Sunday, June 13, 2010


Whenever I feel nervous, I remember my mom telling me her famous phrase:
ھو رھے گا کچھ نہ کچھ، گھبرائیں کیا؟

What will happen will happen, so why be anxious?
I have been repeating this phrase since morning. For calmness, I read this lovely little piece by a Zen poet, and I'd like to share with you. Ofcourse, all thanks to Poetry Chaikhana.

The water and my mind have both settled down
Into perfect stillness.
Sun and moon shine bright in it.
At night I see in the surface
The enormous face of my old familiar moon.
I don't think you've ever met the source of this reflection.
All shrillness fades into the sound of silence.
But now and then a puff of mist floats across the mirror.
It confuses me a little
But not enough to make me forget to forget my cares.
- By Hsu Yun.

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