I Was Busy Getting Married :)


UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s:  Woman with surprised look.  (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1950s: Woman with surprised look. (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

I have been a month away. And I owe an explanation especially to those who asked me where I was. Thank you sooooo much for remembering me and noticing my absence. It really means a lot to me.

Where was I?

To begin with, I had fallen ill. I normally have a low blood pressure and for some reasons my blood pressure was falling way below my normal low. Which was causing me dizzy spells and weakness. I think I was stressing a lot too so I took a break. Tried to work less and rest more. Give my body the rest that it needs.

But that’s not the only reason.

I was busy getting married. YES YES YES. I am a Mrs now. It’s hard to digest. I am still not able to get over this fact. It’s all so new new but nice nice. It feels different, I feel different. It feels like life just got even more beautiful. I feel like I fill someone’s life with my existence.

As a blogger, It is my duty to write the experience down. I have been taking you on a Pakistani Wedding Journey from the start. So if you want to read my latest journey, Its HERE.

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Pakistani Wedding Journey – Nikkah


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Stage 1. Journey Through A Pakistani Girl’s Wedding – “The Attention Tention”

Stage 2. Journey Through A Pakistani Girl’s Wedding – The Rasam

Before I begin. What exactly is Nikkah?

Nikkah is the legal contract in Islam that declares two people as Husband and Wife. It is followed by RUKHSATI aka FAREWELL (the girl leaves her house for the groom’s house). Some people have their Nikkah on the same day as Farewell. Some have their Nikkah years before (because may be the Groom is abroad and needs documents for visa or perhaps because it’s far more virtuous than an engagement).

So I have not had my Rukhsati yet. I only had my Nikkah done, legally a wife now.

My Journey Of Nikkah

Brides, Pakistani Brides, take a lot of time and thoughts planning what they would be wearing and the jewelry and the shoes and where they would be ready from and the MEHENDI (henna). The day of Nikkah is decided at least a month back (AT LEAST) so that everything can be prepared.

But my Nikkah. Well it was a little bit different. IT WAS WAY DIFFERENT.

My Nikkah was decided within 4 days. SERIOUSLY, what the hell. My Dad was flying to Pakistan and he called and said, well I am coming and I want to have this Nikkah. I had 4 days in my hand in which I had to prepare everything.

4 days to get my dress stitched, mehendi (Henna) on hands and feet, jewelry, shoes, facial, hall, food, invites, photographer and PARLOR. Alhamdulillah (Praises to Allah), even though we were short on time, everything was arranged.

Although, they say that the bride must get her beauty sleep and ample rest because she has a big day ahead but well, this bride, she ain’t getting no sleep or rest. As the Nikkah day approached, everything seemed to go out of hands. My house will look like there had been a tsunami in it. Everyone was screaming on top of their voices because nobody could find anything.

Literally, like there would be a wall and yet you wouldn’t be able to see it.

My dress came in my hand a day before Nikkah and to my horror, there was a fault in it and the tailor would be available next day at 3 and my parlor booking was at 5. Be late and you get charged for extra hours. YOU CAN IMAGINE MY HORROR. I didn’t sleep all night worrying what if the tailor can’t fix it. What will I wear then?

29th Of May – The Day Of Nikkah.

I got up earlier than usual. Why? Because I can’t keep calm. I already am worried for the big day, I hate attentions and today all eyes will be on me. I can’t handle that. I am sweating more than I usually do. Continue reading

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24 Hours Of Gratitude – Do This Experiment


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Hi everyone…

As a part of Mind Power journey, Today I will be taking you to a next step. But rather than my usual BLAH BLAH BLAH of how good this is and how this will help you, I am rather going to give you a task.

This is an experiment that I want you all to take. It’s very simple and you will see the results yourself. And if you do find time, share your results so that others may find inspiration and encouragement from you.

24 Hours Of Gratitude – Experiment

For 24 hours, All I want you to do is BE GRATEFUL. For anything and everything. Be thankful, be grateful, be graceful.

How to do it.

Step 1 : Reminder.

Set your alarm with the title “DAY OF GRATITUDE”. This is just to give you a reminder because I know how hard it is to get up in the morning. You barely remember your name (exaggeration much).

So when your morning alarm rings, you will be reminded about your Gratitude experiment.

PLEASE NOTE :

Most of us whine every morning because we have to get up early to go to work. Why can’t we just sleep a little more. But today, be thankful that you have a job to go to. There are thousands of people who wish they had a job like you and there are thousands who wish they get ANY job.

If you have to get up early in the morning to go to work, BE GRATEFUL.  Continue reading

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Prayer & Thoughts – How Fast & Strong This Power Works


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Hiye

I pray your power of thoughts is realized and increasing with every moment of life.

I used the term pray because I would like to tell that prayers are actually positive thoughts. When your mother blesses you, what is she doing? Those blessings are positive thoughts. When you say “best of luck” to someone going for interview or exam, it is a positive thought. When you pray for the health of your friends and relatives, you are sending out a positive thought.

When you send a positive thought to the universe, The positive thought is a prayer and the universe is the God.

Today, I just want to tell you about a little yet a very strong incident that happened to me yesterday. It will give you an idea of how power of thoughts/ prayers work in mysterious ways and it also will show you the time it takes to make your thoughts turn into an action.

Please do read it and share it. Continue reading

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How Do You Know That You’ve Reached Alpha Stage?


Subconscious Mind - ConsciousnessSo, I posted a blog sometime back. Well, okay not sometime, a few days back, okay a month back, OKAY OKAY a few months back. HAPPY? Now stop staring at me like that.

So again. I posted a blog Mind Power – What Would You Like To Know Next? or if you had a question on which I could do a blog and elliecutte asked me a rather fascinating and important question,

When you reach Alpha stage how will you know exactly? Will you feel sleepy, very calm and peaceful? or will you just *know* *know* ?

Thank you elliecutte, for asking this question. I am sure this will interest many. Here I am and here is the blog.

How do you know that you’ve reached alpha stage?

It’s hard to explain. How do you explain a feeling? A feeling that is so pure and profound, one cannot express it in words or even if one did try to explain it in words, words wouldn’t be able to justice to that feeling.

Alpha stage, is a magical world of peace, calm and happiness. Something you can experience anytime you want through meditation and positive thinking. Reaching the Alpha stage will give you a certain feel.

Everyone has a different experience of it. Some will feel exactly the same as 80% other people while some unique 20% will have a very different and unexplained experience. Is that 20% bad? Not at all. Those 20% are having an experience that’s unique to only them based upon some special power/ability/feature that they posses.

We will talk about that later. But if you are one of those 20%, let me know your experience.

Alpha Stage Experience In Meditation :

When you are meditating there comes a time when you reach Alpha Stage. How do you know that you have reached that stage? Here is what you might feel or see : Continue reading

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