The perfect Heart

I have copied it from a blog by Priya Sher. I just loved this post on her blog. Absolutely beautiful. So all the credit goes to her.

A young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it.

But an old man appeared at the front of the crowd and said,
“Your heart is not nearly as beautiful as mine.”

The crowd and the young man looked at the old man’s heart. It was beating strongly but full of scars. It had places where pieces had been removed and other pieces put in … but they didn’t fit quite right and there were several jagged edges. The young man looked at the old man’s heart and laughed.
“You must be joking,” he said. “Compare your heart with mine … mine is perfect and yours is a mess of scars and tears.”

” “Yes,” said the old man, “Yours is perfect looking … but I would never trade with you. You see, every scar represents a person to whom I have given my love….. I tear out a piece of my heart and give it to them … and often they give me a piece of their heart which fits into the empty place in my heart but because the pieces aren’t exact, I have some rough edges.
“ Sometimes I have given pieces of my heart away … and the other person hasn’t returned a piece of his heart to me. These are the empty gouges … giving love is taking a chance. Although these gouges are painful, they stay open, reminding me of the love I have for these people too … and I hope someday they may return and fill the space I have waiting. So now do you see what true beauty is?”

The young man stood silently with tears running down his cheeks. He walked up to the old man, reached into his perfect young and beautiful heart, and ripped a piece out. He offered it to the old man.
The old man took his offering, placed it in his heart and then took a piece from his old scarred heart and placed it in the wound in the young man’s heart.
It fit …. but not perfectly, as there were some jagged edges.
The young man looked at his heart, not perfect anymore but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old man’s heart flowed into his.

7 Replies to “The perfect Heart”

  1. Aaaaww bro, u r goin 2 soon. We didnt even get the chance 2 talk bt am glad 2 have met u….
    Just incase u r on msn or yahoo mail, plz don 4get 2 add me, my email’s
    May Allah bless u now n 4ever more ameen

  2. Great post 🙂 I love the story very much.. Hope to hear from you often Brother.. I can give you a piece of my heart like the young man gave to the old man if this will make you feel better.. Just remember I’m always here, the Angels are always here of course with our dear Captain leading us.. I’ll be in touch..

  3. Shahzy brother 🙂 this is a very beautiful story… well i hope that you keep posting on this blog even if you are not on facebook anymore, so i won’t feel like loosing such a great brother like yourself 🙂 i’m following this blog through my e-mail, so i won’t lose any post you made here inshaAllah… keep up the great job, may Allah bless and protect you every single breath you take, ameen summa ameen…

    1. Dear Bhai Shahzad I just want you to know what a pleasure and blessing it has been knowing you . I have learned a lot from you in this short time. I will really miss our chats on FB and look for you as I have. You will never be forgotten. May Allah bless you in many ways and always remm I keep a spot in my heart that has your name on it. I look forward to staying in touch with you. Love ya bhai. many hugssssssssssssssss :):)
      Your sister Fatima 🙂

  4. Main aik baaat aur addd karooo ki pyar karni ka hukum mery Allah ne diya hain chaye woh hum us se kare ya apni trah phely hovhi insanoooo se…

  5. Pyar Aik bohut hiiiiiiii pyara ehsaaas hain woh appp kisss se bhi karo apni parents se neighbor se family se ya apni spouse se…..Aur dil bohut nazkuk hota hain…..Woh sub ki liye pyar hi rakhta hain…..

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