Rebirth

I have been reading a lot about values lately. I wanted to better understand what they exactly are, how they are formed and what they do to us. Ultimately, I wanted to see what values are important to me and how they guide me in my life. To that end, I read two different books … Continue reading Rebirth

Life Is Not a Laughing Matter

Nazim Hikmet is one my most favorite Turkish poets (the other is Orhan Veli).I can write so much about him. But I don't want to.I want his poem to fill in all the space. So few lines with so much content... Life is not a laughing matter you must live with great seriousnesslike a squirrel, … Continue reading Life Is Not a Laughing Matter

Ralph Waldo Emerson on Success

I stumbled over this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson today. He is a 19th cc. US American thinker, literate and poet. He belongs to the school of transcendentalists as I read. So, he belonged to a generation of people, whose attempt was to define spirituality and religion that reflect  the new understandings of their era. He was involved in social reforms such … Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson on Success