Hairat hoti hai Karachi walon key sabr aur bardasht par,
Itna kuch sehtay hain, itney zulm jhailtey hain,
Lekin phir bhi, har subah phir jaag uthtey hain,
Ik nai umeed sey, ik nai justaju sey.
Tou phir maan lo, in key dilon meh jo aag jalti hai,
Iss ko bujhana na mumkin hai.
Aren’t you surprised at the patience and tolerance of the people of Karachi?
They endure so much cruelty, withstand injustice.
And yet, every morning, they rise again,
With a new hope, with a new quest.
And you have to admit, the fire that burns in their hearts,
Can not be extinguished.
(It’s not so good but I just wanted to get it out so…)
When all else fails to come though and everything has faded to the darkness of the night. There is not hope left, no wish to live anymore and the future is in smoke, uncertain. And you are left alone in the blinding fog. There is a flicker of flame and you cautiously search around, in a vain hope of finding the source of the blessed flame. And you realize that that flame is none other than your own soul. And that flame, always there but undiscovered until then, burns brighter. And you know that you have the power to bring change, to conquer the world, to rule it.
It is during our darkest moments, that we must focus to see the light.
~ Aristotle Onasis
This quote is has become a great source of inspiration for me lately considering the conditions of my country. The killings, the bomb blasts, the bloodshed, the dying innocent people, it’s all very disturbing. This quote gives me hope to a better and brighter future. It gives me a will to bring change around me. When darkness is all around and there is no sign of hope anywhere, you have to bring hope from within you.
…and as the new sun rises, a new hope rises, a hope to live, a hope to survive, a hope to go on, and in that moment, you know that you will make it…