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... "
we are defeated.
Never have I seen so many young, privileged, people trying so hard to be happy. There are countless articles written about it, blogs named for it, workshops attending to it. Who ever said we’re supposed to be happy all the time, anyway? We’re not. And the pressure to do so might be what’s making us unhappy to begin with. It’s OK if you’re not completely content with your life twenty-four hours a day. Can you imagine what a boring person you’d be if you were? Going through sh*t storms, feeling uninspired, hating the way you look and having guilt over not accomplishing enough are just some of the things that make you interesting, relatable and human. Not to mention, if you’re reading this, then you have internet access and if you have internet access, it stands to reason that you have a computer, which makes me think you probably have a place to live, with electricity and plenty of food to eat and clean clothes to wear, which are all things that an enormous amount of people living on the planet today do not have. This is not to say that people shouldn’t strive to better their positions in life, however it seems like so many of us are no longer content with a regular amount of happy, yet dead-set on being maniacally jubilant, all of the time.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
~Vincent Van Gogh
If you only walk on sunny days, you will never reach your destination.
Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me - choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.