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When nature paves the path to discovery

Isaac Newton was a great English physicist and mathematician. It is said that once when he was sitting beneath a tree, an apple hit him on the head, and through pondering over this phenomenon he discovered the Universal Law of Gravitation.

This was like a shock treatment administered by nature. This event triggered a train of thought in Newton’s mind. He started thinking about why, when an apple fell, it came down and did not go up. This thinking led to the discovery of the Law of Gravitation. This law had always been there, but man had failed to discover it. Then, after a long time, nature hit man on the head and told him in the language of hammering: ‘O Man, discover the law that has remained undiscovered till this date.’

This was like shock treatment. Shock treatment is a law of nature. This shock treatment can be called a challenge. Every human being faces this kind of challenge in some way or the other. This shock treatment is a blessing in disguise, for it always acts for the betterment of the person in question.

If you are facing some problem in your life, in your job, business or family, do not be negative. Take it as a positive phenomenon. Then you will be able to understand the real message behind the challenge. And soon you will find that the challenge was a stepping stone in your life.

Nature is the best guide for every human being. But nature always speaks in the language of hammering, that is, challenge.

Shock treatment is the language of nature. Nature always tries to give you a lesson, shows you the right direction and tries to unfold your potential. It tries to make you aware of the opportunities which present themselves all around you. Do not ignore such warnings, take them seriously. They will give you the right guidance and turn your failure into success.

Nature is the best guide for every human being. But nature always speaks in the language of hammering, that is, challenge. A challenge is not an accidental event. Challenge always comes from nature. In this way nature tries to awaken your mind, it tries to initiate a process of rethinking.

At first nature tries to give advice in simple language, but when you fail to adhere to that advice, it uses the method of shock treatment. This is like awakening a person who is not ready to wake up with a simple call. All the challenges in life are positive challenges. When you face any challenge, take it in a positive manner, try to understand the lesson hidden in it.

Sometimes people make a wrong choice, then nature hits them with an apple and gives them a silent lesson: ‘Try to make a better choice!’ Those who listen to this silent voice of nature are destined to emerge as super-achievers.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is an Islamic spiritual scholar who has authored over 200 books on Islam, spirituality, and peaceful coexistence in a multi-ethnic society.


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