A Good Friday

The best day the sun rises is Friday. According to Islamic tradition, Adam and the universe got created on Friday. 

Tomorrow is Good Friday followed by Easter on Sunday. Let’s all come together in solidarity, spread love, remove hatred and work together in these times of global crisis. 

We are not fighting each other during this crisis. Consider this crisis ‘An Alien Invasion’. Covid-19 being the aliens obviously, unless some of you thought otherwise

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As much as I would like to believe in Elon Musk’s dreams of colonizing Moon and Mars. Even if we were to make that possible, something like that reminds of Cowboy Bebop. Because if that really happens and once the technology is widely available and affordable. It will be a world full of cowboys. Watch Cowboy Bebop to know what am referring to.

Our earth is the only one we got, unless you believe in multi-verse theory and parallel  universes. Even if that were a reality, there are no facts that prove it is actually possible. E=mc^2 is a theory. Theory of Relativity, where E stands for Energy, M for Mass and C for speed of light, which if my memory serves me right is equal to 3.0ร— 10^8 m/s. 299 792 458 m/s?? I am going to Google this to make sure haha. I was wrong, didn’t remember it correctly. But, I am not trying to make myself look stupid by blatantly writing out the wrong value there. Duh

Oops ! I couldn’t keep my mouth zipped though. haha or more like, my hands and fingers from typing out my blunder. 

Haha, not really a blunder. My self-worth is still the same despite not being able to recall what the value of speed of light is? 

I once had this crazy thought when I was younger, then my favourite subjects were Physics and Mathematics, to prove to you that I was actually brilliant at Mathematics and Physics, I scored 100% in Mechanics, and averaged 92% in Physics. In Core Mathematics I averaged 95% and Statistics 90% (seems all so long ago). Over a decade, when I was in college and doing A-levels. 

Anyhow, this thought is older than my A-levels days and apparently Einstein had this thought too. Do you see my point that I am trying to get to? 

It’s all about me and how great I am…. muahahaha.

Great minds think alike. 

Oh, too busy mentioning how great I am and what not, I forgot  to relate that thought. So, the silly thought was, ” What if I was a particle of light? Will I transcend Space and Time?” Ok, I just made it sound cool sentencing it that way. My actual thought was, “What if I am able to travel at the speed of light? Will I be able to see particles of light? Will I be able to time travel?” Because, apparently you know, the light that we receive from galaxies far far away, is light from the past, it just takes light years to travel to us. That’s reflected in the make-up of the shift in the spectrum. The wavelengths and what not? I actually can’t believe, how much of my dormant memory I am tapping into. When I started writing this, I thought my memory had turned poor and that I had forgotten most of my A-Levels Physics. Although, that is basic knowledge compared to Theoretical physics, Particle physics, Quantum mechanics, Nuclear physics and what not, I still have a good base and can recall so much of it already. 

I am amazed to be able to recall F=Gm1ร—m2/r^2, Newtons Law of Gravitational force. F=ma this being the 2nd Law of motion.

Voltage is Directly proportional to I (Current), and thus V=IR 

V is directly proportional to d and thus, V=Hd where H is Hubble’s constant. Doppler Effect. Gotta google this one to make sure if it’s correct haha, after all, I am trying to do my best to look great ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Just look at my approval ratings, you seen how well have I done so far, recalling those difficult formulae? Oh, I was right this time. Well, you gotta take my word for it, otherwise why would I have not done the same, when I was wrong recalling 299 792 458 m/s? 

I am giving you obvious reasons to put your trust in my writing. Or am I writing to make you trust me? 

Haha, don’t worry, this is not Cowboy bebop and I am not here to tell you my tragic backstory. I never died 10 years ago and was frozen and preserved like a pharaoh to be revived in 2019. Or did I? 

Hmmm, maybe I have an agenda to spread. A propaganda to sell. Shall I reveal my Trump card? 

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That was literally my Trump card, Don’t sue for copyright, pleaseeee !! Except the hair and face is not orange hahaha. Just in case, image by Snopes.com

My Lord! I don’t even remember why I started writing this blog???๐Ÿค” Let me go back to the top and read, that must have been the reason to write out the blog.

Ok! back to the topic of the blog, at this point all I wanted to say is, let’s make this Friday a Great Friday and spread love, no propagandas, no agendas, no ulterior motives, no germs, no coronaviruses and definitely no aliens. haha

I usually don’t like to brag, especially my good deeds but maybe, just this once, it may inspire some of you to do extra good too. If anything go beyond it and feed a whole lot of hungry people. According to our tradition, it is said, the best of you are those who feed the hungry. Another tradition mentions, the best of you are those, who are most beneficial to others.

I went out to grab some thing to eat earlier. While, in the takeaway shop, a man asked me for money. My reply, “What for?”(In a polite way). He said, food. So I replied, “Order it, and I will pay,” he thanked me after getting the food and said that he will pay me back someday. I smiled back and replied, “My reward is with the Creator who sustains us all, just pay it forward.” He left happy, which in turn made me happy.

I hope you all don’t forget the needy and the hungry and the less fortunate this Easter. Because I am telling you, Ramadan is only a month away and there won’t be a hungry person on road anywhere, because 1) most of us will be fasting and, 2) we are extra generous during Ramadan because the satan is locked away. This is all of y’all time to get giving and be extra generous ๐Ÿ™‚


That said, I wish all those celebrating Easter a good one. Get together but remember to stay 2 metres apart and 2 meters apart for my fellows and readers who spell it that way haha.

Until next week,

I leave you with a question

What is 1 + 1= ?

What to do? When there’s nothing to do!

Covid-19 has resulted in a dramatic and unprecedented fall in productivity globally. Many people have lost loved ones, there’s an ongoing healthcare crisis with growing pressure with every rising Covid-19 case.

This has further brought the economy to a sudden stop. Many people are worried about financial security, many people have lost their jobs.

In these times of crisis, we have to rise above solo concerns and do whatever we can to help alleviate suffering. This brings the question, what to do? When there is nothing to do!

Many charities require volunteers, healthcare facilities require volunteers. If you are fit & healthy with no underlying health concerns, then this is the time to show and be the best version of yourself.

This is the time when communities need leaders to rise. There are many other ways to help them too. If you are financially secure, then go out of your way to donate to charities and organisations that are helping and fighting on the frontline.

Our true characters emerge in times of adversity, how we respond, our actions, our contributions. We have seen the good side of the communities emerge, go out of their ways to provide free support of all sorts. Psychological, social, emotional, financial, healthcare, educational.

I attended one of the most enlightening webinars earlier in the morning. It was so informative and educational that I had to leave after 2 hours of attending it. My brain was literally overloaded with information that I needed to digest what I had heard, and couldn’t take in more.

This again brings the question, what to do, when there’s nothing to do!

Be proactive; exercise, learn more, read more, pray more, meditate more. Spread goodness not germs. Take extra precautions; sanitize, disinfect, strengthen your immune system, eat healthy. Prevention is better than cure. Stay Home, Save lives. The quicker this epidemic passes, if we all follow quarantine and social distancing measures, the quicker we can get back to our usual routines or perhaps a new normal.

I am not a medical expert but from the information that I have gathered, everyone knows that a vaccine is crucial to stop the spread. There is so much medical research being put out there which is beyond my understanding. So I leave that to the experts.

This once more brings the question, What to do ? When there’s nothing to do!

Leave the medical research and vaccine development in the hands of capable experts. Worry less, do more. In the UK, we are lucky to have government response and measures which include a stimulus package for many people. Employees, self-employed, companies & businesses. There are still many that the government can’t reach.

So, What to do ? When there’s nothing to do!

In this time of crisis, there’s a lot of stuff that we must stop doing too. Stop arguing, stop domestic abuse, stop talking to your parents harshly, stop raising your voices, stop spreading germs. Find some solace in silence and solitude. Meditate more, be less annoying, be less irritating. Instead, be more cooperative, be more humble, be more generous, be more considerate. Most of all be more self-aware.

Once more, ask yourself this question, “What to do? When there’s nothing to do!”

Assess and evaluate yourself. Cleanse yourself, cleanse yourself of hatred, envy and being a thorn for others. As Rumi said, “Stop being a thorn in the path of others. Be a flower, that releases it fragrance even when crushed.” Purify your soul and hearts, spread love not germs.

I ask myself this question once more, “What to do? When there’s nothing to do!”

Focus on each day, take small steps, even baby steps, crawl if you can’t walk because remember we are confined to our homes! That’s a little joke. I can’t help but be a little cheeky at times ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™ But you get the idea, crawl before you learn to walk, walk before you can run, and run before you become a BIRD and can fly without wings! (Forgive my silly humour)

What I have really done by answering this question several times is, brought to my attention, and hopefully people who read this, what we ought to be paying attention towards. Remember the things where your attention and focus lie, grow. So be mindful of what you pay attention to!

One last message: fast from luxury, abstain from luxury, we should only be focussed on fulfilling necessities and essentials, especially in these times

Until next time,

And Stop Spreading Those Germs!

Each one, Teach one

There’s a famous saying, teach an individual how to fish and they can learn to survive. Food is essential to survive. 

Similarly, dreams are essential to grow. The bigger your dream, the more one has the potential to grow. Why am I writing this? 

I find it essential to differentiate myself but at the same time, be able to lend a helping hand in many of the possible ways. This difference I guess stems from the deep desire for knowledge, learning, growing and improving. If you want to grow and step out of your comfort zone, continue readingโ€ฆ

 In this world where information is easily accessible within seconds, knowing where to look, how to filter, what to learn, from who are all very significant. I believe in sharing knowledge or at least guiding people to the right way so that they can reach their potential.

Yet, the world may not reflect this. We live in a world where greed, inequality, poverty and other vices are part of the norm!

Well, it is a sad reality! A reality that many of us wake up to everyday and few of us do anything to change it. 

Let me ask you this, can you help someone if you can’t help yourself! It’s how you perceive your surroundings! A good act, as small as helping an elderly person cross the road, holding the door open for someone or smiling a happy smile at someone. Why did I say a ‘happy smile’? People can smile out of mockery or just a half-hearted or forced smile. 

Smile from your heart and that’s the smallest of the help you can give to another person. Does this really work? Have I made you think? Do you have to think this one? Please! Hopefully we are on the same page ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I will touch on consumerism and contentment. What is contentment? A state of being where an individual is living in joy and patience with the little or abundance they have! Being balanced. Not restricting yourself! On the contrary, I mean that you should strive to improve, think and grow rich, yet persevering and still enjoying the pursuit of chasing your dream. Contentment is momentary for many of us- therefore we must centre ourselves to prolong its momentum and let it not be a fleeting moment. The true richness is the richness of the heart. A heart free of effects of consumerism, envy, hate and other negative emotions.

It may sound like I am extremely content and have a lot of patience. I still struggle, I still centre myself each time I feel different or find myself in trouble. 

The reality is, not everyone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth. True for the majority by just knowing and understanding how wealth is created, understanding different mindsets. Different ways of thinking! Understanding yourself before you understand others! Yes, I just said that. I really did! One of my favourite poems

Imitating others,  

I failed to find myself. 

I looked inside and discovered 

I only knew my name.  

When I stepped outside 

I found my real Self.   – Rumi

Peer pressure, trend following, social conformity, being able to associate yourself to a tribe or community or a group of people. All of this comes to my mind when I just read it. However, the true meaning of this stanza written by the famous 13th century poet, philosopher, jurist! A man known to walk the path of self-purification and spreading love, is to look deep within your heart and know whether your higher level you and lower level you are aligned as put by Ray Dalio in his famous work Principles.ย Or as put by Professor Steve, managing the chimp to be in sync with your computer!ย 

I like to think of this similarly but through the understanding of the sources of thoughts, ego, prefrontal cortex, the amygdala and gut instinct. All aligned with the Superego! I have mentioned this in my blog Secrets of the Self!

I have touched upon a lot of subjects- I want to keep this article as thought provoking and giving my broad perspective on how I look at things. So, what I mean is, consumerism although good for the economy because one man’s spending is anotherโ€™s income. It can be devastating for those who are trapped in the vicious cycle of social conformity, trend following and going broke just to buy someone a present. More than gifts, although on occasions they are meaningful- I believe wishing good for someone weighs heavier than buying materialistic things to satisfy and be part of the trend following and stuff like that.

If any of this resonates with you leave a comment on where you would like me to navigate this. I am very spontaneous when it comes to blogging and just type my mind out loud pretty much! So always open to suggestions!

Feel free to ask me anything and if I can help you with it. I will! I always tell people that most of us have it in us. A little helping hand or push in the right direction is what many of us need to kickstart our journeys/careers/pursuit of our dreams! I have learnt this through tutoring others and being a student myself.