Monday, April 03, 2006

Seeing clearly

Now and again we need something out of the ordinary to jolt our awareness, to raise our consciousness to a higher level so that we can focus on the grand scheme of things. Often this comes in the form of a person who enters your life unexpectedly, they may leave after making their mark or they may become a permanent part of your life so that you may grow together.

Now and again we all need a humbling experience, one which makes us behave in a manner which is not typical of our day to day and somewhat predictable behaviour! Something which enables us to become acquainted with facets of our being, which had remained dormant. A side to us which breaks the expected norms that even we hold of ourselves.

What am I talking about, words fall me but let’s just say that I was so moved by two very different events this Sunday. One which made me cry and one which made me smile infectiously.

There is something about experiencing potent pain and joy consecutively which forces us to see clearly.

19 comments:

md said...

for me the thing that pulls me out of my daily routine and makes me think is meeting a revert.....its like every revert i meet re-charges my iman

fudgebumpkin said...

I used to think like you MD...that's until I met this one revert who is just mad!

Anonymous said...

sometimes life teaches us the truth NM. The truth is a hard reality to bear, we should not expect the unexpected of those around us, as this is not the path of the true believer. Time is limited, life is limited but the truth holds no realm except the one of heart. Sometimes the heart has to be clean before humility can be reached.

NM said...

wow, jazakallah khayr!
something to ponder upon inshallah

Anonymous said...

Remember be honest to yourself. Sometimes a life in servitude and honour is worth more than hate and billigerance. To apologise to learn to feel the true of our existence creates an opening in the realm of reflection and understanding. Remember nm ' This is a book for men of understanding'.

NM said...

being honest with yourself is not always an easy thing but its a very difficult thing to avoid i think.

once again jazakallah khayr

oh and anonymous are you going to start a blog

p.s am curious of your identity now :)

Anonymous said...

Identity is not important but preservation of the soul is. Nothing is more important than perception. Once a lie enters our midst, may more half-truths, pseudo-crptic probity festers it is this which we should avoid , read your march 06 entry.

NM said...

the one titled "a sri lanken in our midst" ?

am reading...

Anonymous said...

aa anonymous

i am very confused at this moment in time, maybe you could re-write your comment in layman terms...lol

which post are you referring to from march 6th?is it the famous monkey/donkey post or 'what if the titanic sank today'

Anonymous said...

the one about titanic

NM said...

salam. am glad anonymous asked the original anonymous because i was a little confused also about how the monkey/donkey post was related to this topic.

jazaks anonymous 2 :)

am reading with fresh eyes now.

NM said...

ahh! right!!

but am not so sure about your comment on perception. i would agree its vastly important but..

"Nothing is more important than perception."

i am not sure am totally convinced there is nothing more important.

Anonymous said...

NM, I think perception is for others as they do not know the true essence of our internal meaning, but lies and deceipt taint our own individual view even though it may be aspheric this is a enough to destroy the only thing we have with others and thats is the reality of truth, not pseudo but actual. It is this perception that exudes and proliferates in the heart.

NM said...

Sometimes there is wisdom in keeping your truths to yourself, and sometimes there is even greater wisdom in sharing it. I guess as we grow and learn one learns to differentiate between the two.

NM said...

Are you saying that by being less then totally honest with others, we run the risk of internalising our own partial non-truths?

“It is this perception that exudes and proliferates in the heart.”

Who’s heart? The one doing the perceiving or the one who is being perceived?

Anonymous said...

nm : This is your journey now, not mine hold true to the better side of humanity as this will be your safegaurd from shirk

NM said...

Good Advice alhamdulilah will do my best. make dua for me :)

Anonymous said...

The tale of the River Styx embodies the nature of change...you can never enter the River of Life at the same point twice. Either it will have changed OR you will have changed.

Perhaps, it is the juxtaposition of experiences, the bittersweet residue of living that cajoles us to our Path.

I do not know what your Path might be, where it leads, I am unaware of its undulations or the tribulations that will follow. All I can surmise is that it will be unexpected, unanticipated. Sometimes you will reslish the joys of ephiphany and sometimes you will wallow in misery.

Whichever, whatever, whenever, however the future might arrive hold on to the Rope of God and do not let go, for to let go is to fall forever.

NM said...

How strange that i was reading this in a book yesterday?!


"The tale of the River Styx embodies the nature of change...you can never enter the River of Life at the same point twice. Either it will have changed OR you will have changed."