Trailing Our Lost Inherent Identity

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Researches often begin with hypothesis and perhaps, subconsciously scientists try to prove their suggested hypothesis. We tend to draw a conclusion or find an answer that suits to our prior beliefs and the finding that should ideally be aimed at the pursuit of truth, in reality ended up in validation of our existing beliefs and practices. It’s almost impossible to get fully neutral before undertaking a journey to find the truth. We cannot ignore the direct or indirect, noticeable or unnoticed influence of our norms and faith.

Philosophical approach in a way helps us to put in neutral gear by doubting everything in the beginning, including our own set of belief. However, it is really hard and not everyone can empty his mind from all prejudices and biases while assessing social ideologies. If you expect a possibility to be at a wrong side and feel no shame in accepting that than only your quest for truth would be on the neutral path. In this case, ideally you should not expect anything as a conclusion. And also you should be flexible enough to accept anything going against your beliefs.

There can be many sides of a story and people feel comfortable to choose a side that appears more rational and reasonable to them or the one which is in their greater interest. That doesn’t mean other sides don’t exist or they are absolutely wrong. The problem with today’s world is that we are being divided into groups of nationalities, cultures and religions rigidly therefore we, by default look for traits and attributes that differentiate us in order to be unique and preserve our individuality. Ironically, we find our identity in differentiation, which is the cause of all the disharmony and global unrest.

Ideally, we should be seeking similarities in order to get united with only our innate identity i.e. human beings; belonging to the same kingdom of humanity. And that oneness would help accept us all the differences that exist among people of different groups, as the creative art of the Creator. Unfortunately, it was not done since the primitive age of mankind otherwise entire nation-state system would make no sense and weapons of war would not be in high demand. Who would tell us that such weapons of mass destruction of humanity are used to ensure our own survival? Hatred among people is a proven instrument for ruling the world. Because peace seems to be a fantasy that is only used to make people dream and manipulate to acquire the vested interests of monarchs, democrats and dictators.

I was talking about the truth. Philosophy taught me that truth can be subjective in the mortal world but there is only one universal truth that is keeping the universe in its perfect order and harmony. All the sacred ways lead to the same divine authority but we on the basis of our different backgrounds and identities purse Him in different ways. And I’m certain if we start our sacred quest by getting neutral (ignoring all the differences and hatred developed on the grounds of culture and religion) by just owning our innate identity as human being – a humble creature and obedient seeker, we can reach the ultimate truth – whose love is same for all.

Umair R.

From Life to Death..

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Weren’t you ever afraid to grow old, I asked?

“Mitch, I embrace aging.”

Embrace it?

“It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”

Yes, I said, but if aging were so valuable, why do people always say, “Oh, if I were young again.” You never hear people say, “I wish I were sixty-five.”

He smiled. “You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven’t found meaning. Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can’t wait until sixty-five.

“Listen. You should know something. All younger people should know something. If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.

“And Mitch?”

He lowered his voice.

“The fact is, you are going to die eventually.” I nodded.

 Excerpt from: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Let the Silence make Noise.

 

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I’ve said enough to voice my opinions..

I’ve tried hard to influence people..

My motive was to change the world,

and make the difference in lives of people..

In the war of Right and Wrong..

In the debate of different philosophies..

In the victories of arguments and the failures,

I got a deep realization that..

It’s not the words that persuade people..

or the flaming energies or the depth of arguments..

People Change at the Right time..

when they are meant to change..

Lessons learnt from experiences last forever..

So Why to waste time in Changing the world..

Let me discover my own self.. my own world..

My Universe is within.. in my thoughts and Soul..

It’s time to be a silent observer.. and an honest learner..

It’s time to focus my energies on myself..

Let my actions set an example.

Let my Silence make the Noise.

Denial of Absolute Truth

Truth is absolute and will never be changed with our ignorance and denial. It will come to you at a point of time when you have no other option than accepting it. Knowing this and accepting it are two different things. Since our childhood, we have been told to speak the truth and avoid telling a lie. Speaking the truth to others is a later part, first we have to speak the truth to ourselves that is our utmost stakeholder. Satisfying your soul from the purity of truth is never an easy task. At times, speaking truth to others is far easier than speaking truth to our own selves.

We see what we want to see and keep thoughts that may please us. On the other hand, there is an absolute reality which may differ or reject our contemporary thoughts that have occupied most of the part of our mind. It happens when we don’t want to face the reality or bitter reality rather. In any way, it would remain the same, denial or ignorance may divert our mind to something else but it won’t lessen the importance and weight-age of the reality. What would probably happen is that the absolute truth may encounter us at a point of time when we have no other option and we accept it as the verdict of written destiny.

Destiny is nothing but the truth: Absolute truth. We can bless our souls by accepting the verdict of destiny or fight with it till end and defeat it with our own will power. In both the cases, destiny is eternal that defines our path of life and determines the direction to head.