Days goes by and you become newer and newer day by day while the older you kept sliding away with the passing time. One of the strangest feeling is to somehow meet the ‘older you’. It sometimes happen unwillingly, but the same can be done by detaching yourself from this very moment for a while.
Take a deep breathe and sit back. Think. Go back some years ago. Who were you? What were you? What have you become now? How the circumstances have changed you? How stronger are you?
Meeting the old you is not easy. Believe me. In some aspects, you cannot make eye contact with your own self. While some of your choices and situations have made you proud of yourself.
The older you bring back a sense of familiarity. The feeling that many of us crave because no one likes uncertainty and this moment when you are reading this is full of only one thing: uncertainty.
It is impossible to
live a life without
regret. Yet we must
not judge ourselves
harshly for we must
make mistakes to
learn how to change
in the future. Put
aside your regrets,
let go of guilt,
keep your focus on
the Light knowing
that all we experience
can teach us how to
be a better person
not judge others
Note: I am neither here to preach nor to recover some of the lost readership that unfollowed my blog the day when they realized that
I was a Muslim. I am not complaining here. Sadly, the impression that a few Muslims (or so-called “Muslims”) leaves on the minds of others is such that cause people to restrain from being in touch with Muslims. It is even sad that in this modern world there are people who are afraid of some particular classes or types. The following article is just a feeling of a Muslim during the holy month of Ramadan.
For everyone else Allah loves you too so…don’t freak out :D Ramadan: A Shelter in Time
With all the discomfort around, with all the distress, with all the fears; life seems like a whirlpool and you, like a helpless straw, keep circling and moving towards an unknown direction. Then comes a time that ends every turmoil and disturbance. The time I am talking about is the time when you feel connected to the Highest Almighty Authority. You feel like a helping hand is being extended from somewhere unknown and taking you out of everything. Calm sets in and they announces the Ramadan moon has been sighted in your country.
What a beautiful feeling it is! People start to pray, to do all the possible good deeds to get close and closer to God. They Fast. They pray. Even sleeping during the day, if you are not skipping any prayer becomes Ibadah. Each and every moment, you feel like you are wrapped in a protective shawl that lets nothing cause any harm.
Readers would be thinking that why I am emphasizing on this month? This month is very important month in Islam. 9th month according to the lunar calendar. Each and every Muslim feel herself/himself submerged in blessings. Ask some other Muslim and you may know for sure. (watch out! if you are afraid of the “preacher types” lol)
Everyone have those moments in life when you feel that connection, but imagine this connection for a Month!
I was reading this post http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/06/27/for-men-only-10-ways-to-get-out-of-an-argument the other day and came up with some brilliant ideas for ladies.
1. Whenever he tries to watch TV while you want to discuss something. Stand in front of the TV and start your conversation like Newscaster.
2. If he “forgets” to cover the toilet seat. Glue the seat. He will get the lesson within 24 hours.
3. You want to take revenge? Whenever he tries to talk, open your book and act to read with some “uh-uh”, “yes, I am listening”, “hm” etc.
4. During a football match, start talking with your friend on phone, start playing candy-crush with “full enthusiasm” or just simply cut the TV cable by “accident”.
5. If he comes late in the evening and does not take even a day off. Soak all of his clothes overnight in bleach. You two will be going shopping on that day.
6. Want something from grocery and he is not going. Flush out the coffee and beer in the toilet. Now he will go.
7. Hate his friends coming home? When the doorbell rings. Go upstarts and start throwing plant-pots on their heads.
8. You try to wake him up when the alarm goes off and he does not wakes up. Buy stainless steel utensils and every time alarm goes off start throwing those utensils all over the room!
There come times when everything around you is so disturbing. Everyone seems your enemy. Everyone is getting on your nerves. What can you do for yourself at these troublesome times in your life? Do not worry. Here is a set of 10 golden rules.
1. Ring the neighbor’s doorbell and run! Fast!
2. Stand in middle of a road, look up and yell, “Asteroids!” and run!
3. Sit in front of a mirror and make faces.
4. Sing your own opera style song.
5. Do the dance. Choreograph something solely for you.
6. Apply a face pack and go on a walk.
7. Follow someone in a mart and keep emptying their trolley, until they notice, off course. Run the second they know.
8. Paint a park bench and let people join you to sit. The moment they sit. Run!
9. Most of the methods involve ‘running’, so you can just go out, look at someone’s face, stare, keep staring and run fast yelling, “Zombie Attack!”
Think about every strange place you can imagine. Picture in your mind every strange happening or anyone or anything that you think cannot be real. Now let me tell you one thing; all that you imagine was not only a piece of your wild imagination, but it also exist somewhere in the universe. Humans do not make thoughts they catch them from somewhere out there. We are mere receptors of thoughts and emitters of the same thoughts that we have received.
Whatever, you dream, exists. Yes, even if you dream of yourself flying. You are capable of flying and a part of you fly. Think of yourself as a being who have the power to transform. The part of yourself that you saw was flying, it flies. You catch a glimpse of yourself flying and transfer it to the form you are aware of at this moment. Sometimes you remember it and sometimes you forget it.
If you thought about some creature half man-half chicken, it, too, exists. It is existing somewhere in time and space right in this very moment too.
How illogical or absurd it feels! It is my theory. I believe in it.
Many who clicked it to read will think like there is a monkey somewhere maintaining a blog. I would like to say that you are mixing up two things. The thought you had about my blog and a blogger monkey. Good news is; a blogger monkey is also writing a blog post somewhere in time and space. I, I am human. Proof? First, prove that you are not a robot :D
Sigh! The pang that memories bring with them! How damaged some hearts could be! Who tries to read the painful messages hidden in eyes? People laugh with you, people laugh on you. You are blessed if there is someone who cries for you or with you. Never let someone cry because of you.
I hate him because;
1. He is creepy because he throw spider webs from his wrists.
2. He has hairy finger-tips.
3. He stole his friend’s girl.
I love him because;
1. While spiders are creepy, Spiderman happens to be good-looking.
2. He is intelligent.
3. He has saved his love from the villain.
4. He can jump without falling.
5. Spiderman’s webs tend to clear themselves up, so there is no need of someone to clean the city.
6. It is because of Spiderman that I know that with great power comes great responsibility.
Is it some medical blog? No! I cannot recognize any kidneys if they mingle with lungs. So, why I am writing this post? I calm my adrenaline glands through blogging. Those two freaked-out glands-ies are working way too much nowadays. So, I thought, why not tell the world what these little weird looking squishies can do.
Adrenaline glands are located on the top of our kidneys (I know for sure they are kidneys, googled it). The hormone produced here is very powerful and intense. Suppose, if it is sugar then the 5 millionth particle of it is enough to sweeten a regular size of soda-can! It is produced under a stressful situation, even if the situation is not real. For example, during watching a movie.
Adrenaline takes us into the fight-or-flight mood. While many just run away, others …fight!. The reactions depends upon the assessment of the fearful situation by our brain. If we can fight it off, we fight and if we feel weak then we try to leave the situation.
We feel so much strength and energy when due to any reason adrenaline is produced. Our breathing and heart beat increase. We do not feel pain and can do work more than our normal capacity. While it sounds great. The bad news is; it is not always great.
Too much of the hormone is dangerous for us. It can cause abnormal heart palpitations, and memory-loss problems, breathing discomfort.
What I am really worried about is the memory thing. You can forget small things easily. You repeat a lot when you talk. I sometimes tell stories to my sister that I have told many times before. You gotta see my enthusiastic expressions for the n-th time :D
Well, the coping mechanism is to calm yourself down. And let the hormonal reaction do its work. I have heard that if you do not do any physical activities the adrenaline rush can cause jitters. People shake! I do not want to sit and tremble because of no reason so I keep going and do many random activities. That is what I will suggest you. If you are experiencing something like that get yourself busy. If it is too much then contact your doctor. If you are having abnormal heart palpitations then the prescribed medicine can cause sore throat. If it happens do not just drink lemon tea, go to your doc.
Now, I am taking flight back to my WordPress reader.