Everyone of us go through life’s ups and downs.

One thing that recently got me puzzled was the fact that I was going too down and even suicidal. I’ve been observing the pattern, looking for the root cause that led me to that lifeless mood and that helped me tremendously just by recognising what it was (can’t say what it was here).

Found another reason on why I get sour and so negative; and that is the failure to receive what was promised to me. It’s not high expectations, but what clearly was promised, not even looking for more. Again, just by recognising what the root cause is, I’ve managed to become calmer and more in control. After all, promises are normally unilateral; have I managed to deliver what “I” promised to the other party? if yes, then I am allowed to be upset (or find a better solution?) if not, then I must be ahead in fulfilling my part first before any expectations.

Always ask why, stay curious, read more, you’ll find the answers, you’ll find the peace you were looking for 🙂

Seeing the positive side of religions

A few years ago, I was so negative on religions and even religious people, but recently I’m seeing the positive side of it. Although of course it’s a terrible thing when abused to control over people through politics.

  • Gratitude.
  • Physical movement; e.g. in muslim prayers.
  • Fasting; discipline, self awareness, body’s self-healing mechanism. It’s a common practice among all religions.
  • Sanitation; especially after seeing so much shit in Berlin lol
  • Meditiation; we all get enough stress and anxiety in our lives.
  • Education; e.g. pray towards Mecca’s direction, and that means learning compass (stars, etc), which is astronomy, which is science, which is education.
  • Following rules in general is also part of a civilised society.
  • and the list can go on.

It all makes sense now that why these rules were in place, especially at that time. Some of them are for sure obsolete and even against democracy, but we can still benefit from other rules.

Travel tips 1

Get a powerbank, preferably at least 10000mAh and pick the most lightweight one; there are many with similar pricing for surprising different weights.

Going cold places? invest in fleece jackets; they are lightweight, keep you warm, dry fast and can also be found other than polyester if you’re sensitive to it. Having a sporty neck scarf and a set of fingerless gloves is a smart way of reducing heat loss.

Another smart choice is to buy a fleece towel; similarly it dries quickly, it’s very lightweight and takes little space.

Can’t sleep on the airplane? definitely get an eye mask. Also a noise cancelling headset could dramatically improve the flight experience! otherwise a pair of ear plugs would help too.