मंजिल तो हर कोई देखो एक ना एक दिन पायेगा
मंजिल तो हर कोई देखो एक ना एक दिन पायेगा
I stumbled upon this challenge very late. It is already 27th Sep.
The theme is –
Home Sweet Home
Home is where the heart is
Heart is where the love is
Love is where the compassion is
Compassion is where the understanding is
Understanding is where the friendship is
Friendship is where the compatibility is
When all these make
The four walls and the roof
Then there a sweet home is
Please click here for a wonderful story-https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/9-september-2016
Rioters burned the tailor’s shop. It was opposite to our house.
When the curfew was lifted, he came and sat down in despair on seeing the ramshackle shop.
Mother called him and offered him our old singer machine for the time he could buy his own.
He was thankful and offered to stitch our clothes for free.
Mother strongly rejected the idea.
‘You need money to buy a new machine. So start your business first and save money.’
Mother was a conservative Hindu and the tailor was a Muslim.
Mother sowed a seed of compassion, for everyone, in me that day.
A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.~ Kahlil Gibran
We were poles apart
Different from each other
In nature and looks
Like two opposite poles of a magnet
Attractected towards each other
Perhaps we were destined to come together
It seemed the whole universe
Conspired to bring us together
We bowed to the God’s will
And took the leap of faith
Friendship and love followed
Sometimes we were off the track
Sometimes on the track
Sometimes our paths were dark
Sometimes they were bright
But we were committed to keep
Our relationship firm and ever lasting
Compassion and compatibility
Made us bond together
And God set everything right
One of the greatest titles we can have is “old friend”. We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older. The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young. We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age when a busy life and changing geographies can cause us to neglect those friends. Today is the day to invest in those people we hope will call us ‘old friend” in the years to come.
~ Grant Fairley.
These tender moments make me realize that love and compassion is alive inside me.
Things I have learned
It’s been a long journey, with many ups and downs, every morning brought a new challenge, every night brought this exhausted body to bed but sleep eluded me.
My mind tries to allure me to all negative thoughts. Trying to search the scapegoat to put blame on it for my sickness and failures and to take the credit for whatever I have achieved. I did not succumb to its game. I started introspection and came up with a list of the things I have learned so far from life. From life means from everyone, every creature of this world. If we keep open mind we will find that every creature has some lesson to teach you.
The first and the most important lesson was,
Never abuse your body. It will never forgive you. You will have to bear the consequences if you don’t follow the rules of nature.
2- Anger, hatred and revenge only harm you so tread on this path cautiously.
3- Love, respect and compassion, the more you give the more you get.
4- Give lots of ‘benefits of doubt’ to others. They may not have any intention to hurt you. (It worked in my case.)
5- ‘Everything in moderation’ is a Mantra helped me most in every aspect of life.
6- You have all the right to like or dislike someone but never let hatred seep in to your heart. Don’t be too judgmental. Be lenient with others feelings.
7- Learn to hear, hear and hear. Be patient with others. Give others a chance to explain their views.
8- Plant trees wherever possible.
9- Always put duties before rights.
10- Count your blessings, be active and try learn new things.
11- You can never run away from you fears and negative thought. Face them and accept them. Then only you can resolve them. This is hard but not impossible.
12- Learn to take responsibility of your decisions, right or wrong. You are in this condition because of the choices you have made; no one else is responsible for that.
13- Appreciate and encourage others, everyone loves it.
14- Whatever you do it with whole heart so you don’t have to repent later.
15- Our most beloved friend and the most dangerous foe is our mind only unless you know how to use it. What games it plays with us and sometimes comes in a disguise so that we are not able to recognize it that it’s a friend or a foe.
!6- Breathing and other exercises really helped me to overcome my fears, sickness and negativity, and made me more compatible, compassionate and understanding person.
There are many more lessons I have learned but will leave them for the next task. One thing I would like to make clear that this is not just for the sake of writing, I have really benefited from them.
Writing 201: Trust– Day 3 is here — and so are questions of trust, acrostics, and internal rhymes.
Love, trust, compassion
Synonymous with friendship
True friends are a bliss