personal vision

Personal Vision

Let me start by saying that this is not another “discover your passion” cliché post telling you to quit your work and pursue something different. This is a gentle breeze of thoughts on you and me to find time to facilitate and develop a personal vision. This piece of writing will not criticize you for your decisions or blame you for your current predicament. There are many aspects of our fleeting existence over which we have no control. In reality, we are helpless actors in a pre-written screenplay. Aren’t we ? Let’s delve into a much more deeper contemplation.

What would you do if you could do anything regardless of money?
What is it about which you are genuinely passionate about?
Think about it for a minute, I’ll wait : )

Don’t go to the next tab or keep scrolling. Before we go any farther, let’s think about it and come up with some quick answers because you most probably won’t spend any other time than instances like this to do it.

Not everyone is fortunate to do what they love for work, but let’s just think about it for a while. You could be working a bustling job right now, and you’re presumably in a haste to get everything accomplished for today. But, as not many people may ask you this now, what was your childhood dream job? While it may seem weird to return to your childhood aspirations, they may not be far from what you would be delighted doing. Sure, not everyone can become an astronaut, but the desire to pursue that vocation comes from somewhere. Consider your ideal work. Even if you no longer want it, the former ambition may assist you discover out what inspires you.

We need to find time to have a personal vision about our life. In many aspects, it is similar to a compass that shows direction. It helps you make vital judgments. Once developed, our outlined personal vision might help us discover our genuine interests. Most of the time, we are rushed and do not take the time to describe our personal vision. Our personal values are what we hold close for steering how we work and live. Our values shape our own priorities and goals. And they often serve as a barometer of whether or not our lives and careers are unfolding as we would want. Curating this particular vision is akin to finding who we really are – our genuine or full selves. Personal vision is the intersection of our values, beliefs, and feeling of purpose. We’ll be that much closer to living a fulfilling life driven by our interests once we become conscious of this vision, which will of course be different for you and me. Occasionally, mindfulness and goal writing assist me in refining and curating the vision. The bottom line is that understanding how to identify your passion and living a fulfilled life all boil down to knowing and doing what you really like. There’s a lot to be said about putting in the time and effort to figure out what your strengths are — and then venturing outside of your comfort zone to put your newfound knowledge to use.

Our lives are limited, and having a personal vision may help us find fulfillment and contentment in many aspects of our lives. God bless your pals.

The border of a mind initiative do have a vision : )

What makes you happy? Not joking, seriously asking.
What is it you smiling face reading this ? : )

What are your values?

What elements of your life do you want people to remember once you‘re gone?

What do you hope for this world?

What can you contribute?

What distinguishes you? (Everyone is unique, which makes them remarkable.)
Or better, what do you think distinguishes you. Yes, you!

What aspects of your life do you need to develop?

relishing this second.

While you glance at these lines at this very second, look at your life for one second and see how sophesticated and magical it is. Stop hunting for the next hidden door that will bring you to your true life. This very second is the representation of your life. It’s all condensed in this one second. No, it’s not in your plans for tonight or your long term plan for the next decade. No, it was not in the last year or any experience you had yesterday evening or even let’s say, not in any experiences from your childhood memories. When you glance at your old photographs and memories, that’s not it. Even if it is all of those things. And add to it all of your future expectations. Put in your plans, investments, objectives, and desires. But what you really have is this very second you are experiencing. It doesn’t change if you’re reading this on a flight in Denmark or if you’re sipping a tea in a small village, or concluding the next assignment at your desk, or reading this on your phone now, always remember that you’re experiencing life through this very second. And it’s all what you have. Let’s fill it with gratefulness & a mindset to enable us to live in the moment, truly experiencing it. All the noise and hustle and bustle around it is not worth your time.

Relishing this second | Original Fine art from The Border Of a Mind.

art | Maker

The beauty of a skillfully crafted product reflects the beauty of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the craftsmanship alludes to the beauty of the name, which was the root of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the name of the craftsman’s art speaks to the beauty of the craftsman’s traits reflected in that art. The beauty of man’s being, fashioned as he is in the loveliest of forms, indicates the existence of the Maker, while the reality that, along with his extensive powers, entrenched in that finest of forms, he soon declines and dies, demonstrates the existence of the resurrection. As you read these lines on the blog, pause for a moment, and ponder on the transitory nature of our existence. Are we truly racing after things that matter when we know that life’s too short? As I read somewhere, the most effective approach to recalibrate perspective is  to conceive of today as your last day and look at the world from a wider  perspective. Be a bird.

art and the Maker | Original fine art from The Border Of a Mind

be a bird

The Bigger Picture

This is another scenario where I read or watch something related to a recent notion that has been on my mind. I was reading and pondering recently about giving someone or something my whole attention rather than engaging in undue multitasking. I’m used to completing many activities at once, especially at work and in other settings, and I consider it to be productive. But there are moments when we need to slow down. I’ve been thinking a lot about paying entire attention to discussions and interactions since my child entered my life. We live in a world of distractions and two-minute attention spans. So Jordyn Dunseath’s intriguing video was an ace to the point. Keep an eye on it. (It just takes three minutes.)

She narrates”Be a bird. See from the bird’s eye view. See the big picture. Look, the earth is big and it’s beautiful. The details of life do matter, and yes, and it can get hard , but take a step back sometimes to find what you are grateful for. Drop the unnecessary responsibilites you put on yourself. Sometimes, when life feels so chaotic, the easiest change you can make is your perspective. Be reminded of the birds. Do not worry about your life, what you would eat, what you would drink, your body, what you’ll wear. Look at the birds in the air. They do not sew or reap or store away in barns, yet Almighty feeds them. Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ”

Arriving on time, This was what I wanted to hear. As in the prophet’s stories, “If you trusted on Almighty as He should be relied on, He would make provision for you as He does for the birds.’ They leave hungry in the morning and return full in the evening.” I seek for the times when I can hold this mindset with me and see everything from a wider perspective. The sense of relaxation and clarity it provides is simply astonishing. Friends, may God bless you!
I appreciate you taking the time to read the post.

triumphing defeat

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t accepted defeat in some capacity. It might be conceived on several levels. What matters is how we perceive and channel adversity. Defeat is just education, the first step toward something greater. Losing is not the worst failure; failing to try is the actual failure. He who is willing to die for a cause is seldom vanquished. He who is used to loss but perseveres will eventually triumph. He who gets used to success and grows apathetic & unethusiastic will eventually fail. Defeat is a school where truth always gets stronger.

softer embrace

I hope for those associated with me on any level to live their lives to the fullest, and finest of their abilities. The best pathway in my policy to faciliate it is to never meddle, interfere, dictate, provide unwanted counsel, or help when my skills are not required. If I can assist others, I’ll let them help themselves; and if I can raise or inspire them, I’ll do it by example, gentle inference, and subtle suggestions rather than edict, intrusion into personal spaces and dictation. That is my modest and humble personal philosophy and approach to embarcing life. I want to endeavor to make others feel themselves better & deeper within than they did before they became acquainted with me, both personally and professionally. Much of what you read here would have a lot to do with rediscovering yourself.

“Softer Embrace” – Original fine art from The Border Of a Mind Visual Studios

hopeful fortitude

I often discuss with Netta on coping with uncertainity. We are meticulous planners by nature and often it requires robust emotional strength to cope up with the smallest uncertainity in life. In most contexts, uncertainty is often related with vulnerability. After all, we all want to feel in charge of our lives, whether it’s our employment, education, friendships, or relationships. The sensation of being “out of control” is unsettling, and we are all guilty of avoiding this vulnerable zone whenever possible. However, by doing so, we are eventually restricting our potential to improve in these areas of our life that need commitment. It is often in these moments of dread and uncertainty that we learn how strong we can be and how much inner strength we really possess. After all, personal progress flourishes where distress flows. That’s what I’ve learned with experiences throughtout my life. Often strong rooted faith and trust in the divine will of Almighty can be a good solace, often in times when we are going through tough times. You may not notice it today or tomorrow, but in a few years you will be completely mystified and astonished by how everything lined together to bring you somewhere beautiful – or where you’ve always wanted to be. You will be relieved that things did not turn out the way you had hoped. Never lose hope. Everything is manageable as long as you have hope. In reality, this inside fire of patience, trust, perseverance, faith and hope is alluded to as the real inner strength.

“Hopeful Fortitude” | Original Fine Art from The Border of a Mind studios.

lofty spirits

From an early age, society shapes us to fit in. To blend in, avoid doing anything out of the norm. That, by definition, involves neglecting chances and opportunities to try new things. However, advancement, fulfillment, and delight are byproducts of exploration. Ironically, the society that seeks to force us to conform needs us to walk as ourselves the most. To give in the only way we know how. Finding our voice and following our path, then shining a light for others along the way.

Beautiful wall art at Ilona Cafe, Muweilah, Sharjah

Know, O beloved, that man was not created in jest or at random, but marvellously made and for some great end. Although he is not form everlasting, yet he lives for ever; and though his body is mean and earthly, yet his spirit is lofty and divine.

– Al Ghazali (1058-1111)

Up,up and away.

Wisdom is no more relegated to the places we desginate them from. You know, sometimes, wise words would overpour from unexpected placed, like a toddler’s scroll book. Moments to cherish whirl away like scattering baloons in the blink of an eye before it metamorphoses into a memory. As Antione de Saint-Exupery put it, ” It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. “
You might already would have deciphered that I’m trying to brew some philosophy through the title of this post while Ehanu is looking at a chapter in his mickey story book with the same title. We are all kids disguised as adults at the end of the day. Aren’t you : ) If you’re reading this, you are.

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

William Feather

comfort bubbles.

From a stroll through Buyukada Islands in Turkey in 2016

“Comfort is a drug. Once you get used to it, it becomes addicting. Give a weak person consistent stimulation, good food, cheap entertainment and they’ll throw their ambitions right out the window. The comfort zone is where dreams go and die.”

Mind Journal

For everyone, there are these invisible bubbles around them. Within this bubble, there’s a safe haven of familiarity, safety, easiness and security. There’s a broad, wide world of experiences outside this bubble. Growth advances significantly during adversity, when we’re outside the bubble or when situations force us to delve out this bubble. Writer Shaa Zainol says in one of her writings that moving beyond of your comfort zone does not mean that you must grow outside of your familiar surroundings, but rather that you must try something new in order to add different gems to your life. It all begins with your own heart, which should resemble conviction, enthusiasm, and consistent determinations.
Peacefully tackling uncertainty outside the comfort bubble is a key to different beauties of life. Like how we perceive universe as so vast, so are the faculties of mind and to expand the boundaries. Even in small things, if we change our thoughts to be more embracing, more agile, that changes the way we see and handle things. God bless ! : )