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Don’t Bury the Light

Legendary Pink Floyd – The Wall, “Hey You”

Hey you

Out there in the cold

Getting lonely, getting old

Can you feel me?

Hey you

Standing in the aisles

With itchy feet and fading smiles

Can you feel me?

Hey you

Don’t help them to bury the light

Don’t give in without a fight


This morning, I heard the voice again, not the voice of the mind, the other one, that comes from deep within..This is the voice that talked to me a few months ago and told me a confession that appeared to be true today..This voice is incredibly authentic when it starts talking and it is also filled with love and honesty. I can sense its transparency..What is weird about it is that, unlike the voice of the mind, it doesn’t need external justifications or analysis, it just says what it knows. I tried to corner it to know the source of its knowledge, it didn’t seem to be bothered by my question though! and it answered simply and truthfully: I just know…What a great confidence and groundedness this voice had! When my imaginative mind tried to give it a face or a shape, it appeared to be like an old Indian guru sitting comfortably in his meditative reflective position with a big fat smile on his face…

Back to what it told me today, it hit me with a simple but powerful reality: What if all the struggle you have been through is part of your learning process? What if it’s exactly what you need to go through to eventually get what you are aspiring for? What if all these hardships are nothing but the door steps to your dreams?

Normally this crap wouldn’t make sense..but it did! yes it did, it made perfect sense and presented the KEY to the persecutor “me” that was heavily active throwing me accusations and judging me all the time..This naive but wordly-wise, simple but complex insinuation revealed the big picture to me…the picture that I was trying to figure out lost between its many small pieces.

Then What?

Simply this small self-revelation is inviting me to accept what is, embrace it, and always look beyond…

Egypt’s voice of Freedom

What happened in Egypt, words will fail to describe it..During 18 consecutive days I lived a dream, a surreal dream..

I realized many things about myself and about human beings in general. I opened my eyes and have come to understand many of the values and principles we were taught, we once read about, and never experienced them the way we did in the past 18 days..

1- When you believe in something with passion, you will achieve it

2- While pursuing your goals, challenges rise and getting to where you want might seem complicated, tough, and even impossible…but eventually keeping faith in your dreams lead you there no matter what happens during the journey

3- In the journey of dreams’ pursuit, some might object you, suspect in your abilities, voices of rejection might get loud…again keep faith in God, and then in yourself and u will achieve those dreams

4- When confusion prevails, listen to the voice of your heart

5- We are all alike; we are all similar, having the same desires of freedom and happiness

6- Acceptance. Accepting our differences just like our similarities

7- Judgment. Who are we to judge each other? If you don’t like to be judged then don’t judge your brother

8- More Listening, less Talking

9- Less Talking (especially the type of talks where accusations and condemnations are being thrown to each other), More ACTION: translate your beliefs and values into actions. And these actions don’t have to be HUGE, just simple and little actions…

10- Patriotism is a word I never experienced its real meaning. Now I know, and realize what I have been missing

11- Belonging to a greater cause than yourself adds a deep meaning to your life

12-In the deepest part of our souls, we all believe we must add value, help each other and make a difference

13- Patience. When you are trying to reach something and nothing is happening yet, it doesn’t necessarily mean that nothing is happening. Actually something unseen is happening, and all you need is just a little patience

14- Forgiveness. Forgive those who considered you as a sinner, a failure, or a stubborn risk taker. They will admire your courage one day and will respect u eventually

15- Never disrespect or underestimate the power of change. We can all change if we want to, if we want it enough

16- Change can look frightening but it is also liberating and empowering

17- Self Deception is worse than the deception of others

18- It all starts small and ends big. And what we call an end is another small beginning of something’s big end

19- Do what you believe in, heart and soul, and you will see the results one day

And I believe words r still unable to express the real value of all these lessons…Thank you Egypt for waking me up, Thank you for loving me, Thank you for believing..