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Monster

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“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!

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The wise thing to do

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We all enjoy doing the opposite of ‘wise’ but that is reckless. Choose boring, choose peace. Whenever you are in a new, bewildering scenario, an event that floods your brain and as you pass the mirror in your bedroom, in your bathroom, in the living room …. you pause for a second to talk to yourself. You start to think. You look at your eyes, your ears, your nose separately and focus, asking yourself: This is new for me, what do I do?

My answer: Be wise. Be boring. The flood will wash away.

New eyes

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New

This is a fairly difficult task, given that we all cling on to our experiences and lessons and consider them our achievements but this is how we all used to live in our childhood. I keep thinking about my time in 5th grade; how care free I was, yet I achieved a lot, I had friends, I was funny and I was never disappointingly sad. This was the year I got my ‘Best student of the year’ award (not intending to brag 🙂 ). Anyway, looking back…one realises that whenever our life changes, whenever we feel free, whenever we come out of the suffocating closet of mundane, everyday life…we were actually in a particular state. The state of blankness. We shed our past, our lessons JUST FOR A SHORT WHILE, then receive the new message (that can have the power to change us) and think about it.

Your homework after reading this post: Think of techniques to forget your knowledge for a while. Become new. Get new eyes. Perceive the world with your new eyes.

Opinions change

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Opinions

When it comes to relations, leve your treasured opinions behind. Moreover, there is no use in breaking relations due to difference of opinions. A lot of ‘cold’ situations arise due to our pride of opinions- we attach so strongly to them, we start bickering because of them.

Besides, if you look back at your opinions 10 years later, a lot of them might have changed. We contradict ourselves all the time. That’s how we grow. So think yourself, what use are those opinions if they don’t stay with you forever? Do they outweigh relations…that stay with us forever???