL the time. I don’t think I could get used to that.

Bibi

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Life

Wish Tree

Wishes can come true. If they are expressed often we have the ability to not only wish, but make happen the things we desire. I had so many wishes that I wanted to express in a fun way, so I decided to draw a ‘wish tree’.

Wish Tree

I drew a tree and ‘tied’ all of my wishes to its branches. One by one, I thought out my wishes, and wrote them down on little ‘pieces of paper’ and ‘tied’ them on to the tree I made. I add wishes to the tree as I think of them, or I draw them out on separate pieces of paper. The important thing is that I am finding a way to put my dreams in concrete form. This is the most important step in the realization of any dream.

Bibi

Happy

Make me happy like a piece of dark chocolate.
Fly away with me on my very own cloud.
Be with me, everyday.

Sleep under the thick green.
Dream sweet dreams,
Wake up to butterflies flitting about your head.
The chocolate makes you sweet,
The butterflies think you’re food.