The Joy of Living

Joy Of Living

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

― Thich Nhat Hanh

Hello my dear friends. I know I have been missing for a while here but now I am back with my thoughts and ideologies. I want to thank all of you for being a part of this blog. It really means a lot to me when I read comments from the readers regarding how they were motivated from my writing. It gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction. I feel happy and that’s what makes the difference. Your support and constant positive feedback gives me new ideas to write about and express myself more deeply.  Once again I thank you all of you from the bottom of my heart.

Today, I was just sitting idle in my office and was wondering how difficult it’s going to be for me in the next few months because of the hectic office schedule. I had started to feel lonely somewhere within my heart and then suddenly I realized that all this hard work can’t go waste. I simply closed my eyes and sat for a while trying to figure out what was I doing. You know what guys; the only thing I was able to see was the smiling faces of my loved ones all proud of me. So it was then I realized that I was doing this not for me but for those people. Happiness on their faces is something priceless to me. I live not for myself but for them. It’s like my entire body is connected to all of them. Whatever they feel is what I feel in return. When they are happy I am happy and when they are upset I am upset too.  That’s the JOY OF LIVING.  Living for ourselves can give us success but satisfaction can be achieved only when we live for others.  People who behave mean in this world might reach great heights but the higher they go the faster they lose their loved ones behind. I am proud to say that I live for my family. Whatever I do, whatever step I take in my life is a reflection of what my family expects from me. I am devoted to them.  This feeling is something that encourages me to do things beyond my limits. I feel so boosted up when I breathe in the air which has nothing else but happiness all around. The sound of laughter during a family gathering is probably the best sound one can hear.

So that’s what I was thinking the entire day today and then thought of writing it down to share with you all. I hope my thoughts have made a little impact on your thinking process. Showing the light to those who are lost in the dark is the aim of my writing. Remember your loved ones when you are in trouble, you will find the solution on your own.

God Bless

Murtaza Alamshah

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Brand New Day

 

Brand New DayIsn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

― L.M. Montgomery

I am standing in the crowd,

Trying to shout out loud.

My voice is reaching nowhere,

It’s too late, nothing can be repaired.

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I want to look behind and go back in past,

But this crowd is not letting me turn.

I feel I am being harassed,

Is there any way to return?

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Now I realize the value of those days,

They are precious to me and can never be replaced.

I will always remember them,

Those memories cannot be erased.

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This transition is proving pretty heavy,

But I know I will come out of it.

Trying to remain calm and happy,

There is no intention to quit.

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I don’t know where I am heading to,

But I know my loved ones are with me.

If I am the sailor, they are my crew,

Imagining life without them would me very scary.

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So I am sailing in this ocean where nobody knows me,

I believe I will find my way to the right door,

The terrain is now much more hilly,

But I am certain to reach ashore.

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Murtaza Alamshah

 

Where heaven and hell lie?

Heaven or Hell?God is singular but religions have given him a plural form

-Murtaza Alamshah

Almost everyone in this world is afraid of death. People who are not afraid of death are at least afraid of the way it will come to them. This fear lies in everybody’s mind and unfortunately there is no solution to it. Nobody knows in what form death will appear in front of him and how painful it will be. But where do we go after we die? I could never understand this. I could never understand what happens to our soul? Don’t expect me to go and take advice of a priest or a saint. Those people know nothing. They just manipulate the holy words of the holy books and cover the eyes of people with fear and hatred for one another. I went on thinking about it and sometimes went so deep that I couldn’t see a glimpse of light in there.

Every person has his own conclusion on this issue so do I. I think I may have found the answer to the question where exactly heaven and hell lie. It lies right here, our very own Mother Earth. There are no religions. That’s the most basic fact I have taken into account while reaching to this solution. There is just one God and that’s our NATURE. Nature is God because it has created us. Everything on this planet is done by the nature’s will. When a person dies, his soul remains alive and takes rebirth into another form on earth instantly. The form could be anything from a non living object to a child of a human. That depends on our deeds and practices that we do while we are alive. It’s the nature which takes the toll from us. God exists! Yes he does, but only and only in the form of nature. If we do good things while we live, nature will present us gift in form of rebirth with more quality life and if we do bad, nature will punish us in the same way. This cycle continues and it is never ending. One has to die some day. The terms “HEAVEN” and “HELL” are just religious terms. Nature created humans and humans created religions so the scope of these two words lies within us. Nature has nothing to do with it.  Rules of nature are very much same as the rules described in every religion but we perceive them quite differently.  We have divided ourselves on the basis of religion and at the same time we divided our “IDEOLOGY” also. Nature takes no such words into consideration and doesn’t care  from which religion we belong to. What it actually takes into consideration is how much good and bad work we have done while we were alive.

Helping and serving humanity is the best work one could do while he is alive and that’s what is evaluated by nature. People might never understand such a simple thing their entire life but they will surely do once they die.  Helping each other and living peacefully is what demanded by nature and if we truly believe in God we must act upon His wish straight away else we must be prepared to take our trial in the court of nature where no mercy is given.

I wish nature always blesses you with love and prosperity

Murtaza Alamshah

The Invisible Soul

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Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do you miss your loved ones who are now resting in peace in the arms of God? Well I do miss someone many a times. I was very young when he passed away. I don’t remember any memories associated with him but I really feel that he is somewhere around me and watching over me every day.  I miss him because my mom always tells me that he was the one who loved me the most. It was him with whom I used to enjoy all the time. I feel so low that I don’t remember any of those moments. For people he is dead now, but I have always kept him alive inside my heart. I can feel his presence. You know where? Right within me..! My family members say that I have many similarities with him. It makes me feel happy. Every person has got a place to hide when he feels low; I hide inside my own heart because that’s where I find this man. I talk to him and he tells me what I should do next. Now does that mean my heart is heaven? Well, I don’t think so. May be he visits my heart on a consultancy basis whenever I need him.  I don’t even remember his voice. All I have seen is his pictures. This is something that really makes me sad. I want to hear him but he is dumb for me! He only gives me hints. You know how I connect to him? I just close my eyes and imagine a white room with a large door. I constantly keep looking at it and it opens within few moments and I see him coming. May be that’s the door to heaven but I am not allowed to go there. I just sit at one place. He comes, he smiles and I sense his gesture. I feel so relaxed. I forget everything and my mind starts getting solutions to the problems. I think he injects them with his gesture. Whatever the way is, the fact is my mind really starts working and somehow reaches the solution. If I am sad he makes me visualize all the jolly memories. When I am angry he throws his signature awesomely saint like smile on me and I instantly get lost in that. He can deal with any emotions I display to him.

It’s not that he only comes when I call him. He always monitors me from wherever he is. I asked him many times where he resides but he just keeps smiling. He warns me whenever I am about do anything wrong. I am saying this because I see his face in front of me at such times. He tells me not to push myself into that particular matter. It sounds fictional but for me it’s the real truth of my life. Initially I used to think I have hallucinations but now I realize it’s my deep love and desire for him which drives me towards him. For once I also thought it’s the God who is helping me always. Being a Muslim I am bound to read NAMAAZ 5 times a day without fail. I don’t even read it once so this makes me realize that God is not at all happy with me. It can’t be Him. Then I thought it could be my parents but they are alive so that option is also ruled out. I never realized that there could be someone else too who can love me and help me out. It’s just today that I have realized this! It’s my GRANDFATHER! He is inside me. It’s he who helps me out and saves me. It’s not the long luck line on my palm but his love! He has taught me important lessons of life.  I might have never heard his voice, I may not remember any moment spent with him but I know one thing that he has a temporary home within my heart.

Today I miss my Grandpa very much and he is not with me. It’s the rule of nature. I can’t break it but what matters here is that I never left him from me. He is all attached to me. Why am I sharing with you all this? I want you people to understand a few things.

1. Doctors declare a person dead when they their patient has stop breathing. People declare someone dead when they hear or go the funeral of that person but we (as individual) can always keep alive inside us. They are dead for us only when we forget them and kick them out of our heart.

2. Our heart and mind are two very confused and complicated organs.  Everything is inside us but we have to find them inside us. If people say you are dumb that doesn’t mean you are actually dumb. It means you are still unable to find the things hidden inside you. My Grandpa never gave me ideas he just showed me the path where to find them inside me. It is collaborative effort of mind and heart which leads to perfect solution.

God Bless

Murtaza Alamshah

Heart v/s Brain

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The brain does the thinking, but the heart knows more about love than the mind can ever comprehend

-Anonymous

Heart (cheerfully):  Hey BIG B! How are you? It’s been quite a time we haven’t spoken with each other.

Brain (feeling little uncomfortable): Yeah dude! I am very busy these days with my stuff. Sorry about that.

Heart: Oh I see! Yeah, I have been hearing a lot about your activities. As your good friend, let me suggest you something. You aren’t taking right decisions buddy. You need my help.

Brain (getting annoyed): Dude, I am much smarter as well as far more efficient than you and this is clearly evident from the fact that our boss has chosen me as his chief advisor and decision maker keeping you aside.

Heart (smiling): Yes, I know that very well. I do not doubt your abilities to take decisions my friend. You are the smartest of all. Only a fool would question that but try to understand that my advice in decision making is of equal importance because I equally control the emotions just as you do. It is extremely necessary for both of us to work together and come to a mutual win-win situation.

Brain: Oh come on! You need a break! Your decisions are always weak and everyone knows that! Your decisions have resulted in pain and sorrow most of the times.

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Heart: Yes, that’s true but I have made several other decisions also which has treasured humans with all the happiness he has today. Haven’t I?

Brian (losing patience now): Yes, so what? I don’t care about that! Today’s world needs just me. Your services are no longer required.  What you cherish is of no more importance now. You speak the language of love and only love which is losing its value day by day. I provide humans with everything he needs to be the king of the world today.

Heart (sadly): I agree with you that people are losing my importance and this is most unfortunate. They will soon realize my importance but by that time it would be too late.

Brain (laughing loudly): They will never call you because you are a looser and they know that. They need a real champion which is me.

Heart: It’s your moment right now but soon it will be mine. I have no doubt about this. The only thing I am afraid of is the loss humans would have faced by the time they realize my importance.

Brain (showing his entire ego): Go away before I destroy you!

Heart moves on silently without uttering another word.

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Realizing this, the brain boasts his supremacy over the heart. Now I want each and every one of you to close your eyes and talk to your heart and brain. Judge yourself to whom do you give more importance. I personally believe that without heart it’s all useless so I would never exclude it from any decision making process. What do you think?

 Murtaza Alamshah

Lessons of my life

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Learn to respect the one who loves you rather than giving respect to the one you love.

Dream high but always be aware of your limitations.

Right thinking at the right time will help you reach your goal but right thinking at the wrong time brings only disaster.

Life is not a movie. Nothing is fictional here.

Achieving heights of success is useless if you don’t have your loved ones around you.

Be sincere towards your responsibility. Life takes its toll if you run from it.

Earn money to live a better life and not live life just to earn money.

Every person has one special thing which if he has can get through his life. For me it’s happiness.

Live for your loved ones and not just for your self.

Respect all the emotions. Only then you will realize the importance of each.

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Murtaza Alamshah

Colors of my life

My parents

They have given me everything I demanded. They never question me back on anything. For them, I am still a 5 yr old kid who still needs to be cuddled. Last month my Dad forcefully combed my hair because he was feeling nostalgic about the time when he used to comb my hair when I was a kid. For them I never grew up. I feel so cozy and so happy with them. My mom still weeps out badly at the airport when she comes to see me off.  So to pay a tribute to them I gifted them a certificate which entitles them to be the world’s greatest parents.

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I can’t name this person due to personal reasons but the importance of this person in my life cannot me expressed in words. Without whom my life couldn’t have been so wonderful. If my parents gave me the strengths, this person gave me the direction. If my parents inspired me, this person cheered me up when I was low.  God sent this person just for me and I am sure about it. All I ask God not to take his gift back from me ever in my life.

Mr. Mufaddal

Well, he is my fellow friend, my dearest and closest buddy. He has a very important place in my life.  I trust him. I can assure myself that even if no one’s with me he would be standing right next to me no matter what. He himself might be extremely crazy but what matters is that he considers me as his life.  I contribute towards his happiness more than anyone does and this thing makes me so much attached with him.

 I cannot sustain if anyone of these is missing from my life. They are the integrals of me now. I am a crazy harry potter fan so let me explain it that way. These three are my horcruxes. I have my parents, my life partner and my closest friend…what more anyone needs to call himself perfect?  I have no existence without them. The best memories of my life are associated with them and them only. I love them with all my heart.

 

Murtaza Alamshah