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The Drops of Silence

Misbah enjoys poetry and loves to convey the messages of Love through her poems.

Own creation

Own creation

My Experience as a Writer at HubPages

They say that there's always someone working hard behind the scenes to help you succeed. In my case, I believe I am fortunate in that I have a large number of people to thank for my success on HubPages.

To name a few, I would say Manatita, Mr. Bill Holland, John Hansen, Linda Lum, Brenda Arledge, Linda Crampton, and Pamela Oglesby have always been an inspiration to me. They’ve been my biggest supporters here on HubPages.

You people have helped me a lot to grow as a writer. I have learned a lot from all of you. And for that, I am forever grateful. Some of you have read my worst writings, and if John Hansen remembers, he is near the top of that list. Lol! You are an inspiration to me, and you are one of my very first followers. Thank you so much for your wonderful support, John.

Lessons Learned

I've never visited the learning center to see what I can learn from there. I have learned everything from authors here through their writings. This is merely a fact and this is the first time I'm revealing something. Don't tell that to anyone in public because I've asked newcomers to go to the learning center several times. I did it solely because every other author recommends it to the newcomers. Lol! I know that's stupid, but that's me.

I have learned a lot of lessons. I learned how to live in a community. Behind the screens, we are individuals with feelings. At times, we can be hurt by someone's words, and this happens here as well. Some words have the ability to bite us like a snake and can even poison us.

Sometimes the truth is difficult to accept, and other times all you read is nothing more than criticism. I feel I have learned all of this as I have grown up. As a result, I'm taking a chill pill. Manatita has always guided me about all this in a very spiritual way. Thanks a lot for your guidance, dear brother.

I have learned the lesson of "Forgiveness". Forgiveness brings peace. It makes you happy, smile, and free. I have learned recently how to forgive and how to ask for forgiveness and How to forgive without even asking. That's all I have to say about it. However, this journey has been a tremendous experience for me up to this point. I've gained a lot. And for that, I thank all of the community members whom I follow and who follow me, as well as those who have helped me greatly on the forums

I think it's the readers who bring the authors to life. Friends who can read your worst works and still admire you like a hero are known as HubPages' supportive friends. That I have many by the Grace of God Almighty.

— – Misbah

Write and Edit

Write and Edit

English as My Second Language

Urdu is my native language, and I also speak a few other languages. I have a good command of English and Spanish, but when you know a lot of languages, you can sometimes make a terrible dish out of it which in Urdu we call “Khichdi“

I'm sure many of my closest friends here, as well as a few readers, have scratched their heads several times while reading my articles. Regardless, they did not allow me to be depressed. They were constantly attempting to support me. Thank you to all who have never allowed me to drown. Those who have put their confidence in me. Because of you, I have published my 100 articles today. Hats off to you guys and my Salaam to your Patience.

You are the reason behind my happiness and success, and I am honored to be a member of such a wonderful community. My heartfelt thanks. Here's a poem for you to enjoy.

Silence is the key

Silence is the key

Deep in Silence There is Peace


Slowly savor the beverage.

Morning's stillness.

In the depths of the heart,

A diamond-like light enters.

Even if something happens,

Nothing happens in the stillness.

In the love that pours in

through the window and bathes everything,

reminding them,

They are all one deep down.


Walking barefoot to feel the grass,

scrub against the soles of your feet,

connecting you to the center of the Earth,

and gravitational force taking you deep

as if you were going to sink into your heart.

Into an abyss of light and stillness.

Gravity continues to pull you down.

Surrender completely,

Surrender to the force that draws you.

The sea appears to darken in the depths,

but there is actually only Light.

There appears to be nothing but silence,

and emptiness, but these are the expressions.

Expressions of Love, which fill everything.


You think you have died,

but you soon understand,

there is no such thing as death.

It appears that you have lost yourself,

yet you realize that you have never left.

You seem to be closing your eyes,

yet you can now see clearly.

You seem to have given up what you desire,

Yet you recall that it is already within you,

In the heart into which you continue to sink.


Autumn has settled for a brief moment

on the tree of memory,

Ideas and memories fall down, like dry leaves

Although the tree seems to be withering,

It is actually blossoming for the first time.

Sharing my Thoughts ~ Ego Destroys Everything - Defeat The Ego

The ego is always looking for signs of greatness. That is why the beauty of simplicity often goes unnoticed. And the smallest gestures we make may be our greatest contributions to humanity.

Sometimes, we think we have done nothing, or we look only at our medals or achievements that the world celebrates with great hype. But in reality, we have no idea what our actions mean within the cosmic mat woven by God.

Perhaps those ten minutes of silence that you took in the morning will be the Light that will give comfort to many lives. Perhaps that slight smile that now lights up your face is the reason behind why many angels are rejoicing now.

Be the Buzz you wish to see in the world

Be the Buzz you wish to see in the world

When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.

— Roy T. Bennett

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 18, 2021:

Amara, Thank you very much for your lovely words and for the congratulations, my dear sister. I appreciate your sweet comment. May Allah continue to bless you. Ameen! Love as always!

Blessings and Hugs to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 18, 2021:

Good day, Bredz. You are always very friendly and kind towards me and for that I am always grateful. You have inspired me a lot. Your word prompts have sparked a lot of creativity in me. You are a never-ending source of inspiration and an undoubtedly a very blessed and gifted writer.

I highly appreciate your kind comment and your beautiful thoughts. May God always bless you and your love ones. Amen!

Love and Hugs to you

Amara from Pakistan on August 18, 2021:

Its a lovely write up Misbah, and congrats on your 100th Hub.. Go on..

Sending you love..

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 18, 2021:

Rozlin, I am so glad to hear that from you. Allah bless you always!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 18, 2021:

Linda, I'm delighted to know that you liked my poem. You are an amazing and very helpful person. You have helped me a lot of times on forums when I was a newcomer here. Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful thoughts and for your lovely words of encouragement. I always enjoy to read and appreciate your helpful and interesting articles. Stay safe and healthy. Much Love!

Blessings and Peace!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 17, 2021:

Misbah

Congratulations on 100 Hubs!

You know by now...I Love your Writing!

You are an inspiration to me. There are moments when talking or reading your work gets me through to my next moment. One I thought I couldn't face.

But there you are...Bringing me a bit of joy.

Thank you.

As for your poem, it it awesome.

There is nothing better than that moment when you realize everything makes sense.

There is a purpose & you are a part of this wonderful world.

I am happy to call you My Friend & I love having you as part of the Hubpages community.

Take care.

Bredz

Rozlin from UAE on August 17, 2021:

Alhumdulillah, I am fine now, Misbah. Take care.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 17, 2021:

I love your poem, Misbah. It's beautiful. Publishing it is a wonderful way to celebrate your hundredth article.

I admire the fact that you know so many languages. Though I know a little French and Welsh, it would be impossible for me to write an article in anything other than English!

Thank you very much for mentioning me and the other writers. Blessings to you.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Rozlin, I'm delighted to hear that you read all of my hubs and look forward to reading new ones. That's so sweet of you, dear sister. I am grateful for your kind support and Love. Thank you very much! I hope you are doing well now. Take care and stay safe.

Blessings and Hugs to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Hi Linda, you are truly an inspiration and a very nice and generous person. Thank you for being such a lovely and encouraging friend. Thank you for being who you are. Much Love! Stay safe and healthy

Blessings and Hugs to you!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Dear Eman, Thank you so much for your very encouraging and generous comment and for the congratulations. Highly appreciated, dear sister. Much Love and Blessings to you!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Hi Rosina, Thank you so very much for your wonderful words of encouragement and for sharing your kind thoughts.I am so glad you liked everything I have written here. I highly appreciate your kind support, dear friend. You are a very generous and supportive friend. Lots of Love

Blessings and Hugs!

Rozlin from UAE on August 17, 2021:

Congratulations, Misbah on having 100 featured hubs. It's a big milestone, you have achieved in a short span of time. I have always loved and enjoyed reading your articles. I always wait for your next hub. Your poem in this article is beautiful too. I enjoyed reading this hub. Thank you for sharing. May Allah bless you with all the happiness you deserve. Ameen!

Stay safe and happy always, dear sis.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on August 17, 2021:

Misbah, congratulations on reaching this milestone, and so very quickly. I am honored and humbled that you would include my name along with people such as Bill, John, Brenda, Linda (the wise one), and Pamela. All of them are very accomplished writers.

I have seen a remarkable amount of growth in you in such a brief span of time. You have a very strong command of the English language. Your words are always full of encouragement, courage, and hope. The poem you wrote is exquisite. You have filled my heart with happiness and a sense of calm amid chaos.

You are a positive influence in the Hub community. I am so thankful that you are here.

Nian from Pakistan on August 17, 2021:

Congratulations! Misbah for this great achievement, and may you achieve many more. Your articles are very interesting and helpful. I hope you write many amazing articles in future.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub.

Many Blessings to you.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Dear Peggy, Thank you so much for your very encouraging and generous comment and for the congratulations. I sincerely appreciate all of your Love and support. I am pleased to learn that you regard me as a valuable member of this community. Much Love!

Blessings always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Good day, Mr. Bill. You are always very friendly and helpful towards me. You are, without a doubt, a source of inspiration and wisdom to me and many others here. I have learned a lot from you. Sir, I really respect you very much. May God continue to bless you with great wisdom and happiness. Amen!

Many blessings to you and your family.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Hi Kathy, I am so glad to know that you enjoyed reading my today’s hub. I am really grateful for your very beautiful and kind comment. Much Appreciated!

Blessings to you!

Rosina S Khan on August 17, 2021:

Congrats Misbah on your 100th hub, and may you cover many more such milestones.

I loved this article, both prose and poetry. Your prose is beautiful referring to the people who have helped and encouraged you on HP. It also includes your learning about forgiveness, which eventually leads to peace. It portrays the languages you are efficient in as well. Your poetry is lovely too with reference to silence leading to peace.

Thanks for sharing this splendid article.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada Di, Thank you so much for your wonderful words of encouragement and prayers. I am grateful for your love and support. It means a lot to me. May God continue to shower you with happiness and joy for the rest of your life. Amen!

Much Love, Di. God bless you too. Take care and stay healthy and happy.

Blessings always!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Hi Vanita, thanks a million for such beautiful words of motivation and for your very kind prayers. I highly appreciate your love and support. May God continue to bless you with everlasting happiness. Amen!

Blessings and Love to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the congratulations and for your kind and encouraging words, MsDora. You are very kind. God bless you!! Much Gratitude!

Blessings and Love

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 17, 2021:

Dear Misbah,

You write from the heart and always share words relating to encouragement and the sharing of love. You have done so here with your 100th article. Congratulations on that milestone, and may you achieve many more!

I think it is amazing when people excel in different languages as you obviously do. I would never know that English is not your native language if you had not shared that information.

I am so glad you have joined our community of writers. We all continue to learn from one another and many of us become a virtual family of cheerleaders and supporters. You are certainly one of them, and for that, I am glad. My blessings to you!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 17, 2021:

Happy Anniversary dear friend. Misbah, you have been a breath of fresh air here on HP. You are kind, you are loyal, you reciprocate, and you are supportive. We on HP are lucky to have you among us, and I hope you never leave as long as I am here.

Blessings and a big hug of friendship coming your way!

Kathy Henderson from Pa on August 17, 2021:

Congratulations, Misbah, on your 100th Hub. I thoroughly enjoyed your article this morning.

I loved this -"The ego is always looking for signs of greatness. That is why the beauty of simplicity often goes unnoticed. And the smallest gestures we make may be our greatest contributions to humanity.

Sometimes, we think we have done nothing, or we look only at our medals or achievements that the world celebrates with great hype. But in reality, we have no idea what our actions mean within the cosmic mat woven by God."

I also enjoyed the poetry and the descriptions of Autumn!

Have a lovely day, and thank you for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 17, 2021:

Congratulations Misbah, for publishing your 100th hub, and for achieving this wonderful milestone!

You have reached there, really fast! I wish you to achieve many more such milestones.

Nice of you to appreciate and shower praises for the fellow writers, who have supported, encouraged and helped you. This is the beauty of the HubPages community of writers.

I enjoyed reading your poem, and your article. Thank you for sharing.

God Bless You.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Manatita, Thank you so much for this detailed and beautiful response, Dear brother. I highly appreciate your kind and beautiful thoughts. You have always encouraged and supported me. You have shown me light in darkness many times. You have also supported me when I have lost all my hopes. I am truly blessed to have you as my spiritual brother. I am glad we have met here. You are a source of inspiration. Please Continue to glow the path with wonderful words of Light and Love. Much Appreciated. Gratitude!!

Blessings and Peace!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

John, Thanks a lot for your very encouraging and generous comment and for the congratulations. I am truly grateful for all your help and support. I am glad to know you consider me as a valued member here. Thanks for honouring me with your beautiful words. You are an inspiration to me and many others here. Much Gratitude!

Blessings Always

Vanita Thakkar on August 17, 2021:

Congratulations, Misbah, for your 100th hub. It is a great achievement. And the lessons you told you learnt along the way are invaluable.

I too have found our fellow writers at HubPages supportive and encouraging. I appreciate your gesture of sharing the credit of achievement with fellow writers.

I wish you a long, successful and enriching journey at HubPages.

Best wishes and blessings to you.

manatita44 from london on August 17, 2021:

Kudos to you for mentioning these great writers. Salaam!

manatita44 from london on August 17, 2021:

Misbah.

Some people crawl, walk or jog on Hubpages. You came running, carrying the fragrance of the breeze, like jasmines, and continue to run even now against almost impossible outer and inner challenges.

Your writing is exquisite and your Heart of simplicity and willingness to learn is like a beacon of hope for the weary. I admire and have always admired your versatility, but this hub is also one of those that shows your magnanimity, your benevolent Heart.

I would not worry. It is Allah that gives us our nafs ... our egos and ignorance, as well as our gifts. Yet He loves us! Which loving parents do not care for their children?

You are doing well, my sweet light of the eternal. Do not fear.

All my gratitude to you as always. Thanks for the mention and congratulations for your 100th hub and first milestone, perhaps, on hubpages. May you achieve many more.

You are by far, the most ready to listen soul ... to accept ideas, that I have encountered here among the new people. Jazak Allahu khairan.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 17, 2021:

Congratulations, Misbah. I enjoy your articles and look forward to the next hundred. You're a gentle soul. You will continue to learn and grow. The sky is the limit.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Pamela, Thank you so much for your kind words of praise and support. You are a wonderful and caring friend who is undoubtedly an inspiration to many of us. Much Love!!

Blessings and Lots of Love

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 17, 2021:

Misbah, firstly congratulations on 100 articles. That is quite an achievement in the short amount of time you have been writing here. I think that took me about five years. Secondly, thank you for this tribute to myself and fellow writers (and friends) who support and encourage you. I am honoured to be mentioned in their company.

I remember commenting on one of your first articles and giving you some advice regarding the use of pronouns etc. I am amazed and impressed at how quickly your writing has improved and developed, especially with English as your second language. It is my only language apart from one or two words and phrases in French and Japanese. The fact you can speak a number of languages fluently impresses me greatly.

Your writing is always inspirational and your poetry is very accomplished and a joy to read.

You have quickly become a valued member here at HubPages, and have a warm place in our hearts. I look forward to what you write in the future. Blessings always.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind and generous response, Ravi. Indeed we have a great and beautiful community and we all want to see each other succeed. Much Gratitude!

Blessings and Peace!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Rebels. on August 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the congratulations and for your kind and encouraging words, Flourish.

I am so glad to meet you here. I always enjoy reading your articles based on songs.

Much Love , dear friend

Blessings always!!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 17, 2021:

Congratulaltions on writing 100 articles Misbah! I am honored that you considered me as a supporter and your friend, which I am.

I am glad you have learned the lesson of forgiveness, as that is a path to peace. It is a lesson we all must learn.

I enjoyed all of your heartfelt words and your beautiful poem. I look forward to more years of support for each other.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on August 17, 2021:

A wonderful tribute to fellow hubbers Misbah. You are so right in saying that the HubPages vibrant community of Brenda, John, Bill, Linda, Chitrangada, Manatita Vanita, and others have played such an important role in nurturing new hub writers. Thanks for your wonderful message and writing and wishing you all the best to continue writing for a long long time at HP.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 17, 2021:

Congratulations! I'm so impressed with you the more I learn about your background of languages. You write extremely well, particularly for someone whose native tongue is not English! Onward to the next milestone! So glad you are on HP.

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