As you start to walk on the way the way appears

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A Story about value

A Story about value

A professor at the university wrote a big “1” on the blackboard. Then he turned to his students and said, “Look, this means ‘personality’, a ‘character’. It is the most valuable thing you have in life.” Then he put a “0” on the right of the “1”. “This means ‘success’. What makes ‘1’ a ‘10’ is by having ‘success’ by its side.” He added another “0” to the right of the “10” and showed the students the number “100” and said, “This means ‘experience’.” Another “0” was added next to the number “100” making the number “1000” and he told the students it meant “talent”. Then the professor spoke of discipline, conscience, and tolerance as he added more zeros to the right of the numbers on the blackboard. “An infinite amount of zeros can be added.” he said. “It is your choice.”

He emphasized how the zeros enriched the “character”. Then he did something unexpected. Going back to the starting point, he erased the first number of “1” and said to his students, “If you don’t have a character, all you would get is zeros. And no matter how many zeros you get, without a number in front of them, they would never be a number bigger than zero. Those who do not have a personality or a character, no matter how talented and knowledgeable they are, all they will have is a huge pile of zeroes.

This philosophy played a huge role in my life. I have seen knowledgeable, talented, and successful people that have no personality. The people who have a unique personality really add value to themselves. Even if they are not as successful as others, their great personality is their strongest advantage.

(from Hakan Mengüç // No Encounter is By Chance)

Best Sufi Quotes by Rumi

Your task is not to seek for love, but mereley to seek and find all the barriers within yoursalf that you have built against it.

sufi qoutes hakan menguc

Stop acting so small. Your are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Yesterday i was clever, so i wanted to change the world. Today i am wise, so i am changing myself.

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl throuhg life?

Why should i be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

I know your are tired but come, this is the way.

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

When the world pushes you to your knees, you are in the perfect position to pray.

I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.

As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

Forget safety, live where you fear to live.

Silence is the language of god,  all else is poor translation.