Sunday, July 6, 2008

What the Eyes don't see, the Heart doesn't Grieve over ? !

In all the languages in the world, there is the same proverb: "what the eyes don't see, the heart doesn't grieve over." Well, i say that there isn't an ounce of truth in it. The further off they are, the closer to the heart are all those feelings that we try to repress and forget. If we are in exile, we want to store away every tiny memory of our roots. If we're far from the person we love, everyone we pass in the street reminds us of them.

The gospels and all the sacred texts of all religions were written in exile, in search of God's understanding, of the faith that moves whole peoples, of the pirlgrimage of souls wandering the face of earth. Our ancestors did not know, as we do not know, what the Divinity expects from our lives -- and it is our of that doubt that books are written, pictures painted, because we don't want to foget who we are -- nor can we!

An excerpt from "Eleven minutes" by Paulo Coelho.

5 comments:

Syra said...

I was reminded of a song i like..it goes like..

Atay jatay jo milta hai tum sa lugta hay
Hum tau pagal ho jayain gay aisa lugta hay
O Tairay pyar main..Tairay intezar main

:)

Fahd said...

I once read distance is to love what wind is to fire. It extinguishes the weak and enkildnes the strong.

I guess this too falls on the wings of time.

teeB@ said...

I Agree... there are so many things which we dont see but can feel.

not just so many but i guess SOOOO MANY... from being materialistic to philanthropic!

The air we breath in, The wind tht touches our skin, Allah who listens to us, the distant relationships n blah blah...

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.

Farhan Hafeez said...

"everyone we pass in the street reminds us of them" .... Awesome ;)

khany said...

in english the proverb is
"out of sight, out of mind".