Dubai: I have no words to describe how this place has welcomed me. Look at the the texts that follows for no words 😉
Well, It doesn’t take god to make a place—heaven. If all women are safe, it’s no less than a heaven on earth. Are all women safe here? The answer is a big YES! Are all men working? Well, what choice do they have if they want to live here right? 😉 As a result, children are well taken care of. A place where people of all religion live harmoniously. That’s #Dubai for me and btw Eid Mubarak to all!
Dubai-a place for workers (hard/smart), dreamers, achievers and those that get going no matter the consequence. This place reminds me that we all must work, no matter what you choose to do, what’s important is that—YOU DO. Dream, Strive, Act. Engage, Participate, Contribute in any little way you can. After all, as the saying goes, ‘Its little drops that makes the mighty ocean.’
My experience here so far
Some say I’ve been lucky, but I think my experience or anyone’s experiences (in general) takes form by the place, which is a collection of a people. And PEOPLE here have been nothing short of kindness. They are very helpful and most importable respectful. Innately, that’s all we humans long for i.e. the Golden Rule of Kindness, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ We could go about without the food/money for sometime but without that sense of belonging and satisfaction, all the riches in the world wouldn’t mean a thing.
There has been few instances of not so fortunate days since my visit but overall its been a great journey. Be it my current employers, colleagues or the strangers who’s name I do not know, but he/who does not hesitate to exchange a smile. Or be it some guy waiting for a bus, who speaks little English, offers to help (manages with a broken English). It proves language is never a barrier in-fact a lack of it saves marriage and a lot of it can spoil the same 😉
Or be it a lady who seems to be in a rush to get somewhere, but doesn’t mind stopping to explain you, how far your destination is. OR that car that stops, even on a green light, politely gesturing with his hands allowing the pedestrian to pass the crosswalk. Or that taxi driver, that without you having to utter a word (reads your face) and does not hesitate to offer a help within his capability, or other chatty ones 😉 who takes pride sharing their stories, how they miss their family back home or offering unsolicited advice. 🙂
Beautiful Stories and Moments of Happiness
These people are not just people, they are to me a beautiful stories and beyond. We humans long to connect and we CAN easily, only if we allow or are open to give/receive. Enable yourself to transmute in such a way, where others reflect positively to your vibes. These momentary bond, say, on that brief ride you share with the one who’s driving a cab, or offering an ear to listen to a complete stranger, or muster-up courage to speak to one, that’s a sign of LIFE right there. I say so, in terms of little moments of joy and our willingness to share, like fleeting time and changing relationships, while we are in the story, sharing our little moments to a complete stranger and taking pride in the same while we writing/riding another one.
We DON’T belong and that’s a good thing
‘When everyone is an outsider, no one is an outsider. That’s Dubai!’ :-)
Like majority of residents here, we all came from somewhere else and that one place where we think ‘We Belong’…it so happens, is so, only given the timeframe you’ve lived there. But like it or not, we’re always stranger in the strange land who is always on the move. Seemingly, we are the drivers, who have the the control over that stirring wheel and we do, more often than not. However, it’s also true that we are being led to where we are supposed to be. Thanks to the divine intervention.
Your reality is augmented. How you are is what you attract.
All this beautiful things happened to me amid the pandemic. Again, not to take away from other’s grief…but just being thankful for what I have (whatever I have) or perhaps how I been perceiving it lately? Often, I couldn’t help but wonder, am I being looked after lovingly by my guardian angels? Am I blessed at the moment more so than ever? Or that my mother’s prayers have been answered? Or that my sister’s blessings is materializing OR that of my father and brother, family and friends and all well wishers? Not referring to blessings in terms of material possessions, but just how I feel within and what I experience on a daily basis, which feels magical.
Nature Vs Nurture
In terms of nature, fact as it is, but this place doesn’t seem to have much in comparison. Nevertheless, like that child, who thinks s/he did not receive much from his mother isn’t wounded but wise to work their experience to their advantage. Dubai in that sense for me is an epitome of what humans are capable of. An embodiment of great human feats.
Dear lord, Divine, Almighty! Allah, Jesus, Shiva whatever form you take, I believe you are in everything I can see, hear, smell, taste and feel and also beyond five senses—you exist.
On this auspicious day and through this platform and through my writings (where I hear you loud & clear) I express my gratitude for everything. For the lack of word OR the 500+ above 😉 I say ‘Thank You.’ Dear Divine, may your blessings be bestowed upon all of us, forever.
For all readers out there, stay blessed & once again EID Mubarak.