I am Proud of You

Each Day
You wake up and you are prepared
To take up life’s challenges head on
Each Day

You work hard to create a balance between work and life

Each Day
You put so much effort to bring a change in your day
In your work
In your life
Each Day you juggle between work and prayers
Each Day when you manage to take out some time for yourself
A little walk
A gym session
A cup of steaming coffee
A motivational talk you listen to
An article you read
Some smiles you add in someone’s day
You are doing so much without realizing its impact, strength and influence

I am proud of You
You should be proud of Yourself too

YOU would never truly know

You would never truly
know ease
Until
Someone brings it in
your life


You would never truly
feel care
Until someone does it for
you


You would never truly
know blessing
Until
Someone be that for you


You would never truly
believe in miracles
Until
Someone do wonders in
your day


You would never truly
know concern
Until
Someone is worried for
you


You would never truly
know happiness
Until
Someone is happy for you and because of you


You would never truly
know anticipation
Until
You look forward to
hearing from someone


You would never truly
know simplicity
Until
Someone simplifies life’s
complexity for you


And sometimes
someone is truly
blessed
To find their ease,
blessing and miracle
All bundled beautifully
together in someone
And that is who the very
first word I wrote

A Missed Chance

A missed opportunity of talking to Almighty Allah

You know

When you see your bus moving right past you

When a train is missed

When you lose your ticket and the flight takes off

That ache of longing That pain of yearning That comes from missing a chance of talking to your Best Friend

For a while you lose everything

The peace that holds you together

The strength that binds your being

Then you find another chance

That comes like an old friend

Like the cool breeze before the rain

Like a soothing reassurance

Then comes down the rain

That embraces you with open arms and a kind heart

It listens patiently Without judging And then everything morphs into ONE

From falling rain to dropping tears

Then

Tranquility befalls

In the lap of the aching heart

In that moment

The bond is mended

 and

The Oath is renewed    

and

The Friendship gets stronger than ever

But

I still cry over this missed chance to pour my heart to you

A missed opportunity of talking to You about me and everything I had, I have and I will ever have

From everything that You love to the ones I do.

 

The hope remains Till we meet again In another realm.

Super Powers

Aiming for perfection is the most imperfect concept there could ever be. Perfection is an illusion, an unattainable dream, a mirage. Nothing is perfect in this imperfect world and no one is without their inherent flaws.

You, Me, each of us is however perfectly crafted with the thread of our flaws, intricately woven into the fabric of imperfection, etched with the seal of uniqueness, painted with the distinct colors of individuality. Why then we want to be perfect.

Perfection is boring. It’s not playful. It has no room for improvement. Your perfection will have no room for my imperfect presence. My perfection will not be willing to accommodate your deficiencies. So, why then we aim for such a heartless trait in a world which is itself imperfect in it’s  being; to the core.

Perfection is more relative than absolute. You are already enough for your own self and for the world and for those who know your value. You are perfect for me and I am imperfect for the world. Just like everyone else is imperfect for me and I am perfect for you.

Given the right circumstances people have this super power to turn their imperfections into beautiful amalgamations of strength and courage like abstract art, so random yet so deep in detail.

Let’s own our imperfections as lessons learnt over the journey of life. Let’s embrace our scars like medals of our honor won while fighting for life. Let’s love our shortcomings as stepping stones to becoming a better person not a perfect one; every second of our mortal lives.

We all have been hurt and broken. Let the care and love shine through the cracks of our souls. Let us mend ourselves not through our struggle for perfection but through our effort for empathy.

Our fears are our strength.

Our flaws are our super powers.

My super power is that I am emotional and sentimental. I think and care and I care too much about little things. I care about You, Me and Us. I care about the pains of the past, worries of the present and joys of the future. Do they sound like flaws. They surely are. But when we acknowledge our flaws they no longer remain our shortcomings, they become our super powers. We have the authority and free will of kindness and love.

And who else is more deserving of our kindness and love than our own selves.

So, embrace your imperfect being with kindness, love and empathy. Don’t strive for something that is unachievable and unworthy.

So, here to our imperfections, may we keep embracing them today, tomorrow and always and may we keep loving Us despite of our imperfections.

 

Real Imaginations

Some scars are deep seated in your heart and deep rooted in your soul
They dim the light of the bliss and blessings you receive
The heart doesn’t know how to numb the pain
The mind hasn’t the clue how to escape this ache

Time doesn’t heal always and every scar

But does love, care and support do?
May be when they overweigh the plight of agony
Sometimes
You just want to escape
Ignore the world around you

Hoping what really is, doesn’t exist, hasn’t happened, isn’t experienced

You want to step into a world of possibilities
Which isn’t real but is dear
But life switches between reality and imagination

Hoping one day the reality will be as beautiful as the imagination held dear to the heart.

A Thousand Languages

Love speaks a thousand languages and so does care, respect and support. It speaks as loudly as those three words we have been associating with it since ages and it is as subtle as a simple ‘Take Care’ gesture.

Love lacking care is a mere hoax. Care without respect is a false hope. Respect without support is worthless.

‘Take Care’, ‘Have a break’, ‘Have lunch on time’, ‘Drive safe’, are the languages of love shrouded in care.

‘I have got your back’, ‘I am with you’, ‘I support you’, are the languages of care cloaked as support.

‘I understand you’, ‘I am listening’, ‘I am here for you’, are the forms of respect disguised as love.

Love is perhaps the most misinterpreted feeling on the face of this earth.

It is boundless and yet confined in color, race, creed and gender.

It is liberating yet it is curbed with the norms of the society and limits of perception. Limiting it is like trying to tame the storm and confine the oceans. It encompasses everyone; from man to Almighty and connects them both.  Love takes many forms, shapes and hues. It starts with a simple, innocent, oblivious infatuation for someone and concludes with a lifetime contract of care, respect and support. It begins with a simple urge of understanding and reaches the ultimate devoted submission to Almighty.

So, let love be a verb and practice it with care, showing respect to support your near and dear ones; and let it not just be a noun to keep it as a souvenir on the mantelpiece of your heart.

Soul Goals

You, me, all of us; are specks of amazement and streaks of wonder, boxed in finite beings as infinite souls. We are much much more than just beings.

We are a universe in ourselves.

Then how can this universe be so meager and minute, so limited and finite. With limitless desires of the heart and endless beliefs in the mind how we can limit ourselves to mere existences.

The mysteries of the soul are beyond the comprehension of this world.

Soul is never satisfied with worldly gains and materialistic possessions. The most difficult task in life is to quench the thirst of the soul. It desires quality over quantity, it wishes tranquility over clatter, it needs peace more than hustle, it wants to declutter rather than hoard and it aims to listen rather than speak. Still it expresses itself in strange unusual ways; a word of prayer for something, a gesture of tender loving care for someone, a sense of belonging to some place. The soul dwells in the past, present and the future all at once.

Soul is both boundless and rebellious.

You can’t confine it within the physical boundaries of time and place. The soul craves a passion adorned with love, crafted with care and protected with prayers. Be it a person, a place, or a feel.

The goals of the soul are the friend of the self and enemy of the ego.

The goals of the soul open up new dimensions in a world never seen before. The goal that doesn’t bring the being closer to the Almighty is not meant for the soul. Sometimes you find yourself and befriend your soul so early so easily and sometimes it takes up your whole life and energy. Sometimes you find yourself in the world around, sometimes in someone’s prayers and sometimes this remains a never-ending journey. A journey that is unable to reach its destination. You know what the biggest blessing in life is, it is to find pieces of yourself in someone else, to see yourself through someone else’s eyes, to discover the hidden treasures of your being with someone’s help. So when you see someone, when I meet you and you find me let the souls be acquainted with each other and meet yourself through one another.

Find yourself in others and with others.

The Blessings of Ease

We, in our lives are always going through tough times, facing difficulties, dealing with heart breaks, conquering battles and trying to overcome our fears. The only thing the heart desires and the mind craves to face life is a little EASE.

A little cloud of Ease on a hot hard day of life can do wonders.

The Ease that the Almighty kindles among hearts.

The Ease which grows among two friends, souls and companions is one of the most wonderfully beautiful blessings of Almighty.

How comfortable you are in someone’s company. With how much Ease you can share anything with someone. The Ease is what makes friendships greater and relationships rewarding.

The Ease, which by Almighty’s will is shared by humans amongst themselves makes the world go.

Don’t underestimate the rewarding potential of bringing a little Ease in someone’s life.

When you help some, support someone’s decisions, share someone’s burden, avoid being judgmental, listen to other’s untold stories, do a chore for someone, offer a shoulder to cry on, lean a hand to lift someone or just share a smile… it brings a multitude of comfort and creates a mound of ease that cures a myriad of pains. This Ease will always come back to you in strange beautiful ways. The Ease you bring in someone’s life today will surely be rewarded to you one day or the other, one way or the other.

If you can bring about ease, don’t lose this opportunity.

If someone brings you ease, don’t lose them.

Beware!

Beware of the red flags. For professional world has its own intricacies.

So, beware of the dips in morality, the crevices in integrity and the cracks in character. A slight discomfort felt due to a change in attitude, a shift in manner are the telltale signs of an upcoming storm.

Aggressive undue pressure, intimidation, mean demeanor, an obstruction in opportunities, exploitation of authority, discrediting achievements, personal compliments, lack of acknowledgement, isolating the wright doers, taking side of the oppressor, snatching of rights, threatening, discrimination…. are rarely identified and accepted as Harassment.

A gut feeling and a sixth sense are stronger than any observational or experimental tools. Don’t ignore when the world tries to show you the signs.

Stand up, ask around, speak up.

Don’t be on the side of the oppressor on account of the status, power, authority and position. Don’t discredit the oppressed for the lack of same traits.

Everyone who steps into the professional world observes or experiences this no matter what the position he/she holds, whether you are an intern or an executive. Be mindful of your words and actions for they must not make a simple situation an uncomfortable one for someone.