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Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Be patient towards it all
that is unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions,
that are similar to locked rooms
and to books written in a foreign language.
Don’t look for answers now
because you wouldn’t be able to live with them.
And the point is to live everything.
Living the questions now.
Maybe it will be given to you, without you noticing,
of living to the far day
in which you will get the answer.

(Rainer Maria Rilke)

Artwork by Charley Harper

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Lovely poem by a 13-year old

“Life can be a competition.
You either win or lose,
the winning game is not for everybody,
neither is the losing game. Progress or remain stagnant. Suicide is a weakness.
The villain to life.
There are more goals to achieve in the future.
It’s all up to you!
Ruth
[Special thanks to Aziz Gattoufi for sharing his student’s poem]
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You…. (fr Shante to Aziz Gattoufi)

You…..

Inspire me
Test me
Challenge me

Wake me up
From my domain
I sleep far too long
I was lost in the maze

You….

Knock me up
With words and languages
Untold, with your eyes & soul
Creativity in my soul

When you speak
Sharp like a knife
Soft like a breeze
Sweet like honey

Your smile
Heal the pain
Stop the rain
Makes the day brighter than the sun 
Calmness entwined with peace as one

Your heart
Full of love
Flows & gushing like a river of no return
Full of emphaty
Feel the pain of others, immersing init and heal it throughout the years

Your soul
Is searching 
For the one
The eyes of the heart
Feeling peace, embrace with the power of love

You….
A wanderer
An explorer
A loving soul
A giver & taker
With a midas touch
With a speck of dust
Makes the world a better place

Fr Shante to AG
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Quote of the day – Aziz Gattoufi

“When you know and nobody else need to know
When both of you know you both know
There is no need for anyone else to know
When you don’t know
And you know
No need to ask questions
When you don’t know and you don’t know
that’s bliss. –
Aziz Gattoufi [22.1.21]
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Quote of the day – Aziz Gattoufi

‘’Bring your past and forgive him’’ 
Bring your past and forgive him
Forgive his sins
Forgive his nonsense 
Forgive his arrogance 
Forgive his innocence 
His eyes rolling please for him
Forgive his curiosity 
His kindness
Forgive him for loving so much 
Hating so much
For talking so much
For being wise
For giving advice
For lying
For procrastinating 
For getting high
For not praying
For all the possibilities of ex’s
But also, the possibilities of sexes
For breaking your heart
For being jealous
For being formal
For being offensive 
For being defensive
For surrounding myself with wall of fame wall of china and strategy of the art of war
Forgive him for his messiness his natural chaos 
Forgive him for his vanity but also for his help and aid to people around him
Forgive him to be poisonous
Forgive him to be a blessing 
Forgive him for being a curse
Forgive him for not listening 
Forgive him for listening
Forgive him for being too clear
Forgive him for being an asshole
Forgive him for cheating
Forgive him for being loyal
Forgive him for you 
Forgive him for me
So please bring your past and forgive him 
Let him grow 
And let the EGO hurt no more!
Please let the ego hurt no more
Please let the ego hurt no more
Please let the ego hurt no more

Aziz Gattoufi

Aziz Gattoufi, a dear friend and a beautiful soul with many talents! [https://www.facebook.com/GattoufiArt]

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Poem by Aziz Gattoufi

A beautiful painting by my dear friend, Aziz Gattoufi

Face the fact

No need to react

Create stress out of air

A nice way to recycle your dilemma

Somehow

Somewhere

Those are the guidelines

For a life you didn’t choose

For a life full of surprises

Happiness will be on the way

Searching for a harbour that doesn’t exist

A boat searching for its own sea

He realised he was on the mountain

And the fantasy to meet his loved mermaid was merely a dream

Now he came back to reality to face the dragon

You are expected

You are suspected

Until you are suspended,

Until you are accepted in the realm

Of total happiness

Of my illusion

The moment I talk to you

The moment I commit

The moment vanished into a galaxy of thoughts and intuitions

See you when I don’t see you

Seal it.”

Aziz Gattoufi [17.11.20]