The Tunnel from A to O

journey through the tunnel

We’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect our home with the location of our choice — anywhere on Earth. Where’s the other end of our tunnel?

When we came across this Daily Prompt, the first thing that crossed our mind was WOW! Ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect our home with the location of our choice-anywhere on Earth!

But as the strings of our mind started loosening up, we were caught in a dilemma. We’ve the ability to build a tunnel.  Well, tunnels are dark inside. Isn’t it? No fresh air, no natural light.  

We would rather prefer some other way where there is light during the journey to one of our favourite places anywhere on Earth! The journey also has to be a beautiful one. We do have the desire to travel around the world, breathing in all the beauty around. How would the journey to our favourite destination through a tunnel be like? A journey in the dark, full of struggle! Will we be able to do justice to us? 

We decided to select a tunnel with a narrow opening, then use our magical power to build it bigger and bigger so that we can quickly and secretly at the blink of an eye connect it to light at the other end!

And we finally discovered this narrow opening!

Have you noticed the small triangle in the letter ‘A’ in the word HATE? Yes this triangle is our starting point. Our Earth- our home, is surrounded by hate all around. There is darkness in this hatred, because we lose our senses when we hate someone. We forget our existence as a superior animal- a human being.

Luckily there are small magic like WordPress Daily Prompt that knocks the closed door of our mind and encourage us to build bridges to connect one end of the world with the other.

So our work begins. We dig and dig quickly, silently and secretly using our magical power until we reach the other end of the tunnel of HATE. And at the blink of an eye we finally discover the new horizon.  We come out from the small triangle in ‘A’ to a broad opening in letter ‘O’, a new world, where we breathe fresh and free! Notice the letter ‘O’ in LOVE? Yes, we’re in a new place, a new location, LOVE. We are now satisfied that we’ve used our magical power to get to something better, where there is light all around. 

We made it! What do you think? 🙂

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

Do “LOVE” really sound the right word?

Watch those you love and try to remove the dangers from their path. Do not interfere on their way. Let them have their own way!
Watch those you love and try to remove the dangers from their path. Do not interfere on their way. Let them have their own way!

What is love? The dictionary says “Love is an intense feeling of deep affection”. We say we love our parents, we love our children, we love our spouse, and we love our friends and so on. Do we really love them? The immediate answer would be: Yes, of course! But do we love them all the time? Here is something we need to reflect on.

We love others so far their thoughts comply with our thoughts and expectations. The moment they tend to display their own independent views, arguments flare up. Best instances are observed between parents and children. Parents care for their children and wish for them a beautiful life full of happiness and success. As the child grows up and begin to display his/her own thoughts and interests, the supportive nature of parents disappear! There are many instances, especially in case of marriage. Though the scenario has changed to a large extent and many parents have now become more liberal, yet expectations still exist. Experience do count, but is it right to force our experiences on others? If someone wants to learn from others’ experience they will learn even if we do not tell them to. And if they don’t want to learn, they will never learn, however hard we try.

We always carry some aspect of “hate” along with “love”. It is said, love should be unconditional. Love should be true. Is love conditional? Is love false? Again it is said love is an illusion. If something is conditional or something is not true, it is no longer an intense feeling but a trade! If something is an illusion, it never was there on the first hand!

In any relationship, it is generally said that we must compromise, because no two persons are the same. By compromising we are actually displaying sympathy and not love. Where is empathy?

The word “love” carries with it a large number of expectations. This is where we misuse this beautiful word. There is no expectation attached to love. There is no sacrifice attached to love. More so, there is no affection attached to love. Everything in this world is materialistic. We also crave for affection just like we crave for any other materialistic thing in this world such as money or house etc. And craving for something means a powerful desire, and desire again means a feeling of want which leads to expectations. Where then is “love”?

“Love should be a free flow of emotions without expectations, sacrifice, craving or desire.”—–Ahmad and Ahmad

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad