Sacrifice is necessary for achieving any goal. Once we set a target, the life of our Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and other great men and women in history can become our guiding light, writes Junaid Abdullah.
Chasing A Grand Vision: Aimless and meaningless life falls prey to trouble and disturbances easily. Such life then slips on a downward route. Morality is eroded, leading to actions that cause a lot of pain. A man who has reached his lofty dreams directly results from his grand thinking. How about the stupidity of a purposeless man who laments and holds others accountable for his adverse circumstances? Circumstances spring only from the vision one gets, and they have their origin in the thoughts one nourishes.
It will not be wrong to say that a man is wrapped in adverse circumstances only because he made them so. Similarly, it becomes his responsibility to alter the challenging situations. The Holy Quran also recorded in Chapter 13, verse 11:” Verily never will Allah change the condition of people until they change what is in themselves.”
If a man with a grand vision sets out to achieve lofty dreams, he must design his mind well and lift his thinking. To achieve something high, a great sacrifice is required, and the universe holds that in higher regard and favours it wholeheartedly. Paulo Coelho noted in ‘The Alchemist: “When you truly want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” If a man desires something and keeps on striving to own it, he will reach the point of attainment like the sun that swallows the darkness and reaches its highest point.
We owe much to those visionary men who made the world beautiful and interesting. The obvious gifts of ideas we got from them are worthy of admiration. Their contribution to improving living conditions is commendable. Obviously, this world can’t let their ideas fade away and perish into nothingness. If you are nursing a great vision in the depth of your heart, never get sad, and don’t lose your heart. The day will come when the world realises it, admires it, and holds it for you.
Our beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) cherished and nourished a great vision of a new and perfect world, a world of great strides in spiritual, economic, social, and political terms. In the end, our beloved Prophet revealed it successfully.
If a man with a grand vision sets out to achieve lofty dreams, he must design his mind well and lift his thinking. As to achieve something high, a great sacrifice is required.
Edison cherished a vision to illuminate the world of darkness and finally, after countless efforts, discovered it. Newton cherished a vision to open the eyes of the world toward the force and energy of this universe. He entered into it and finally came up with the ideas and laws that the world would never forget.
Fertile soil holds in compassion the seed of a poplar tree, provides nutrition, and feeds it sympathetically. And a day comes when it resists the harsh sun, wins the battle, and provides relief to millions. Similarly, waiting is the seed of poplar in the heart of a visionary man to give shade to millions. The present circumstances might not be in your taste but never lose your heart. Summer always whirls around the cruel autumn and embraces the naked world in the mantle of charm and pleasure. You are holding on your shoulders a huge responsibility to remold and make far-reaching changes in your world. Embrace things to make the world more peaceful and trouble-free for its people.
We need to cherish a grand vision, nourish lofty dreams, and remain true to them in every circumstance. Then, every single word that leaves our tongue will be treated as a pearl. People with warmth will hold them deep in their hearts as life lessons, and millions will follow every step we take; and after retiring from this world, we will be leaving a legacy.