Temmuz, 2017 için arşiv

The Starfish Story: One step towards changing the world ★ — Deniz Yıldızının Hikayesi: Dünyayı değiştirmeye doğru bir adım. ★

Posted in SEMRA'NIN DÜNYASI & SEMRA'S WORLD !, The articles in English & stories with tags , , , , on 31/07/2017 by Semra Polat

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said,

“It made a difference for that one.”

― Loren Eiseley

Bir zamanlar yazılarını yazmak üzere okyanus sahiline giden aydın bir adam varmış. Çalışmaya başlamadan önce sahilde bir yürüyüş yaparmış.

Bir gün sahilde yürürken plaja doğru baktığında, dans eder gibi hareketler yapan bir insan silüeti görmüş… Başlayan güne danseden biri olabileceğini düşünerek gülümsemiş ve ona yetişebilmek için adımlarını hızlandırmış. Yaklaştıkça bunun genç bir adam olduğunu ve dans etmediğini görmüş. Birkaç adım koşuyor, yerden bir şey alıyor ve okyanusa fırlatıyormuş. Biraz daha yaklaşınca seslenmiş…

-Günaydın ne yapıyorsun böyle?
Genç Adam durmuş, başını kaldırmış ve cevap vermiş…
– Okyanusa deniz yıldızı atıyorum!

“Sanırım şöyle sormalıydım” demiş Bilge Adam…
-Neden okyanusa deniz yıldızı atıyorsun?

-Güneş çoktan yükseldi ve sular çekiliyor. Eğer onları suya atmazsam ölecekler!

– Ama delikanlı, görmüyor musun ki kilometrelerce sahil var ve baştan aşağı deniz yıldızlarıyla dolu. Hiçbir şey farketmez…

Genç Adam kibarca dinlemiş, eğilerek yerden bir deniz yıldızı daha almış ve dalgalanan denize doğru fırlatmış…

-Bunun için farketti işte!

― Loren Eiseley


I have learnt that….Öğrendim ki….

Posted in The articles in English & stories, İSTANBUL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 26/07/2017 by Semra Polat

By changing our thinking,
We change our beliefs;

When we change our beliefs,
We change our expectations;

When we change our expectations,
We change our attitude;

When we change our attitude,
We change our behavior;

When we change our behavior,
We change our performance;

When we change our performance,
We change our life;

Life is like a book of three pages — first page is ‘birth’, last page is ‘death’, center page is ’empty’, it is up to us how we fill our page.

Hayat üç sayfalık bir kitap gibidir — ilk sayfa ‘doğum’, son sayfa ‘ölüm’ dür. Orta sayfa ‘boş’, sayfamızı nasıl doldurduğumuz bize bağlı.

Ten Rules For Being Human & İnsan olmanın On Kuralı & by Cherie Carter-Scott

Posted in AŞK, DÜŞÜNDÜM, SEMRA'NIN DÜNYASI & SEMRA'S WORLD !, The articles in English & stories with tags , , , , on 14/07/2017 by Semra Polat

Rule One:
You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth.

Rule Two:
You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called ‘life.’ Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.

Rule Three:
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work.

Rule Four:
A lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons will be repeated to you in various forms until you have learned them. When you have learned them, you can then go on to the next lesson.

Rule Five:
Learning does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

Rule Six:
‘There’ is no better than ‘here’. When your ‘there’ has become a ‘here,’ you will simply obtain a ‘there’ that will look better to you than your present ‘here’.

Rule Seven:
Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

Rule Eight:
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you.

Rule Nine:
Your answers lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

Rule Ten:
You will forget all of this at birth. You can remember it if you want by unravelling the double helix of inner knowing.

–Cherie Carter-Scott, From “If Life is a Game, These are the Rules”

Jalaluddin Rumi’s Answers – A Must Read & Mevlana’nın Cevapları – Okumalısınız ♥ ♥ ♥

Posted in AŞK, Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, The articles in English & stories, Şiirler & poetry, İSTANBUL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/07/2017 by Semra Polat

Turkish Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi’s answer to questions asked by a disciple

What Is Poison?
Rumi – Any thing which is more than our necessity is Poison.
It may be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love,
Ambition, Hate or Anything.

What Is Fear?
Rumi – Non acceptance of Uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty,
it becomes Adventure.

What Is Envy?
Rumi – Non acceptance of Good in others.
If we accept that Good, it becomes Inspiration.

What Is Anger?
Rumi – Non acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we accept, it becomes Tolerance.

What Is Hatred?
Rumi – Non acceptance of person as he/she Is.
If we accept person unconditionally, it becomes LOVE.

Mevlana bir öğrencisinin sorduğu soruları şöyle yanıtlar:

Zehir nedir?
Mevlana – İhtiyacımızdan fazla olan her şey zehirdir;
Bu güç, zenginlik, açlık, ego, aç gözlülük, tembellik,
Hırs, nefret ya da herhangi bir şey olabilir.

Korku nedir?
Mevlana – Belirsizliğin kabul edilmemesidir.
Belirsizliği kabul edersek, serüven olur.

Haset nedir?
Mevlana – Başkalarının içindeki iyiyi kabul etmemektir.
Bu iyiyi kabul edersek, ilham olur.

Öfke nedir?
Mevlana – ‘Kontrolümüz dışındaki şeyleri kabul etmemektir.
Kabul edersek, hoşgörü olur.

Nefret nedir?
Mevlana – Bir insanı olduğu gibi kabul etmemektir.
Bir insanı koşulsuz olduğu gibi kabul edersek, AŞK olur.

A real beautiful story…. Gerçek güzel bir hikaye…..

Posted in Allah (Jalla Jalaluhu), SEMRA'NIN DÜNYASI & SEMRA'S WORLD !, The articles in English & stories, Şiirler & poetry, İNŞİRAH with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/07/2017 by Semra Polat


A man married a very beautiful girl and he loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease. And slowly she started to lose her beauty. It so happened that one day her husband left for a tour. While returning he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However their married life continued as usual. But as days passed she lost her beauty gradually. Blind husband did not know this and there was not any difference in their married life. He continued to love her and she also loved him very much.

One day she died. Her death brought him great sorrow. He finished all her last rites and wanted to leave that town.
A man from behind called him and said, now how will you be able to walk all alone? All these days your wife used to help you.
He replied, I am not blind. I was acting, because if she knew l could see her ugliness it would have pained her more than her disease. So I pretended to be blind. She was a very good wife. I only wanted to keep her happy.


– Some times it is good for us to act blind and ignore one another’s short comings, in order to be happy.

No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. That is the spirit of FORGIVENESS.

Even though the eyes don’t see each other, they see things together, blink simultaneously and cry together. That’s UNITY.

May Allah grant us all the spirit of forgiveness, unity and togetherness.

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