I think maybe summer has finally arrived here in Khi. It seems to me anyway that the past month or so has been a little cooler than normal and with a lot of rain.

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and realize that often I don’t follow my own advise. When I post my thoughts it is truly from my heart, what I do believe. I write so often of the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and of how that will carry you a long way in improving your life. I believe that, I know it to be true. It is amazing how easy it is for an element of negativity to sneak unnoticed into your life and in fact become a dominant factor. I suppose that is why it is important for each of us to regularly sit down and really take a look at our lives. Look to see what factors or influences have snuck in on us without us even realizing it. It can start off as something so small it doesn’t even register to us that it is there. Then again slowly escalating without us even realizing it until suddenly it is there and often still unrecognized but having a significant impact on our lives. Negativity has no place in the lives of anyone, rid yourself of it.

Rid yourself of it, so easy to say, but can so often be so hard to do. I have been sitting here for the past few minutes trying to think of a circumstance in which it is not possible to rid yourself of negativity or negative thoughts. Try as I might, I just can’t think any. We can always bring change to our lives. Sometimes that involves a physical change other times that requires a mental change, changing our thinking. Our thoughts create who we are, negative thoughts create a sad and negative person. Positive and happy thoughts create a positive happy person. Which do you want to be? I certainly know which I want to be!!

Having said that I look at my own life as it is today. I have in fact allowed a shadow of negativity to overtake my life. I struggle to remain positive but all of that is still somewhat over shadowed by somewhat of a cloud I have allowed to gather over my head. Let’s face it this whole dying thing can be a bit of a downer. I think I am as prepared as I can be and am not afraid, at least that is what I keep telling myself. But, really can you ever be totally ready for this.

Every once in a while I need to stop take stock of where I am at in my head and often give it a shake to get myself back on track. Re-enforce the positive and get rid of the negative.

There are always two ways you can look at everything. This is where the serenity prayer fit so perfectly into what I am saying. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

A sweeping statement like “accept the things you cannot change” can be tricky at best. It is so easy to accept our lot in life, with a sort of “poor me” attitude, my life is miserable and there is just nothing I can do about it, “poor me”. Accepting the unacceptable is just easier than to have to have the courage to make a change. It takes courage to make a big change, to make any change. I say it again life is meant to be lived not endured. Look at your life, all parts of your life. If you are enduring rather than living, it is time for a change. Our time on this earth is limited. Don’t wait until you are facing death in the face to bring change into your life. Just think of all the living you will have missed out on. Even one moment wasted is gone forever. Out time is a non renewable resource don’t squander it.

I am on a roll and have more to say but am just too tired right now. May try to post more later.

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Comments
  1. Sameer Khan says:

    Thank you once again for giving me the courage to go on living.

  2. Jessica Krupali says:

    I would be interested in hearing and learning more from you and about you. I will be sending you an email, hope you don’t mind.

  3. Sabika Khan says:

    Such great words. Not a day goes by that I don’t find myself saying the serenity prayer, if nothing else to remind me that I don’t have all the control I’d like to think I do sometimes. All in all I do go through life trying to hold on to every moment, and at the sometimes annoyance of others, I search for that silver lining no matter how dark the clouds seem to be.

  4. Hassan Aftab says:

    Miqdad, you’re still putting out some great posts. I’m really glad to see that. You’re still in my thoughts and prayers, and still a hero.

  5. Ammar Haque says:

    so nice to hear from you. I thank you for your so kind post. The serenity prayer is indeed such a beautiful and powerful prayer and message for all of us to take in. Good for you keep looking for that silver lining.
    Hope to hear from you again

  6. Jamal Panwahar says:

    Miq, all so true, yet we all know it, and sometimes we also let the negative take over.

  7. Sameen Shah says:

    I have been trying to live by “The Secret”, The power of attraction, and with what you think, you attract. It’s a great movie and I would love to send you a copy. If you would like one, I can send you a copy. It truely is a brilliant piece of work. It’s all about the laws of attraction and how it can change your life. In it though, you need to rid yourself of negative thoughts, it’s not until you start trying to do this that you realizie that “Hey, I really am a negative person”. It’s very hard to do. I think you will love the movie, just let me know and a copy will be in the mail for you to watch.

  8. Rajeev Kumar says:

    You’re an inspiration Bill. Do you think you would have inspired and touched so many people without all your illnesses? Your own burdens have given light to others – maybe it was Divinely sent so that you could have a chance to do this in this lifetime? I think so. Your next lifetime will be a sigh to behold my amazing friend xxx

  9. Mel Carter says:

    Many are so much more deserving or adequate. Not sure if I am making sense with that

  10. Jameel Isphani says:

    Your next lifetime will be a sight (not sigh!) to behold my amazing friend xxx

    Love ya guts x

  11. Sameer Khan says:

    Thanks again for your honest and inspiration. I found out today that a good friend who is only 30 has advanced breast cancer. She’s a musician and didn’t have health insurance so even though she knew something was wrong, wouldn’t go to the doctor. Please keep her in your prayers dude. She’s one of those people that is a constant light and support to others. Sometimes it’s hard not to be negative when life is often so unfair but it will eat you alive as much as any cancer will…

  12. Helen says:

    I noticed new shingles going up on your neighbours roof. nice

    It got me to thunking(ohoh). Mb Hydro offers a free service to seniors.

    http://www.hydro.mb.ca/your_home/residential_wise.shtml

    They will install (at no charge) energy saving devices for qualified homeowners.

  13. Catherine says:

    Hi !! Great post again today–lots of food for thought. I guess life is CHOICES. It’s all a matter of choosing how we want to react to the inevitable “stuff” that happens–good or bad. Your posting reminds me so much of Garth Brooks wonderfully inspiring song called “The Dance”. In it he says that during his life, he could have done without the pain, but then he would have missed the “dance”. What great metaphors! You’re dancing Bill–we’re all dancing! Let’s choose to make it a good one! Thinking of you lots, Wiseman.

  14. Dawar Khan says:

    I just get cocky.
    And I start buying into stuff that’s just not true…..

  15. Jhanki says:

    i’ve used some part of this in my blog too. thankyou sir

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