Ferial’s Thoughts

The most important thing is that you must be aware of your ideas, because what you think of today is what creates your future.

von Ferial Berghli

Ferial Berghli, January 2016. Photo: Heike Steinweg

It’s a strange feeling when find out unreal thoughts. You think that you have created an idea – then you realize that it isn’t Yours!!! In fact you remember: you heard about it from somebody else. Once, I was telling my brother that I have created a new word by mixing city and village (like ‘cillage’, but in Arabic, my native language), a word which might stretch language, and give it something new. But he told me he read that word once, that it reminds him of the name of a book he knows.

This happens, but the most important thing is that you must be aware of your ideas, because what you think of today is what creates your future. So if you are sick or in a bad mood, that’s because you have some negative thinking, something not real, but you think of it as real, What you believe in can be dangerous if it isn’t true. War is the fruit of being afraid. Fear is often a projection or illusion. Our real origin is love not fear.

Keep this in mind, and think of what you want and leave what you don’t want.

Ferial Berghli is 61 years old. She was born in Damascus, Syria, where she lived until she was forced to leave due to the violence of the Assad regime. She studied English literature and taught English privately to students in Damascus. Ferial has long been interested in politics and once smuggled a dissident newspapers from Syria to Baghdad in her children’s clothes.