I took my heart in my hands,
And purged it,
Purged my carnal garden of all the weeds.
With that pure heart,
I made my one true wish,
My one true answer to
What I really want
I just really dislike the way people say, ”I don’t know how I did this” after some big achievment. There’s always something- planning, hard work, sacrifice, self-control- that gets you the prize. Why do people say this, then? Do they forget their toil? It puzzles me. Paulo Coelho said that after you climb a mountain, tell your story to others because it serves as an inspiration but statements like ‘I don’t know how I did it’ are very misleading; for once, it gave me the impression that whatever you do, you will get what you want simply by having a strong desire for it because… as the person said he does not know his formula for success, there must be none and we just need to do what we think is our best. These kind of vague concepts get us nowhere- it leads to abject failure. I think I got a reality check that to achieve something, you need to
Dream—-Research on the dream—-Plan—-Act
And this is what I call giving your best.
Thanks for reading! Hope this helps everyone. 🙂
Word of the day: Chemical. Meaning: A strong liquid that reacts with glue and thus, helps in getting rid of past.
One must learn the art of forgetting. Anything that disturbs you should never stay glued to your ears. If it does, the best way to get rid of it is to wash it away with a chemical, a strong chemical that reacts with the glue. Chemicals of this sort can vary from person to person; someone who likes fantasy movies should use them to wash the glue away, someone who likes rock music should use rock music. The bottomline is — the chemical should have the potency to captivate your senses away from reality. What is your chemical?
Remember, nothing should destroy your peace of mind.
Can you listen to all the channels of the radio at a time? Can you watch all the TV channels at a time? No.
When seeking advice, seek it from a single source. Don’t flood your brian with all the search results that Google provides for your conundrum, your brain will overeat and expel everything! Instead, walk slowly and ask yourself which source you trust the most. Then go for it and trust it. Forget everything else.
“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~Havelock Ellis
Whenever I plan to refurbish myself, steer my lifestyle in a new direction, I confront the ever-present fear of becoming a monster. I once became a monster. Over confidence took over due to lack of maturity and humility, yet after two years of learning and mending my mistakes, the dormant monster frightens me. I read in a saying of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) that a ‘The believer does not allow to be stung twice from one (and the same) hole” . And this comforted me. If I keep my faith alive, I will never repeat that mistake. I am going to let go of the mistake and hold on to the change I want to bring. Help me, God.
God help you all!