beauty beyond imagination

I happened to hear this from a discourse yesterday – A beautiful life is just an imagination, but life is more beautiful than your imaginations.

We may not ponder about this in our daily routine bandwagon. The world is full of wonder, and life is no exception. We often dream of what our lives could be – the adventures we could have, the people we could meet, the memories we could make. But the reality is that life has a way of surpassing even our wildest dreams.

capturing my friend MHP on the glorious Hajar mountains | Photography and styling: The Border Of a Mind Studios

Embrace the Unexpected

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and that’s what makes it so beautiful. The moments that catch us off guard, the experiences that challenge us, the people who surprise us – these are the things that make life worth living. When we open ourselves up to the unexpected, we allow ourselves to fully experience all the joys and sorrows that life has to offer. My perception about uncertainty has changed a lot in the past years. I used to see uncertainty in the past years as something to be anxious about, but now with several experiences that I’ve come across, I’m slowly moving to seeing uncertainity as a suprise unboxing of moments. It’s a humble effort to develop trust in the divine as well and put the mind at ease.

Chase Your Passions

Yes, the good old cliche one. We all have things that we love – hobbies, interests, causes that we’re passionate about. These are the things that make us feel alive, that give us a sense of purpose and fulfillment. When we pursue our passions, we tap into a wellspring of creativity and inspiration that can carry us through even the toughest times. Not everyone is fortunate to get a job that we love for various reasons. Still, we can put in our best effort and make your presence felt with your dedication and hard work. Expand into new avenues. Personally, I have made a yearlong consistent attempt to learn little bit of Arabic (still ongoing), and I am trying to master new AI tools to improve my efficiency.

Find Beauty in the Ordinary

Life isn’t always about the big moments – sometimes it’s the small things that make all the difference. The way the sunlight filters through the trees, the light gleams through the apartment balcony, impromptu hugs from my two year old son, – these are the moments that fill hearts with joy and remind us of the beauty that surrounds us every day. I get excited with the birds at the balcony and the way my son is curious about.

Celebrate Connection

At the end of the day, life is all about connection. The people we love, the relationships we build – these are the things that truly matter. Whether it’s a deep conversation with a friend or a quiet moment of reflection with ourselves, connection is what gives our lives meaning and purpose.

Let’s don’t just imagine a beautiful life – let’s try to live it. Because when you do, we may slowly realize that life could be more beautiful than our imaginations. God bless.

Incremental Progress: Small Steps to a Better You

Have you ever felt that your to-do list is so overwhelming that you don’t know where to start? That you’re stuck in a rut and can’t find the energy to move forward? It happens to the best of us. But the good news is that there are small, actionable steps you can take to start making progress and feel better about yourself and your situation.

Incremental Progress: Small Steps to a Better You

Create a List of Priorities
The first step towards a more productive and fulfilling life is to create a list of your most pressing priorities. Whether it’s work-related tasks, household chores, or personal goals, write them down. This will help you visualize your goals and take the first step towards achieving them. It may seem like a small step, but it’s a powerful one. By putting your thoughts on paper, you’re taking control of your situation.

Take Action, One Step at a Time
Once you have your list, it’s time to take action. Don’t worry if the tasks seem daunting or overwhelming. Break them down into smaller, achievable steps. Start with the easiest task on your list and work your way up. By taking action, you’re building momentum and gaining confidence. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish when you take it one step at a time.

Talk it Out
Sometimes, it helps to talk to someone about your struggles. Whether it’s a friend, family member, or professional, sharing your thoughts and feelings can be a huge relief. It can also help you gain perspective and work through the reasons behind your negative emotions. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. You’re not alone, and there’s always someone who cares.

Groom Yourself
When you’re feeling down, it’s easy to let self-care fall by the wayside. But taking care of your physical appearance can have a significant impact on your mood. Take a shower, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and put on clean clothes. These small acts of self-care can help you feel more confident and positive about yourself.

It’s never too late to start. Take that first step today and see how far you can go.

the inward path

Once upon a time, a man found himself in a new situation. He had purchased a cow, but he was not familiar with the ways of cows. As he was trying to take his new cow home, he made a mistake – he held onto her horns and tried to drag her along. The cow was resistant, as she longed for her old home and previous owner.

As fate would have it, a wise saint happened to be watching the scene unfold. He kindly approached the man and offered him some sage advice. “It seems you are new to this,” he said, “and that you are not familiar with the ways of cows. This is not the right way to approach it.”

The man was perplexed, and asked the saint what he should do. “I am not that strong,” he said, “and the cow is stronger than me. She is dragging me along and I don’t know how to handle her.”

The saint then gave the man a beautiful green grass and instructed him to leave the cow’s horns alone. “Take this grass and move ahead of her,” he said. “Keep the grass close to you, but don’t allow her to eat it. As she moves towards the grass, you move towards your home.”

The man followed the saint’s instructions, and to his surprise, it worked! The cow was so enticed by the beautiful, green, and fresh grass that she forgot all about her old owner and her old home. All she could think about was getting her mouth on that delicious grass. And so, with the man slowly leading the way, the cow followed him all the way to his home.

Now, think for a moment if you can correlate this with your life.

treasuring authenticity

One day at a time, immersed in Ehan’s world.

The scattered toys on the floor tell a story of his endless curiosity and unbridled imagination.

“The moment you realize that you aren’t creating a cut-and-paste version of yourself, but rather nurturing a stunningly unique individual with thoughts and feelings and hopes and fears and opinions and preferences and plans and interests of their own is the moment parenting becomes an adventure instead of a challenge. It’s a simple shift in perspective that creates a world of difference.”

― L.R. Knost

limitless scribbles

“Within the scribbles of a child’s creation lies the purest expression of human potential..” Photography and styling –

As I gaze upon the picture of my 2-year-old son drawing with crayons for the first time, I can’t help but feel a sense of wonder and awe. In that moment, I am reminded of the incredible power of creation and the endless possibilities that lie within each and every one of us. For the first time, I gave him crayons that his grandfather gifted for him on our last visit to home.

As my son scribbles away on the paper, I am struck by the pure joy and innocence that radiates from his tiny frame. There is no fear, no self-doubt, no sense of limitation. Just pure, unbridled creativity and imagination. In this simple act of drawing with crayons, my son is tapping into a deep wellspring of human potential. He is exploring his own unique perspective on the world, expressing himself in his own way, and creating something that is entirely his own.

And as I reflect on this moment, I am reminded that we too have this same power within us. We too have the ability to tap into our own creativity, to explore our own unique perspectives, and to create something that is entirely our own. But what if we could approach the world with the same sense of wonder and innocence as my son does with his crayons? What if we could let go of our own limitations and tap into the endless possibilities that lie within us?

The question is where are the crayons of imagination of you and me gone? When we get buried ourselves in chores and work, always remember that there’s a child inside us and a boundless mind to wander if we put in effort to search for it. It’s exact vision that I’m expounding with the border of a mind venture. To kindle and spark the inner souls within us : )

Perhaps then, we too could create something truly remarkable. Perhaps then, we too could tap into the deep wellspring of human potential that lies within us all.

selfless connections

“True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. “

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“selfless connection” – fine art by theborderofamind studios

The search for true love is often a pursuit filled with misconceptions. Many people interpret the theme in different ways. But to me, it speaks to the ultimate goal of love and how we get there.

Some believe it means simply waiting for love to find you without any action on your part. But I believe it’s about what you do after finding someone. While it may start as passion or friendship, true love is about being with someone because you want to be with them – for no other reason.

True love requires a shift in perspective, moving beyond seeking something in return and toward pure selflessness. If we are only with someone because of what they offer us, we are in a transactional relationship. But once we stop seeking compensation and simply give, we transcend into a higher form of love.

This concept applies to all forms of love, not just romantic relationships. Consider your relationships with friends, family, and even humanity as a whole. List what you get out of each relationship and consider if it’s necessary for your love. The answers may provide insight into what you’re really seeking in life and how you relate to others.

Love is not a business transaction, it’s a state of being that transcends beyond receiving and into giving. So let us open our hearts to the purity of true love and embrace the selflessness that it requires. Try approaching your friends, aquaintances and your circles with an approach expecting nothing in return from them. You’ll notice deeper bonds and influences. Even if such people have been across your lives for a very short period of time, you remember them and they leave an influence on you. It’s very heartwarming to cultivate relationships with souls whom we come across in our lives with this genuine connection expecting nothing in return from them. I always truly believe in leaving people better than how I found them. Afterall, behind the vision of maintaining this portal lies my sincere wish to enrich your souls with positivity and to maintain your spirits high. Thank you very much for taking time to read.
God bless : ) Love to hear your thoughts.

inner reflection

The quest for self-discovery is an essential component of human life. To truly awaken to our own potential, we must delve within the depths of our heart. Until we do so, we are lost in a labyrinth of societal and cultural expectations, confined to following in the footsteps of our predecessors.

inner reflection |

When we explore the unknown recesses of our heart, our vision becomes clear. It is through introspection that we discover our true beliefs, our deepest passions, and our purpose. This journey of self-exploration is the foundation of our true self.

Our vision is a reflection of our worldview, how we perceive and interpret the world around us. If we do not seek answers from within, our understanding of reality becomes shrouded in a fog of societal ideals, dogma, and cultural biases.

Only when we embrace our true selves, and listen to the call of our heart, can we awaken to our full potential. We begin to see the world with newfound clarity and purpose, free from the constraints of societal expectations and the weight of our past.

To apply this in our lives, we must reflect on our past choices, especially the ones we made because of the influence of others. Were they decisions that were in line with our true selves or were they motivated by external factors?

We must ask ourselves the tough questions, examine our hearts, and be honest with our answers. This will enable us to better understand our calling, and to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.

Take a moment to reflect on the choices you have made so far. Consider the ones that did not feel true to yourself. What would you have done differently? Use this as a starting point for introspection, and allow yourself to get in touch with your deepest passions.

As you delve deeper into yourself, it is natural to feel a sense of surprise and awe. The mists that have previously clouded your vision will begin to clear, and you will see the world in a new light.

Remember to be patient and kind to yourself in this journey. This is a process that takes time, and you must be willing to take the necessary steps to unearth your true self.

Ultimately, the reward is great. The clarity and purpose that come with self-discovery will enable you to lead a life that is truly authentic, and one that is in alignment with your vision.

life of gratitude

The significance of gratitude cannot be overstated. While expressing gratitude for the good things in life may seem like a natural occurrence for many, it does not come easily to all. For some, no gift, praise, or act of kindness is ever enough, and gratitude is a foreign concept. However, for the rest of us, gratitude requires a mindful approach, which necessitates training oneself to notice things.

Being mindful means taking the time to notice the beauty of life around us. This does not require the analytical skills of a detective but instead entails appreciating the small things, like the flowers, the sky, the laughter of others, and the sunset.

Being mindful means taking the time to notice the beauty of life around us. This does not require the analytical skills of a detective but instead entails appreciating the small things, like the flowers, the sky, the laughter of others, and the sunset. Expressing gratitude for these things often starts with simply being thankful for the gift of life. Next time, you walk or drive to your office, take a moment to look at everything from an eye of gratefulness. The beautiful dress you’re wearing, the job that you have, your ability to walk, the air you breathe, the beautiful sky, your family waiting for you… Have a look at your own personalized list of aspects to be grateful about. Gratitude is a powerful tool that brings joy, contentment, and a sense of well-being. To cultivate gratitude, we must train ourselves to notice the good things in life and to appreciate them. Furthermore, we must also try to find gratitude even in adverse circumstances, as this enables us to learn from our experiences and cultivate a sense of joy and appreciation.

be the dreamer.

To make the little world surrounding you a better place, start by being the change you want to see. All great achievements start with a dreamer. Keep in mind that you possess the power, resilience, and enthusiasm to aim for the stars and make a difference in the world. Your actions, no matter how small they may seem, can have a ripple effect on the world. By embodying the qualities and values that you wish to see in others, you inspire those around you to do the same.

“Be the Dreamer” | fine art | The Border Of a Mind Studios

Imagine you are in a dark room with a single candle. You can use the flame of the candle to light other candles, and each new candle can be used to light even more candles. Eventually, the entire room is filled with light, and what was once dark and gloomy becomes bright and cheerful.

In the same way, you can be the one candle that ignites the flame of positive change in the world. By starting with yourself and embodying the qualities that you wish to see in others, you can inspire those around you to do the same. Each person you inspire becomes a candle, spreading the light of positivity and change to those around them. Through your actions, you have the power to transform the world, just as a single candle can light up an entire room.

effortless connection

Genuine love allows you to be yourself without anxiety. The people blessed with this nature accepts you with all your peculiarities and flaws, regardless of your status, appearance, or behavior. It’s a mistake to think that pretending to be someone else will make a relationship work because it’s not based on honesty. People often wear masks to be perceived a certain way, but the best love is effortless and feels like home. In this type of relationship, you don’t worry about being judged or rejected, and you don’t have to think twice before you speak or act. When you are surrounded with such people in your life, at family, at work and with your colleagues and friends, life would feel much more beautiful and calmer.