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AUTUMN FALLS
Life’s clock always moves forward and can never stop or turn backwards..

The life clock is still moving, and it is still rolling forward. Life clock will only move forward, it will never return back. Life will stop one day, but let us ignore that bit for now !!. Let us all see the life clock is moving on and on…. it will keep moving forward. 

The train of life is a one way ticket to the future. We need to be among its passengers to move on…

Life is a fast running train with many wagons. It has one destination, and its journey is a “one way ticket”…. no return to the previous destination. The life train will never stop, and it’ll never return back. We need to be passengers in this train, where to ride is a task… a challenge, but it should never be a problem or an obstacle. We need to be on the board of the train, but inside the train we can always change the wagon and who we sit with.  

In our life journey we see many things, we live many events, and we like and dislike many objects. We need to be eagle eyed and we need to be open minded. We need to be able to make choices, and we need to be effective for us to be always present.
Watching through windows enables us to see the seen and the behind those which could be seen…

Watching the outside world through the windows of our life train we will see many changes and we be able to understand many happenings only if we think, wonder, and ponder. When we look at things we need to see them, but when we see them we need to try and see their hidden dimensions…. we need to see the unseen. Those who are able to see what is behind the scenes and what is hidden, are those who do understand life much better than others. Those who can understand life better can manage it more effectively and can live happier.

Let us now think about season changes… why the seasons keep changing, and why we don’t just have one lovely season and keep that forever for all of us?. That is a valid question and legible, but why our choice was not just given to us?.
Our life is a diversity… a cocktail of everything. We need to see life colourful to enjoy every bit of it.

Let us together think about it. Just imagine that all of us share the same thing, or see the same object, or eat the same food through our entire lives!. We would simply hate the “repeat”… the re-happening… the monotony. We are humans, and we love to be dynamic in this life… we love to see changes in our lives.

We are humans, and we do have different choices, different tastes, and different reactions to things. We are not the same even though we may look similar in our basic appearnaces.

 Life events are so huge and so diverse. There is no way that we can keep talking about life as a whole, because it is much bigger than our abilities to grasp. Let us take one very small event in this life and try to talk about it. We will never cover everything about it, but we can probably manage to draw a picture with some landmarks..

Autumn could be seen as the romantic side of our nature…

Let us try to talk about “autumn” !!.

When we think about “autumn” we are talking about calamity, tranquillity, the sweet silence….  we are talking about nature romanticising.
The quietness, the speaking silence, the deeply effective scenes, the falling leaves, the moisture between them, the background blankets of fog, those few birds which risk the “scary” surroundings and decide to hog around searching for some food or wondering around in disbelieve that spring has gone and summer has followed, but now it is the time for another season…. the friendly smooth and sophisticated autumn.
The gentle autumn just manages to strip trees off their leaves and leaves them naked with nothing on them..

This is from the “romantic angle” of the autumn, but in reality, we can only see that autumn does strip princesses off their cloths to leave them very vulnerable to winter colds and that is the “rude” side of autumn.

On the other aspect of life, we see spring tries to repair what autumn have spoiled. Spring tends to re-dress the princesses to make them look decent again after a long term of nudity forced by autumn and advantaged by winter. Spring also re-dress the tall tress to make them look more beautiful and feel warmer.
Again that is only if we look at the good side of spring. However, seeing life as it is with a critical eye and a thoughtful mind, we can then see the bad side of spring !!. Spring forces trees to heavily dress not expecting what summer might bring with it. Summer brings hot and humidity with it, and those are the worst enemies for the heavily dressed princesses who were at the time preparing to show themselves to spectators!!.
Well, you can see, we can never win trying to understand every aspect of our life !!. 
Let us then look deeper into the hidden dimensions of our lives. Let us see that season changes give us the opportunity to try the good and the bad, for us to enjoy and entertain the good, and not to get frustrated by the bad, knowing that after every bad comes the good. 
Autumn is psychologically calming and relieving of any stresses and anxieties.

Please, enjoy every autumn day knowing that winter is knocking our doors, and whether we open our doors for winter or not, it’ll get in and it will force itself everywhere around us. Let us enjoy today and not to think too much about tomorrow. Let us all wish that tomorrow is going to be better than today, but if not tomorrow, then the day after tomorrow….. let us be optimistic about the future.

2 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. These comments came from Dawn Twilights (not her real name !) on 8 May 2016:

    Hi Mohamed,
    Thank you for writing (Why me?), editorial number 8 .
    I really enjoyed reading it. I have never really looked at the world from that perspective before and it has brought up lots of interesting questions in my mind. One of them being ‘what should our response be to suffering?’

    Like you say, life for any one of us is full of struggles battles, difficulties and illnesses. There is not one individual that I know who does not have their own story of pain, struggle, heartache or disappointments.

    If we look back at our own journey we can probably see how such experiences have shaped and moulded our character and changed the direction of our lives, hopefully for the better in the end. That is if we can accept that life is a journey of hills and valleys, and that not one of us is immune to pain and suffering.

    The question for some is ‘where is God in those painful moments?’. In our darkest moments in life we can feel like heaven is silent…. but it is in those moments that God is walking beside us, in the tears, the questions, the frustrations. We can look back on our lives and it can seem like such a mess …..but if we look closely enough we can always find God in the smaller details of the experience.

    It reminds me of a song written by a beautiful singer called Laura story.. Called blessings. She wrote this at a time in her life when her husband had just been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and was searching for the same answer.

    https://youtu.be/0xRNrnh__SE

    So I have an illness ……. No one has a cure… No one knows why it happens…and I can live my life with fears, worries, if, buts and maybes… But no one knows what my journey is going to be, except God. So I have a choice to make … It can make me a bitter or better person!

    I feel blessed that It hasn’t affected me too badly but the diagnosis has been a journey of significant loss in many ways.
    Would my journey in life have been different if I hadn’t been diagnosed? ‘Yes….but I wouldn’t be where I am today and I would never exchange that.

    I can wrestle with the what if’s and but’s of those losses but I have to ask do I want those experiences to make me bitter or a better person?. We all have regrets in this life but we have to learn to forgive ourselves and move on.

    But how do we help those that can’t see through the despair, can’t see the amazing opportunities and life that they still have before them in those moments of greatest disappointment and sorrow. Even if the time we have left is short and one of pain we still have a choice… We can still,in those moments, be the best person we can be.

    Dawn

  2. Page Guide:
    1- Winter chills.
    2- Autumn falls.
    3- A touch of philosophy.
    4- The Summer Treasures
    5- The Springy Days
    6-The Snowy Nights.
    7- Morning Delight.
    8- Night Tranquillity.
    9- Why Me?.
    10- Sign of the Time.
    11- The Hidden Powers.
    12- The New Year is Knocking.
    13- The Ponder… in a New Style.
    14- Why “the-ponder.com”?.

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