There is nothing outside of yourself, look within. Everything you want is there-you are That.
– Jalaluddin Rumi
Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.
~ Jalalluddin Rumi
Whoever acts with respect will get respect.
- Jalaluddin Rumi
The fear of the failure serves as the catalyst to avoiding success. The endeavours one makes, not only in the more significant matters of life but also in the littleness of casual moments, should never be made with an intent of avoiding failure for the consequence might simply be avoiding success. Each little deed that one does should be with an intent of success, act not to avoid regret but to gain satisfaction. However, never be taken too much by the drive toward satisfaction so to break the bindings for its attainment; the illusion of self-satisfying gratification is itself not very correct at times. Act never to avoid disappointment of those whose expectations and opinions you hold valuable but to fulfil those expectations. Drown never in the swamp of underestimation for putting together the pieces of a broken glass can give more scars than toning a glass into its shape itself. Make never an excuse for a fabrication of failure, create your reasons to anticipate a victory. Let the challenges never take away your belief in your ability and the strength of your intent for conquests are never made without facing an opposition. As it goes,
“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.”
- Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi
How can a moon shine if the night isn’t dark? Fear not for it devours your intents, feelings and struggles! Sow the seed of effort and let the tree of success shoot from its root.
Till the moment you can keep following your heart you can fight the odds to your victory, be it for realization of your dreams, materializing your ambitions, living up to your dear ones’ expectations or being kind enough to the world that surrounds you, all that matters is the courage to keep going and courage evolves from faith in yourself. If you can still stand strong then what can failure do to you than just having you take one more shot at victory? It can do nothing for a night’s darkness cannot blind you but the hope lost in awakening of a day does. Disappointment flutters away in the whirl of a wind of your continued endeavours so never fear it and the embarrassment of its occurrence due to a failure, fly in the wind for it shall take you to your destiny…. Beyond your fears of failures flickers that lamp in the lighthouse on your destination port
I found myself in slight bewilderment when I walked through the door into this world of blogging, a few minutes back. Bewilderment because Anand of blabberwockying! had nominated me for the Three Quotes Three Day Challenge! You have my thanks Anand, you considered my acumen for this challenge.
- Post three consecutive days.
- You can pick one or three quotes per day.
- Challenge three different bloggers per day.
Here we are, my three quotes for Day 1 of the challenge!
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop!
- Jalaluddin Rumi
Masjid dha de, mandir dha de, dha de jo kuj dehnda
Bus kisey da dil na dhaween, rab dilaan wich renda
(Destroy the mosque, demolish the temple
Break not one’s heart for God resides in hearts)
- Abdullah Shah (Baba Bulleh Shah)
- (Translated by: Zahra)
You do not let the fear of death come in the way of what you believe is your mission in life!
- Imran Khan
The earth is a planet inhabited by seven billion humans, a race that dominates all other beings in its intellect, nature and history. There are divisions of language, ethnicity and belief and materialistic social classification has been persistent over time as well. However, a commoner of this race has the same five senses and the same body structure. And so they say that together, we, the humans are like drops in a colossal ocean. The reality, however, is the diversification in similarity of our being. Each human is a miracle in himself, in his acts, philosophies and abilities… the ocean is within us! This uniqueness of us, all of us, is the reason that his world exists and continues to progress. However, it is courtesy from the roots of which shoots the stem of collective progress and the much valued unification of diversity! Respects for sentiments is the breeding light for this race of ours to prosper! The race taken by the fear of being vanquished by the fear of demise. There is no subduing the reality of mortality! Immortality is an illusion cast in the lake of the elixir of life, dismantled easily and factually by the fermented ripple of truth! Seek what you seek with profoundness, strive for what you seek with fidelity to the cause of it and not the fear of the struggle being ended midway for success is measured in subjectivity of consequences but failure is objective in the premise of not endeavouring!
My Nominees for Day 1 are: