Realizations & Reflections

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Well, after my previous post, which as i had mentioned in a few places on my Facebook that i “accidentally” published it, that taught me a lot. God taught me through it that it was His Willing that my post was published “accidentally”, i was in actual going to delay it to some date later, edit it and etc. when i wasn’t busy, just like the 7-8 other posts that i have……LOL.

This made me realize that you must let Life go the way God want us to, there’s no use in delaying, rushing, or resisting at all. you must Participate in The Moment, and give it your best, that’s the best you can do, and that’s all you have and that i am Grateful, that i learnt and realize this….then at the speed of ***SWOOOSH*** came a thought which said “what if i had realized this later, i would’ve started working on what i have to” and then Strikingly Fast at the Speed of Light came in another thought **SWOOSH** from my heart that said “God drives our lives the way He wants to & He didn’t want me to realize this before”

Remember, Never EVA let regret even come near, Thank God my heart was on a total “Shooo off you moron” mode :D!

Surely a moment for me to wink on myself ;). LOL…..well, that’s pretty much the way life goes, **Confession Mode Activated** i’ve been into resisting and delaying a lot of stuff, not only like my blog posts, even related to what i do and what i aspire ‘n’ inspire to do. All it just takes is to open your eyes : ). When God wills and the time is right, things will happen and they surely will fall in place, why worry ? why rush ?. The same day was filled with more surprises, a kind Twitter friend and the Founder of Twylah, Kelly Kim, she RT’ed my post, i was like “Whoa :D! From where did she come to know about it 😀 ?” In a happy way though, i was about to kinda jump and dance.

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You can never expect how or which way life goes…OMG……ooh not to mention i had my solid “weird beard” cc. my post “Weekend Chewbies“, i had my mind screaming “Hoooray Hooray, you like a drunkard”, how worse can it get….LOL. The night about Gratefulness and then the end of the same day on the note of “Realizations” some secret lessons this day had to teach, well i also learn about “Patience”, i was gonna Publish this one too at the same day, i gave it a thought that, after my deadlines are over, i will Publish it, without thinking about or editing my words, at times i even drastically edited my posts thinking that they were too Frank or Outspoken, this right now, and Thank God for the blessing for a friend, they made me realize that this is who i am, editing my writing and what i write here which comes first from my heart, i just edit my authenticity somewhere, my message remains the same, but i intended to, you know, redraft my language thinking that some might find it to be appropriate, what i learnt, and also some one told me before, i should write for myself, i just have to write, it flows from my heart, and God wills, whatever flows from one’s heart is always liked and loved by everyone : ).

Those things and words from our heart that we edit, takes away a part of ourselves, leaving something unsaid, so never edit what comes from your heart : ).

Thank God for bringing these words to my heart “Never let the words & actions that come from your heart ever be edited”

And i am publishing this one after many days of writing the above parts, its not that what i write or something, its what God taught me, that matters. I learnt that its important that we keep God first and let things take their own course, that we have a strong will and intention to DO and God will open the doors on His own.

This year has been an Incredible Journey, with many many ups and downs, All my Gratitude to God for blessing me with growth, for showing me the right way, for guiding me, in each step of mine that i fell for giving me His hand and so much more.
Including, giving me an opportunity to to share of all of this with you, i Thank you all from all my heart, for taking out your precious time from your busy days to read my posts, to comment on them, to share them, to give your Amazing compliments and SO much more : ).

Wishing you all a Wonderful New Year ahead : ).

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Challenges as we know them.

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Challenges…….what are they ? I kept on thinking as i saw many new things entering my life, and after going through a lot of things that went by and as i stood in a new view of clarity.

When we bring out the word “Challenge” usually its taken as something which is tough, something for which you need to put on your game face on and ram it with everything you have….BAM! So it was for me too a while ago, as i heard the word “Challenge” i tightened myself up and words came to my mind “Its Showtime!” or “Im gonna take this down!”

But i realized its not always so.

Recently, since i have been back to my normal, busy and at times really exhausting schedule, i felt things around me taking me to a wonderful ride. As things changed, because i was off for a month and before this break i had, my schedule was different and this what came forward to me being relatively new, i am all excited about it, yet, as it has started and i am implementing it. At times i’ve seen people say, “We don’t get time”….i’ve always wanted to say them, my friend, “We all have the same time, its what we do in that much amount of time and how we do it really matters. One thing i learnt in life, the moment you stop giving excuses, Your Life will go for an amazing change!

I saw myself falling into this new time constraint, things started tightening around, many many things to handle together, although i efficiently did a lot of things and had started to juggle some and ignore some, and my focus went out of track for a short while….wham!!! A new Challenge……..Take a break! STOP! i had to say to myself.

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What’s going on ??? What i realized was that i had to start focusing more on myself rather than the things i’ve gotta do, the more i build up and grow myself, the more the things i do will be done in a much better manner, i had to build a foundation, i had to be efficient, sharp, awesome, time bound, tactical, precise and strong. Focusing on each of the qualities one by one wasn’t the trick, i had to be clear, i had to be myself. Things happen in life due to which you get clouded, in these times, hold on to what you are and your true capabilities, the cloud passes away, always.

I saw that i didn’t have to fight the Challenge and win against it, but i had to flow with it. A wise man once said, surrendering at times is also the strongest thing to do. We can’t fight time or stop it, we must all flow with it, and make the best of what we have with us.

Life presents us with challenges at many many different levels, the amazing thing about challenges is that they are different, and each time when we face those different challenges we are in a different state of mind. They become like a stepping stone for growth for us. It puts us into this new state of mind/consciousness. Presenting us with moments of transformation & realization. Ways and ideas to go around, its like a new state of our minds, where our creativity and the potentials of our minds are released in this new way as new thoughts & ideas start pouring in.

What i learn’t after a few failures was that always Winning the Challenge isn’t important, what matters is how you dealt with it, what you learnt from it and how it helped you to grow, how it helped you to become better, bring out your true self, take you to another level, make your realize your true potential.

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That’s the true meaning of Overcoming a Challenge.

What surprised me is the thought that some people are afraid of challenges, they dwell in this fear and limit their life to an extent where everything they are is undermined and so are they, due to which they are unable to harness the best out of themselves. That’s the worst thing to do, don’t ever do that, each Challenge is beautiful and has something to teach.

Some challenges might put you in a state of difficulty, or in a tight spot. But its during those times that focusing on yourself and the situation around you really matters, there’s always a way out, what matters is the Will. If there isn’t a way, then make one, but do your best, so that even if God forbid failure touches you, it will actually be a victory for you, you’ll know your true capacity, the limitlessness and the capabilities that you have.

They can be expected or unexpected, what matters is how we deal with those challenges, they can arise from anywhere, At work, with family, in our daily lives for eg. having problems with your vehicle and you’ve gotta make it somewhere and many of them.

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Challenges are like an unknown puzzle, each time when we find a new piece and join it with the puzzle of our life, something new is revealed to us, something which we hadn’t seen, felt or understood before. Challenges not only create new perceptions till they last, but they also give us the idea to look through those perceptions later.

In all, Challenges are a phase in our lives, they push us to our maximum. They are beautiful as they bring out the best in us, so go on, never be afraid of Challenge, give it your best and all that you have, have a lot of fun in the process & most of all Enjoy :D!

I hope you all enjoy this post :D! We all have Challenges in our lives, i shared one of my own, what have your challenges been ? how has it been able to inspire you & help you to learn more, would Love to hear from all of you :D! A heartfelt gratitude to all for taking out your time to read my post and comment here :D!.

A Break to a Journey of Discoveries III of III

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(This is the 3rd part of this post. My amazing & lovely regular readers already know about it, a Warm Welcome to my wonderful & incredible new readers, here are the links to the previous parts.  Part – I : http://wp.me/p1lE4S-3s And Part – II :  http://wp.me/p1lE4S-4N )

My Sister also reminded me about my creativity. You can do all the work you can and you want to, as a result of that, creativity starts building up and you need to release it, or it keeps piling up and as a result you might start loosing interest in your work slowly. I realized how important it was for me to bring out my creativity, work is necessary, but I also have to take out time for it, use every moment at its best.

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Never mind if you draw like a 2 year old or take pictures like an old man, just release your creativity in any way you might love, something you’d love to do. And it feels great, yeah you’ll feel proud of those things too…..Lol ;D!

Really, every single moment is wonderful , God did put me through this phase to evolve and to understand and to bring out my true self much more towards my work and be my 100%, because there will not be another me.

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Well, my mind and soul aligned in harmony, it was time to take up my body. Its necessary that you keep your body fit & strong in whichever way you can and the convenience of time that you have no matter what it is , Push Ups, Jogs/Runs/Walk, Yoga, some form of Martial Art or anything else. It keeps your Mind, Body & Soul together as one, strong, firm, concrete and fixed towards your goal and tasks

With these 3 spheres together in an alignment, I m quite sure you can excel in whatever you take up to.

Whoa and, that smile….haha ;D!! Always wear it, its something that projects out a LOT of positivity and someone might just fall in love with it ;D!!.

Now, I really don’t need an alarm to wake up for what I want to do, seriously 😀 😀 :D!!! Its my dreams that wake me up and keep me awake, there was never a time that I woke up since 5:30 am and then couldn’t sleep until I did some work :D!.

There may be people that may say something and do something to make you feel down, don’t let anything from the outside affect you from the inside and it cannot, and they can never have any power over you nor you should give them the power to. The moment you notice or feel that there is someone trying to compete with you or something, that my friend, is Good News ;D! It means that you’re making a great progress and people around you are noticing it. Don’t be afraid of that and try to make a run for it and compete with that person, just go at the rate you are & you can , because jealousy and fear limit how much you can be yourself, so don’t let someone else’s jealousy affect you nor be jealous of someone, it’s a very base and low feeling and it blocks your greatness and ability to truly love and do something.

And also there will be people who love & know you, they may use harsh words, just to spite you so that you could feel that challenging spirit to prove them wrong. Its hard to notice them at first. But from the inside, they know what you are capable of and only wish and pray for your success.

Each event was step, on one of the final days i had a most wonderful experience, that feeling that it left me with has been incredible……..Okies, you guys wanna know about it 😀 ?? Lemme know in the comments below ;D!

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I’d first like to Thank God and then Thank you so much Sis, I m blessed by God to have you in my life and My dear & supporting friend, and all of you who are here :- http://wp.me/P1lE4S-1z  among them are friends, some people who I had a only a tad bit of conversation with, but they always spread kindness and happiness with their lovely words, wishes and Blessings, took out time to read & comment on my blog. Well, it was that little kindness of yours that twinkle like stars in a night sky and you’ve inspired me.

And a heartfelt Thanks to all my dear & amazing readers, Tweeps, Twiends & folks :D!

I Love all of You with all my heart.

It really sounds like a story, but its so much true and what all I’ve been through.

A Break to a Journey of Discoveries – II of III

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My dear & amazing readers, Thank your SO much for all your Love & Support. Here’s the IInd part of my post. If you haven’t checked it out yet, then here’s the link to “A Break to a Journey of Discoveries – I of III

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And also with me were the wise words of a dear and supporting friend, who said that, whatever God does is for our best, we might not like it, but its for our own good and we must trust His decision.

On the first day of my break, I started to work up to 5 times more than what I did normally, it was a feeling just so great.

One of the things that my Sis taught was Letting Go. These 2 words have a diverse meaning but, I had to let go off the things and events that took place in the past. Even though it was my success in the past that I had to let go because it could build up a sort of pride which would let me down. It was amazing, I went through a sweet & sour cocktail of emotions, but this all had to come out. I felt the emotions coming out, all that time, i was holding myself back, i felt my heart open up, it was ‘work’, but it was a circle of my life where my true self was hidden away for almost a year, i went through transitions of emotions in this trip, but it was all worth it. 😀 😀 :D!!!

We do make some wrong decisions and wrong choices, but everything that happens with us in our lives,  we learn from it. We can not change the past, so its something we should never hold on to nor its worth to holding on to.

Its that of our present, the choices that we make in the present and the reasons we make those choices forms a future which is up ahead of us and which is can be much more brighter  ~ M. Faizan

I started to enjoy every single moment of my work and my life. It felt as if the whole world had slowed down and I could so what I wished.  In 20 days I completed my work which was pending for 3 months. That spells a W-O-W!! But I know I can do much much more Life no more seems as a mess, but a wonderful gift.

I also had a great time. Family, malls, shopping, food and etc. Mmmm……i was pretty hesitant to write this one because I’d really sound so high schoolish saying this………….. but some people get your attention. I got a crush on a few random strangers LOL! Yeah, few, May God help me, sounds crazy, right! LOL :D!.

As I said, sweet & sour cocktail of emotions, so my mind was going through a lot of funny stuff.

Okay, okay, i know what some of you guys are thinkin’ now   ^_^…….its nothing like that at all………seriously :D!!!

How, what & all I don’t really know, but I got to learn more about myself from this, I thought what was it about them that got my attention ?? I was puzzled for a moment, but then I realized, they were themselves, that’s what I’d noticed. They had that genuine smile which projected out who they really were. When you see a genuine person, your heart brings out that BIG smile, i was in an amazement, awe & wonder, in these crushes, i touched my true being & soul again & again, it was a truly heart opening experience.

I had to follow my dreams and be my complete true self for my work 😀 😀 :D!!!

It truly felt like God was changing the circumstances around me, into believing in myself and my capabilities for my work. Even if there were negative things around me, the outside didn’t & doesn’t affect me. Everything feels like a learning and experience.

Then I learnt to believe in the words of my dear friend. Indeed many times God does things that we don’t like, but He does it for our best. I learnt that when some of my plans got cancelled, was unable to do a few other things I wanted to and I remembered how a different career choice had landed me somewhere I didn’t want to be at that time, but now when I look back, that was one of the best things that happened to me…………………

More of what my Sis taught me, how i implemented it into my life and another amazing event which became the final step of my opening, (I’ll be putting up that as poem before Part III) all of it more on “A Break to a Journey of Discoveries III of III”. A heartfelt Thanks to all for taking out their precious time to read this & comment on here :D!!!!

A Break to a Journey of Discoveries – I of III

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{I first Thank God for everything he’s given me, also for all of my amazing readers here for their amazing & wonderful love & support who always supported me and inspire me to write more and a heartfelt Thanks to you all.}

Recently, as many of my readers know, I left for a break to another country i.e. my ex-hometown Dubai. To take out sometime for myself and to focus more on my work. I had been there quite a many times but this truly was one of the best breaks I’ve had in my life till now.  Well, but it came out to be a journey in which I discovered a lot more my true self.

Quite surprising, but that was one of the main reasons I left.

Had been through a lot, it seemed like just the right time to leave.

Until the last year, I was at the top of my work, excelled in every thing that I took up. But then all of a sudden I saw myself going down, living below the expectations of others but the most of all, myself.

I was myself with the others, but not my work. My work life was becoming a disaster, I’d stepped into the territory of laziness & time wastage, a LOT of it. I had lost interest in my work, I moved away from doing what I had to the most, it was a ruin. I had that miserable feeling running through me, all the time, I was becoming distracted, my priorities were haywire, people close to me started to see a change in me and how I was dealing with my work. It was a mess.

I had tried so many things, those motivations and inspirations lasted only for a short while, then I was back to it. It lasted for almost a year.

It was like my soul from the inside wanted something else, but my mind was going in the wrong direction.

But then something happened, Some wonderful people influenced my life. And some of them being quite special.

Okay I know there must be “eyebrows raised” ^  ^….LOL!

Yes, yes! there you go, you guessed it right, there’s a woman to it *wink*……hee hee ;D!, its someone whom I call a Sister, my elder Sis. Although not by blood, she’s but closer to me than one, she me helped in bringing out the real me, the person who I really should be for my work life. She never saw me as a mess or a disaster, which i thought i was, but looked into me and understood me for who I really am, making me realize that the reason I was feeling all the misery was that I was hiding my true self, this isn’t me, I m not a disaster, I don’t waste my time, people in my line of work know me for it. They were also shocked to see me going down this hole. It seemed like it was unending, well that was until God sent me her ;D!!!

What i do is something that i love doing and am great at it, its just what i want and would’ve wanted, Thank God :D!!! It wasn’t like it was something i didn’t love doing, that was main thing that came to the mind, and it bugged me too. But it just felt like my love for it had hidden away somewhere, in some deep dark corner of my heart and i never knew why.

My Sis taught me that what I felt and was happening around me was due to me not being my real person. I had embraced this new person who I really wasn’t for my work and certain small parts of my life and that’s what was holding me back from using my true potential. She made me understand the greatness, importance and relevance of becoming myself. She made me realize who i really am. She trusted me, my goals seemed crazy, but her faith and confidence in me, it felt just so great, so always said & says that i can do it, i have the ability to, no matter what the circumstances were. She told me she’d love to tell me a lot more, but she really wanted me to discover it myself………….more of what i learnt, how it made & inspired me into who i really am for my work and a cocktails of emotions, continued in A Break to a Journey of Discoveries – II

Sunshine & Smiles

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On a vacation after a long time, i decided that from then onwards whenever & wherever i go, i always wear a smile. The major reason was the happiness of being on a vacation after a long while. And so that day i did wear a smile when i left out for my little adventures.

Well, it felt a little awkward in the beginning, to always be smiling, but then it was better than having the same & normal expression.

As i walked around and saw more & more people pass by me, it was a different & a completely new experience, i noticed that by just wearing a smile you display so much positivity. You create, bring out & show something about yourself. I wanted people to see who i truly am, so wearing a fake smile, without having that feeling from your heart would be lying to the people without actually speaking something. That day i saw the difference in the way people looked at me. An experience so dynamic, that it gave me an idea about the minds of different people & what do they think about a person smiling.

I did get smiles back, which was amazing and beautiful, while reading the expressions of some others, they had a look on their face which  said “what is he all happy about ?” , and some with an envious look. But, that was no reason for me to stop smiling :D!!

The significance what a smile has in our lives is great. Its like what sunshine is for our day, it brings a sense of life, joy, light, a new feeling, each time when we wake up in the morning, a new beginning of untold possibilities, unimaginable probabilities, hope, happiness & so much more. Same goes for a smile, it is something so small, but the role it can play in our lives is just so great. I also wrote in a poem for a friend that how her smile was the sunshine to my day.

It is so easy to smile from your heart when you are happy, but it gets difficult to smile from your heart in times of sadness/darkness. While going through some rough days, i thought i should always try to keep smiling, but moving those 13/14 muscles seemed so difficult at that point of time, it was difficult to feel something so great & positive while so many things were happening around you, but then a beacon of hope shined through my thoughts & i smiled, in that sudden moment the world seemed so much of a brighter place, i was calm, my heart wasn’t beating frantically anymore, instead of being sad on what was happening with me, i started looking for solutions & ways to deal with them, i felt a mindset so strong.

A Smile doesn’t only represent happiness, it represents hope, strength, the power & the will to get up each time one falls, the positivity to smile through all the difficulties thrown, the choice to live through this amazing gift of life in a happy way & to its fullest. Smiles inspire & motivate, make our hearts light, makes us feel better, it puts a glow on our faces, makes it shine, projects out positivity and confidence.

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Whenever i think of a smile, i imagine a picture of a butterfly flying through the sunflowers, the radiant light of the flowers, the colors of the wings of the butterfly, and yes, the sunshine.

Equally much important is making some one else smile, it does not only give them happiness, but you too feel happy from the inside. And its an incredible feeling. It may be just any one, a friend, a family member, a loved one, a homeless person or an orphan child.

I did learn more of that some years ago when i volunteered to a home for destitutes with a Red Cross programme. I saw the smiles on the faces of the children there when i distributed some chocolates among them. Their eyes spoke about their happiness. It made me feel so happy, incredible & strong, it was a really great experience & also helped me to understand & look much more deeper into life’s realities.

A Smile is something so little but its significance, importance the role it plays in our lives & the lives of others & its impact is so great.

Well, that’s what happened with me & what i think about smiles & smiling. What do you think about it ? Have you had a similar experience ?  What do you think about this blog post ? I would love to know what you think about it. Do leave a comment if you can, I greatly appreciate it. I end my blog post with this amazing quote & this song

” Today, give a stranger a smile without waiting for it may be the joy they need to have a great day. ” ~ Byron Pulsifer