Rashid Ahmed Rifat

Engineer & Researcher

Keep the show running

September 21, 2023

Camping on a moonlit night at Mohamaya Lake, Bangladesh
As I am surpassing my 20s, I've realised how important each moment of our lives are. I always had a mixed feeling of both joy and fear to be a grownup. I kept myself busy all the time be it due to work or things I love to do. Kept the show running. 🏃‍♂️

I learn from everyone who is around me. Now in my mind I'm thinking of my parents, teachers, seniors, juniors, supervisors and mentors throughout my school, college, university and job, especially a few of them who have great influences on the way I am perceiving the beauty of life. 
I am grateful to them and at the same time always amazed to know how little things of life should be celebrated. To remain happy and content are choices that are on us. There are chaos and noises that are within, yet the ability to find calmness is the one I always look up to. 🎯

These precious words from The Guest House penned by the great Rumi are my food for thought 💭:
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice. Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
Because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
I am grateful for whatever comes by the will of the Almighty.
I can sit on a couch sipping a smoky cup of coffee on a rainy day or spend the night amidst the nature and make myself the happiest and most content person on Earth. ☕
That is how I run my show owing to the infinite blessings from Above. Alhamdulillah. Praise be to the Almighty. 🤲

My prayers to the Almighty that I can follow the righteous path and remain how He wants me to be with my loved ones around me.

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