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Kaleidoscope – a moment in time

Kaleidoscope – a moment in time

kaleidoscope

Hello everyone, wanted to blog about this for quite sometime now, and today finally I have the chance to have my say over this new venture which started almost a year go, One find spring day me and my buddy Asad were hiking along Margalla hills and were discussing about our passions and photography when suddenly the idea struck to start our very own studio/production house.  After months of discussions with other friends, variation, barnstorming, we finally settled with the name kaleidoscope – a moment in time.

Kaleidoscope - business cards

This is not just another money making wedding photography services, we here and we are here to have great impact and push everyone to their limits. Once started its going be hard to catch up with us, and yes i am taking this by our past experiences with our other ventures/projects that we have undertaken and Kaleidoscope seem to be a step further to our true selves :)

On 1st March 2014 we launched our website :) as expected we had great response, currently we are under the process of designing our portfolio books. Come join us and be part of the dream, share it, love it and be part of it :)

 

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your long journey

your long journey

Journey…

We all are on a journey, a journey we call it life. Sometimes we have meaning to our journey and sometime we are just living day to day, without any meaning or value to the journey, usually we pass through it like numb and dead souls caged into the flesh and bones.

This dead leaf and pre-autumn season of 2010 reminds of a journey, a time which i would never forget, something which shaped my mind into what it is today. A journey which to this day is still in progress, perhaps a journey making it to the lifetime of me.

 

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January 17 – 2014 at Aspire

took some photos after a very long time while walking at Aspire this past morning using the Instagram app via the iPhone.

 

 

Into the air

Into the air

I am not really a career person, I am a gardener, basically - John Lennon

I am not really a career person, I am a gardener, basically – John Lennon

Life with a beating of young heart

Life with a beating of young heart

May you live everyday of your life - Jonathan Swift

May you live everyday of your life – Jonathan Swift

The Holy Hour

The Holy Hour

Tree of life

Tree of life

Turn your wounds into wisdom - Oprah Winfrey

Turn your wounds into wisdom – Oprah Winfrey

Well, I don't wan to be a king, I want to be real - John Lennon

Well, I don’t wan to be a king, I want to be real – John Lennon

I know its that moment, for killing the past and coming back to life

I know its that moment, for killing the past and coming back to life

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autumn is here.

Rejection has no value now, The beauty of facing everything and everything alone  is that it makes you so much powerful, strong and immensely deep at the same time that then nothing really matters and you are least bothered about anything, . I’ve  been always wonderful under pressure, specially when people are and were counting on me, well, but you can’t do anything when you are just an option just another brick in the wall for them, when you have no worth as a human, well, that is something which will just make everything so much worse. Its like the universe is determined and you fail and those who believed in you go down because of their faith… well no its not like this and will never be like this ever, people you have to change your mind/concepts, REMEMBER what goes around comes around.

“NO” I had not failed.

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Memories

Memory. Memory becomes your partner, you nurture it, you hold it, you dance with it. – Mitch Albom

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Memories

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Nagna Parbat - May 2013

only a hard heart shatters..
only a hard heart breaks..

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Hardness

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self control

hello everyone, today after a very long period of time i decided to share some self learned life lesson with you. I have had my share of experiences and the best way to is to share em so that everyone of you would benefit. trust me this will save you from a collapse of friendship, relationship, business partnership and a lot of energy as well.

a self control check. (being human)

we have to keep a constant check on our self. We need to stop, we need to pause and we need to reflect on our self, we seriously need to think before any act so that we are in complete control of ourselves, our thoughts, our emotions and our responses and specially reactions.

I have realized that its just very easy to blame ourselves and to justify an unpleasant, rude attitude and behavior with excuses of being tired, stressed, overworked at time we blast out our frustrations and irritations out on our family, friends, colleagues or even our special loved ones. Which unfortunately results in a very harsh, unforgiving, withdrawn and cold tone of our emotions rather than loving, open, warm caring and embracing.

We seriously need to take time each day to generate, build, sustain our core verbal and non-verbal responses and reactions that will allow us to enhance and build our capacity to a greater, calmer kinder and much more compassionate, peaceful and loving person for not only our special loved ones but for everyone around us. This is not a one time battle with self, its a life long war that we need to win over and over again each and everyday and every single moment.

after acting out of anger, frustration, irritation and rage, i have been reflecting on my self for what excuse i had been making and allowing others to be brunt of my own bad attitude or even worse, my bad behavior, the realization and decision is plain and simple that no excuse is worth the cost of emotional vomiting in public or in my extreme private specially on those i love. The best is to give space and time, we are all humans we do make mistakes, our mistake approves of us being humans.

friends! i have done a great deal of hard work and the heart work for learning which still is a work under progress, to uplift and hold myself to a higher standard, raising the bar on my own self, my attitude and my behavior for my friends, colleagues, family and the special loved ones who really deserve this.

in the end a little something which might make some sense.

we are from each other

i have tried and i have failed, and then only i have learned and improved for the way to do things, now i know what to look out and what to not in future so i don’t trip over those things again.

at times i have rushed faster and very faster, and have missed those turns again and have to go back for another try, but now i have known those signs to look out for so that i keep moving in the right direction.

i have been alone and have been walking like this for a very long time, as now i have find someone on the same path and we agreed and decided to run with each other and NOT against each other. I have shared all of my ups and downs, missed signs/turns and lessons so that you can benefit from my mistakes, for sure you have exposed all of your ups and down, missed signs and great opportunities so i can learn from them.

i am sure together, we can run at the speed of light, confidently and straighter like a laser beam to the place we want to go.

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the year it was 2012

Friends! today is the last day of 2012. I have pretty much achieved everything that i desired, thought and penned down on my 2012 years resolution last year in 2011 :)

i have learned so much, practically, theoretically, and spiritually :) the year 2012 saw the completion of my 365 Days photography project link1 and link2, i finally decided to quit my day job to pursue my entrepreneurial endeavors and dreams by kick starting GuruTee. Have traveled all over Pakistan which indeed is another dream come true. :) Have met beautiful souls all the way have lost some precious beings and have so many sad moments and uncountable happy and blessed moments, well that’s how life is :)

well i have had good season and same extremely tormenting as well. I have made some awesomely spectacular good choices and some outrageously bad mistakes. The thing is, as Robin Sharma puts it “I am very Human – a work in progress”.

beside all this i have learn few awesome things that i would love to share and note em down here :)

1. Nature is your best friend, it reduces stress, makes your creative and improves your memory

2. Exercise regularly, treat yourself as world class athlete and amaze yourself with startling results.

3. Spending time with friends and family is just awesome, from my own experience it just refreshes your perspective and also drives more energy in, specially with those friends who dream big and aim high :)

4. Meditation, like spending time alone and reflecting on your day and that awesome work you been doing, it reduces anger.

5. Always be thankful with whatever you have, seize being victim and have your own gratitude list.

6. Sleep at NIGHT, even if its for 3 odd hours but make sure you sleep at night. Few hours at night is far more better then 12 hours a day :), sleeping at day drains all of your energy from you body sleeping at night refills and renew your energy levels :)

7. Dream big and start small, this is proven, my own personal experience. ;)

thats all folks :)

2012 was Good if not Great :) cant wait to face 2013.

lastly i wish you all a happy new year :)

P.S all of above are not hard and fast rules you can share yours in the comments below, i have learn all these with time, they may or may not work for you :)

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Hope you are happy..

dear sir,

i dont know whatever i am about to say will make any sense or not.. but all this is coming from very deep down inside of me. sir i think i kept my promise..i am not sure yet but this is what my inner calling is confirming all these weeks of November… sir i don’t know.. as you always taught us.. how can i be settled this easily with what i have.. but for the heck of it i think its there and yes i have done it.

sir its been a whole year. and its your thought that kept me going.. all this time.. i don’t know why, i am sharing this, so very private part of my diary, on a public domain..

it was very hard but its worth it. have lost many and met so many new ones along the journey. Its been a crazy ride so far and u know what?  I think, with every passing day, I am just getting more and more close to you.. yes sir.. i have admitted it.. we are part of one great soul.. and we shall go back to where we came from.. worry not and i shall be there too soon…

i dont know.. if what i have done will shake anything at your end.. but.. i think we only shake giant things calmly and gently.. ;)

sir you are blessed.. you indeed inspired GOD and so GOD let me to all this.. and i am not telling anyone for what is it.. lets just keep it between you and me and GOD :) for some secrets are best to be kept secrets :)

i still remember your beautiful words and they will always be my light for the rest of my time here..

with this note i sign off.

we shall collide soon.

may Allah bless you as always..

keep inspiring :)

I will always be in love- for love is the soul of the Universe; it will still be there after the Universe has died. For the reason, that the spirit lives on even after the body has died.

By: Sir Rauf Khalid.

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