بسم الله النور
"Man was created from mud, from sedimentary clay, from the lowliest substance of the world, and then God inhaled into him, His spirit, the most exalted entity of any being- and here we are. Comprised of mud & Divine spirit, of two contradictory elements, struggling between these two opposite poles, striving to find our direction, deciding between darkness & Light... "
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
How blessed we are to live in a world where everything has been created with such detail by God. Take a second to reflect on that, and recognize how we so often forget to show gratitude for it. And this goes beyond just physical creation. Allah has planned it all out for us, such that our lives are in a place where we should feel pure comfort knowing that He, the All-Knowing and Most-Loving, will never put us through anything we can’t bear, and will always guide us through whatever life brings our way. With Him, there’s never a chance at failure, merely opportunities to learn, grow, turn back to Him…all of which ultimately lead to reaching success in this life and the Hereafter. Allahu Akbar! (God is the greatest!)