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Water as a guide

by Afrinah Ahmed on 23rd February, 2012 at 7:05 AM CEST

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I was going through some page on Facebook, when I paused by a sentence saying, “We Humans are like water”. I couldn’t get the deep meaning at that instance. But later I realized that yes, that’s true, we do resemble to water.

Let’s pause for few seconds to evaluate water. Let’s analyze it. Nay, I am not talking about its chemical composition but about the way it purls and flows.

See, Water always takes the path of the least niggling resistance. Whenever you pour a drop of water onto a surface; it will always flow towards the point where it needs to use its least amount of energy. Water will always continue flowing to the lowest point, there’s no other opinion, right? Or have you ever seen water flowing up the hill to get to a lower point?

That’s it. That’s exactly my point. We Humans do want to reach somewhere good and high, but without using our inner energy, without using the strength within us that can help achieve something really big. We aspire to be somewhere better, we wish to be successful, we want to be known, but we take the path of the least resistance. Isn’t it so?

This means that as soon as most of us encounter a mountain we will not use our energy to flow up the hill approaching towards the success and we will instead stay at our current position until some external force pushes us to move (to speak in terms of the water).

My point is that with everything that we do there comes a point when we get that ‘special’ moment, a moment when everything just clicks and makes a perfect sense, when everything goes just according to our plan and when it seems like there is no other person as lucky as we are. The blind black curtain is lifted up and we can have a crystal clear vision and understanding of what we are doing and what we want to do. We then know what we are doing and can really focus our efforts into perfecting our skill and becoming a master at our craft.

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See, I know that "Our thoughts take the wildest flight, even at the moment when they should arrange themselves in thoughtful order." But only when our consciousness is totally focused on the moment we are in, we can receive whatever lesson that moment has to offer. Once we can see, touch and feel our objective, all we have to do is pull back and put all our strength behind it, and we'll hit our target every single time." However, that moment can sometimes take months or years of trying before it finally arrives and this is the main reason why many of us quit!

I say, don’t quit, hold on a little more, your “moment” can arrive anytime. And someone rightly said, and I quote, ‘quitters never win; winners never quit.’

~ Afrinah from Pakistan, C:F Writer Action Team #8

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Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

Dont EVER Quit before your miracle!!!
Cheers Afrinah! :)))

23rd February, 2012 @ 1:51 PM CEST

Maxwell Marfo

Maxwell Marfo

I really like this.

23rd February, 2012 @ 4:51 PM CEST

Hina Hazrat

Hina Hazrat | Action team

Loads of LIKES! :)

26th February, 2012 @ 5:08 PM CEST

Samuel Duru

Samuel Duru | Action team

Truly motivational! Thumbs up!

27th February, 2012 @ 10:45 AM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

you reminded me the gazal of Gulzar & Late Jagjit .. (http://www.esnips.com/displayi mage.php?pid=3828969) -- here are lyrics of reln between "water drops n human being"

Aadmi bulbula hai pani ka
Aur pani behti sateh pe, tutra bhi hai - dubta bhi hai
phir ubharta hai phir se behta hai

na samundar nigal saka usko, na tawarikh tod payi hai
waqt ki mauj par sada behta
Aadmi bulbula hai pani ka

27th February, 2012 @ 5:27 PM CEST

afrinah ahmed

afrinah ahmed | Action team

Thankyou Stefan, Maxwell, Hina and Samuel :)

Jatin bro, actually when i was writing this article, this gazal came into my mind too ! but i couldn't make it a part of article, language difference you know !

28th February, 2012 @ 1:24 PM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

I am motivated, thanks. Very nice too.

28th February, 2012 @ 1:41 PM CEST

Julien AGBE

Julien AGBE

Very nice!!

5th March, 2012 @ 5:42 PM CEST

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