A few years back, I was attending a workshop on human intelligence. In one of the sessions, we were all together in a classroom and had a mentally disabled person in front of us. He was deprived of every need of the world, his nails were long and looked like he had not taken a shower for ages. It was very difficult to sit in that room due to his dirty, smelly clothes.

We were clean, educated, and professional doctors and were all disturbed by this situation. Amongst us, there was a psychiatrist with a PhD.

He told us that the weight of the soul is 21 to 67 grams. When it comes out of the body, pressure decreases its weight between 0.1 to 0.5 grams.

After the researcher had finished his presentation on soul and imagination, the chairman of the session, an old professor stood up and asked one of his students to bring a bucket of warm water and a blanket. He placed the bucket near that smelly man, and while we doctors watched, the professor washed the man with love and care like a mother.

Imagine yourself, a very prestigious and educated professor in the presence of young doctors and his students was washing the feet of a dirty man. We were looking at him with great surprise.

He smiled and looked at us and said, “This is not crazy, I not mad, it’s my contact with God directly. This is my spirituality, my imagination.”

He further added, “There is a way between our hearts and our souls; this is the way of guidance, behavior, and happiness. When you love God’s deprived people, you feel God’s light and spiritual fragrance that gives you true happiness that you can’t get from anywhere else.

He continued, “Being kind to others boosts your serotonin, (the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of satisfaction and well-being). Kindness leads to many good things like better relationships, improved self-esteem, compassion, happiness, future success, and good mental and physical health. And don’t we all want that for our children, our families, our community, and the world?. We are looking for the solutions to treat anxiety….the solution is in front of us and it is very readily available. Being kind to others can be one of the easiest and quickest, most inexpensive ways to keep anxiety at bay. It calms the mood and takes the focus off yourself.”

As long as this young man sat in front of me, I kept listening to my heartbeats, and I realised that there was nothing wrong in my heart about this dirty man, I thanked God.

The Professor’s final remarks were, “The key to the soul’s door is usually with the people who we feel are dirty, smelly or disgusting and who have become disturbed in the world. If you want to sink into the sea of soul, open your heart and wash those who can not wash themselves. You will find Allah is with you. You will then get the feeling of real joy.