- By Bahram Maskanian
What at times we refer to, as Angels, or honorable delightful people, who could be best described as those in constant pursuit of wisdom, spiritual wealth and prosperity. Angels are those who have known joy and pain, who have lost and won, who have experienced victory and defeat. Angels are those who have known suffering, lived through struggle, found their way out and recovered.
Angels who have managed to recover from their epic journey of life's painful struggles, disappointments and defeats will naturally develop a strong sense of self-awareness, acute sensitivity and true appreciation for life and its true meaning, accompanied by an eye-opening awareness of the world around them, fill with hope, love, compassion, kindness, and a deep caring concern for others and Nature.
Angels, delightful people are not mythical or supernatural, rather they are made right here on Earth.
Angels will not pursue worthless indoctrinated values of consumerism through their lives. They will not chase principles of materialism that at best are artificial and unrelated to the true meaning and standards of life.
Angels are well aware that at the end of life, no one will ask anyone how much money, or how many cars, or villas one had owned.
Angels are well aware that life's riches, joys, pains and wisdom are for all of humankind to share, not just for a few to own.
Angels are well aware that spending time comforting a person on the verge of death is a very enriching experience, which will clear many misunderstandings and misplaced values, teaching one what to look for in life, what to do and what not to do.
Angels are well aware that to die is to graduate from life on Earth and that there is nothing to fear. Death is the most wonderful experience of life, depending on how one had lived her or his life.
Angels are well aware that throughout our lives, we receive many hints reminding us of what are the true life's meanings, guiding us, the humankind how to advance towards them. These directional clues will only become clear if we stay focused and alert to learn the lessons intended for us to be learned on Earth.
Angels are well aware that the sum total of every choice we make during every moment of our lives determines our future. Our thoughts and succeeding actions are responsible for ruining or enhancing many lives.
Angels are well aware that the most pathetic people in the world are those who have sight, but no vision and cannot see.
Angels are well aware that the hardship and the success of gaining, equality, freedom and joy of life will be short lived and undeserving if we, the humankind perceive success as a goal, not a journey.
Angels are well aware that there are times when we won, but we lost and there are times when we lost, but we won.
Angels are well aware that hate lays the ultimate foundation for manipulation, to divide and conquer, the humankind.
Angels are well aware that moments spent on negativity and blame will rob one of the true joys of life, which is to love.
Angels are well aware that when one has learned one's lessons there would be no fear, pain or any other negative thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Angels are well aware that nothing is without a purpose therefore living life without purpose is a failure to benefit from oneâ€™s life and time.
Angels are well aware that to preserve and grow greens from Mother Earth will bring peace and harmony in one's life.
Angels are well aware that death is a highly charged and creative force, without death, there would be no regeneration, and thereby no one would truly appreciate life. And the fact that to know death, is not to fear and fight death, that death is a transition to a higher state of consciousness.
Angels are well aware that when we learn the meaning of life and pass the tests for which we have been sent to the University of Earth, we shall then graduate and be allowed to shed our Earthly protective shell, our body, the temple of our soul and move on to the next class.
- July 19, 2002