Eduaction, Ethics, Philosophy, Symbolism, Wisdom

Boomerang


boomerangSince I committed myself to write at least one blog every month, I am in a haste to keep looking for something unique which matches my tag line “Life as EYE see”. Finding some thing inspiring to come up with something which others can’t even think of, is way too  difficult, especially when you are perfectionist as well.

Over the last whole month, I could not find enough time to complete my last blog, “Not Listening”. I apologize to my  readers for the delay in coming up with that unique idea, which I planned to write in the first place. Hopefully I will complete it shortly.

I am writing this blog on the New Year eve, so I wish my reader a very Happy New Year 2017.  I planned to give a presentation to a young audience next week and in my search for an article on “From Success to Excellence” I came across something amazing which compelled me to write this blog and share it with you.

I invite you to read this article on LinkedIn titled [“One Key Difference Between Success and Excellence] by Renjit Ebroo.

When you are done reading the article, you will find post script by Renjit Ebroo as under:

PS: Thank you for reading. Other posts about the human being’s journey to excellence are [here]. Please share them with your friends and connections if you find them useful.

boomerangI wanted to keep you surmising what is special about it, but unless I disclose the hidden message it would be difficult for my readers to get to the root of the blog and its relevance with the title “Boomerang”.

I was amazed to see the link given at the end [HERE, written above] of the article by Renjit Ebroo was not linked to his other articles but to my articles which I shared on my LinkedIn page.

The message I wish to convey to my readers is that your good work will some how or the other, if shared, will change someone’s life. Your good work has a Boomerang effect, it will come back to you, because someone [like Mr. Renjit Ebroo] is out there to give you the credit of your good deeds and you even don’t know about it [I only came to know by chance] and that is the best part of it.

I wish to thank Mr. Renjit Ebroo for making me cry while writing this blog and wish to thank all those unknown admirers of my work and ask you all to keep doing good work and keep sharing it. You never know when and whom you will inspire and be an agent of change for making something worthwhile in someone’s life.

 Sajjad Hussain

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Philosophy, Symbolism, Wisdom

Ticking Clock


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The other day I was talking to my students of Ethics and came to visualize something unusual, which I am sharing here with you.

In Cartesian coordinate system, clockwise movement is taken as negative and counterclockwise as positive for solving various mathematical problems.

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Whereas the movement of almost all the heavenly bodies is counterclockwise. (Ref.: Science Blogs)

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Even the Tawaaf (circular movement) of pilgrims around Holy Ka’aba is counterclockwise.

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To further elaborate my point of view, here is an excerpt from my previous blog Dependently Independent

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Let’s take yet another example; while drawing a graph, we put independent quantities on X-axis and dependent values on Y-axis.

If we look at our own body, we have quite a few parts of our body, dependent and others independent. For example, my heart and lungs are independent (whether I like it or not they keep doing their work irrespective of my will) so I can put them on X-axis while my eyes, hands and ears are dependent (because if I don’t want to see something I have the power to close my eyes), so I can put them on Y-axis.

Now if I look at the graph closely, X axis is drawn horizontally and Y-axis is drawn vertically leading up. So if I want to rise from my level (which will make me human), I have the power to do so by virtue of the power, I have to control my dependent body parts and rise.

With every single passing day, we feel as if we are growing in age (i.e. positive), whereas actually we are getting close to our death, i.e. to say that we are moving in the negative direction to get close to our destiny.

Our lives begin with sand and end in sand as we are buried inside sand, when we die. The clock of life is ticking in clockwise direction and the earth is rotating in counterclockwise direction, so whether we like it or not, we are bound to get to our destiny.

Written here under is a verse with the same concept in Urdu (my native language) by one of the poet.

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Looking at these symbols of nature, during this unusual journey from life to death, we are being reminded every day to look for cues, scattered all around us, to find the ultimate truth, which is hidden everywhere in symbols.

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Continues in the next blog ….. Reverse Thinking

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Arts, Eduaction, Music, Philosophy, Self development, Symbolism, Wisdom, Writings

Wonderful Life


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If you are given an option to watch Black & White or color TV, your choice would certainly be Color TV. Why is that so, because we have been seeing the world around, colorful (except for those who are either blind or color blind).

All the glitz and glamour around successful people is always colorful. Though they themselves have been through the thick and thin of life, all through their career, to make it colorful for others. Quite a few of them, have been through traumatic situations, all through their lives, and their ends have usually been sorrowful. Yet we keep craving for that glamorous life.

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Although we do come across quite a few black and white objects in our daily lives, but we seldom care about them, being black & white. We are attuned to look at the colorful world.

In organizations, we do come across people saying, everything needs to be in black and white, and I was kind of shocked to visualize a stark reality. That is, we like everything around, to be colorful, but when it comes to serious business, it has to be in black and white.

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It compelled me to think that life is not what we see around, it is beyond these colors. It actually has to be black and white. Nature sent us to a colorful world, and expected us to ponder through the experience, and explore black and white, from the colors around, to reach to the real truth, surrounding us.

Exploring Black and White from the Colors, is nothing, but Ethics. In our search for black and white from the colors around, we at times mix black and white and come across grey patches in our lives, which creates ethical dilemma to choose from. The more we are able to shrink these grey areas the more ethical we become.

For finding the truth, we have to learn to choose black and white from the colors and shrink the grey area as much as possible to fulfill the purpose of life, as living a meaningful life is a serious business and a business has to be in black and white.

P.S.:

This post was made public yesterday, and today August 15, 2015, I received a comment from one of my student, Sulaiman Dawood disagreeing with me, on making life as absolute Black and White. I have no doubt about it that we can not completely wipe out grey area, which surrounds us. As we keep exploring the hidden realities of life, this grey area will keep us feeling its presence.

Sajjad Hussain

Eduaction, Motivation, Self development, Symbolism, Wisdom, Writings

From ZERO to HERO


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I like to innovate new ways of teaching to incite interest in my students and that’s why my lectures of the same subject are not same every semester. I keep changing the delivery of the subject.

In one of my previous semesters, instead of taking students one step ahead of the previous topic, I randomly selected various small chunks of ideas to be shared among the students and asked them to relate the concepts to come up with something new in their approach towards learning.

Once they learnt the art of making association among various discrete ideas, they came up with new idea. For example, in one of my lectures of ethics on Black & White (I was trying to make them understand the analogy between Black as darkness i.e. evil or wrong doing and White as light i.e. truth and right), one student came up with the analogy of Snooker Game in which White ball is used to strike the colored balls and in the end only Black colored ball is to be pot using White.  Which shows that ultimately it is truth or right which is going to prevail no matter how much we are surrounded by evil or wrong.

In the above picture you can see the random dots are shared among the students and they are told to connect the dots in the second pic and once they are able to connect those dots, they can come up with innovative ideas which will inculcate in them creativity.

So the idea is to let the students think on their own rather than being spoon fed, in order to make them Hero from Zero.

Sajjad Hussain