THE COMFORT ZONE
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | Sep 7, 2020
One’s comfort zone is a situation in which one feels safe or at ease. This phenomenon is common. Almost every person experience this at some time or the other. But a comfort zone is not based on reality. It is only a psychological state which may be interpreted as a comfort zone.
For example, before marriage, people live with their biological relatives. These g...
THE VALUE OF FORGIVENESS
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | Aug 31, 2020
Almost every day of our lives, we meet with some kind of bad experience, great or small, which is inescapable. We have two options: either to ignore it or try to take some counter measure. The first option is a form of forgiveness, while the other amounts to seeking revenge. Which is the better option? We must decide by looking at the outcome, for that will b...
LIVING WITH AN UNDERDEVELOPED PERSONALITY
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | Aug 24, 2020
In an All India Radio interview, broadcast on November 12, 2014, a well-known actor had this question put to him by the interviewer: “You are totally different on the sets from what you are in real life. How do you succeed in performing a role which is totally different from your actual personality?” The actor replied: “When we perform...
THE TREE: A SILENT SPEAKER
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Weekly Blog | Aug 17, 2020
Everyone likes a house surrounded by green trees. Verdant foliage beautifies our world. It is this idea that has brought farmhouses – houses in gardens – into being.
But it is difficult to find anyone who can listen to the silent message of the trees or who tries to adopt the culture of the tree in his own life. The culture of planting trees is widespread bu...
PATIENCE AS A DUTY
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Blog | July 27, 2020
If you happen to be in an open field when it starts to rain, you hasten to find shelter. This is not cowardice, this is realism. Similarly, when there is an earthquake, you immediately leave your home for an open space. This too is not defeatism, but an acknowledgement of the reality of nature. Where some difficulty arises between man and nature, the solution to t...