People with Faith…

Do you sleep well? Not in terms of time, neither in terms of quality of your bed or the size of your room….rather the peace of your mind! Do you sleep the sleep that the richest of the world wish for? Do you sleep the sleep which is the synonym for peace and serenity?

Hmm, well, I don’t know about you, but I always vied to look out for people who possess this precious capability of resting like a child…a child who is carefree, free of; tension, anxiety, jealousy and envy.

They work and exert effort equivalent to what the world pours in, they also ponder over things the same way as others do but yet when they rest they are like children. Children called as angels by some and sin free by others. These people are like children for the moments they sleep, talk and even walk pass by….but they are fully fledged adults when they commute, take responsibility, perform a task or analyze a matter.

You must be wondering who are these people I’m constantly talking about? Do they even exist?

Well, yes I have seen them, witnessed their peace and experienced their serenity. When ‘normal people’ are fidgeting, they calm us down….when normal people over-react, they are the ones to tone it down…. When they are pessimistic, they show us the bright side. They exist side by side; near every anxious shoulder there exists one pacifier who diffuses tranquility which supersedes the darkness around our souls.

When I pondered with my anxiety that what is it that they have that ‘normal people’ don’t? Is it their point of view? Is it their innate quality of remaining calm? Or is it that they have something that we don’t? The answer is may be a mixture of all of these questions!

After deliberating on the few such people I have met in my life, I can conclude that they have a different point of view. They can see the white which we miss out while pointing out the black.

They have something innate that we don’t, yes, they have the capacity to absorb shocks. When we are over reacting, they are scrutinizing, i.e. what they do and what we don’t.

Lastly, the answer to the third question I posed to myself was also clear… yes they have something which is not in us….they have something above us, above the human kind, something metaphysical. Yes! They have trust, trust in the presence of our Lord. Faith in the Lord that He is there and He is the One Who will Make things alright. So when they sleep, they sleep with the faith that someone will wake them up, when they face a problem they know that Someone will help them overcome it….And they don’t only say it with words like ‘normal people’, they say what they really Believe! May God Bless Them!

 

What God has chosen for us?

I opened my eyes, stared at the sky, gave a sarcastic smile and turned over. My eyes were moist and small drops of tears running down my cheeks, but I managed to hide my face in the fusty grass I was lying on.
What was I doing? Was I trying to question or humiliate nature….then why were my eyes wet? I know exactly the state I was going through! I was unhappy; rather sorrowful or may be loathed my current condition. I blamed God for all my disasters and my sarcasm was just an instrument to show my inner anger. I thought that all my dilemmas were His scam and I was as innocent as a newly born baby in her mother’s lap.
We all go through this phase of emotional trauma, where we are left with no way out. Hence, the only way to vent out our frustration is to blame The Almighty for it.

Then I felt something on my shoulder, something pouring down. I turned back and it was raining. Small droplets poured down and slowly my whole anxiety started flowing with the cold water. I like a cliché imagined, it wasn’t rain rather the clouds were crying with me.

Drenched in water, I walked with heavy steps in the torrential rains. As few droplets turned into many, the clouds also went from being dark to darker. Wherever the dim ray of light tried to enter, the lightening would yell and command it to hide in the clouds.

No light….not a single ray of it! Just like my life huh…held in the shackles of darkness. The nature was showing me a mirror image of my own emotions, ah! It was making fun of it. And it gave me the right to humiliate and mortify it without hurting my conscience. I was taking revenge though I knew I couldn’t hurt or harm the nature and The Almighty ruling it. But all I knew was that this vengeance could provide me some sort of relief.

But as more and more rain poured down on my apprehensive soul….I felt more and more relieved. My sense of anger started to disappear in the flow of the salty water on my skin. The rain drops in fact seemed to absorb my worries leaving my mind afresh. Now, I realized that how wrong I was in perceiving this rain as a tool to demean my condition by Almighty.

It wasn’t demeaning or mimicking me rather it was there to wash my tears. The droplets not only absorbed my sorrows but also brushed away my tears. My head was lighter and my soul was cleaned of all the tensions I had.
May be that is how a difference of perception can alter the way we perceive Almighty’s blessings. This is how God sends us angels and we consider them demons.

‘I agree that sometimes it’s so difficult to understand what God has chosen for you. But whatever it is….it’s the best for us’

Life; what is Life?

Everyone defines it in a different but innovative way , which is sort of an amalgamation of their deep thoughts and their whole life .May be, from these little words we can assess their whole life, their miseries , their mistakes and their deep down soul .Sometimes this point also strikes me that what is life ? Is it a mere test taken by Almighty Allah or something deep down hidden within!
Some people have deep religious terms to define it and some have few infallible theories to prove it. But yet I haven’t seen or discovered any theory which can satisfy all my deeply carved queries. I don’t truly feel that the whole reasoning behind our birth, the creation of this world was only for the fact that God wanted to test us or (he desired to be bowed or his ego to be satisfied may be I’m using some wrong words here) anyways I find that He could have tested us simply by checking our souls or may be through any method as He knows better. But I think that He made us with a great logical reason .It is may be to empower our souls with the power to explore this world and to support us by creating some relations greater than creation itself, the whole world exists because of these relations isn’t it ?
Then may be God thought only good and loving relations will make man more powerful and self indulged or may on the top most self conceited so He created evil and iniquity to lower the ego of this selfish creation. So in a way he empowered us yet didn’t let us forget us that we are dependent after all!
Thus I find it quite disgusting to define life in just one sentence!
Like Shakespeare said,
“Life is like a stage and we are like characters (may be not the exact words)”
In the above given definition don’t you feel that he makes God kind of a selfish character?
When at least I read this definition given by one of the greatest learners on this mother earth I felt like a Prisoner acting on God’s orders which makes me feel rebellious!
But when I myself ponder upon life’s definition or its need I find God a very gracious being, He who made us or let us be so selfish if he wanted he could have imprisoned us here but he didn’t na? This shows that he not only owns us but he loves us.
For example in normal life we people also have the opportunity to have our children whom we treat just like God treats us. We believe we have true control over our children but, What if our children say that we treat them like actors working in our plays? We will of course feel miserable. Similarly, God must have felt so bad when we regarded Him as a selfish owner neglecting His graciousness, His love towards us, isn’t it? In fact, if He just wanted to satisfy his enormity by our religious practices why he would have let us free in this world.
My friends in fact, we people have become so selfish by the time that we forgotten the true meaning of our life. Thus, it’s not possible to define life because it’s not possible to even name the benevolences bestowed upon us by God, who I don’t know how is still feeding our selfish and eternally hungry bellies and lustrous minds! (Well even this is enough to show His graciousness and warmth)