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Author: Manahil Akhlaq

The End Is Only the Beginning

All things, good or bad, come to an end. Whether we’re experiencing the darkest moments of our life, or experiencing joy in its truest form, both find a way to their ending. However, what does an end mean? Does an end mean completely vanishing, or do endings have another meaning? Endings are truly new beginnings; the kind of beginnings you truly need to function properly in your life, because if you didn’t see things ending, you wouldn’t find new things to start or take on. Then again, some endings like death cannot be explained easily. Death is the ultimate parting of humans from this world. Religiously, the thoughts of many would disagree on what happens after that parting, but this is one ending many of us don’t like to think about. The idea of death is scary because we only see it as an end, but in reality, it’s not. Death is a force that should make us enjoy life while we still have the chance to live it. We’re constantly thinking about our difficulties and things falling out of place, when sometimes all we need to do is not to think about the hardships. There is no guarantee of how long we have on this earth, but as someone once told me, “Live in the present so that you can make your future better.” We certainly can’t change...

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The Magic of Comfort Zones

We create our own boundaries and comfort-zones. Sometimes we feel like we have to limit ourselves to what we can create and achieve. We start believing that our potential is a number that other people define for us. Those who define our potential for us are usually the individuals we spend the most time with, and after a certain period of time, we automatically start seeing ourselves through their eyes. We begin to question our capabilities and power, whenever we don’t see a good image of ourselves through their eyes.  They say “beauty is in the eye of the...

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Fear is a very powerful and primitive human emotion. While it keeps our hearts beating extremely fast more often than not, it also alerts us in the presence of danger. In fact, it was an integral emotion that kept our ancestors alive.   Humans live in constant fear, even though most of us don’t realize it happening in the very moment. Fear, with all its complexity, can never truly be identified because most of its physical symptoms can be overlooked, such as dizziness or feeling sick to the stomach. The funny thing about these feelings is that they are...

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Life’s a Breeze

When you read the title, all assumptions you might have about the content of this written piece may be completely wrong. Our lives are a collection of memories, struggles, hopes and aspirations; but we don’t often think of our lives in this aspect. With passing time, we start to see our lives as a struggle or dread, and often wonder if we’d ever be able to do something in this time that makes all these struggles worth the while. But, the insanity of this entire situation is why we fail to see ourselves as a breeze. All of us...

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