Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?


   + Passenger - ۱۱:۱٢ ‎ب.ظ ; جمعه ٢٢ بهمن ۱۳٩٥

Let the beauty we love be what we do!!

1. After all these recent issues with executive order and banning to travel to US for Iranian and feeling insulted like many other people ( although with having dual nationalities and having valid 10 years USA visa and exclusion of British citizens), I had no intention to travel to US again, but interestingly, for the first time in my career, within a week , I've been invited to be the chair of oral sessions at two major leading American conferences ARVO & ADA !! Very humbled and excited ! I may go to U.S.A.... ( with main intention for shopping at Macys and Nordstrom!!!)

2. Yesterday I was working in a mobile desk at my lab in hospital with a new small PC, and guess what? I found I am much more productive with one simple small screen , rather than my office with 2 huge high-tec. screens and a fancy desk , etc. It is good to go back to basics sometimes .... And clearly small screens are easier to use ! 

It is the same thing in many aspects of life, like kitchen. All these technologies are helping us but don't help to overcome to our laziness attitude!

3. Quote of the day from our beloved Rumi:

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

4.  So amazed with the h-index of our new Dean.. He is young  with extensive research programme and many official roles  and an h-index 110 !!!!!!!!!!!!!Feeling so unproductive and stressed with lack of time for publications ... Just decided to focus and write more papers this year and indeed GRANTS ! .....

   + Passenger - ۱٠:٥٦ ‎ب.ظ ; جمعه ٢٢ بهمن ۱۳٩٥

 

رفیقم کجایی دقیقا کجایی
کجایی تو بی من، تو بی من کجایی ....
به یاد آتش نشانان فاجعه ساختمان پلاسکو. خداوند همه این دلاوران رو که جان خود رو برای حفظ امنیت هموطنان باختند قرین آرامش کنه ... درود بر شرف و جسارتشان !!

   + Passenger - ٩:۳٢ ‎ب.ظ ; جمعه ۱ بهمن ۱۳٩٥

 

بدون هیچ نوشتنی آمارگیر صفحه وب بلاگم نشون میده که روزی 200-300 نفر از این صفحه بازدید میکنند و لیست کلمات جستجوشده هم نشون میده که این وب بلاگ بیشتر تبدیل به یک مرکز جستجوی شعر و اصطلاح ادبی شده.    ولی بجز هر از گاهی تذکری از خوانندگان که مثلا چرا اسم شاعر متن رو ننوشتی ! دریغ از حتی یک نظر و ّیام.   شاید هم خودم تنها طرفدار این صفحه خاک گرفته هست .. .. البته قابل به ذکر هست  من خودم هم تقریبا برای هیچ کس نظری نمینویسم و البته در یکی دو سال اخیر به ندرت فرصت میکنم وب بلاگ بخونم - ولی دوستای خیلی خوبی هم از طریق وب بلاگ بیدا کردم.  ولی با رشد تلگرام و اینستاگرام و سایر شبکه های اجتماعی بیشتر نویسنده های  وب بلاگهای مورد علاقه من هم کمتر می نویسند. البته با در نظر گرفتن فرصتهای اندک و روند زندگی و مشغولیات روزمره... همیشه با خودم فکر میکنم این دوستانی که در ایستاگرام متنهای طولانی هر روز مینویسند چطوری فرصت میکنند.

من وقتی نوشتن وب بلاگ رو شروع کردم دانشجوی سال اول PhD بودم. اون زمان هم فکر میکردم خیلی کار دارم و فرصت کافی ندارم.  حالا بیش از 10 سال از اون زمان گذشته و حجم کارم بیش از 10 برابر شده شاید هم 100برابر ... این روزها فکر میکنم اون زمان چکار میکردم و اوقاتم رو چطوری میگذروندم ... از نگاه امروزم - اون روزها در یک تعطیلات دایمی بودم .... حالا ببینم 10 سال آینده چگونه به دنیای این روزهام نگاه میکنم .. .

خلاصه اینو نوشتم تا صفحه از خاک گرفتگی در بیاد و گاه و بیگاه دوباره بنویسم.  

« مقصد کجاست؟  من پرسیدم

     او گفت : راه

     مقصد همین تلاش قدمهای ماست

      گیرم به اشتباه... »

   + Passenger - ۱٢:٥٧ ‎ق.ظ ; سه‌شنبه ٢۱ دی ۱۳٩٥

 

 نترس از سفر ها که یار تو هستم 

نترس از خطر ها کنار تو هستم

نترس از زمانه که بی اعتبار است

که هر لحظه من اعتبار تو هستم 

کنار تو هستم که یار تو هستم

که بیش از خودت بی قرار تو هستم ...

 

 


 

 


 

 

  

   + Passenger - ٦:۱۳ ‎ب.ظ ; جمعه ۱٧ دی ۱۳٩٥

 

از دست عزیزان چه بگویم گله ای نیست
گر هم گله ای هست دگر حوصله ای نیست
سرگرم به خود زخم زدن در همه عمرم
هر لحظه جز این دسته مرا مشغله ای نیست
دیری است که از خانه خرابان جهانم
بر سقف فرو ریخته ام چلچله ای نیست
در حسرت دیدار تو آواره ترینم
هر چند که تا منزل تو فاصله ای نیست
بگذاشته ام از خویش ولی ازگذشتن
مرزی است که مشکل تر از آن مرحله ای نیست
سرگشته ترین کشتی دریای زمانم
می کوچم و در رهگذرم اسکله ای نیست
من سلسله جنبان دل عاشق خویشم
بر زندگی ام سایه ای از سلسله ای نیست
یخ بسته زمستان زمان در دل بهمن
رفتند عزیزان و مرا قافله ای نیست

   + Passenger - ۱:٥٧ ‎ق.ظ ; چهارشنبه ۸ دی ۱۳٩٥

 

آشوبم آرامشم تویی

   + Passenger - ۱٠:٥٤ ‎ب.ظ ; چهارشنبه ۱٢ آبان ۱۳٩٥

به از ترنج ...

 

 

گفتا من آن ترنجم، کاندر جهان نگنجم
گفتم به از ترنجی، لیکن به دست نایی


گفتا تو از کجایی، کآشفته می‌نمایی
گفتم منم غریبی، از شهر آشنایی

گفتا سر چه داری، کز سر خبر نداری
گفتم بر آستانت، دارم سر گدایی

گفتا به دلربایی، ما را چگونه بینی
گفتم چو خرمنی گل، در بزم دلربایی

گفتم که بوی زلفت، گمراه عالمم کرد
گفتا اگر بدانی، هم اوت رهبر آید

گفتم که نوش لعلت، ما را به آرزو کشت
گفتا تو بندگی کن، کو بنده‌پرور آید

   + Passenger - ٧:٠٥ ‎ب.ظ ; پنجشنبه ۱٧ تیر ۱۳٩٥

یا دل تو یا دل من

 

 

قصد جفاها نکنی ور بکنی با دل من

وا دل من وا دل من وا دل من وا دل من

قصد کنی بر تن من شاد شود دشمن من

وانگه از این خسته شود یا دل تو یا دل من

واله و شیدا دل من بی‌سر و بی‌پا دل من

وقت سحرها دل من رفته به هر جا دل من

بیخود و مجنون دل من خانه پرخون دل من

ساکن و گردان دل من فوق ثریا دل من

سوخته و لاغر تو در طلب گوهر تو

آمده و خیمه زده بر لب دریا دل من

گه چو کباب این دل من پر شده بویش به جهان

گه چو رباب این دل من کرده علالا دل من

زار و معاف است کنون غرق مصاف است کنون

بر که قاف است کنون در پی عنقا دل من

طفل دلم می نخورد شیر از این دایه شب

سینه سیه یافت مگر دایه شب را دل من

صخره موسی گر از او چشمه روان گشت چو جو

جوی روان حکمت حق صخره و خارا دل من

عیسی مریم به فلک رفت و فروماند خرش

من به زمین ماندم و شد جانب بالا دل من

بس کن کاین گفت زبان هست حجاب دل و جان

کاش نبودی ز زبان واقف و دانا دل من

 

دیوان شمس - مولوی 

بشنوید با صدای محسن چاوشی 

   + Passenger - ۱۱:٠٦ ‎ب.ظ ; چهارشنبه ۱٦ تیر ۱۳٩٥

To Let It Go....

I've been sleepless at night
'Cause I don't know how I feel
I've been waiting on you
Just to say something real

There's a light on the road
And I think you know
Morning has come
And I have to go

I don't know why, I don't know why
We need to break so hard
I don't know why we break so hard

But if we're strong enough
To let it in
We're strong enough
To let it go

Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now

If I look back to the start now
I know, I see everything true
There's still a fire in my heart, my darling
But I'm not burning for you

We started it wrong
And I think you know
We waited too long
Now I have to go

I don't know why, I don't know why
We need to break so hard
I don't know why we break so hard

But if we're strong enough
To let it in
We're strong enough
To let it go

Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now
Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now

Who says, who says?
Who says, who says?
Who says truth is beauty after all?
And who says love should break us when we fall?

But if we're strong enough
To let it in
We're strong enough
To let it go

Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now
Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now

We're strong enough
 
 
****
In Costa Coffee at Forum on a sunny July day , listening to music while working or
better say browsing the web pages from Google Scholar to Pubmed, from Iran News to UK BRexist news to US president campaigns, to latest devastated news from accross the world from ISIS, Iraq, Syria, etc., at the same time thinking about my three talks that I need to make in next few days for upcoming summer school in East Europe,  while waiting for my team mates for PCAP course to come to do our coursework.
 
*****
Abbas Kiarostami, A legend in the world of modern cinema passed away yesterday. May he rest in peace .
 ****
 
 
 
 
 

   + MT - ۱٠:۳٥ ‎ب.ظ ; سه‌شنبه ۱٥ تیر ۱۳٩٥

Fighter

I love this song from Kristina Agilera so much, especially with what I went through over the last year. At the end it just made me stronger, harder, wiser and indeed a fighter. But I don't really want to say Thank You !! 

 

So I wanna say thank you
'Cause it

Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

   + Passenger - ۸:٢٥ ‎ب.ظ ; جمعه ۱۱ تیر ۱۳٩٥

 

مرغ آمین درد آلودی است کاواره بمانده
رفته تا آنسوی این بیدادخانه
بازگشته رغبتش دیگر ز رنجوری نه سوی آب و دانه

   + MT - ۱۱:٢۱ ‎ق.ظ ; یکشنبه ۱٦ خرداد ۱۳٩٥

 

"Whenever I look back" said night
"You're there."
"Looking back is okay" said light
"But.... don't stare".

Lemn Sissay

   + Passenger - ٧:۱۸ ‎ب.ظ ; چهارشنبه ٢٩ اردیبهشت ۱۳٩٥

A crazy conversation with my inner voice !

I wrote a few minutes ago the following: “My Career Goal: To employ specifically two people: one academic writer with background in journalism and one biostatistian (just for myself!) alongside of the team of students and researchers; in a great lab which is coming to reality… “Then this came to my mind; an inner voice: Hey, Mitra, These are not goals. These are vehicles to aid you to reach your destination!

Then what is your goal? I replied: Ok, from academic metric point of view, I want to be a Professor in couple of years and double my h-index in 5 years and run several projects! Again the person in my head said: Ok, Mitra... These are better ideas and you can call them at least goal... But do you want to limit yourself to these? Of course NOT, you can do better! … Then, you need to think bigger and aim for higher!

I said to my inside person, OK, you are right!

I want to have a great team. I still definitely will employ an academic writer in next 2 years and I would love to dream of an academic miracle and have an h-index of 40 in 3 years! Then so what? What’s wrong with me?

I know I need to think bigger and aim for higher, but this is for now! OK, ... I shouted at my inner voice! And continued: Listen:  And at the end, what I want? I want a peaceful and happy life for myself and my family. I want to be able to be in a position to help others … I want to do something to bring the benefit to the science and society …  These are the things that counts in our short Life! …The truth is we don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed and we should to be grateful for each moment. 

I like this quote from Buddha to finish with : “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” And that’s it. I need to learn to control my own mind!

 

   + Passenger - ٥:٢۳ ‎ق.ظ ; شنبه ٢٥ اردیبهشت ۱۳٩٥

"Let It Go"


The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I'm the queen.

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I tried!

Don't let them in, don't let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know
Well, now they know!

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door!

I don't care
What they're going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!

It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all!

It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me I'm free!

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You'll never see me cry!

Here I stand
And here I'll stay
Let the storm rage on!

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back,
The past is in the past!

Let it go, let it go
And I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone!

Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!

   + Passenger - ۱٠:٢٠ ‎ب.ظ ; سه‌شنبه ۱٤ اردیبهشت ۱۳٩٥

 

آن لقمه که در دهان نگنجد به طلب

وان علم که در نشان نگنجد به طلب

Doing as others told me,I was blind.
Coming when others called me,I was lost.
Then i left everyone,myself as well.
Then i found everyone,myself as well.
~Rumi

   + Passenger - ٧:٤٩ ‎ب.ظ ; چهارشنبه ۱ اردیبهشت ۱۳٩٥

What I leaned in life

Paulo Coelho

"What I leaned in life:

That no matter how good a person is,
sometimes they can hurt you & because of this we must forgive.

It takes years to build trust and only seconds to destroy it ..

We don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change..

The circumstances and the environment influence on our lives,
but we are the one who responsible for ourselves..

That you have to control your acts or they will control you..

That patience requires much practice.. that there are people who love us,
but simply don’t know how to show it..

That sometimes the person you think will hurt you and make you fall..
Is instead one of the few who will help you to get up..

You should never tell a child that dreams are fake, it would be a tragedy if they knew..

It’s not always enough to be forgiven by someone,
in most cases you have to forgive yourself first..

That no matter in how many pieces your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop to fix it ..

May be God wants us to meet all the wrong people first before meeting the right one..
So when we finally meet the right one we are grateful for that gift ..

When the door of happiness closes, another door opens..
but often we look so long at the closed one.. we don’t see what was open for us ..

It’s true we don’t know what we have until we find it, but its also true,we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives..

It only takes a minute to offend someone, an hour to like someone,
a day to love someone, but it takes a life time to forget someone.

Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better,
find what makes your heart smile..

The best future is based on the forgotten past.."

 

Avoid those who believe they are stronger than you, because they are actually concealing their own fragility.

Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable, because they have confidence in themselves and know that, at some point in our lives, we all stumble; they do not interpret this as a sign of weakness, but of humanity.

Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.

Stay close to those who are interested in opening only one important door: the door to your heart. They will never invade your soul without your consent or shoot a deadly arrow through that open door.

Friendship is like a river; it flows around rocks, adapts itself to valleys and mountains, occasionally turns into a pool until the hollow in the ground is full and it can continue on its way.

Just as the river never forgets that it’s goal is the sea, so friendship never forgets that its only reason for existing is to love other people

(taken from "Manuscript found in Accra")


   + Passenger - ٩:٥۳ ‎ب.ظ ; دوشنبه ۳٠ فروردین ۱۳٩٥

Engage in a conversation with my heart

My horoscope today:

Remarkable:

"Taking care of yourself is not just about eating the right food and getting enough exercise, Mitra, it also has to do with taking care of your emotions as well. If your mind is always buzzing around like a bumblebee, there is little time to stop and reflect on your feelings. Engage in a conversation with your heart and ask for guidance from a higher power to guide you where you need to go. Answers are not always rational and they certainly will not always be as blatant as you might like."

   + Passenger - ٦:۳٤ ‎ب.ظ ; سه‌شنبه ٢٥ اسفند ۱۳٩٤

 

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you? 
Why are you beset with gloom? 
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken? 
Bowed head and lowered eyes? 
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you? 
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you? 
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs? 

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise. 

   + Passenger - ۱٢:٠٧ ‎ق.ظ ; شنبه ۱٥ اسفند ۱۳٩٤

 

There's a dream, I feel
So rare, so real.
All the world in union
The world as one.

Gathering together
One mind, one heart.
Every creed, every colour
Once joined, never apart.

Searching for the best in me
I will find what I can be.
If I win, lose or draw
It's a victory for all.

It's the world in union
The world as one.
As we climb to reach our destiny
A new age has begun.

We may face high mountains,
Must cross rough seas.
We must take our place in history
And live with dignity.

Just to be the best I can
That's the goal for every man.
If I win, lose or draw
It's a victory for all.

It's the world in union
The world as one.
As we climb to reach our destiny
A new age has begun.

It's the world,
The world in union
A new age has begun.

   + Passenger - ۳:۳۱ ‎ق.ظ ; یکشنبه ٢ اسفند ۱۳٩٤
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