#Imagine Poland, through the lens of Aleksandra

Alex

In order to be able to imagine Poland at peace we would have to firstly make 3 things happen:

  1. a) reincarnate the Pope Jean Paul 2nd
  2. b) make the Pope the president of Poland
  3. c) the conspiracy theory surrounding the death of the president in the plane crash in 2010 should be solved and if President Putin is behind it would have to stand down from the position of king of the world. Poland would take over power over Central and East Europe and redirect its flow of immigration from rich west to poor but rich in resources east…

 Ok, I might be getting over my head a little bit. It just seems like there is so many conditions that would have to be met before Poland could became peaceful. But since I was allowed to drink wine while I write this, I may just get over with it (the text, not the bottle of wine!).

 If I had to imagine Poland without religion, it would be an amazingly peaceful, liberal state which would finally get control over big % of its land that is now owned by the church and nobody gives a fudge about paying tax from it. So Poland without religion would be also a rich country, therefore 15 million of Polish people could come back from immigration from West Europe, cos we would be the West that rules the East. Hell yeah! A Poland at peace would be therefore probably overpopulated with all that people back from immigration.

 If I had to imagine Poland without possessions I would have to open a bottle of vodka instead of wine for this essay. One of the biggest joys for every person from Poland is to hate and to envy. “Look at that neighbour; I am sure he took a lot of bribes to get the new car.” Wealthy people must always be evil and got their money by cheating others (preferably the poor hard working neighbours). Poland at peace, without religion and possessions would be a very nice place, nobody from Poland would like to live in, because then they wouldn`t have anything to complain about (complaining is a Polish national sport). No need for greed or hunger… wait wait no need for greed? Greed is the main motivation for all Polish people.

Ok to be honest, when I imagine Poland at peace I think about nation that is not frustrated and poor. I imagine 40 million of people who are earning decent money for their hard work and can afford decent life without humiliation. I imagine millions of polish students who with their Master degrees are having actual jobs that fit their qualifications instead of washing dishes ant toilets in West Europe. I imagine families that are living happily together instead of having “EU-orphans” and broken up relationships. I imagine country where the only reason for people to leave its borders is to travel, not to immigrate because of economic reasons. I imagine land where people are educated enough not to blindly belief in religious patriarchs.  I could live in Poland where people smile at you when you walk into bus instead of looking with reluctance. Maybe in 100 years.

 Aleksandra Czech a slightly frustrated immigrant from Poland (if there would be a contest for Miss of Sarcasm I would win), who does not plan to go back to the country until she is on her retirement (paid preferably by the Norwegian government). But in 50 years from now Poland should be better off without post-communist generations. I would open an animal shelter in the polish countryside and hug all the kitties and puppies. More: http://alexandraczech.com

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From the moment I got Aleksandra to write in, she’s took me through rounds of hilarious messages. In the midst of sarcasm her message is passed across.

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What lies beneath?

Apple tree

Looking at that tree, you don’t need a rocket scientist to tell you it’s an apple tree. A friend put up a tweet and I’ll quote him “I judge people by their tweets” and I replied “An apple tree doesn’t produce orange, even if it was grafted, an apple-orange fruit will be produced.

Back in my days in the university, there was this lady I respected so much you know, the type we call Spirit-filled, tongue-blasting, demon exterminator. Yea she was all that but something happened and I lost some form of respect. We had a meeting and there was a disagreement between her and someone and the things she said didn’t go down well with me. I had placed her way above, but in a few minutes all that came crashing down because of her attitude.

We’ve heard so much of the importance of “making a first impression”.  She may have been having a bad day and reacted in that way, but the problem here is, everyone present that day won’t sit around and wait for her explanations. When you’re pushed to the wall, how do you react? There have been countless stories of rape occurring as a result of alcohol and I ask one simple question, who’s to be blamed for the rape: the lady, guy or the alcohol?  Here’s my opinion and like I said MY OPINION (I’ll like to hear yours). I feel alcohol is like a body to enable the thoughts on the inside come alive. Anyone who commits rape and blames it on alcohol is committing another offense of lying. My dear, you’ve nursed the idea ( even if it wasn’t going to be forceful), long before that day.

Guard your heart

The greatest Book of all time has this to say “As a man thinks, so is he” Prov. 23 vs 7, “Guard your heart, for out of it flows the issues of life” Prov. 4 vs 23. I’m going to ask a few questions and it’s for everyone regardless of religion. What’s the content of your heart? Beyond your beautiful/handsome face, what lies beneath? Who are you when your door is closed to the world?

I remember speaking to someone on watching pornography. *Takes a deep breath*. You know, we’ve heard there’s always a good side of everything. Newsflash!!! There’s no good side to porn. You only end up having unattainable expectations from your partner. If you want to stay sane, sever yourself from it.

Gandhi

What do we occupy our minds with daily? When the Israelites were beaten by snakes, God asked Moses to erect a staff, anyone who looked at it received healing. Note the word LOOKED. We can’t take in junk and expect to produce anything different.

Truth is, we may not express all the nasty stuff we have on the inside, but it’ll definitely show up one way or the other. We can only succeed in pretending for a while but we can never be consistent if the root of our old way of doing things is still receiving nutrient from the same soil. You can’t truly change by just saying it or temporarily putting off the little vices. Our change comes from a renewal of our minds. It’s a continuous exercise.

Can we take out time to unveil the contents of our hearts? When something good happens to a friend and we send our congratulations; if our hearts our ripped into two, will it be the same report? Has jealousy eaten you up? No one may know because you are always smiling and you’re always in the picture for every celebration. I learnt something a while ago and I’ll share it with you. You may have a friend who’s got everything going: good job/business, amazing relationship/marriage and all that and somehow whenever you hear another good news a tinge of jealousy wells up on the inside. Here’s what you can do, speak a word of blessing over the person, thank God for the person. This is the secret, whatever you wish someone has a way of coming back to you, and unconsciously you are getting rid of jealousy.

Change your thoughts

There you go. I’m hopeful you’ll start working on the contents of your heart.  May your heart be filled with love till there is an overflow.

LOADS OF LOVE.

JMAD.