Monday, 29 December 2014

A Few Reforms!

‘’As years pass by, the fact that hits me is that I am not immortal. Life is short here; amendment is to be made throughout the different phases of our lives. Let our amendments this year make up a resolution and let the signatory be you and your promise to God.’’
Ignorance is something that prevails all around us these days. Something which is too common in the little world we live in. We meet the same person over and over again in the wide circle, but yet, we don’t remember how important the person was to our life even for a few seconds. We are humans, we make mistakes; terrible ones in fact, we may forget a lot of things, but forgetting a person isn’t something which we can relat e to the so called nature of ours. It is mere ignorance, I would say, the little attention we pay towards the other person. People we meet have 
become too petty that we don’t give a second thought about them. With all the things bugging you, there are adorably good things you are blessed with; it isn’t necessarily the tangible possessions which you cling onto most of the times. It is the people you meet, the conversations, the emotions that thrive within you, the lessons you have learnt from the few words exchanged between them and you and the distinct character of the other person that lets us ponder over the wide world we 
live in and that’s what makes us realize what it is to be truly blessed.
A lot of folks live in a bubble, which may pop off easily if they poke it a little. But the truth is, they don’t want to pop off the bubble and they suffocate on and on within it and that’s when everything becomes too much for them to handle. When we live liberally, inhaling the icy breeze and sensing the fragrance of the wet soil, understanding the language of humanity: the respect, dignity, honorary and kindness is when we live inclusively.
 You know, a life like the Disney princesses have, happily ever after isn’t going to come to any of us as long as we live in this world, hurdles may be coming in our way at every point of our lives. We think that including everything in our life burdens us, it is not the inclusive life that burdens us but it is when we think about our own little world we have built around us that when life becomes a heap of sand which would slide off at any moment.
These days, most of us talk about individuality and human rights (i think it should be named as person-rights) and fight against each other to be the victor. How awful? At one side, we talk about honoring and praising the dignity of each and every human, but on the other; we fight against each other to win the title of being an ‘individual’. When did we lose those days when the mantra of ‘all for one and one for all’ was chanted as though it held some supreme power that it would bring in double the wealth we possessed every time it was thought or uttered?

World is spinning at a super pace, a lot of things go unnoticed. But a few things on which our sights luckily fall upon have to be remembered. A person will not be honored or dignified until he/she dignifies the fellow earthlings. Love is the language of humanity, hatred is language of Satan; we all have a battle to fight, not between ourselves but against the negativity and timidity (cowardliness) which is buried within us. Life is short here, there may be a tomorrow or not, there is no forever here for us to dream of a tomorrow when our relations will be mended and our sorrows and hurdles will be vanished. Before it’s too late, turn to your Lord and ask for forgiveness for the person you’ve been and pray for the person you want to be. It’s never too late until you live. Resolutions are always the HOT topic before a new year, so is yours now to live an inclusive life and to pop off the Mr. Bubble?

Saturday, 20 December 2014

A Little bliss!

It was my birthday just two days ago. From the day I was born into this earth, I have been taught that the date of my birth meant nothing bigger than the other days. It is simple, there is no reason to celebrate my birthday, I just grow a little older and I have fewer years to live, that means I have BIGGER responsibilities. To express how I felt  on hearing few sweet words from a few people on this birthday would be quite vague, but I did feel one thing, I am blessed ABUNDANTLY. Alhamdulilah!
Many of us think of life as something which has to be survived and not to be truly lived. Now you may be wondering about the difference between these two terms; so I thought of coming up with an equation (hey there, math lovers). So, here it goes!
 Surivival= existence-living, Life= living+survival. Now the question is, what is it to live a life?
To live a life cannot be defined by me or anybody else because living means different things to different people. For a poor boy, struggle to find a piece of bread might be the meaning of life, for a rich entrepreneur, making millions upon millions might be what he defines as life. To live a life isn’t necessarily to find bread or make millions, it is to find what one truly wants and on the end of the day, it is mere happiness.
 Every one has their own issues to moan about, a kid mourns about his/her broken toy while an old person about the constant physical pain. A person being content, even with all the problems is the one who is to be called a healthy person. Problems may be different, but they are problems after all, as the old idiom says, we all are in the same boat, but you know what? The boat which we are moving on does not have gaping holes to let us sink ruthlessly. On the contrary, it is filled with hope and happiness to let us all sail for miles unknown. Somehow, all of us are fighting against the water for one thing, contentment is the word.
Elders taught me one thing, there are no problems without any solution. Same is the case with the problem of being content (that is how we made it today, problem!).
You can never be content with what you have as your desires do not have a full stop. If today, you think you would be extremely happy if you get an increment of JUST a 1000 dollars and you somehow get it, then tomorrow, you would want to get 2000$ more. It's just a human nature and it's not wrong for us to wish to be better. It is completely okay.
But many of us are too busy trying to find a day to live our lives that we forget to live on the way and finally, when the day comes, it would be our last one. So, before it gets to that worst point, let us go by the wise words and try to be happy with what we have and NEVER EVER forget to thank the Lord for He has blessed us abundantly. Flaws are a part of us and the only way to live with them is to accept it.
What I say here isn’t something foreign as our forefathers have lived that way, so there is not chance over here for you to say that the world is practical and my words are just another set of philosophy! Our forefathers didn’t have all the world’s wealth and even if they did,they didn’t gobble it all up for themselves.  They learnt to stay happily with what they had as they knew that they were blessed and they knew that the essence of happiness is not realized when we alone smile but when the smile is shared with a couple of others. Even the air we breath and the earth we live on is a blessing. If even the minor things like the shoes you wear count, then just try counting your blessings ! But unfortunately, you are going to fail just like me since it is COUNTLESS!
Now where does it all stand? If we are okay with what we have, then why do we need to look for something which we do not have. It does have a reason, for a wise man; not long ago, advised the world not to settle and to keep looking for what we want (you ought to guess who he is). Happiness doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is perfect the way it is, it is just our perception to see it all being fine, and our accord with our hearts to never whine about the imperfections. Make the imperfect ‘perfect’ and your survival a ‘living’. Follow your passions with BIGGER responsibilities by your side. Do not look at your dependents and responsibilities as a burden, even they are a blessing; only if you give a little thought about it! Happy living!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A few shillings!

I complain about my imperfect skin while she complains about her gorgeous one,
I complain about my shrinking wallet while she complains about her exquisite prosperity,
I complain about my distasteful food while she complains about her delicious entrée,
I complain about everything that life burdens me with while she complains about everything that life blesses her with.
Somehow, many of us are one of those who think the other one is flawless while we are the most wretched one, aren’t we?  Those were just a few words that shed light onto the marathon lives we are living. Winning and losing have become two things that act as the very base of our existence. Gone are the days when rain was the most cherished blessing of all and euphonious laughter was one of the few things that gratified and not the shrieking painful cries of earth mates. These are the days when Mr. Wealth, the hero of our story is being turned into a villain.Turned as it is not our hero who is committing the crime, but it is the fingers that hold him force him to commit crimes, how many, countless is all I can say. But unveiling the negativity is not what I am here for; the mere purpose is to find diamonds in the deepest and darkest of mines. For the deeper, the better, the darker, the richer. I would still say hope exists, because in the same wide world of hunger for ENSUING there are others who think that life has a purpose, everyone is blessed, everyone is ONE and there is no difference between the man of the throne and the one who lives in rags, at least when he is born.
The same air, crops, water are what we live upon. But in the middle came the wealth which caused the whole disparity dividing all of us and changing our perceptions from 'all' to 'me alone' and from 'contentment' to 'improvement' (so called). The sense of feeling that the one who is above you by means of something is far better than you has caused this whole new dogma which does nothing but sink you into the sea of frustration and discontentment. Constant comparison has now pulled us along with it and now here we are, all alone facing the world which frowns at you and shuts the doors of kindness. But nothing is unchanging except for the change. The will to look back, correct the errors and connect the dots which you have deliberately left unconnected will change everything.
Pray, love, care, share, smile and look for what you really want. Money may come and go, need for it is inevitable, but making it the only purpose to live will slay your legacy which is going to live on forever. It’s not a mistake to be rich, but what makes you rich defines the actual morality. Earn, but never hesitate to share; grow wealthy, but never forget to spare a minute for the homeless person standing in front of you. If at that moment, you feel to cling onto your money and cannot even think about giving a few of your shillings, trust me, my friend; you haven’t learnt the purpose of life YET. But now, you have, go on and try for once to open your heart and feel what it feels to be truly rich and there you go, you are already living a life…!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A Little Wave!

Where does it all start from? From the cries or the waves?
Wondering much? Well, I wouldn't prefer the least to annoy any of my readers for the first time they have laid their eyes upon my work, so let me begin by a sweet hello which you must hear and glow!
The reason as to why I started this blog isn't something remarkable but a humble beginning to what I want to really do one day, and may be this might act as a little drop to form the huge ocean that I wish to sail upon. Maybe, this will grow to be an Ocean, who knows, after all, everything is in the hands of Almighty, isn't it?
I have always found a tremendous power in words and I believe that they are sharper than anything else that exists in the world. They can unite two countries and also rip them apart; and the number might not be limited to two. One potent word, and everything goes ‘whoooosh!’.
I have always wanted to write to let people know what I want to say to this world. I want to let them know the nobility that’s prevailing and that which prevailed. Sadly, the cruelty can’t be ignored, but we can keep that aside for now. As what matters now is NOW, and what touches the little heart beating inside all of us are optimistic words and the world is in an urgent need for it and that is what I am hoping to do; to let you all know that there is a ray of sunshine even in the darkest of days.
So for now, this is it, Insha Allah will reach you all with goodie good words on the coming greater days.