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  • Writer's pictureAhsan Jamil


All of us humans are in a hurry, even in our sleep. We sprint through the shower, get ready quickly, have instant breakfast, rush out of our home, and try to reach the office within no time. Spending each moment of our life to get to the next one. We deny the now, wishing for a better then. Are we leading a life or just hustling through it? Why are we always wasting the present in an attempt to attain an estimated future? We go through our lives chained in a routine, rotating on and on around the same orbit. The same house, room, car, roads, turns, office, colleagues, boss, and windows in our workplace. 

Following a schedule feels like we are mere parts of a big machine, fitted at particular points, swirling along the rest of the fragments to complete some kind of a cycle every day.

Merry go round. Routine makes us follow a regular schedule, that’s good for a career but is it good for us? 

I am a bum that hates schedules and could never follow routines. Born a lazy soul who is always eager to go. Go where? Anywhere! Leave. I love journeys. Paths, roads, highways, and freeways amaze me. I love racing windows, running scenes, and traveling trees. Can you tell cars are my favorite mode of movement? A PING 710 in the trunk, Burmester sound system aided by BOSE, the breeze of DENSO air conditioner, adaptive sports seats with massage features, hugging seat belt with fine upholstery, Burberry shades, aquacqua di gio smell, bamboo fabric golf shirt, loose bermuda shorts and light bandanna, coastal highway, Porsche Cayenne, fast lane, American freeway, my sweetheart on the next seat and far away I go. On top of that, a long weekend, booking in a five-star suite, and the desired destination making it possible to celebrate life and its blessings. I appreciate the marvel of the places and I see an untiring beauty spread everywhere. Both nature and men are in competition to decorate this planet to attract admirers. Nothing would charm me more. Nobody wants the routine, doesn’t matter how much it pays. 

Make no mistake, it is a privilege to live beyond the chains of regularity. In order to successfully achieve a goal, one must make peace with regularity. Nature loves routine. Stars, planets, moons all follow a strict schedule. So do seeds, bushes, and trees. Weathers, oceans, and storms all work in regulation and patterns. The circus of life and death like the light of lantern-fly appears in a sequence. Nature does everything in precision, persistence, perfection, and in participation. Yet change is the deepest desire that drives humans to break from routine. 

It is remarkable to think that only humans have this ability to change or want change. What if a bird decided to place her eggs on the beach instead of a nest? What if the moon decided not to rotate so regularly? Would we still detest the mundane routine or will we miss the comfort? 

I prayed for change, so I changed my mind. 

I prayed for guidance and I learned to trust myself.

I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego.

I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.

I prayed for wealth and realized it is my health.

I prayed for a miracle and realized I am the miracle.

I prayed for a soul mate and realized I am the One. 

I prayed for love and realized it’s always knocking, but I have to allow it in. 








Ahsan Jamil 

Blogger, Entrepreneur, Author, Poet, Wanderer 



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Amanullah Khan
Amanullah Khan
Oct 04, 2020

An eternal aspiration (and limitation)...One likes to break shackles only when Shackles are there.Most of us are so engulfed that dilemma does not hurt till one is on its horns. Awareness is first step.Routine is convenient but latently lethargic... Other factors are deciding masters... Choice is what distinguishes.How many of us have Choice.... Choice implies Finances...Power...and Exposure....How many have this nexus.Let Routine be the Route till we can have Choice.


Ahsan Jamil
Ahsan Jamil
Oct 03, 2020

May you be happy & prosper


Raza Miran
Raza Miran
Oct 03, 2020

I was upset this morning. This article relax me and even made me thinking to trevel today

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