After the longest dry spell EVER, this is my first entry for 2012. It’s rather pathetic really, I know. But I must also declare that while this entry breaks the long silence, it does not indicate the beginning of continuous stream of thoughts coming from my end either. I’m doing this merely to say that this BLOG is still alive and that I have all the intention to keep it going. I guess after completing a Masters Programme where writing was part of my daily struggle for survival I just needed to give myself a break........too long a break as I now discover….hahahahaha.
What do I want to say here? Firstly, I want to say that I’ve discovered a new threshold in my own capacity to endure stress, pressure and pain. Being a student again and stretching myself to complete all the assignments particularly my thesis really put me under a lot of strain........Did I manage it well? Not sure, but with the amazing results I got I sure hope so. The experience also re-affirmed the conviction that the more you give the more you get back.....and it comes with a bonus, peace in your heart no money can buy. Sadly, I also discovered some of the ugliest sides of human being. Unbelievable and incomprehensible as they seemed to me, I still believe that there were positive values to be gained......although easier said than done. I am thankful for the opportunities that have allowed me to see many attributes in human beings. Generosity, kindness, caring, empathy, compassion etc exist in many forms..........if we open our heart to see them, then we’ll see them in abundance, but if our hearts seek the opposite then we’ll only see hatred, deceit, betrayal and other similar destructive values.....and that’s sad. I am still learning about human attributes; mine as well as others’. It’s a life-long journey of learning for sure, and I hope and pray that the experience will only affect me positively and make me a better person. Amin.