Shana Tova (2009)!


Shana Tova from Kahliya (09)

Today is the eve of ”Rosh Hashana“- The Jewish New Year.Interesting enough it is also the first day of the ”Yamim Hanoraim” the ten days dedicated to repentance leading to the final most important day of Yom Kippur-The day of attonement in which it is believed that the judgement for our sins is decided upon from above for the next coming year.A period of 25 hr fasting and intensive prayer.

The reason I find it interesting is because it seems to be very close in timing and in essence to the Ramadan,the important holiday in the Muslim Religion that is coming to its end tommorow.

While I have full respect for each Religion and it`s uniqueness,I cannot overlook the  similarity in many of the basic principles between the various Religions. As I have mentioned before,it is learning about the similarities between cultures that aids our understanding of the other,while respecting the added differences that contributes to that colorful diversity that makes this world so interesting!

I am not a religious person but I am spiritual,and can connect with this essence of a closing of the old that is no more beneficial,re-assessing,and blessing the new to come.

I wish to bless all of you regardless of Religion,


 A release of old blockages; angers;  frustration and pain,

 opening the way towards NEW  Trust, Light  &  Joy!


I would like to share with you a poem of Pablo Neruda,wishing us all to take a good inner look and see whether we can Live our Lives more Fully..


Muere Lentemente / Dies Slowly

“Dies slowly he who transforms himself in slave of habit,

repeating everyday the same itineraries,

who does not change brand,

does not risk to wear a new color and doesnt talk to whom doesnt know.

Dies slowly he who makes of television his guru.

Dies slowly he who avoids a passion,

who prefers black to white

and the dots on the “I” to a whirpool of emotion,

just those ones that recover the gleam from the eyes,

smiles from the yawns,

hearts from the stumblings and feelings.

Dies slowly he who does not overthrow the table

when is not happy at work,

who does not risk the certain for the uncertain

to go toward that dream that is keeping him awake.

Who does not allow atleast one time in life,to flee from sensate advices.

Dies slowly he who does not travel,who does not read,

does not listen to music,who does not find grace in himself.

Dies slowly he who destroys his self love,

who does not accept somebody`s help.

Dies slowly he who passes his days complaining of his bad luck or the incessant rain.

Dies slowly he who abandons a project before starting  it,

who does not ask over a subject that does not know

or does not answer when being asked about something he knows.

Dies slowly he who does not share his emotions,joys,and sadness,

who does not trust ,who does not even try.

Dies slowly he who does not relive his memories

and continues getting emotional as if living them at that moment.

Dies slowly he who does not intent excelling,

who does not learn from the stones of the road of life,

who does not love and let somebody love.


Let`s avoid death in soft quotes,

remembering always that to be alive demands an effort much bigger

than the simple fact of breathing.”


Also I cannot part without reconnecting once again with the wonderful positive energy of

Mosh Ben Ari with his song Salaam/Od yavo shalom Aleinu



16 Responses to “Shana Tova (2009)!”

  1. This was just great to read and to learn!


  2. A good year to you too, Mia.
    A beautiful post. Neruda is one of my favorite poets.


  3. Happy New Year Mia! I enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you.


    • kahliyalogue Says:

      Thank you so much Nihal!
      I wish I could be half as talented as Pablo Neruda as it is his poem,I am very glad you enjoyed it.. 🙂


  4. Nice thoughts of shared hearts where dreams abound and love prevails.
    Thanks Mia, Thanks Gabby


  5. Mia,
    I hope I am not that too late to wish you a happy new year ..or am I :)?

    Loved reading the poem..all religions preach us the same thing ..”peace and happiness” if we can follow it and make the world a better place to live in …
    hugs and smiles


    • kahliyalogue Says:

      Its never too late for wishes of happiness my Dear Jaya!
      Thank you soo much for your beautiful thoughts! I do so agree with you..lots of light* to you 🙂


  6. Peace and blessing to you too dear.thanks for your kind words.:)


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