Navigating through the darkness and light,
I embrace myself for a tedious flight,
Assorted emotions, dismay, and delight,
I hope and pray for a future so bright.
I dare to venture, to places unknown,
Cherishing my voyage, every single milestone,
Aspiring to fly where no soul has flown,
A pathway that I must tread on alone.
Liberated, yet I feel so confined,
With a brave facade, leaving fears behind,
I strive for my goal, that’s been redefined,
With a passionate heart and a peaceful mind.
Looking at this image of a paper boat, I couldn’t help but smile. It spoke volumes to me, which its description certainly couldn’t have. Words somehow limit my imagination. I can barely explore that which is beyond what’s being said.
Although I like to write, I feel moved when looking at a painting or a sculpture more than after reading a piece of writing. It’s amazing the way our mind has been created and the power it holds, and how different people respond differently to various modes of interaction, subhanAllah. There are endless possibilities to where our imagination can take us, and how intricately complex thoughts can be simplified into beautiful cohesive visuals or words by this little part of our body called the brain.
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There was a magnificent art gallery, ornamented with extravagant marble flooring; beautiful paintings adorned the well-lit walls of the elaborate hall. However, the most outstanding feature of the galleria was an intricate marble sculpture, gracefully poised in the middle of the exhibit. Visitors from around the world admired this marvellous sculpture.
One night, the marble floor tile asked the sculpture, “Don’t you think it is unfair that everybody from all over the world come all the way here to admire you while ignoring and stepping on me? Both of us were born in the same cave and yet the world treats us so differently now.”
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Bruised…. yet again she had been badly battered. The kind of bruises you couldn’t see, the ones that hurt more and leave deep slashes within, her soul had been bruised, and her heart had been shattered. This heart that once was full of life was now a void of nothingness… that was beating within a scarred soul, masked by skin and bones that she would shadow behind her charmingly endowed attire.
Over a period of time she had mastered the art of camouflaging her battered soul behind that lovely smile. She appeared alive until you spotted that glinting sorrow in her empty eyes.
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Forgive and forget! Easier said than done. It’s easier to forgive someone but difficult to forget the wrong they have done to us. But shouldn’t it be enough to just forgive someone? Why have we been encouraged to forget their ill-behavior towards us?
Because while forgiving benefits the person who has wronged us, consequently forgetting about it unburdens us from the negativity created in response to someone’s wronging. In order to acquire that inner peace and contentment, it’s important to let go off all that makes us negative and to move on.
Don’t be afraid of dreaming big. Know that the One who gives you these dreams also has the Power to make them come true. Work hard with patience and perseverance, stay humble, make dua and put your complete trust in Him (Exalted is He).
You do your part and trust Him with His.
We have been blessed with this precious life, not to seek validation from the creation to prove our worth. Instead, our actual worth is dependent on whether or not we are worthy in the eyes of our Creator.
“Allah does not look at your figures, nor at your attire but He looks at your hearts [and deeds].” [Sahih Muslim]
Don’t determine your worth by someone else’s inability to see it. Believe in the power that you hold from within you and let it pull you back up whenever you are about to fall.
Don’t evaluate your worth by your failures or by the number of times you’ve been rejected. Instead value yourself for the number of times you’ve risen up against odds.
Do not rely on your talent and intelligence alone to achieve your goals. Without hard work, patience and most importantly tawakkal (reliance on Allah) these blessings will get you only to the level where you will be working for those who might not be as talented as you are but they believed in the Power of Allah to see them through it and carried on.
Don’t just follow your dreams, chase them!