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Life is meaningful, only when one wishes to make it. We are creatures of time and we’ll wither away in it. The little moments of joy we find and create are all that will live with us.

Archive for November, 2010

Staying True to Yourself

It is so easy to utter these words but in fact it is the most difficult thing for anyone to do!

So much of what we do in life is about all that surrounds us. It is all out there – in the people we know, in the times and things we desire…
We seldom look at ourselves to see who we are?

Our everyday judgements are formed based on our perception of others in accordance with what we understand to be true – in the light of the knowledge we have acquired and the reality that we choose for ourselves. But it is less often that we take all that and introspect our own self!

As people we do not do this too often because we get too preoccupied with what we have to deal with as time streams by… our senses keep us too busy with what is around us to allow us the freedom to look within. Seldom when we get hit in time with a call to action – a suffering, a loss, a grief or someone’s pain that we wakeup to realize that what surrounds us is not the truth – the truth lies within.

For if anything in life is really true and undeniable ‘it is my own existance’ – ‘my own conscience’ – ‘my own self’… yet we seldom use our acquired wisdom to focus on this ultimate truth.

I once read it in the Quran that, in the universe, GOD has granted Human Being the capacity to alter/change/ manipulate anything on this Earth that has color and odor except for the celestial bodies which are beyond its control and influence.

In all this time, that single fact has proven true where we have not been able to alter/ change anything of the celestial order and it is my belief that it will continue that way till the end.
At one level we are given a free reign to do as we will – and at the other end we are constrained to the maximum extent.

Like when I as a person have the capacity to alter/ change what is within me at will – but do not have the capacity to alter/ change others at my will.

Inner – Outer

I can only reason to their ‘will’ to understand and accept my thought…
Yet all our lives, we as people – pursue to change others in light of what we understand to be true.
Every religion and school of thought highlights the need for a person to look ‘within’… yet we seldom do that.

I can only be true to myself – when I start to look within.
When I correct my behavior in light of the knowledge acquired.
When I strive for excellence and composure of myself.
When I love myself.

It is then that the world around me starts to change and the reality in front manifests itself in physical.
For I have control of anything in this world that has color and odor with the power of my own – WILL!

And so it is true for all of us.

‘Staying True to Yourself’ is a lesson that should be taught in all schools of life and preached at all sermons for it is the ‘only law’ we need in this world.

I learned to start looking within some 5 years back in life. Someone very close to me – my dearest mentor in life Mr. Karim Halani, taught me that lesson.
It was a journey for me because it took a while for me to clear my mind and shift my focus within and I am still learning.

I have practiced this lesson in life… and it has been the most challenging yet rewarding one for me…
For anyone who has already pursued this path would know, that this has tremendous treasures wrapped within it for the taking – it is the heaven within itself or if less, at least a good manifestation of it.

It has the power to give you contentment, peace, affection, love and wealth. In truth – whatever you desire for yourself.

This Eid and amids all the mayhem of our times…
This is my Gift for my friends and loved ones.

– Look within to find the absolute truth.
– Look within to take what you desire.
– Look within to change your world.

In the spirit of social services which I fortunately share as a legacy from my father… please also spread this message around…
You never know how many lives you will save!

– MIR

© 2010. Mir Moiz  

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