Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Its 1:00 at night, and I'm out of my house
To search my soul, to see my own
I find few people chanting some slogans
They want their rights, they want some more
They holded flags, with no green and star
I wait and stood, to see their zeal
But all the time, never got a feel,
That they have least found their soul, and they are not really at foul

I moved few steps and saw some teens
All moved me seems
The rush in blood was clearly seen
with speeding bikes, with loudly crackers
and some were really trouble makers
They had no esteem, to admire today
Alas! I have to move away

I took some steps, can see a fleet
of child and women who sleep on street
I took a seat very near to a child
Who has to weep, who cannot sleep
He has no home, he has no food
and he was cursing all those who stood
I handed him few coins to pay
But he never saw a toy to play

I reached my house with thoughts so blank
The place was clean, the place was neat
My room, my food and lot I have
My house is sweet, but home all messed
I wished I clean and keep it safe
From all people who are self-obsessed
So yet again we all rejoice
And let this nation hear one voice

"Happy Independence day Pakistan"

Monday, June 27, 2011

Where is my patience?

Living in a city of Karachi, is like living on a time bomb that ticks off your patience level on very quick intervals. Yes, “patience” is the word that seems to be missing from our dictionary. We eat fast, we move fast, and if we have an option we may start sleeping fast. 

Ever imagined what are the common things that irritate us most? A slow moving car blocking our way, a lift that stops on every floor, a screaming child who may be in pain, an irritated shopkeeper or your co-worker or a beggar who is continuously knocking on your car window even after your deadly looks? Whatever be; the factors that cause impatience and irritation within us are caused by almost same kind of behavior or action.

Have we ever analyzed the possible reason of being impatient as soon as we get out of this phase of temporary abnormality? What has actually caused this? Why I am getting irritated? And what can I gain out of it in my life? Rarely

From an Islamic perspective; Allah has dedicated one complete Surah in Quran on this subject. Surah-e-Asr that teaches success with patience, equally, with good deeds and preaching Rights. 

So we can say that getting impatient or catching irritation very often is a human deficiency? Answer can be yes! A medical definition of impatience can be a brain's chemical reaction that happens when a body tries to move with the speed of mind, ignoring the environmental constraints. And this applies to everything, starting from daily life pity problems, to lifetime bad experiences. We need to think with our limitations and equally analyze the reactions that may occur if we try to cross our limitations. Making it a habit is difficult but using this trick can do wonders with your personality. The idea is to make this logic part of your unconscious mind, and that surely needs lots of practice.

Another factor of impatience is tied up with your level of anger and your level of expectations. Keep both of them low and your life will flow, in a perfect direction. Surely a greatest wrestler is the one who can control anger well.

With this computer age, the mind surely is moving much faster than it was couple of decades back. The age of computer has helped mind take jumps to conclude a problem. Therefore, a kind of complexity enters our mind when the problem is tied up both with your brain and body. Mind reaches to a solution much faster than your body, and while in the course of exceeding our physical limitation we catch irritation.

A good example is a sleeping body and sleeping mind; a state when a person can never get impatient, until and unless one is having a bad dream or a nightmare.

May you have a day full of life today and forever!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Childhood - Freedom of thoughts!

I can say blue color, green. I can even call cat, a cow. I can shit in my pants, and I can even jump on my bed so high that I would want to touch the ceiling. Do I really care about it, no! Do I really care about falling down from my bed! No! And this is what we call, freedom of ideas and actions; “A childhood”.

The message that always comes across is “I am not bounded! And I care least if you care about imposing these bindings and restrictions on me”.

Restrictions that always come in a form of; don’t do this and don’t do that. This is not right and this you should dare not try to do again! How many times I have told you not to do this and that! And so on, the list cannot be exhausted here.

A child brain is an un-programmed machine with all the open conditions/ statements. All true and false conditions are programmed by the us as adults. When we restrict a child, it would mean that condition is being declared false, and the code within this condition will never get executed. So we are actually binding them with our own ideology and their freedom to think big and unique. On top of it the dumb 30 x 30 inch machine, the only thing that we can listen to (with 100% focus and attention) makes a toping of corrupted programs and bad variables part of their brain algorithm. And the exposure to this talking devices to child is only to get rid of these small, cute creatures for some moments of your day.

I believe lateral thinking, an indirect and creative approach of thought process, is something that happens with the child for the initial 3-4 years. Soon, after we start programming a child, with institutes and devices around us the questions of 4+ year child start to become more logical. It’s the diversion age where the child thought process becomes more of a logic and reasoning based. And we as parents are relieved, “Thanks God! He has now stop asking me weird questions, and now sounds more logical”.

We as adults should start thinking now, where we should start drawing this logical line. There are few things where we as adults should let the child do and not impose our conditional statements; let the child think on this own, let them think big, let them find the answers of weird queries, and most importantly, let them make the most out of their life!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kay phir may kuch naya dekhoon

May agar aik pal ko yeah sochon
Kay meray gird ka yeah ghubar
Kub thamay aur kub rukay
Kay meri nazar kay meri sooch
Woh sub dekhay woh sub sochay
Jo mairee raah-e-nazar ko
Wusa'at bayhad day
Jo meray qadam-e-bay jaan ko
Itnee to himmat day
Aur meray jism- bayhis ko
Itnee hararat day
Kay may is gard say uthoon
Usay khair baad to keh doon
Aur phir kuch hee qadam agay
Aisee jagah puhanchu
Kay phir may kuch naya soocho
Kay phir may kuch naya dekhoon

Monday, January 3, 2011

Programming Ourselves

A human being by nature is short sighted creature. Though we are called “Ashraf-ul-Makhluqaat” but there is nothing exceptional that can really allow us to give such a privilege. Still, there are few of us who do come up to this expectation.
We as software engineers and computer gurus are always in a pursuit to make computer do things what we actually want it to do for us. Starting from creation of robots and clones till the first step on the moon, a human mind has been inventing new machines and exploring new technology with such rapid space that has no comparison.
Still, don’t we feel that we are always short on time, always craving for more time, wealth, food and clothes? We have invented cars and planes, but yet we are not able to create space for us. The truth is that we have created new machines and programmed them to suit us but as a reverse reaction these things have un-programmed the human codes and have disturbed our own wirings. As Newton third law of motion says; “for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction”. So this reaction is bit drastic on human nature. We live for commercial things that always revolve around us. We make an effort to have the new technology part of our lives, but we actually put to stake our own selves in achieving it. We become more restless, more aggressive and more annoyed on our way to these short sighted goals. The ease in turn that the luxury may offer us is much lesser than our efforts to achieve it.
Question; if we can make such an effort to program these machines, then why can’t we make an effort to correctly re-program ourselves. Why can’t we be more disciplined; more organized; more future sighted; and more persistent? In early days our parents used to tell us “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. Our inner self knows and can distinguish between the right and wrong for us; then why are we always attracted towards negative short sighted goals, that has least impact on our overall life ideaology. Why aren’t basic principles correctly programmed in our brains, or easily get corrupted? Why don’t we set any long term goals for us that may be for this life and after life? Why do we lack faith? Why?
Think human beings, think!!

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