Wisdom Pearls – 13

• Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased. (Ralph C. Smedley)
• Fear is nothing more than a mental monster you have created, a negative stream of consciousness. (Robin Sharma)
• A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well. (Unknown)
• Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong. (Anonymous)
• Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth. (Souza)

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      • It is a fundamental quality of metals to have the ability to be converted into wires, sheets and various shapes, having been subjected to stresses, thermal conditioning, and many other engineering processes. Result is a high quality, good finish material in desired form. Well, the materials which do not have the quality to be improved by such processes are not important or valuable for us.

        Human beings carry a similar story.

        The more they endure, the better they are. The more pressure and stress they sustain, the more physical and mental stamina they possess. The more difficult state they are in, the more resilient they become. Although there is a limit to everything (for materials and as well as humans), but it is also a fact that stressors usually do not reach breaking point. The engineers know the limits of materials (through stress-strain charts, containing the yield strengths, tensile strengths and elastic / plastic regimes, etc) and condition the materials to respective limits only, so as to balance and trade-off qualities, performance and strengths.

        The Creator knows human beings more than engineers know materials.
        [“la nukallifullaho nafsan illa wus’ahaa” – “Allah does not burden any human being with a responsibility heavier than he can bear”. Al Baqarah – 286].

        Pain teaches us about so many things. It tells us about our limits, and our ability to handle stress and our strain-points. It also tells us about others who came forward (to help us during rough times) and who did not. It also tells us that no matter how painful the experiences are, “this too shall pass”. It tells us to understand others’ pain, brings home empathy and compassion, help and support, and softens our hearts. It tells us that in after every trough, there’s a crest. It tells us that courage is the most important element of character.

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    • (On account of a personal experience), at a Bazurg’s place in Rawalpindi, there were a number of heart-broken, grieved and worried people sitting, in despair – each with a sad story or problem. They had come there for ‘Dua’ by the worthy Bazurg, who was a righteous person, a real God-loving man.

      In his staff, there was a person who would come to each of the visitor, sit beside them, and whispered
      “آپ پریشان مت ہوں۔۔ آپ کے درجے بلند ہو رہے ہیں۔۔ ایسی تکلیفیں اللہ ہر ایک پر نہیں ڈالتا۔۔ آپ یقیناً بہت چنے ہوئے لوگوں میں سے ہیں۔۔۔”

      Voila…..!!
      He was the best of encouraging people I ever saw in my life.

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