Yes, rather than looking for reasons and means to improve our state, we look for excuses to justify it. And that is quite ironical. Ajaz Hussain Malik responds to Mahapara Khan’s article “The power of hope”.
This refers to the article titled “The power of hope” by Mahpara Khan. No human being gets to live in a perfect state of affairs. Life offers challenges to every one and experiences like helplessness, failure and insecurity are confronted by one and all, although at a relatively different level and time, because we are not super-humans. Every
affliction that comes our way has rationally a cause with purpose. The difference is only the way we react. As the author mentions, 'rather than looking for reasons and means to improve our state we look for excuses to justify our state.' We all know that the crests and troughs of this life have an implicit existence and the fact that life can never go at a relative level of poverty and affluence till the end can't be ignored. Every rise is sooner or later followed by a fall and vice-versa. When we honestly introspect about our purpose of existence a consciousness within and an understanding takes roots that everything
has an ultimate purpose and nothing is by accident. Man cannot change his past but he can shape his future through his present and that needs fire of determination, patience, hope and faith in Almighty God.
Success comes before work only in the dictionary. Nothing lies beyond our reach once we are prepared physically, mentally and spiritually. Pessimism after failure is an inseparable fact of human existence. But when we strive to move beyond its horizon with purpose, thought and hope we learn to explore that success and stability never come without hardships, obstructions, struggle and right co-ordination between mind and soul. The reason why great souls have always painted life with bright color of success and have left enduring marks and undying imprints on the history of mankind was their attitude of never giving up even in die hard situations and painful experiences. The world always remembers the winner and we all have the capacity and capability to defeat pain, pessimism and dejection provided we understand our strength, our purpose of existance and our hidden talents.
Once a king was badly defeated in a war. He got so dejected with his defeat that he reliquished all his comforts and kingdom and went to live in a forest a life of obscurity and worthlessness. One day while resting in a cave he observed something surprising but encouraging. A little ant carrying a small piece of grain trying hard to overcome an obstacle, a difficulty- a small stone standing in her path. Everytime the ant tried to undermine this difficulty, everytime her efforts turned invain. But she continued never giving up untill she finally succeeded in overhauling this difficulty. The king who was sensible enough realised that pessimism and giving up are nothing but lack of determination, patience, perseverance and endurance to bounce back and persist because of negative attitude towards things that are difficult to achieve but never impossible. As the author mentions, 'life always gives us a second chance'. As Nopolean puts it, 'impossible is a word found in the dictionary of fools.' And we are never subjected to difficulties beyond our scope.
(Aijaz Hussain Malik is from Sonim, Pattan. Feedback at: Aijazias@gmail.Com)
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