Floating Thoughts of an Mphil Student

Yusra Shaukat
Posted September 7, 2020 from Pakistan
Booni, Chitral

Right now, I am sitting in my bed and wondering what to write down. In my mind, I can feel so many thoughts are floating but I am unable to put them in a proper order. Exactly right after one week, my Mphil classes are going to be start and that is going to take a lot of space in my life. I have to rearrange so so many things and I have to be really good in time management, because there will be 5 courses for the first semester. Too much to swallow right? But I am happy that I am gonna enter a new world and I am very passionate plus a little bit scary as well. Beside this, I need to get my degree attested from Higher Education Commission ( HEC), Pakistan and to my surprise they are not responding to any of my emails and phone calls, which they shouldn't be doing actually. So, what I am trying to say is that in all these kind of situations, when you are not mentally prepared for anything , you really need motivation. You need someone to be there for you, when you start complaining about life. Some people might disagree with me here. They might say that why we need someone, if we have ourselves. I totally agree with that point as well, because some people are really good at motivating themselves and I guess that is one of the best things. 

I personally used to complain a lot about live, but then eventually I realize that it is not working. If we are complaining, then trust me good things won't happen in your life. If you start praising life, then you will see how beautiful it is. Here, I am totally sharing my own personal experience. Again, it will vary from people to people.

So, by the grace of Allah COVID is leaving us gradually and people are coming back to their track . It is a really big and great news. We have lost some of our dear ones, due to this pandemic and let's pray their soul rests in eternal peace. It is not easy but then it is call life. We cannot do anything about it. 

I just wanted to say, whoever is reading this post, believe in your self and try to be happy. Happiness is inside you, don't try to find it in someone else. ( READ IT AGAIN). If you are going through difficult times, trust in your selves, it is going to be end soon, very soon. Try to be nice to others, no matter whether they are nice to you or not.  Don't hold grudges for anyone, because it will only harm yourself and forgive people who hurt you. Trust me every one on this planet is going through something, don't ever think you are the only one. Every morning look at the mirror and be in love with your self. Praise your self. Be close to your God/Allah or whomever you worship. Trust me it helps a lot and it gives peace to your mind to your heart. 

I am sending love to everyone out there and I hope this post will put a little smile on your face and may be there will be a little hope in your heart. I hope so. Have a lovely week days ahead and if you wanna talk in person, I would love to talk. 

 

Love and Regards,

Yusra Shaukat 

 

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Nini Mappo
Sep 07
Sep 07

Hello Yusra,
I like your message, that we should not look to others for affirmation. But we can still look for someone to talk to when feeling overwhelmed, because hey, no body really talks to themselves for friendship.
I learnt this quote recently " For care and comfort, one must depend on others" and I think it is true. Even when we truly know who we are, we feel cared for when we are valued by others, or our work is valued, or they help us when we are down, and of course hugs :)

Thank you for being a 'someone' for this community with your encouragement.
I'm glad to hear that Covid is finally taking its leave and life looks promising. All the best for your studies, it sounds like a lot! When I did my undergraduate we studied 7-8 subjects per semester and Uni was full time plus! But those were still the best years of my life as a college student and Inshallah you enjoy them too.

Cheers and Mabruk

Yusra Shaukat
Sep 07
Sep 07

Hey Nini,
Thank you so much for the precious comment. Yes we do need people in our lives. Thank you for the wish and hope to read more from your side as well.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 07
Sep 07

Hello Yusra,
You are heading into an intense time of study, and I wish you the best time, a time for many adventures and the courses you want. "Happiness is inside you, don't try to find it in someone else". You have some great suggestions, along with wisdom that shows your generous heart, "...every one on this planet is going through something". All the best for a great time with your classes.

Yusra Shaukat
Sep 08
Sep 08

Dear Tam,
Thank you so much. I hope you are doing great and have a lovely day ahead.

Kamariza Byinshi
Sep 07
Sep 07

Salut!
Je suis heureuse pour vous concernant la question de la pandémie qui va à sa fin.courage pour la suite

Yusra Shaukat
Sep 08
Sep 08

Hello Kamariza,
I hope you are doing great. I guess you wrote in French, that's why I did not get it as I have zero knowledge of French so sorry about it. I believe that it is something really encouraging you wrote. Hope you have a great day ahead.

Kamariza Byinshi
Sep 09
Sep 09

I dear!
No problème,and i will try to translate in english but i have a Bad english.
I say :i'm very happy for you,

Kamariza Byinshi
Sep 09
Sep 09

I am so happy for you to see that the pandemic is coming to an end that you are back inbusiness.encourage my sister.je suis nulle en anglais

Yusra Shaukat
Sep 10
Sep 10

Thank you so much Kamariza. You have good English. If you are able to convey your message,I guess that should be enough because the other person have to understand that. You too take care, have a great day ahead.

Kamariza Byinshi
Sep 10
Sep 10

Thank you sister,take Care dear

Hello, Yusra,

How are you? It's so great to hear from you again. A lot of plans, including those in education, have been postponed and/or canceled. I'm glad that you are able to reflect deeper about life, and I love this one, " I realize that it is not working. If we are complaining, then trust me good things won't happen in your life. If you start praising life, then you will see how beautiful it is. "

When things are hard to comprehend, it helps to take another perspective about life. I'm glad you discover that. Thank you for these lovely reminders. Please keep us posted!

Yusra Shaukat
Sep 08
Sep 08

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for the encouraging post and I really like it. Yeah sometimes life teaches you so many things. I really hope so that you are doing great.

You're welcome, dear. That's true. I hope you're doing great, too. Looking forward to reading more from you. Have a great day!

Yusra Shaukat
Sep 10
Sep 10

Thank you Karen. You too.