Thy Art is intense

– He looked into my eyes and said ‘you are too intense’ and I was listening to him because I saw many attributes shared even our Chinese signs he was right it happens people at times come and depart just because they can’t take it and start being judgmental or they leave or they accept and learn. I was looking at him silently and I thought should I work on it but he concluded saying but this is what makes you who you are fire is fire, people need to decide how to handle because at the end of the day everyone wants a warm place to lie and connect.



Bawaqt Jawab – Timely answers

At times we have real bonds and then the one which our pen imagines and creatures live – –

Below is an excerpt from a letter fiction based on teaching transformed into word-gasm :D. This was surfaced in reply to someone who was quite bugged by my so many messages(Yes I did xD and cherry on the top is few texts were even more then a word) because she thought I am quite wela :D(Which I am) so.

Enjoy the read – Lead the tribe


It was my dad sitting infront of me and complaining me about time – a young lad of 23 was dancing in the trance of fame and success, holded looked at the old man. He dropped his spectacles on the table, made his face less resilient and said
You know w
hat people are important specially those who love what you do rather then those who just want to b with, people r important then chores and technology specially when they are from tribe – value them, respond them, explain them because they matter :). We should try to make them feel special because they are born special.

Letters of Haider Miraj 2014


Live for life

It was just the last month when I had to change my accomodation certainly – hum begharo ka koi thinkana to he nae :), and I came across this gentleman who could be defined only in the following way:

Main deen dharam se mawra

Main hun hazrat insan

(Deen, Dharam – Religion, Mawra – Being above)

And through our amazing time and poetic evenings we came acoross another artist. From Last few months I feel like I am being a rebellious soul who doesnt need any ethics who dont know any norm, and the only faith is passion – In last one week I came across people who were too busy in the world that was artificially created around them and their love was deep inside rusting. Silence in the room, Desperate weather, being on the on, and connecting the artistic path makes our selves quite hollow within – – People loving poetry were busy being doctors and I use to sing Reshman in my weird voice and saying poetry extempore to the statues and old buildings of Glasgow.

The only thing I now live and want to do is follow your passion and live with tribe. These two things are anti depressants and makes you feel like old homes in the vilage – Pure, Connected and Natural otherwise people around would kill you by telling what you should do and where the technology is heading, World is changing, People are doing wonders – So what they might be too shattered inside – Its not how the building looks from outside but how lively it is within – So this is what we should do be it New Jersey or Lahore or Islam Kot or Glasgow – Live with who you love and follow what you want, Trust me you will survive else you will die looking at the world and being hard on yourself because for you its you who needs to be important — With this I will drop my lid and walk down to the george street saying

Waiz Main koi chor hun jo tujhse daronga

Mu tor k rkhdunga agar lehja talkh hua

11:27 a.m.


Okha Painda Faqeera Da

A Poem by Sohaib Zafar as a Tribute.


Janay O hur rug faqeera..
Lukda phiry q jug faqeera

Sarran layi “mayn” apni nu
Okhi lagdi  ugg faqeera

Yaar da mul nayee lah sakda
Howay bhawayn pug faqeera

Soun jandi aye dunya kamli
tu kuttyan de lar lug faqeera

Andar panday khali lokai de
te mun tu chutti chug faqeera

Mulla Pandit vekh laye nayn
Hun tu agay lug faqeera

Har shay andar khojayn kis nu
Tenu kisdi ugg faqeera??

Ucha lamma bohr na bun tu
Paani wang tu wug faqeera

Suhaib Zafar Sandhu


Thank you Sohaib. Abad Rho.


An Axe Forgets – The Tree Remembers


“I think Ajit Doval did it to divert the attention from yesterday`s Gang rape of 72 year old nun in India.” The remark left me speechless. It hurt me even more than the disturbing images of Christian men and women running from one hospital to another looking for dead or their angry youth charging sticks at fancy metro counters in Lahore, today.
I could not pity the gentleman more since he was also a victim of denial that had enveloped almost the entire nation.
I could listen to the tons of optimism that flowed down my wishful auditory canal that this attack was just not on Christians, it was rather a war against the unification of the country, may I ask by Whom?
Why is that a problem for large portion of the country to see extremism as an issue threatening its existence?
I appreciate the fact that for stern…

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And my forehead was kissed

She was sitting on the bench by the side of the road, staring at the cars passing by. She had a weird look on her face, although was smiling softly but her eyes were so hollow, a little wet. That interested me so I went over to her.

“Are you addicted to something?” I asked, this rude question came out as a reflex.

Her pale, ordinary face filled with a warm smile, her eyes still hollow. She did not say anything for few seconds while my curiosity increased. That look on her face interested me so much: she seemed so satisfied, yet tortured at the same time. At last she spoke.

“Yes” smile again

“To what? Cocaine?” I frowned.

“To…” long pause – “Pain” smile again. I started at her, she seemed sensible enough but God what non-sense is she blabbing. I thought.
“What do you mean?” this was my last attempt to get her story out of her.
“Pain is a drug. The most powerful one. It enters your blood with a prick, without any withdrawal symptoms and takes over your whole system. And in no time you get addicted to it, it gives you pleasure. You know it’s killing you but you love it so you let it take over you. You cut off all hope with your own hands. You leave all the people who love you; you wish they never happened to you. That is what it feels like to be in love with pain” It shocked me how she was telling her story of being tortured without even a pinch of sadness.

“So what next? What happens after that?” I inquired

“That’s pretty much your choice – Either you spend your life whining and letting the grief of the loved one who left, people who didn’t treat you well, fighting God, opportunities you never had, looking for peace, a miracle that would sort things out….Or you could say “Ok God, I trust you and I love you. People and circumstances will not treat me well but I will find a way to fight my way back because I’m breathing and you must’ve assigned me some work to do…so let’s get that done”. That is the only cure for this lust of pain – I’m trying to do that and it’s so exhausting at times, but I’m trying not to give up and live my life. I cry, I fall apart but then I collect myself and move on” her maturity impressed me.

“You’ve learnt a lot in such a young age – You are blessed my child” I kissed her forehead and waved the bus to stop. . I was thinking as I stepped in the bus. Truly the most tortured souls are the blessed ones. They bear light in themselves.”

Via Anonymous

Before you quote ‘I’ – Know your ‘I’

In past few days I have been coming across various aspect and perspectives about self discovery. At times we dont believe on masks we wear the mask so that we could fake it, till we make it or we are hurt by others, either we dont value what we have or we are fighting sor something We want either we dont feel anything or we feel too much. In this entire scenario I think we need to hold on for a moment – take ourself on a date – travel and connect within – Identify who we are and trust me world wont be that hard on you but untill unless you dont know ‘I’, dont fight for ‘I’ – Here it goes few one about Journey within

1. “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.” – Mark Twain

2. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

3. “There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

4. “People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” – Thomas Szasz

5. “It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.” – S. I. Hayakawa

6. “If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.” – Anonymous

7. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley

8. “The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” – Julien Green

9. “I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.” – William Butler Yeats

11. “For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.” – Clifton Fadiman

12. “The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.” – Cicero

13. “I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.” – Michel de Montaigne

14. “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” – Benjamin Franklin

15. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude

16. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

17. “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St. Augustine

18. “We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

19. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

20. “A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere.” – La Rochefoucauld

21. “There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “Notes from the Underground,” 1864

22. “Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.” – Carl G. Jung

23. “The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.” – Oscar Wilde

24. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

25. “Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” – Ann Landers

26. “‘Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

27. “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” – Hugh Prather

28. “You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” – Jerry Gillies

29. “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean de La Fontaine

30. “Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

31. “One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.” – Blaise Pascal

32. “If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.” – Anonymous

33. “It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too.” – H.W. Shaw

34. “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” – Jackson Pollock

35. “One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

36. “One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.” – Satish Kumar

37. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

38. “All wonders you seek are within yourself.” – Sir Thomas Browne

39. “The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali

40. “What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you – it’s like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.” – Terrence Rafferty

41. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball

42. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

43. “Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.” – Matthew Arnold

44. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde

45. “The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

46. “All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” – James Thurber

47. “Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as… from a lack of bread.” – Richard Wright, Native Son, 1940

48. “A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

50. “Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.” – Dorothy Bryant

Once you have your I – Go out and conquer the world because by that time you would know all – even God 🙂