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Beneath my feet

churchBeneath my feet lay gravel and dust to a church.

I had no idea how this photo would turn out after clicking. I had clicked this photo for two reasons 1) I wanted to click these pebbles, and 2) my fingers were twitching.

After uploading, I just loved this photo for it’s symbolism.

 

Beneath my feet some stones rested.

Above me, a gigantic canopy extended.

Ahead, a voice was calling.

I walked, stood at the threshold.

Interior was a sound of peace.

I stepped in.

Abandoning for a moment;

Outside, were my sorrows and pain relaxing.

 

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It’s what you have that counts

I didn’t have a pen, so I used a stick to write

I didn’t have a paper, so I wrote on the mud

I didn’t have a toy to play, so I added wheels to a matchbox

I didn’t have a phone, so I pretended to talk over a toy phone instead

I didn’t have a canvas, so I used the sky to paint with my eyes closed

I didn’t have friends to talk, so I spoke to birds, trees and sometimes walls

I didn’t have a melodious voice, so I sang along with a cassette playing

I didn’t have money, so I worked hard day and night to have an account balance

I didn’t find peace in me, so I lit a candle in a church

I didn’t have a smile on my face, so I looked at flowers

I didn’t have an encouraging and supporting father, so I rested all my responsibility on my Heavenly Father

I didn’t have an advising companion, so I called for the guidance of guardian angels

In life I found that I sometimes didn’t have the things that I wanted, so I did whatever I could with whatever I did have

Finally it’s what you have that counts, keeping a bigger perspective in mind

Harmony prevailed until…

The incident of Daniel Pearl had terrified me completely. It was the topic of talk when I was in school. Although, I had not seen the video but had heard people talking of this incident. It was in the news but I was kept from listening to it (for reasons my parents didn’t want to share). I was too young to weave the political or economic intricacies of the horrific incident. I had no clear thoughts on the matter because firstly I was unaware of the situation and secondly I was completely engrossed in my studies.

Today, the incident of James Foley has again shaken the world. Today, I can understand the political and economic details of the situation but I can’t understand the human aspect of it. I tried hard to find answers not only regarding this matter but also what has been happening in general all around the world. So much of political and social unrest, economic downfall…In my quest to finding the answers I found myself entangled in questions.

Why do we hate? Since when did hate become more important than any other thing? Do the emotions of love, kindness or compassion still exist? Is it wise to blindly follow-other people, your mind or your heart? Are we humans or beings that have become so incapable of feelings? Where are we heading to? Since when did cruelty substitute kindness? Some might think or say, “why should it bother me,” but why not? Is, another not a human being?

Earth was a beautiful place or is a beautiful place, too difficult for me to understand right now. With so much happening we can only say, “Earth was a beautiful place and there once lived human beings. There once existed love among all beings and harmony prevailed in the universe until….”

Nelson Mandela- the strength of his nation

Nelson Mandela: a true visionary, a great leader, a great speaker, an optimists. He was a diamond with different facets that shone its light across the world.He was a father of his nation. As his nation and the world mourns at the loss of such a great personality, I truly pay my respect to him.

May his soul rest in eternal peace. I’ve just gathered a few quotes of this remarkable person that 21st century has ever produced.

 

NM1

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

 

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

 

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

NM4

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

 

“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”

 

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

 

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

NM3

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

 

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

 

“I am the captain of my soul.”