Seven steps for overcoming ego’s hold on you
1. Stop being offended
2. Let go of your need to win
3. Let go of your need to be right
4. Let go of your need to be superior
5. Let go of your need to have more
6. Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements
7. Let go of your reputation
Ego is the source of a lot of conflict and dissension because it pushes you in the direction of making other people wrong.
The Journeys of Ibn Battuta
Graffiti at Tehran: “share my loneliness with me”. The phrase also looks strange in Persian.
Even if the whole world were gripped by sadness; he would not be sad who holds love firm in hand. And if love makes him dance, even a little, there are worlds and worlds within that little land - Rumi Man az in donya chi mikhaam , 2 ta sandalie chubi…
Iranian archer Shiva Mafakheri aims at a target during horseback archery competitions, in Tehran, on May 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). Converted to black and white and contrast adjusted by me.
Ashura in Tehran.
"In the fire of its yearning, my heart keeps up its cries,
hoping that a welcoming call will come to it
from the direction of union.
My heart is Husayn and separation Yazid-
my heart has been martyred two hundred times
in the desert of torment and affliction (karb-o-bala)…”
-Jalal al-Din Rumi, Kulliyyat-i Shams, ghazal no. 230, trans. W. Chittick “Rumi’s View of the Imam Husayn.”
Muharram - Toronto 2013.
The Map of Love
lmao is that an anonymous mask on his head
Lol of course it is :P
Nah but for reals, it’s a pic from the million mask march in London.
It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…
For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.
yo I saw this post going around a few days ago without this excellent commentary and it made me want to vomit in my mouth because all the responders were like “lol okay white guy” or “look at this cis dude talk about struggle” and THAT FUCKING COMMENTARY IS ON POINT IS WHAT I’M GETTING AT
1960s culinary map of Iran