Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wonderful

"when you doubt that we live in the most incredible magical beautiful place spend 2 min & watch this"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Eat Pray Love

On her search to get to the end where she finds somebody and falls in love. She finds friends with whom she shares rich moments with. Which helps her to stop dwelling over worries and gradually she learns to start living from the bottom of her heart.
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On that note a little about myself and where my journey has brought me: I am among people who have done much better than me in the external world - with their jobs and achievements. I am among people who have done much better than me in the internal world - with their relationships. But if I were to have any more than what I have - I would have a heart attack and die. I am overwhelmed with what He has given to me. Sukar Alhamdollilah

Bol - The Movie

Bol: Pakistan with a heritage of a rich tradition, host to prayers by the millions & mosques by the thousands is at the same time, rampant with corruption, incompetance & abuse in its many forms — a very harsh and cruel reality.

What makes a writer

A writer to me is someone with a collection of words, they carry in their bag of experience – each word symbolic of an entrenched emotional experience. He uses these words to carve another map for himself, each time he attempts to tread further on the terrain of meaning.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The big picture

It occurs to me that as a species our survival is at stake. The evidence of this on the global landscape is the huge armies that are funded and kept, indication that every other country is considered a potential enemy.

This threat that is deeply entrenched in our psyches’ is in proportion to the huge investments we have made not only in the military but in movies, books and the news each time they make us aware how vulnerably placed we are.

It comes naturally to people to relate to such a sense of threat when they experience it in their daily lives from various sources – such as job insecurity, their relationships with people or other sources. All these insecurities stem from one root cause: our failure at realizing we are capable to meet all our needs.
 
In my opinion the race to survive as a species is related directly to our personal individual struggles and we can contribute to this cause by driving into as many men and women a feeling of security and belief in their own abilities.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Insights that have helped me grow

  1. Sherlock Homes presents an inspiring dimension of detective work. Work which by its nature leads the detective to the root of the incident. An alternate dimension of detective work applies the same method to discovering about ourselves.
  2. If you desire freedom it is not to be found in getting your rights from people or what you wish them to do for you. Only you can give yourself freedom. By becoming aware and understanding what pushes and pulls you to do what you do.
  3. Imagination can have you wear the superman costume and your feelings inside you have you grounded to Mother Earth in the twinkle of an eye.
  4. If you decide to do a thing for which you are ready to accept the consequences. However small the decision maybe, if it is yours 100% and you own it completely, it should make you feel a fire course through you.
  5. Hard work is priceless specially when it leads us to failure. Because it sets in a purpose, not to give up and the energy to struggle harder.
  6. The primary task at hand is to make our feelings grounded and our ability to perceive makes this job possible.
  7. Asking the right questions: Some questions are just chatter, and therefore need not be answered. Instead they require that one becomes still. There are some questions that require answers. But what sets these type of questions apart is that their answers can always be 'tasted' and change what we are feeling within.
  8. People in general are so tied-up with issues of their own they can't be bothered beyond a reasonable point with others' lives. This is good because it gives individuals a fair share of space and independence. If however, one was not to accept this space and struggle for companionship, it could turn this experience of independence into loneliness.
  9. Be it the weight of expectation that drives you. It is a blessing to find yourself in a spot where you will to work hard.
  10. An experience of the world through the five empirical senses is different from an experience of it through the mind cogitating over it. Smell, taste, touch & sound can't be expressed with a sharpness of 100% ever through the words and language used to describe them.
  11. Contentment I tell you has its roots in loss.
  12. Mehnat and sukar are the primary tools for inner change. All other tools are trash in their efficacy of use without them.
  13. Art Is a mirror into the soul. You might or might not like what you Find. But at least you Will see!
  14. So the journey back to God as I have by now gathered Is just a journey down the path of a highly attuned rich abundant colored world of feelings and emotion. And we have the capacity each one of us of tremendous depths of it. To have never felt is to have never lived; to have come in this world and died a lost soul...
  15. If a patch of hell is what we are thrown into, like Ibrahim AS, we too can land in Eden i.e. if we nurture and cultivate richness within.
  16. Friends bond through their shared value system.
  17. Compromising integrity is possibly the worst of evils. Being a feeling it leaves a very pungent taste. Just as having it, makes things sweeter and always better, despite the pain of holding on to it. 
  18. We can find ourself only in the present moment, and this is facilitated through concentration, in whatever it is we are doing.
  19. Knowledge is a beguiling treasure. It makes us feel empowered. Whereas it takes away power, the more it illuminates our contradictions.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My Hobbies

There are two areas of work that need our attention. The first being our ability to solve cognitive problems such as we meet at our jobs. The second being our emotional connect with everything around that needs to be heightend; it is this 'connect' that makes the blue sky look beautiful or an ancient story make us shiver, which experiences do not owe to our cognitive problem solving skills.

Once we start we might as well keep raising our abilities, higher & higher.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The survival instinct

The middle class script I grew up with seeded a survival instinct into me like it has into many of us. This comes in handy in struggling our way through difficult times but that drives this instinct deeper.

An interesting consequence of my quest has been becoming aware of an alternate script that has taught me of the untapped potential life has to offer when we experience emotions in their vitality through meaning we find in books, meaning embedded in past experiences and by finding meaning in everyday life!

And so by reading books and submerging myself in work that’s part of my life presently and by reflecting on the day past one hopes to discover and experience these emotions more with each passing day.

So that as one grows stronger and more grounded the older instinct to live a life of survival gradually looses its utility, tunes out and one day leaves us completely.

Friday, May 13, 2011

What the journey means to me

My journey so far has been about discovering the meta rules of how the self works. The essence of what I have learnt is that the self can change and in fact does change every time it undergoes an experience. Where any experience is significant because of the meaning it carries for us. It means something to us by the fact: it changes our feelings from state (state a) to another state (state b). Where this movement between states is a process we can call witnessing. 
 
The exercise of witnessing can be powerful and enriching. 
 
In fact if we could communicate what we have witnessed through poetry or through prose, perhaps with the aid of metaphors, we could share these experiences with our family, friends and with the larger community. 

Thus to go in retrospect and search for meaning in the experiences we have had can help us grow mature, become stronger and make us more aware.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Paimona




The tar is a delicate sweet instrument. It cuts right through when you feel it play.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My relationship with the Other: a journey of submission

The Other is Immensely Powerful. A consequence of which is inevitably trauma becomes our fate. The unconscious response to trauma i think almost always is to bring back equilibrium by exercising power over the Other. However this is impossible and only brings further humiliation and misery. Consciousness gives us a gift: It makes us aware of this status quo. That: In the face of the All-Mighty there is nothing but surrender to the situation He has us in. In this acceptance is our escape from every situation.


Discomfort that surfaces is our brawl with existence.