We’re a few hours away from finally meeting up, after a journey and unseen connection that sprouted and developed over the past 9 months. Today is D day!I have a few words to share with you … Continue reading “Letter from a Mum- to- be to Her Baby on Labor Day”
I lost my father a few days ago. He died, suddenly, leaving me with a heart struggling to deal with a unique and perhaps the severest kind of pain it ever had to face and a mind wondering about the essence of death, trying to figure out what it is. Continue reading “To the Best Man Watching Overhead”
You reap the fruit of love, whether you’re the recipient or the giver of love. Love, whether given or received, is of a great healing impact on one’s heart and soul. When you receive love, you enjoy the feeling of being eligible of someone’s love, regardless of what kind of love it may be. Continue reading “The Fruit of Love”
Inside each one of us there’s a centre, like the mid point of a circle, forming its core and giving it shape. This centre, is your essence, your true self, and believe it or not it’s the version which, when you best embrace, you feel your best. Continue reading “If You’re Self- Conscious, then You’re Not the Least Conscious about Yourself”
Sadness, like joy, is a kind of pain signalling that you’re alive.
Sadness means that you’re connected to yourself, to that point inside of you telling all about yourself.
Sadness means that you’re aware, alert, that you’re who you are, where you are. Continue reading “Sadness is a Virtue”
We all seek after change, but who embarks upon it?
– Quite a few! Continue reading “Start Now not Later”
Malala Yousafszai, who stood up in defence of her peers’ right for education in Afghanistan and got, thus shot, by Taliban troops, has won 2014 Noble Prize for her great release “I am Malala”. A well earned prize. Continue reading “Heartily Congratulations to Malala Yousafszai”
Pain is and has always been part of the human soul. Sometimes it has the role of making one sense and taste particular emotions that mostly relate to pain. Continue reading “Let the Pain Live Short”
There’s always this natural force that keeps each one of us moving. Yet they tend to vary in intensity, endurance and to a great extent, the core. Continue reading “That Force that Gets You Moving”
What is learning but a leap into an abundant pool of unexplored realities?
You decipher one aspect and let go of a slight share of ignorance that you’ve always had.
You add to your mind a bit of knowledge and get out a similar bit of ignorance, and continue doing so until you no more exist, and not until you no more think that you’re in need of more.
For when it comes to learning, a process that never ends: “I got my share of knowledge” is an illusion that tends to stop you from tapping into that abundance of light, wisdom and perception.
You know more to only know that you need to know more, and so on and so forth.
You know and know, but never stop to need to know.
This is how it goes.
But one fact that resonates amongst the learners’ life is that the more you know the more you’re able to locate your presence in life, the more you know of it and the more you know of yourself.
Knowing yourself was never an easy task for the majority of us.
It’s a blessing that we’re given when we strive to know who we really are, and only achieve when we’re connected; to our highest self and to our Creator, our Lord.
So set off on an everlasting journey of learning and never let go of your right to “Know”.
Life is a lot more good when we “know it”
Nothing helped me get closer to where I want to be, after Dua, than practicing contemplation and reflecting upon my inner thinking. You talk and talk and talk about your aspirations and share your dreams with others, but nothing sharpens your thought like talking them over with yourself and contemplating them, as well as your surroundings.
Contemplation in general has this virtue of establishing the connection between your conscious and sub-conscious self, your thinking and your feeling, between you and yourself.
So this is where you first need to be; just at the centre of yourself.
There you can move freely and navigate through your soul, whether you’re primarily a thinker or generally a feeler.
Then comes contemplation over your thoughts and wishes, which helps you understand them more and take them a step further from being far fetched, to being a possibility and then a reality God willing!
You don’t achieve what you want unless you know what it is and really want it! Only then you head in the proper direction.
Contemplation makes you feel in control over yourself and more familiar with life.
Without contemplation you feel tangled in a maze of thoughts. Do contemplate so that you move from the stage of wanting, thinking and needing to that of achieving!
Let me share with you this inspirational thought by Harlem Toomer.
“Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it”
Do contemplate for the sake of yourself!
One question that overwhelms and persists in the mind of everyone of us is ‘what’s the purpose I have in life’, apart of the bigger question of what is all humans’ purpose of life.
Developing the need to know and recognising the necessity to find an answer for this question is in itself a sign of achieving a considerable extent of self awareness and developing a better understanding of life.
I’ve mentioned many times here on my journal and in other writings that our prime aim and mission on earth is upholding the legacy of vicegerency .. Yes we are God’s vicegerents on earth. But there’s a deeper level of vicegerency, one that has to do with the passion and the prime potential you’ve got within, your divine tool to serve humanity and uphold your higher aim and mission on earth. This is the you, your core planted within yourself, partially to get a clue about where to head for and partially to uphold a job better done by you than others, and the result.. yes, a nation better served through that role you think to be too little to recognise or be recognised. Continue reading “On Finding a Purpose in Life”
Everybody has got his own pursuit.. it’s the pursuit of life, or the fundamental pursuit encompassing all areas of his/her life.
One’s pursuit tells a lot about him, his wisdom, motto, convictions and aims and aspirations.
It says a lot about who he is, his optimum goals in life and how he plans to go about them.
And it surely says a lot about one’s perception of life.
For others, your pursuit may seem strange or perhaps odd, but individuality remains one common aspect of each person’s pursuit.
Your pursuit has two primary aspects, the General aspect, one that involves the public, and a Personal aspect that has to do with you, only you. One’s pursuit becomes one coherent unit only when both aspects become aligned, and by aligned I don’t mean similar, just aligned, representing one another and serving each other, to satisfy the spirit of that single entity that is You! Continue reading “The Pursuit!”
Walk into your heart,
Sigh.. breathe, you’re in!
Fetch that eclipsed spot of light,
This is where you belong,
Where you will complete the song,
Your heart knows best,
Your heart is the most honest!
Take refuge in it, feel at home,
Revive the long deserted connection,
With the One, your Creator, your home.
Lost is he who forsake the connection.
He knows who is in need of peace,
He is the Creator of peace
He is the one and only,
Bestower of peace.
Look into your heart,
For that clot therein.
Never turn your back to your heart,
For peace is, indeed, deep within.
We’re about to celebrate the best days of the year, even better than the 10 concluding days of Ramadan. The blessed 1st Ten days of Dhul Hijjah are about to start, moving our hearts from a state of negligence to that of awareness and our condition from that of disobedience to that of complete submission to the One and Only Lord of the Universe, Almighty Allah, Exalted be He. So if you cannot be in Mecca this year, allow your heart to fly to its Creator.