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Inhibitions, and How They Affect Free Flow. Happy Birthday, Lantern Carrier. By Artin Selimi

Updated on February 10, 2016
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

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To truly believe that one is open-minded, one must open their mind to scepticism, to believe that there is no such thing as objective truth; one must see that that statement in itself, is attempting to convey an objective truth.

Among these statements and contradictions, I sometimes find it difficult to convey, what I truly feel when writing poetry. The words are all there, like children on the top of a waterslide, pushing and shoving, barely being able to slide down the slope of ink, splashing into the pool of ideas, and then dried off by towels of paper that get read on nights like these. But it’s the security guard on top of the slope, who gets to pick what words get to slide down.

“Pick us, pick us!” Shouts a couple of sufi-esque words at the back, words like Spirit, Soul, Light, dreams and Love, causing many of the other kids to scoff, especially that group at the front. Words like empirical evidence, mm and volume.

And it’s quite difficult when I want to write a poem on subjects such as Love, without feeling a bit torn, to hear the mystics go:

“Strip away the skin, you will find flesh. Strip away flesh, you will find bone. Strip away my bone, you will find Soul, strip away my Soul and you will find Yourself.”

To hear the cheeseballs go:

“Are you a banana? Because I find you a-peeling.”

And to hear the evolutionary psychologist go:

“The way you cause these neuro-transmitters to flow through my body, it almost makes me forget about your slightly recessive genes.”

For me it’s late at night, in the morning as soon as I wake up, or when I listen to music, that my inhibitions are at their lowest. This also seems to be around the same time, when my guard decides to have a little drink or take a nap. Upon seeing that there is no guard to filter them, the words gently hold each other’s hands like polymers and produce something organic, flowing down the stream of ink, into the pool of ideas and unto the paper towels.

When I hear this friend recite, I can tell the stream of ink comes from his Heart, with no guard or barrier. I wish you Love and a Happy Birthday, Dear Lantern Carrier.

-Artin Selimi, © 10th February, 2016.

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Excepts from Sri Chinmoy's writing's on a Birthday

“Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfilment….

Each birthday is a tune, a melody of the universal music. Each individual is also a melody of the universal music. The seeker grows and grows in his music, which he can hear with his soulful ears. The very presence of the soul-child inside us is what grants us a taste of the universal music…

Each birthday is a petal of a flower. The flower, petal by petal, blossoms and then it is ready to be placed at the inner shrine in the aspiring heart…

At every moment, God, the Author of all good, celebrates the seeker’s birthday.”_ Sri Chinmoy.

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      vasantha T k 13 months ago from Bangalore

      Each birthday- petals of a flower.

      The flower- blossoms petal by petal,

      Ready -to be placed

      In the inner shrine - of the heart--

      ------- pearls of wisdom.

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Chuckle ...chuckle ....you may not know this, of course, or indeed believe it, which is understandable, but to the disciple, Sri Chinmoy is a God-Realised Soul, hence the wisdom.

      A most loving and sweet comment, VasanthaTk. Gratitude.

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      Marlene Bertrand 13 months ago from Northern California, USA

      I enjoyed the description of the dilemma with words and how they flow and end up being selected into the prose. By the way, is it your birthday?

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      manatita44 13 months ago

      Yes, my Sweet. See Surabhi Kaura's hub. Thank you for the visit and keen observation.

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      Shaloo Walia 13 months ago

      Today's the day the wave remembers ..... the ocean where it was born ..... and today's the day we all remember, this world's our very own. Happy Birthday!

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      manatita44 13 months ago

      Thank you, O great poet. Nice image. Appreciations.

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      Hari Prasad S 13 months ago from Bangalore

      Many many happy returns of the day.

      - Hari

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 13 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Happy, happy birthday1

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      Marlene Bertrand 13 months ago from Northern California, USA

      Happy Birthday! May the Lord bring you much love and many more blessings today and always.

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      Missy Smith 13 months ago from Florida

      It seems I am late again on extending birthday blessings to someone here I admire. This was a lovely hub. Happy Birthday Manatita!

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Hari, endless Gratitude ...

      Ruby,

      Thank you so much! Appreciated!

      MarleneB, I take note of your prayers. Yes, I need them too. Gratitude ...

      Missy, Do not worry. Sometimes I see belated birthday wishes. We do not always know. I truly appreciate you, though. Much Love.

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      Poet without a Poem 13 months ago

      I enjoyed it, thank you for sharing.

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Thank you, thank you, Dear Poet without a Poem. Appreciated.

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      Shannon 13 months ago from Texas

      What a lovely hub, beautiful description of letting words flow. Happy birthday!

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      gaurav oberoi 13 months ago from Chandigarh

      Great Hub. Thanks for the contribution. Your work is really insightful too. Happy Birthday!

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      Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago

      Artin Selimi has written very prudently. Thank you for sharing it with us, Manatita. Nice pictures as well. Om Shanti.

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Love you, Shanmarie, thank you so much!

      Hi Gaurav, Thank you, thank you! Familiar name. Welcome here!

      Surabhi, A great friend and an awesome poet! Like us, he likes Rumi too. Much Love, my Sweet.

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      gaurav oberoi 13 months ago from Chandigarh

      I deeply appreciate it Manatita44

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Gaurav,

      You're familiar. Have we spoken about meditation, or something? Thank you so much for your kind visit.

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      Frank Atanacio 13 months ago from Shelton

      Mana......... a very good hub my friend :)

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Thank you, Frank. He is a great writer, and I also tried to make it nice for my Birthday. God bless you this Sunday and always ...

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      gaurav oberoi 13 months ago from Chandigarh

      Yes Manatita we once discussed the Vedas, I have always appreciated your insightful opinions.

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Thank you, thank you. So you took a rest, eh? Great to see you back! Om Shanti!

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      gaurav oberoi 13 months ago from Chandigarh

      Yes I did & Thanks :) OM!!!!!!

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      Deb Hirt 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Happy belated birthday. I may have been away, but I was flowing with the ocean, as that is where I was. I hope that I touched your shore on your special day.

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Yes. Missed you my dear friend. Thank you so much! Yes. Grenadian shore?

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      Deb Hirt 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I was in Texas on Galveston Bay...

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Oh! I hope you said hello to my Sister in Houston. She too, has the Big C, but is doing her best. I trust you had a wonderful time. You deserve this. Much Love, Deb.

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      Shauna L Bowling 12 months ago from Central Florida

      Ironically, I'm reading this on my birthday, Manatita.

      I love the vision you paint of your creative process. Very poetic, my friend!

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      manatita44 12 months ago from london

      Happy Birthday, Shauna. Wish I had known. Pisces, eh? Have a great one.

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